ASUS® Essentio CP5140 Desktop PC Review
The ASUS Essentio CP5140 is a performance based multimedia desktop PC that has an elegant and sleek design which makes it fit anywhere regardless of the space. Even though this desktop PC is small sized it offers complete functionality. The Operating System used in this PC is Windows Vista. It is provided with an 11-in-1 multi-card reader that supports CF, Micro Drive, xD-picture card, Smart Media and other usual flash memory sticks.
The ASUS Essentio CP5140 desktop PC offers a SATA hard disk drive with 1.5 TB of ample storage capacity. This feature makes it highly suitable for the professionals and customers who are concerned with storage space. This PC offers High Definition video and audio support. It also offers great multi-tasking capabilities. It features the latest Intel 45 nm processor that gives you the most energy efficient and powerful operations.
The processors used in ASUS Essentio CP5140 are Intel Core 2 duo or Core 2 quad processors. The North Bridge chipset used is Intel G41 and South Bridge chipset used is Intel ICH7. It is provided with 2 Dual Channel DDR2 800 MHz memory slots that supports a maximum of 8 GB RAM. The DVD light-scribe and super-multi 16x optical drive used in this PC also supports Blu ray disc playback. One PCI slot and one PCI-e 16 x slots are provided for the future expansion possibilities. The front panel of this PC offers 2 USB ports and spaces for plugging microphone and SPDIF while the rear panel offers 7.1 audio channel output, 4 USB ports, LAN port of type 10/100/1000, D-sub (VGA) and HDMI port.
- FIVE – ASUS Exclusive Utility – AI Manager
The ASUS Essentio CP5140 features AI manager which includes AI Disk for cleaning the history, cookies, other temporary Internet files and even your recycle bin. AI Security feature helps you the security of all your devices. AI Boot feature allows you to precedence your boot order. 'My Favorites' feature in AI enables you to include all your frequently used applications into a list thus providing an easy access to such applications.
- FOUR – Awesome Design
This ASUS Essentio CP5140 is a well designed desktop PC from ASUS. It has a glossy black surface. An elegant big power switch is situated at the top of the front panel and ASUS’s brand logo at the bottom, these give a rich classic look to the PC. Its dimension is 110.3 x 275 x 356 mm (WHD) and it weighs 8.5kg thus giving stiffness to the system.
- THREE – Superb Multimedia Features
To provide good multimedia features this desktop PC is provided with integrated graphic and sound card. Even though it is integrated with Intel GMA 4100 graphics, it also offers 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS or 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS. It also supports Microsoft direct 10. It provides excellent multimedia enjoyment through 8 channel high definition audio and HDMI connector that delivers full 1080 high definition display.
- TWO – ASUS Q-fan Technology
The ASUS Essentio CP5140 uses ASUS’s Q-fan technology that enables the system to adjust the CPU fan speed in accordance with the system’s interior temperature and ongoing processes. When the system is at stand-by mode, this feature helps the PC to slow down the fan speed automatically thereby providing a quiet overall operation of the system. It also uses EPU technology to make this system more energy efficient.
- ONE – General
ASUS Essentio CP5140 is provided with recovery solution software and antivirus software. It offers wired network connectivity of good speed. The accessories provided with this desktop PC are USB mouse, keyboard and power cable. It is compliant to energy standards and it comes with a standard warranty. It also provides good security features like Kensington lock.
ASUS Essentio CP5140 is a well compact designed desktop PC that provides better performance for daily computing needs and multimedia entertainment.