Asus Essentio CM5570-AP006
Discrete 3D card uncommon at this price; respectable performance and features for its PC class and price range.
Not as fast a $510 Gateway; power efficiency has room to improve; subpar online support.
The Asus Essentio CM5570-AP006 will give you fair performance and a well-rounded set of features for its price, and we recommend it if you specifically need a midbudget, midtower desktop. In the grand scheme of retail PCs, however, a more affordable slimtower from Gateway gives this system a major challenge on performance and value, which dampens our enthusiasm for the Asus.
23-Jul-2009 10:20 AM PDT