ASUS announced the launch of ET2220 All-in-One PC Series in late 2012. In fact, ASUS has got a whole range of All-in-One PC that range all the way from 18 inch (ASUS Transformer AiO P1801) to 27 inch (ASUS ET2700).
Pictured above is the ASUS AIO PC ET2220 which comes with a decent hardware specifications for daily usage and perhaps, light gaming.
|ASUS AIO PC ET2220INTI Brief Specifications|
|Operating System||Windows 8|
|Display||21.5" 16:9 Full High Definition (HD) 1920 x 1080 with LED-backlight|
|Touch Screen||10 fingers multi touch|
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i5 3330 Processor (3.0 GHz 6M Cache with Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz)|
|Graphic||NVIDIA GT 610M (1 GB VRAM)|
|Memory|| 4 GB (up to 8 GB)|
2 x DDR3 SO-DIMM
|Storage|| 1 TB (up to 2 TB)|
64 GB SSD Option Available
|Connectivity|| Wireless – 802.11 b/g/n|
LAN – 10/100/1000 Mbps
|Dimensions (mm)||549.6 x 58 x 379.8 (W x D x H)|
Glossy plexiglas, black frame, aluminium speaker bar at the base of the display does makes it look rather classy. Behind the display is a pivot that helps the ET2220 stand up. The angle of the pivot is adjustable, allowing the frameless 21.5″ full HD LED-backlit display to tilt from 16° to 45°.
The ASUS ET2220 package comes with wireless keyboard and mouse. The AIO PC can be neatly set up on your desk. You will probably just need to attach the power cable and perhaps, the ethernet patch cord. There is an optional accessory, ASUS-certified VESA wall-mount, that allows you to mount the ET2220 onto wall. You can do away with the keyboard and mouse because of the 10 point touch screen.
On the right side of the display, the SuperMulti DVD disc drive sits flushed to the ET2220 until ejected. Personally I felt that it is a little clunky when compared to the slot-in disc drive on my iMac 27″ (mid-2011) but it does make reading of those mini CD / name card CD easier. I had a problem retrieving a mini CD out from my iMac when I accidentally slotted one in.
And on the left, you will find some I/O ports – two USB 3.0 ports, one SD card reader, a headphone jack and a microphone jack. Placing these ports at the sides allow you to easily plug in your flash drive or headphone. The bottom silver bar is where the two 5W stereo speakers sits.
That is not all to it. At the back of the full HD display, you can find two USB 3.0 ports, a USB 2.0 port, one HDMI-in, one HDMI-out, a 10/100/1000 Mbps ethernet port and the power connector. It also comes with a Kensington lock slot if you need it.
The technologies that goes into the ASUS ET2220
Snappy processing for daily usage with decent CPU, RAM and Graphics
The ET2220 is powered by Intel® Core™ i5 3330 3.0 GHz Processor. It features 6MB Cache and has Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz. The RAM can go up to 8GB (SO-DIMM DDR3). It will certainly be sufficient for your daily computing needs.
With the NVIDIA GT 610M (1 GB RAM) onboard, it will provide decent graphic processing power for light gaming. Don’t expect it to run the latest games at highest settings.
Pop in a BluRay disc and you will be enjoying HD movies on the 21.5″ 1920 x 1080 resolution screen.
Making Windows 8 enjoyable with touch sensitive display (10 touch points)
The Microsoft Windows 8 is incorporated quite a fair bit of gestures that requires you to swipe along the edges of the screen. With a mouse, this could be a daunting task.
However, Windows 8 gestures is a breeze on the ASUS ET2220 due to the touch sensitive display. The Windows 8 has got full Windows Touch Support with 10 Touch Points on the ASUS ET2220. The ET2220 is designed for complete touch operation but for typing documents or blog, I do recommend you to use the included keyboard and mouse.
Connectivity through Realtek GBE and Qualcomm Atheros AR9485
If you decide to go for wired connectivity, you enjoy up to 1000 Mbps speed. However, this drops to a (theoretical) 150 Mbps if you decide to go for wireless.
Pristine acoustics with ASUS-exclusive SonicMaster Technology
The ET2220 features SonicMaster Technology that delivers lossless audio – reproducing richer and more distinct vocals at higher frequency range through the two built-in 5W stereo speakers.
Benchmarks – PCMark7 & 3DMark 11
So how will the ET2220 fair for PCMark 7 and 3DMark 11? Lets find out using the free version of both software. From the results, it clearly shows that the ASUS ET2220 is built for daily work and not serious gaming.
|ASUS AIO PC ET2220 3DMark 11 Score|
|ASUS AIO PC ET2220 PCMark 7 Score|
For those who need a machine for daily work and want it to take as little space as possible, ASUS ET2220 is the perfect machine for you. Pop in a BluRay reader and you will be enjoying high definition multimedia on the full HD display. Do not expect it to deliver superb gaming experience with the latest games.
The ET2220’s 21.5″ 10 touch point display is optimized for the Windows 8 experience. Windows 8 gestures works perfectly on the ET2220, especially those screen edge swipes that you can never do using a mouse. Do take note that your screen will become a fingerprint magnet. Do take a look at the picture gallery to understand what I meant.
The ASUS ET2220 is not exactly hardware upgrade friendly. You have to take the back panel off to access the hard disk SATA connectors and DDR3 SO-DIMM slots. If you want to avoid the trouble, simply opt for the highest specification available.