ASUS ET2411INTI AIO PC - An Entertainment Powerhouse

Launch SRP: S$2069

Design & Features

Design & Features

Now, let’s have a closer examination of the ASUS ET2411INTI. As we’ve mentioned, the new ASUS AIO is a pretty-looking system. Thanks to its slim profile (only 6cm thick at its thickest point) and attractive design, it has the sort of understated look that is very much desired these days. If we had any gripes about the design, it would be its aluminum stand. The stand looks classy but it only adjusts for tilt, and not for height.

Unusual for an AIO is that the ET2411INTI also comes with an additional subwoofer. It's a modestly-sized unit that ASUS says was designed by its Golden Ear team and it provides extra oomph to the ET2411INTI otherwise flat sound. It's a nice thought, but if you are serious about audio, you'd still want to get proper speakers to complement the ET2411INTI.

Also unusual is that the ET2411INTI has an optical touchscreen which uses multiple image sensors and infrared lights to detect your touch points. The sensors are capable of recognizing up to two points of touch and they track accurately enough once you get the hang of it.

It's not the most imaginative-looking AIO, but it is certainly pleasing on the eyes.

The ASUS ET2411INTI is a pretty slim considering the components it packs. Although the aluminum stand looks nice, it only adjusts for tilt and not for height.

To boost the audio capabilities of the ASUS ET2411INTI, the unit comes bundled with a SonicMaster subwoofer, specially designed by ASUS' Golden Ear team. However its effectiveness in real usage is minimal and if you do want better audio from your AIO machine, our advice is to invest in a good dedicated speaker set.

To the left of the display, behind a cover, lies two USB 3.0 ports, an eSATA/USB combo port, a memory card reader, a microphone jack and audio jacks for headphones/speakers and ASUS' own SonicMaster subwoofer.

Round the back, there's an additional three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet jack, a HDMI output port, a HDMI input port and also a VGA input port. This means the ASUS ET2411INTI can also double up as a regular display for other devices like game consoles or other set-top devices, making it more versatile.

On the left side of the rear panel, there's a Kensington lock slot, DC-in to power the machine and also the antennae coaxial jack for using the integrated TV tuner.

Blu-ray playback ensures the ASUS ET2411INTI can play all the latest high-definition movies.

To show off the ET2411INTI’s touchscreen capabilities, the unit came bundled with a few applications such as ASUS Memo and Paint. Admittedly, these applications feel a tad gimmicky, but they should provide young users with a couple of hours of entertainment. Users would probably find the ASUS Cinema and ASUS@vibe applications more useful. The former is an application that quickly scans your entire system for media content and presents them in a touch-friendly interface, while the latter is ASUS’ very own online entertainment store.

ASUS@vibe is a weird mishmash of games, apps, news, Internet radio and music. It's not polished, but there's some interesting content especially if you like checking out the various free music options available.

ASUS Paint looks like it could be fun for toddlers.

The Good
Decent performance
Generous 2TB storage
Integrated TV tuner and Blu-ray playback capability
The Bad
Stand cannot adjust for height
No 10-point touchscreen input