Topnotch general speeds due to Ivy Bridge CPU, 2TB of storage and builtin Bluray.
Robust CPU/GPU combination, Multiple USB 3,0 ports, Spacious dual-drive setup, Solid expansion, HDMI video output, Integrated Wi-Fi, Excellent value.
Fast productivity performance, thanks to new Ivy Bridge processor, Large 2TB hard drive, Great expansion options
The Asus Essentio CM6870 is a reasonably well-equipped mainstream PC that is one of the first to feature Intel's new third-generation (aka Ivy Bridge) Core i7 CPUs.
Limited and frustrating upgradability, Weaker gaming performance on demanding titles.
Some bloatware, Not so great in higher quality gaming settings.
Gaming performance could be better for a system in this price range, Internal fans are noticeably noisy during bootup
This boring commodity desktop has little to recommend it over similar systems, and Asus also focused too much on pleasing everyone with the configuration.
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
Despite the latter con, the Asus Essentio CM6870 is able to withstand many tasks with bravery and not...-
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on May 02, 2012
It's fast for what you throw at it, but the CM6870 could benefit from more polish....70
By PC Mag on April 24, 2012
In all but the most demanding of game settings, the Asus Essentio CM6870 is a great entry-level gaming desktop that offers plenty of bang for the buck, with an abundance of features, a sturdy CPU/GPU combination, and lots of room for expansion. ...80
By Computer Shopper on April 23, 2012
With its new-for-2012 Intel Ivy Bridge processor, this Essentio tower is a powerhouse productivity and entertainment system for the price. Plus, once it shows its age, options for internal upgrades will be plentiful....80
By cnet on April 20, 2012
Intel's new CPUs are the most compelling feature in this new Asus Essentio CM6870 desktop. Otherwise, it's just another...63
By gagadget.com on September 06, 2012
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