ASUS® Essentio ES5120 Desktop Review
ASUS Essentio ES5120 is a compact lightweight desktop from ASUS. Essentio ES series has entrenched powerful isolated graphics card and High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) that together delivers a full High Definition resolution of 1080p and it also supports Direct X10.1. This desktop PC delivers both wired (LAN) and wireless (Wi-Fi) network connectivity. This PC is provided with DVD super-multi optical drive and a built-in card reader for reading almost all memory card types.
The ASUS Essentio ES5120 is expressly designed to provide the best results for multimedia applications as well as other basic computing needs. Genuine Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 are the commonly used Operating Systems in this PC. It weighs only 4.6 kg and it has a dimension of 268 x 68 x 197 mm (W x H x D).
The ASUS Essentio ES5120 supports Intel Core2 Duo, Pentium Dual-Core and Pentium 4 Processors. This desktop PC possesses 2 SO DIMM Slots dual channel DDR2 667-800 MHz memory that supports a maximum of 4 GB RAM and it also has good data storage that ranges from 160 GB to 1 TB SATA2 hard disk drives. The expansion slot available in this desktop PC is one PCI-e slot. This PC includes D-sub (VGA), HDMI port, IEEE 1394 (4 PIN) slot and E-SATA port with the other basic desktop port interfaces. The chipset used for North Bridge is Intel G31 and for South Bridge is Intel ICH7. This desktop PC is provided with some applications and utility software. This PC is good for online gaming and other such network features.
- FIVE – System Management in a Few Clicks
This desktop PC offers ASUS AI Manager and AI Gear utility program software. The ASUS elite AI Manager is an expedient and simple platform for users to regulate the performance, to run the utilities and to access the information status of the system information with just a few clicks.
- FOUR – Seamless Connectivity
The ASUS Essentio ES5120 series has embedded 802.11b/g/n wireless card that delivers high speed Internet connectivity. This desktop PC can also act like a wireless server, router or host. This feature helps to make this a simple home wireless network. It is also provided with LAN that has a speed of 10 to 1000 mbps. This desktop PC provides E-SATA 2.0 data transmission interface that can transmit data at 300MB/s transferring speed (6 times faster than in a conventional USB interface).
- THREE – Environment Friendly
The ASUS Essentio ES5120 series has low energy consumption of 2.9W when in standby mode, and this desktop PC is compliant to Energy Star 4.0 certification. This PC is equipped with ASUS’s newest exclusive Q-FAN technology that automatically regulates the fan speed according to the detected CPU temperature, thereby delivering quiet 25dBA operational environments. These features make the system environment friendly.
- TWO – High Definition Audio and Video
The ASUS Essentio ES5120 supports high definition videos and high quality surround sound technology thereby delivering a realistic visual and immersive sound experience. To give you more visual and acoustic experience and enjoyment, this PC is provided with DirectX 10, integrated graphic card, HDMI port and a sound card that delivers 7.1 channel surround sound. It also supports Blu ray disc playback.
- ONE – General Features
This desktop PC offers a trendy, simple design. It has a sleek black design that just looks like a miniature TV set-up box. It is provided with recovery solution software and antivirus software. It offers good security measures; one of the included security features is Kensington lock. It provides 6 USB ports and FireWire IEEE 1394 for easy and speedy data management.
The ASUS Essentio ES5120 is a compact PC that delivers both professional and entertainment features. ASUS offers standard warranty and great service standards.