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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).


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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#3 hamluis



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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.


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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