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ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer

You Pay: $918.09
Product Highlights
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-4770 Processor
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 2TB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • Dedicated NVIDIA GT640 Graphics Card
  • Blu-ray Combo Drive
  • Gigabit LAN, 16-in-1 Card Reader
  • 8 Channel Audio Support
  • 6 x USB 3.0 / 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • Included USB Mouse and Keyboard
  • Windows 8 (64-bit)

The M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer from ASUS features a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-4770 Quad Core Processor complete with 16GB of DDR3 SDRAM for enhanced multi-tasking power. If the standard processor clock speed isn't sufficient, this Intel Core i7 processor comes equipped with a 3.9GHz max turbo frequency for even more processing power. Storage is left up to the 2TB SATA 7200rpm hard drive ensuring you have sufficient storage space to store your movies, videos, photos, music, documents and more for easy access.

Use the ASUS M51AC-US002S for both work and play as it comes equipped with a dedicated NVIDIA GT640 Graphics Card complete with 3GB of DDR3 memory. Pair this enhanced GPU with the integrated HDMI port and you can plug into nearly any HD display and play back both DVD and Blu-ray content via the integrated Blu-ray/DVD-RW combo drive. Once configured you can utilize the plethora of USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 ports located on the front and back of the tower to connect a variety of peripherals. You can also easily connect to the Internet via the integrated Gigabit LAN port.

Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.

4th Generation Intel Core Processor
The M51AC Desktop Computer features a 4th Generation Intel Core i7-4770 processor complete with Intel Turbo Boost Technology enabling processor cores to run faster than the base operating frequency. With Intel Quick Sync Video Technology, creating, editing, converting and uploading your videos becomes quick and easy. In addition, LucidLogix Virtu MVP accelerates graphics performance by up to 60% and triples video conversion speeds.
SonicMaster
Take advantage of SonicMaster technology for improved audio quality with easily distinguished and accurately louder sounds.
Full 1080p HD Support
With full 1080p HD support, you can take advantage of an enhanced viewing experience with improved color representation by connecting to an HD monitor or TV with an integrated HDMI port.
AI Suite II
AI Suite II integrates several ASUS utilities including energy management, fan-speeds, voltage, sensor readings and more into a user friendly interface.
ASUS Music Maker
Make music with MAGIX Music Maker (easy mode) that will simplify the process of mixing, cutting and creating your own songs.
ASUS Webstorage
Share your pictures, music and movies with 32GB of free space for 3 years allowing you to wirelessly share your files across multiple devices. With keyboard search, you can quickly and easily locate relevant files.
2X Data Transfer Speeds
ASUS provides SATA 6.0Gb/s ports offering twice the delivery throughput of regular SATA along with improved scalability allowing for faster data transfers.
Ai-Charger
The ASUS M51AC supports Ai-Charging offering 50% faster charge speeds for all of your USB-powered devices.
USB 3.0
Take advantage of data transfer speeds up to 4.8Gbps with USB 3.0. USB 3.0 transfers data up to 10X faster than USB 2.0 while remaining backward-compatible. This high-speed transfer rate significantly reduces data transfer times for large files like videos and photos.
EPU Energy Saving Chip
The ASUS EPU chip energy saving controller optimizes efficiency by detecting real time CPU loads saving up to 40% on overall power consumption.
Instant On
Take advantage of up to 98% energy saving in Eco mode with an integrated hotkey. Instant On resumes your ongoing applications from Eco mode while still keeping your data secured in the hard disk. Simply press Alt+F1 to enter Eco mode and press any key to resume.
Smart Cooling System
ASUS' Smart Cooling System and Q-Fan lowers operational temperatures by up to 11.4% and adjusts CPU fan speeds according to system loading, enabling the M51AC to power through nearly any intensive task while remaining quiet, stable, cool and efficient.
Performance
Processor 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 4770
Cache L3: 8MB
System Bus Not Specified By Manufacturer
Chipset Socket: FCLGA1150
Type: Intel H87
Memory Slots: 4x DIMM
Type: 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
Installed: 16GB
Graphics Card Type: Dedicated
Installed: NVIDIA GT640 with 3GB DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 2TB 7200rpm
Optical Drive 8x-Speed Blu-ray ROM with DVD Burning
Drive Bay Expansion Not Specified By Manufacturer
PCI Expansion Quantity: 2
Type: PCIe x1
Quantity: 1
Type: PCIe x16
Quantity: 1
Type: PCIe x4 (x16 Mechanical)
Inputs/Outputs
Ports 6x USB 3.0 (A)
4x USB 2.0 (A)
Display 1x VGA
1x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Audio 1x  1/8" (3.5mm) Side
1x  1/8" (3.5mm) Rear
1x  1/8" (3.5mm) Center Sub
1x  1/8" (3.5mm) Line In
1x  1/8" (3.5mm) Line Out
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
1x S/PDIF
Flash Media Slot 1x CompactFlash
1x Micro Drive
1x Memory Stick
1x Memory Stick Duo
1x Memory Stick PRO
1x Memory Stick PRO Duo
1x SD
1x MMC
1x MMC 4.0
1x RS-MMC
1x RS-MMC 4.0
1x SDHC
1x MS Micro-M2
1x MiniSD
1x Micro SD
1x Mini MMC
Communications
Network 1x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Wi-Fi Not Specified By Manufacturer
Bluetooth Not Specified By Manufacturer
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard Type: Full-Size
Mouse USB
General
Operating System Windows 8 (64-bit)
Power Supply 300W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.9 x 16.5 x 15.8" / 17.5 x 41.9 x 40.1 cm
Weight 19.8 lb / 8.98 kg
ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer
  • USB Mouse
  • USB Keyboard
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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    ASUSM51AC-US002S Desktop Computer
     
    4.5

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Good power output (10)
    • Quiet (10)
    • Never freezes (9)
    • Versatile (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (9)
      • Office (9)
      • Multimedia (7)
      • Dorm room (3)
      • Gaming (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (6)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Excellent, but :)

      A few things you should know before you buy. If your like me, I researched this computer quite a bit before I decided to purchase. Unfortunately, this particular model does not come with...Read complete review

      A few things you should know before you buy. If your like me, I researched this computer quite a bit before I decided to purchase. Unfortunately, this particular model does not come with the wireless keyboard or the power pack that is so highly marketed by ASUS. Yet despite this, I have to say... its a pretty awesome piece of equipment. Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but after playing with it for a little bit, I have to say I cant find any issues with it. All in all I am impressed by the graphics, sound, and speed of this machine. It was a really easy set up and if you want to maximize it's theatrical components you may want to add the MX239H monitor also made by Asus which I purchased from B&H. The only bummer was the fact it didnt come with the power pack which I have to purchase separately but given the reputation of the company with regards to quality machinery I guess I'll just go ahead an purchase it.
      Side note: Given that I have had such bad experiences with HP (which I'll never buy again) I'm going to give this a shot and wait six months to write a follow-up review then. And I also want to add that the staff at B&H is the best I've encountered and dont believe they had any fault in the mix up. They get the same info we do when we look up the models (it's the fine print that got us both) All in all I'm very happy with my purchase.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great computer but WINDOWS 8 painful

      Very fast computer. However one problem is that there is only one Ethernet input so if you want to be wired to the internet and also want to connect a fax or scanner in...Read complete review

      Very fast computer. However one problem is that there is only one Ethernet input so if you want to be wired to the internet and also want to connect a fax or scanner in a wired fashion , you cannot. You need to upgrade immediately to 8.1 and every task is difficult with Windows 8. ASUS support very good but again Windows 8 blocks a good bit of features.

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      5.0

      Everything I Need & More

      By Monk

      from Laurel, MD

      About Me Somewhat Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Never Freezes
      • Powerful
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dorm Room
        • Home
        • Office

        Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

        I've been using this for about 3 weeks and it really has been a delight. Setting up was very easy. The only hitch was with the HDMI connection to the new Viewsonic monitor, purchased at the same time from B&H. It really wasn't hard to correct, but that cloud had a silver lining. While working on that problem, we resorted to the old VGA monitor (another Viewsonic that I've always loved). I discovered that the space in the cabinet was perfect for the two monitors. The M51AC now comes with Windows 8.1 so I have one monitor for Win8 + Apps and the other for a traditional desktop + programs. With that flexibility, I can use Win8 just the way I want without the frustration I've read so much about.I could go on & on about the speed and other characteristics, but I can only compare it to the 10-year old dinosaur that was finally breathing it's last, so I would definitely bring some bias. But every little thing has gone very smoothly. The only complaint I have that bootup takes a tad longer than I was expecting, but I spend those extra seconds thinking about how much more easily I can access the Internet and do other tasks. I'm still in the process of adding programs so I can't really speak to it's versatility, but I am completely confident I won't throw anything at it that it can't handle.Finally, hats off to B&H for incredibly fast processing and shipping. I was skeptical of the 2-day promise, but it was true. The outer box was slightly damaged, but it had no impact on the products due to the secure internal packaging. B&H had the second least expensive deal, but for me it was well worth the extra $[$].

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        5.0

        "Couldn't have made a better purchase"

        By bustybrunetteqq

        from Scranton, PA

        About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Beautifully Designed
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Equipment Compatibility
        • Never Freezes
        • Numerous Usb Ports
        • Powerful
        • Quiet
        • Speed
        • Storage
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Software Incompatibility
        • Subpar Keyboard Included
        • Subpar Mouse Included

        Best Uses

        • Dorm Room
        • Gaming
        • Home
        • Multimedia
        • Office

        Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

        I purchased the ASUS M51AC-US002S from B&H Photo and Video to be utilized as my primary computing resource. Its major purpose is to function at the heart of my voice-over recording studio. All of my existing equipment runs beautifully with both the ASUS M51AC-US002S and Windows 8.1 (installed from the Windows Store). In planning to make a new computer purchase, I researched numerous products before setting my sights on the M51AC-US002S and even purchased the computer from another company prior to finding B&H. Adam, from Sales, was extremely helpful, insightful, courteous and friendly throughout the process ensuring that I had everything necessary to achieve the greatest possible addition (replacement) for my voice-over studio.The only challenge I experienced besides spending two days learning Windows 8.1 was that a few of the ASUS pre-installed software bundles were not functional/compatible with Windows 8.1. This is certainly not an issue with B&H but merely a technical challenge between the software providers. ASUS customer service (via chat) was not able to provide assistance or information about whether an upgrade or other measure to address compatibility would be imminent. As of the writing of this review, September 2014, a fix has not become available yet. Even though the software is not usable, many other suitable (and in some cases, better) options are available from the Windows Store.I'm elated with the speed, storage, and functioning of the ASUS M51AC-US002S and at the time, for the price, I couldn't have made a better purchase.

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        5.0

        Love it

        By Klok

        from Kingston NY

        Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

        This is a great buy for the money, excellent value!

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        4.0

        Fast, quiet and an excellent value.

        By Photo Joe

        from Aseville, NC

        About Me Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Never Freezes
        • Powerful
        • Quiet
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

          I was looking for a replacement for my old Dell XPS computer. After looking at Dell's and HP's prices and reading reviews the ASUS stood out for it's performance and price.

          The computer is a speed demon, fast start-up, reliable and super quiet. If it wasn't for the power light you would think is was off. It blazes through photo-editing and drawing programs without delay.

          The only drawbacks are the case is not easlily accessible you have to remove the screws. Why can't they provide a side panel or use captive screws. They could have an option to purchase the computer with Windows 8.1 professional.

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          4.0

          ASUS M51AC-US002S Review

          By Tassos

          from STL, MO

          About Me Education Professional, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Never Freezes
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Loose Part In Boxunknown

          Best Uses

          • Dorm Room
          • Gaming
          • Home
          • Multimedia
          • Office

          Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

          So far so good. 2-3 weeks in, performing well for heavy web action, multi-tasking including multimedia files and continuous work around the clock.
          Speed is pretty solid at 16G RAM and one can up to 32G. i7 with a decent mbps speed and the memory as it stands right now pretty much rocks, and I feel will be sustainable for the next couple to three years. There was a piece loose in the box which I could tell by moving to install it, but didn't open it yet, no need. Perhaps when/if I upgrade memory-wise.

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          4.0

          Quite happy with it

          By Patrice

          from New Jersey

          About Me Technically Challenged

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Never Freezes
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Difficult to Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Multimedia
          • Office

          Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

          I use this computer for working on many photographs that I take and it moves from screen to screen very quickly which I love. Had some trouble when I 1st got it with downloading programs but was helped over the phone. Been quite happy with it since.

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          (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Great computer but WINDOWS 8 painful

          By Living the Life

          from New York, NY

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Never Freezes
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Multimedia
            • Office

            Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

            Very fast computer. However one problem is that there is only one Ethernet input so if you want to be wired to the internet and also want to connect a fax or scanner in a wired fashion , you cannot. You need to upgrade immediately to 8.1 and every task is difficult with Windows 8. ASUS support very good but again Windows 8 blocks a good bit of features.

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            4.0

            Great all-purpose PC at a great price!

            By Warmjet

            from Roseville CA

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Quiet
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Warranty Restrictions

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Multimedia
            • Office

            Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

            ASUS offers a value-packed deal with this M51AC-US002S. Decent processor, good HDD space, reasonable RAM, not-too-bad GEForce graphics card, etc. Despite my first experience with Windows 8 (which as quickly upgraded to 8.1), setup went off without a hitch. I edit videos, rip CDs, etc, in addition to normal "office tasks," so this box has so far been a good fit. The primary dislike is you void the warranty if you open the back.. so, installing a dual monitor card, MIDI interface card, SSD for more capacity, even more RAM are all verboten without losing warranty protection. I'll give it a couple months to shake out any "burn in" problems, then start with the mods. Not doing so would just be a waste of resources with this otherwise-solid unit.

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            5.0

            Fast, powerful and well-built

            By Rick

            from Brick, NJ

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Powerful
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Multimedia
              • Office
              • Photo Post-processing

              Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

              This ASUS is a major upgrade from my old HP AMD machine. With a generous 2TB hard drive and 16GB RAM it can handle all of my Photoshop post-procesing needs. I finally found a PC with enough USB ports to allow me to get rid of an old USB hub. The only thing this computer lacks is indicator lights for the HDD. I have to listen to hear if the disk is being accessed. Aside from that, no issues so far and it's been 2 weeks. As always, I had a great B&H experience. Great machine. Great price. Great service.

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              5.0

              great computer

              By Danek

              from New york

              About Me Technically Challenged

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Never Freezes

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home

                Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

                I just bought a M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer by ASUS. that computer is running great, is quick, I would buy it again. I think its a grate piece to have at home. I would recommend it to a friend.

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                5.0

                Great Desktop from Asus

                By MJ

                from Toronto, Canada

                About Me Tech Savvy

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Never Freezes
                • Powerful
                • Quiet
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gaming
                  • Home
                  • Multimedia
                  • Office

                  Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

                  I have used the Asus M51AC-US002S Desktop for a month now, never been happy with a desktop performance as such of the Asus's. Great performance, very quiet, reliable and very fast. Easy to set up and start up. Great product to have. It adds to my trust with such a brand name. Thanks to BHPHOTOvideo for the greatest price as well.

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                  5.0

                  Great Editing Unit

                  By dpb

                  from NY

                  About Me Graphic Design, Professional Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Never Freezes
                  • Powerful
                  • Quiet

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

                      For Use with Adobe products. Fast, and so far reliable. Have had for [2] weeks now and functions great for Photoshop/photography related business.

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                      (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Excellent, but :)

                      By Maritza B.

                      from Union City, NJ

                      About Me Value Oriented

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fast
                      • Powerful

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Enhance Experience
                        • Replacement
                        • Upgrade

                        Comments about ASUS M51AC-US002S Desktop Computer:

                        A few things you should know before you buy. If your like me, I researched this computer quite a bit before I decided to purchase. Unfortunately, this particular model does not come with the wireless keyboard or the power pack that is so highly marketed by ASUS. Yet despite this, I have to say... its a pretty awesome piece of equipment. Windows 8 takes some getting used to, but after playing with it for a little bit, I have to say I cant find any issues with it. All in all I am impressed by the graphics, sound, and speed of this machine. It was a really easy set up and if you want to maximize it's theatrical components you may want to add the MX239H monitor also made by Asus which I purchased from B&H. The only bummer was the fact it didnt come with the power pack which I have to purchase separately but given the reputation of the company with regards to quality machinery I guess I'll just go ahead an purchase it.
                        Side note: Given that I have had such bad experiences with HP (which I'll never buy again) I'm going to give this a shot and wait six months to write a follow-up review then. And I also want to add that the staff at B&H is the best I've encountered and dont believe they had any fault in the mix up. They get the same info we do when we look up the models (it's the fine print that got us both) All in all I'm very happy with my purchase.

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                        • You Pay: $19.99
                         

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                        • Price: $109.00
                         

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                        • You Pay: $21.35
                         
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