The Essentio CM6730-US009S Desktop Computer from ASUS is a simple yet powerful desktop computer that is perfect for dorms and homes. This ASUS desktop computer has a minimalist design accompanied by an understated black finish.
The system is powered by a quad-core 3.1GHz Intel Core i5-3350P processor. It also has 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 7200rpm hard drive, a SuperMulti DVD burner, a 6-in-1 media card reader, an included keyboard and mouse. Visuals are handled by the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory. There is also an HDMI port so can you output high definition video content to an external display, such as an HDTV.
Windows 8 (64-bit) is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles, which provide notifications in real-time. 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 that differs from previous versions of Windows.
Quad-Core Intel Core i5 Performance
This ASUS desktop computer has an Intel Core i5-3350P processor. Its quad cores can reach a stock speed of up to 3.1GHz. The processor can also be overclocked up to 3.3GHz, thanks to Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology. With a dedicate 6MB L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 RAM and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, you'll be able to multitask between applications quickly and efficiently
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 Graphics
The dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GT 620 graphics card with 2GB of discrete memory in this ASUS desktop computer provides high definition visuals and high quality graphics. With NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, the GeForce GT 620 provides a combination of high-definition video decode acceleration and post-processing for picture clarity, smooth video, accurate color and precise image scaling for movies and video
HDMI for HD Entertainment
Immerse yourself in a cinematic experience by connecting your ASUS desktop computer to an HDTV using the HDMI port. HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and can transfer both uncompressed video and audio signals. This means you'll only need a single HDMI cable to enjoy crystal clear picture quality and Full HD 1080p video content playback
With two USB 3.0 ports, you'll be able to experience fast data transfer rates. At 5Gbps, USB 3.0 is ten times faster than its predecessor, USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 standard is also backwards compatible with USB 2.0 for added convenience
This ASUS desktop computer has native SATA 6Gb/s for up to twice the delivery throughput of regular SATA and improved scalability, so your data moves faster and more reliably
The Redesigned Start Screen
Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a tablet style design featuring tiles. Tiles are customizable as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
To the Cloud
With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services such as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it