The Asus Essentio CM5675-07 is one of Asus latest desktop PC units. It is built to provide relatively fast performance and features a stylish mid tower case design. The units updated chassis design is probably one of its best features and does a lot to attract potential buyers. Compared to the previous boring and boxy Asus desktop designs, the Asus Essentio CM5675-07 looks more polished and sophisticated.
The design also helps to improve the units overall functionality. For instance, the units media, expansion, and accessory ports and jacks are easier to access due to its angled portion along the top edge of the case. This new unit also has quite a number of them. On the top edge you can find four 2.0 USB ports. Underneath them are a set of card slots for SD/MMS cards, CompactFlash, as well as for a Memory Stick and Memory Stick Pro cards.
The Essentio CM5675-07 is a functional unit built for standard purposes and has even surpassed HP desktops on benchmark tests for speed. However, it isn’t as good when it comes to digital media editing and intensely demanding computer games. If you really need to perform these tasks, you can try looking for other multiple-core desktops.
While it boasts of a relatively good performance, the Essentio CM5675-07 lacks a few interesting features such as a dedicated graphics card, Blu-ray, as well as wireless network.
Just like the rest of the desktop models included in Asus Essentio line up, the CM5675-07 scores best for its polished new appearance and functional design. It allows users to enjoy convenient port access and it doesn’t look out of place in the midst of competing high-end, sleek, modern laptop designs. Additionally, the Essentio CM5675-07 also deliver fast multitasking performance and features a workable upgrade platform.
Although the Essentio CM5675-07 delivers fast performance, a number of consumers will find it hard to shrug off the units lack of remarkable features (especially with the presence of numerous high-end laptops and ultraportables available in the market). The units emulated four-core Intel chip also lags behind a variety of cheaper alternatives when it comes to multithreaded applications.
Appearance-wise, the Essentio CM5675-07 is easily one of the most appealing desktop units around. However, its stylish new chassis doesnt make up for its sparse features. While it is certainly not one of the worst desktop PCs around, the Essentio CM5675-07 still has to go through a few upgrades to make it on the list of top midrange desktops. Still, at $749, it is definitely one of the best deals within its price range.
- Intel Core i5-650 Processor
- Intel HD Graphics Dynamic Video Memory 5.0
- 8GB of DDR3 memory
- 1TB Hard Drive
- Media Reader and a DVD-RW optical drive
- Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System
- USB Keyboard and Mouse interface