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Opinions on the ASUS all-in-one machines?


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#1 DnDer

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Posted 14 December 2009 - 01:44 PM

This might be for a Christmas gift, but I thought I'd check the opinions of people who don't write for (bought by) corporate publications. The user doesn't know about upgrading, maintaining, etc. So, "room to build" wasn't really a thought when selecting this. But I wanted to pull something down that will have a long enough lifespan to justify getting something that I wouldn't have to upgrade later for them (for free, of course).

ASUS ET2002

Also saves them all the hassles of monitors and cables and speakers that would nickel and dime me to death... I don't think I'm being cheap about getting a gift - it is a computer after all - but am I skimping when I should be taking better care of them? Or is this a good computer for someone who needs "nothing special, just so long as I can get on the internet?" for a few years to come?


EDIT: Moved to a more appropriate forum-MG

Edited by garmanma, 14 December 2009 - 02:31 PM.


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#2 ReviverSoft

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Posted 16 December 2009 - 07:47 PM

Reviews :

Liliputing.com Review

CNET Review

Geek.com Review

Slashgear Review

HotHardware Review


User Opinions :

Amazon - User Opinions

Hope this helps. :blink:
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Posted 16 December 2009 - 08:11 PM

That seems like a lot to pay for a system with an Atom processor.

HP/Compaq and others have similar systems considerably cheaper, I bought my brother (Compaq) one a few months ago.

I don't believe that the Asus system will prove to be "better" than comparable ones.

Louis

Edit: I took a closer look, my comparison was wrong. My brother actually received one of the compact units with an Atom processor.

I personally don't believe in all-in-one philosophies, unless we are talking Swiss Army knives :blink:.

I believe that the problems users have with notebooks illustrate all the reasons that desktops should (IMO) be the preferred article, with separation of components providing flexibility and repair/maintenance faciltity...where all-in-ones of any type just provide loss-of-system.

Edited by hamluis, 16 December 2009 - 08:17 PM.





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