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Let Me Entertain You
We have a love-hate relationship with all-in-one (AIO) systems. On one hand, we like that they are usually pretty and sleek to look at; yet on the other hand, we dislike that they are usually not that powerful and, worse of all, lack upgrading options. However, thanks to technological progressions made to the platforms and processors, AIOs are becoming more powerful on the whole. And with Microsoft's Windows 8, which promises to be much more touchscreen-friendly, just round the corner, we think that AIOs, specifically touchscreen ones, can make a huge impact in the months ahead.
The ASUS ET2411INTI is of the newer touchscreen AIO machines from the Taiwanese hardware giants. In recent times, ASUS has been making a reputation for themselves as being one of the top Taiwanese manufacturers when it comes to design and build quality. And on first impressions, the new ASUS ET2411INTI doesn’t disappoint.
It looks handsome and sleek, with its glossy black bezel framing its equally glossy 23.6-inch full HD LED-backlit touchscreen display. Below it, a row of speaker grille gives it additional 'design detail' and provides a nice contrast to the glossy screen and bezel.
Looks aside, the ASUS ET2411INTI has a number of interesting features that makes it a true entertainment powerhouse. Apart from its fairly large 23.6-inch full HD LED-backlit display, it also has an integrated TV tuner and Blu-ray playback capability. Want to catch the news at nine and then watch the Godfather in all its 1080p glory? That's not a problem on this AIO system.
Underneath the hood, it is powered by the latest Intel Core i7-3770S processor. This is a fairly powerful quad-core processor with 8MB L3 cache, Intel Hyper-Threading technology and an Intel HD Graphics 4000 integrated GPU. To back it up, it has a generous 8GB of memory and a sizable 2TB hard disk, capable of storing lots of media content. Finally, its multimedia credentials are reinforced with an NVIDIA GeForce GT630M discrete graphics processor with 2GB of dedicated graphics. It’s certainly not an enthusiast/performance-grade GPU, but it’s good enough for HD video playback and some light gaming.
Here’s a quick look at its key specifications:
- 23.6-inch touchscreen Full HD LED display
- Intel Core i7-3770S 3.1GHz
- 8GB DDR3 RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GT630M 2GB DDR3
- 2TB HDD
- Integrated TV tuner
- Windows Home 7 Premium OS
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