If a few years ago a candybar with a touchscreen caused surprise, and sometimes even skepticism from users, today such a way to manage computers of this type is quite common. All known features of the interface Windows 8 themselves push the user to flip through the pages and navigate the menu, swiping the screen, and the standard input devices just get in the way and create an additional mess around the home multimedia center. Completely, of course, to refuse them is unlikely to work, but you can play the movie without the mouse and keyboard.
The ASUS ET2323I candy bar that got to us differs from others in the first place with its filling: here you have the most modern Intel Core i7-5500U processor from the Broadwell family, and a discrete NVIDIA GeForce 840M graphics card, and as many as 16 GB of RAM. But we will start with an examination of the exterior and the delivery set.
Monoblock came to us in the pre-sale configuration. In a fairly shabby box during transportation, an impressive set of various accessories was found:
- power adapter with removable power cable;
- wireless keyboard with two AAA batteries;
- wireless mouse with two AAA batteries;
- USB adapter for the wireless kit;
- remote control;
- USB cable;
- proprietary subwoofer;
- printed guide to getting started.
|The processor|| Intel Core i7-5500U;
2.4GHz (up to 3GHz in Turbo Boost mode); 4 MB L3;
Two computational cores, four streams, TDP from 7.5 to 15 W
|The graphic controller|| Intel HD Graphics 5500
NVIDIA GeForce 840M, 1024MB
|The screen|| IPS, 23 inches, Full HD (1920×1080)
multi-touch (up to 10 touches at the same time)
|RAM|| 16 GB, SO-DIMM DDR3-1600 (800 MHz)
2 × Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0
|Hard drive||2 TB, Toshiba DT01ACA200, SATA III, 7200 rpm|
|Optical drive|| Blu-ray DVD Combo
MATSHITA BD-CMB UJ172 S SATA
|The connector of the flash-card||SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC / MS / MS Pro|
|Interfaces|| 4 × USB 3.0 (1 × with Ai Charger II function);
2 × USB 2.0;
1 × RJ-45;
1 × HDMI input;
1 × HDMI output;
1 × Coaxial RF 75 Ω;
1 × audio output jack 3,5 mm;
1 × audio input jack 3,5 mm;
1 × audio output jack 2,5 mm (subwoofer).
|Wi-Fi||802.11b / g / n / ac (Broadcom)|
|The network adapter||10/100/1000 Mbit / s (Realtek RTL8168 / 8111)|
|The sound of the||Realtek ALC887 High Definition Audio|
|The size, mm||571 × 442 × 50 … 200|
|Operating system software||Windows 8.1|
|The official manufacturer's warranty||12 months|
|Price, US $||n / a|
Information about the model that came to us in the test lab is not yet available on the official Russian site of the manufacturer, but, like other monoblocks of the ASUS All-in-One series, the novelty will certainly be delivered to the end user in several variants that differ near technical characteristics. In our model, a new dual-core Intel Core i7-5500U with a base clock frequency of 2.4 GHz and a cache memory of 4 MB are installed. Thanks to the Turbo Boost function, the processor clock speed can be increased to 3.0 GHz. This chip belongs to the fifth generation, codenamed Broadwell, and is designed to work with laptops and other mobile devices that require lower power consumption. Its TDP is only 15 W.
Novelty can be equipped with DDR3-1600 memory with a total capacity of up to 16 GB. In our copy there are two Samsung M471B1G73DB0-YK0 SO-DIMMs with 8 GB each.
The Intel Core i7-5500U has its own integrated graphics core Intel HD Graphics 5500, but our candy bar is additionally equipped with discrete graphics NVIDIA GeForce 840M. The adapter has 1 GB of dedicated DDR3 memory and works with all modern technologies, including DirectX 11.2 and OpenGL 4.4.
The novelty features a 3.5 inch Toshiba DT01ACA200 full-size form factor hard drive. The amount of disk space is 2 TB. In addition, the candybar is equipped with an optical drive Blu-Ray and a reader for flash cards. As for ports and interfaces, then ASUS ET2323I has a complete set. One of the USB ports has the function of Ai Charger II, which allows you to charge external devices from it even when the candy bar is turned off. There are two HDMI ports for the novelty. One of them is designed to output the signal to the second monitor, and the second HDMI interface is the input that gives the monoblock the ability to work as an ordinary monitor. The communications module includes a wireless 802.11b / g / n / ac module, a Bluetooth 4.0 module and a Gigabit Ethernet adapter. In addition, there is also a built-in TV tuner on board.
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