Hands-On Review: ASUS ET2300

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The ASUS ET2300INTI 23” All-in-One Desktop Computer fully embraces the Windows 8 operating system by integrated multi-touch gestures with keyboard and mouse navigation with its 23” capacitive touchscreen, capable of 10-point touch support. 10-point touch support means you can utilize the multi-touch gestures using all of your fingers. In order to optimize the touch screen, the ET2300 also features a unique double-hinge design that allows the display to fold flat into a 180° angle for easier access. The screen can also be raised up to 30°—an ideal angle for watching videos or viewing photos.

The system is powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge Intel Core i5-3330 processor. It has 8GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive, a slot-loading SuperMulti DVD burner, a 3-in-1 media card reader, four USB 3.0 ports, two Thunderbolt ports, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a full-sized wireless keyboard and a wireless mouse.

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.

Processor 3.0 GHz Intel Core i5-3330 Quad-Core (Ivy Bridge)
Cache L3: 6MB
System Bus 5 GT/s
Chip Set Socket: LGA1155
Type: H2
Memory Slots: 2x DIMM 1600 MHz
Installed: 8GB
Graphics Hybrid Graphics System
Integrated: Intel HD Graphics 4000
Dedicated: nVIDIA GeForce 630M with 1GB of discrete memory
Type Widescreen
Size 23"
Backlight LED
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Hard Drive 1TB 7200 rpm SATA
Optical Drive Slot-loading SuperMulti DVD burner
Ports 4 x USB 3.0
2 x Thunderbolt
1 x eSATA
Display 1 x HDMI-in
1 x HDMI-out
Audio 4 x 1.5 W speakers, 1 x 3 W internal woofer
1 x 3.5mm Headphone-in
1 x 3.5mm Microphone-in
1 x Dedicated jack for ASUS subwoofer (sold separately)
Flash Media Slot 1 x SD, SDHC, MMC
Network 1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
Bluetooth None
Webcam Front 2.0MP
Keyboard Wireless full-Size with a numeric keypad
Mouse Wireless
Operating System Windows 8
Power Supply 180W
Dimensions 22.5 x 17.6 x 10.4" / 57.2 x 44.7 x 26.4 cm
Weight 26 lb / 11.79 kg