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ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer

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Product Highlights
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-4770 Processor
  • 16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM
  • 1TB 7200rpm Hard Drive
  • Dedicated NVIDIA GT620 Graphics Card
  • 24X SuperMulti DVD Burner
  • 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-US004S 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 1TB 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 M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer for both work and play as it comes equipped with a dedicated NVIDIA GT620 Graphics Card complete with 2GB 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 content via the integrated SuperMulti DVD burner. 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 5Gbps 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 GT620 with 2GB DDR3 SDRAM
Storage
Hard Drive Installed: 1TB 7200rpm
Optical Drive 24x-Speed SuperMulti DVD Burner
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)
1x PS/2
Display 1x VGA
1x DVI
1x HDMI
1x DisplayPort
Audio 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Headphone Output
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Microphone Input
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 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 20.3 lb / 9.21 kg
ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer
  • USB Mouse
  • USB Keyboard
  • Power Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ASUSM51AC-US004S Desktop Computer
     
    4.5

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (10)
    • Good power output (8)
    • Quiet (8)
    • Versatile (6)
    • Never freezes (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Office (5)
      • Multimedia (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (4), Multimedia professional (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good overall value

      This is a very good desktop computer - solid build quality and so far (after a few days), reliable and stable. The computer is very quiet! If this is an upgrade from...Read complete review

      This is a very good desktop computer - solid build quality and so far (after a few days), reliable and stable. The computer is very quiet! If this is an upgrade from an older machine and you have never used Windows 8 before, you're in for a shock. You have two choices - take the time to learn the new OS, or download one of the many utility programs out there that will convert the Win8 interface to the more familiar Windows 7. My machine came with the upgraded 8.1 which I found still lacking. So I installed a third party utility which is a fantastic little program that brought back the Windows 7 look and feel. As others have noted, the keyboard that comes with the computer has grey on black lettering - pretty much useless. So I have it as a back-up and am using my old keyboard. (The mouse that comes with the computer, however, is very good). The CPU does not have a wireless card, so if you want that, spend the $ or so through B and H and install it. Yes, the computer is fast - but not as fast as you'd expect from the i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM. Despite claims that Windows 8 is faster, my video encoding is only a little faster than on my old Windows 7 machine. As a result, I bought an extra 16 GB of RAM and we'll see if that improves things. Doing any kind of hardware upgrade yourself voids the warranty (because the company wants you to have them do it, for a price). But, I find manufacturer warranties close to useless anyway (best to do your own upgrades and buy replacement parts as needed - desktops are easy to fix). Other reviews on the web said their ASUS desktop arrived DOA so I was very concerned about that. Mine worked great out of the box. It's true there is no hard drive light and the machine has a few other weird things about it, but all minor. Overall, it's probably the best value for dollar of any desktop machine out there. Very little bloatware on the machine. I highly recommend it if you need a good, basic reliable desktop. Of course, and this goes without saying, the service from B and H is second to none.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Performance & Warranty

      The machine performs great (actually 5 stars) but I have to downgrade the rating because ASUS told me that if I opened up the machine to take advantage of the PCI expansion slots I...Read complete review

      The machine performs great (actually 5 stars) but I have to downgrade the rating because ASUS told me that if I opened up the machine to take advantage of the PCI expansion slots I would void their warranty.

      Unfortunately, I purchased the machine with expansion in mind. And I purchased a warranty extension!!! To be fair, I don't know how B & H will respond to this issue yet.

      So be sure this machine configuration is all you want/need if you want a warranty.

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      5.0

      Smooth work flow

      By A/VFilms

      from Puerto Rico

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

          Iam Amateur filmmaker and this pc help me to smooth work flow when editing.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Performance & Warranty

          By Bill

          from Fort Wayne, IN

          About Me Above Average User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Can't Use Expansion Slots

          Best Uses

          • Photography

          Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

          The machine performs great (actually 5 stars) but I have to downgrade the rating because ASUS told me that if I opened up the machine to take advantage of the PCI expansion slots I would void their warranty.

          Unfortunately, I purchased the machine with expansion in mind. And I purchased a warranty extension!!! To be fair, I don't know how B & H will respond to this issue yet.

          So be sure this machine configuration is all you want/need if you want a warranty.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great Office Computer

          By Redz

          from College Park, MD

          About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Powerful
          • Quiet
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Office

            Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

            Perfect for an Office Envroment.
            Comes with Windows 7 Pro which is awesome because I dont need to upgrade a new computer to join our domain.
            Has plenty of Ram and HDD Stroage.

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            4.0

            Second try - good product, good seller

            By Artie

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Tech Savvy

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Cost
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Location Of Front Ports
            • Powerful
            • Quiet
            • Ram
            • Small

            Cons

            • Dark Hard-to-read Keyboa
            • Flash Drive Recovery
            • Kybd Keys Hard To See
            • No Bluetooth Or Wifi

            Best Uses

            • Graphics
            • Home
            • Multimedia
            • Multi-tasking
            • Office

            Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

            The Good:

            The first one arrived dead - would not power up. Contacted Acer, then B&H. They were quick at processing the return and sending a replacement. The second one works great. It's fast, quiet, and seems to run cool in a relatively small form factor. Easily connected to two monitors. I work with large databases and graphics, i.e. Photoshop, SketchUp, AutoCAD, and I am pleased with its performance.

            Easy, free upgrade to Windows 8.1, which is fine after reading some tips & tricks.

            I like how the front USB ports and card reader are located near the top, and the DVD tray & door seem solid and responsive.

            The Almost Good:

            Definitely keep your old keyboard. This one has black keys with dark grey lettering - very hard to use even when you know how to type.

            So far it appears the only way to create a recovery drive is on a 16GB flash drive.

            It would've been nice if it had Bluetooth or WiFi just as another option for sharing files among various devices, but for the cost it wasn't a show stopper.

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            5.0

            So Far So Good

            By Allen

            from Monsey, NY

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • Powerful

            Cons

            • Loud

            Best Uses

              Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

              Just set it up a few days ago and so far so good. Purchased for video editing and it is quite fast. It does get a bit loud at times like its going to takeoff

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Good overall value

              By Galcom

              from Ottawa, Canada

              About Me Multimedia Professional, Tech Savvy

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Good Build Quality
              • Powerful
              • Quiet
              • RELIABLE

              Cons

              • Slower Than Expected
              • Windows 8 Os

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Multimedia
              • Office

              Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

              This is a very good desktop computer - solid build quality and so far (after a few days), reliable and stable. The computer is very quiet! If this is an upgrade from an older machine and you have never used Windows 8 before, you're in for a shock. You have two choices - take the time to learn the new OS, or download one of the many utility programs out there that will convert the Win8 interface to the more familiar Windows 7. My machine came with the upgraded 8.1 which I found still lacking. So I installed a third party utility which is a fantastic little program that brought back the Windows 7 look and feel. As others have noted, the keyboard that comes with the computer has grey on black lettering - pretty much useless. So I have it as a back-up and am using my old keyboard. (The mouse that comes with the computer, however, is very good). The CPU does not have a wireless card, so if you want that, spend the $ or so through B and H and install it. Yes, the computer is fast - but not as fast as you'd expect from the i7 processor and 16 GB of RAM. Despite claims that Windows 8 is faster, my video encoding is only a little faster than on my old Windows 7 machine. As a result, I bought an extra 16 GB of RAM and we'll see if that improves things. Doing any kind of hardware upgrade yourself voids the warranty (because the company wants you to have them do it, for a price). But, I find manufacturer warranties close to useless anyway (best to do your own upgrades and buy replacement parts as needed - desktops are easy to fix). Other reviews on the web said their ASUS desktop arrived DOA so I was very concerned about that. Mine worked great out of the box. It's true there is no hard drive light and the machine has a few other weird things about it, but all minor. Overall, it's probably the best value for dollar of any desktop machine out there. Very little bloatware on the machine. I highly recommend it if you need a good, basic reliable desktop. Of course, and this goes without saying, the service from B and H is second to none.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Nice Computer-Terrible Keyboard

              By Cape Cod Don

              from South Yarmouth, MA

              About Me Tech Savvy

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Powerful
              • Quiet
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Multimedia
                • Office

                Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

                Very nice computer, quiet, 16 GB of RAM, available USB connections galore, minimum of unnecessary pre-loaded software.
                But the keyboard is a disaster ! Black letters on black keys!! Someone never heard of the concept of contrast. (see photo below)

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                5.0

                Nice looking and good amount of ports

                By Busy Buyer

                from Palatine, IL

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Quiet
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Office

                  Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

                  So far so good! We are very happy with this computer. We paired it with two 27" Dell touch screen monitors and it works amazing. We are very happy!

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                  5.0

                  Great computer and a great price.

                  By Big Dawg

                  from Kansas City, KS

                  About Me Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home

                    Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

                    I use this computer for home use it's the Asus M51AC-US004S 16GB memory, and 1T hard drive. This computer is so fast it is unbelieveable. I couldn't ask for anything better. The People at B%H photo were very courtious and helpful, and had this computer in my house in three days. I would definitely deal with them again. Thank You B%H photo.

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                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    I would buy this a hundred times over

                    By PJSN

                    from Merrimac, MA

                    About Me Avid Gamer, Multimedia Professional

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gaming
                      • Multimedia

                      Comments about ASUS M51AC-US004S Desktop Computer:

                      All the things you want from a computer are in this one:
                      Processing Speed is FAST!
                      Plenty of Storage and Memory!
                      64-bit!
                      THE PERFECT COMPUTER!

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