Asus Desktop: With a hybrid hard drive, this computer combines plenty of storage for your music, photos and videos and fast start-up times. Built-in wireless connectivity makes it easy to stay connected with friends over the Web.
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Intel 6th Generation Core i7
Windows 10 operating system
Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›
6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700 processor
Powerful quad-core, eight-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.
12GB system memory for full-power multitasking
Plenty of high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.
SuperMulti DVD/CD burner
Reads and writes to a wide variety of media formats, including DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW, DVD-RAM and double-layer DVD.
2-in-1 hybrid hard drive provides both size and speed
Incorporates a large-capacity 1TB hard drive at 5400 rpm for ample storage, with an 8GB solid state drive as a cache to speed up start times and accelerate frequently accessed data.
Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer
Supports SD, SDHC, MS, MS PRO, xD-Picture Card and MMC memory card formats.
4 USB 3.0 and 2 USB 3.1 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices
Also includes 2 USB 2.0 ports to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).
Next-generation wireless connectivity
Connects to your network on all current Wi-Fi standards. Connect to a Wireless-AC router for speed nearly 3x faster than Wireless-N. Ethernet LAN port plugs into wired networks.
Bluetooth interface syncs with compatible devices
Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the desktop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.
MaxxAudio sound technology
Provides immersive audio for your games and movies (speakers sold separately).
HDMI output for a high-def monitor or HDTV. VGA output.
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Best Buy Customer Reviews
So far so good.
Posted by: RoadRageRandy from: on
This is still new. Who doesn't like that? The system got stuck on the OS update, but a few reboots later and it finally got past whatever it was getting stuck on. You do not have to wait for anything. Click it, it's there. System boots like a tablet, you barely see the logo. Added a nice HD monitor(Also Asus) and they dance together. I have not figured out why the bios says numbers lock is on on boot when it's not, but that's only one thing for me to trip over. Streaming and playing online game on the same screen, that one gig video seems to hold up. This is my first HD experience for a PC so I am a little bit in awe. There was an audio delay with bluetooth. Changed the driver from realtek to Microsoft generic, fixed that. So far I love it with a only a few reservations.
4 out of 4 found this review helpful.
ASUS Wins Again
Posted by: OPNerd from: on
This is the third ASUS machine I've purchased from Best Buy in the past 2 years (two for myself, one as a gift), and all have 2 things in common: they use the same case design and are visually indistinguishable from each other, and they've all performed like champs.
If you're looking for the best bargain possible, this machine may *not* be the best choice, but for a good reason: the performance it delivers is overkill for the needs of most users. If your needs are primarily office applications, watching streaming video such as Netflix, and doing research on the Internet, you could save yourself some money by going with a lower-priced model that offers something like an Intel i5 processor.
On the other hand, those with more demanding needs will be very pleased. If you're running office apps while you have a browser with 50 tabs open and are watching a YouTube video, this machine can handle it. If you're doing video editing or other CPU-intensive tasks that will benefit from multi-core rendering, this machine is a great choice.
Be aware that there is only ONE expansion slot on this machine, a PCI-E 16x 3.0 slot. The means no legacy PCI cards. The power supply has a max output of 350 watts, so if you want to use the expansion slot to add a graphics card for gaming or other graphics-intensive tasks (or any other card that requires power from the PSU), you'll also have to upgrade the power supply. Either way, simply popping the case open will void your warranty, at least from ASUS.
I've had this machine for just over 2 weeks now, and I've been using on a daily basis to transcode and compress live video for streaming, which is a very CPU-intensive task. Not only has it held up well, but it also runs cool and quiet.
One last thing: I had to enter the UEFI BIOS to enable the turbo boost clocking feature; this feature was disabled on my machine out of the box, so you may need to do the same thing to get the maximum performance out of this machine for demanding tasks.
10 out of 10 found this review helpful.
Plugged in and booted up fine but...
Posted by: BestBuyCustomer10yrs from: on
Plugged in and booted fine. Uninstalled McAfee because it's bloatware and I have a better Anti virus program and when the machine said it had to reboot to complete the uninstall of McAfee, the computer name came back up. It would power on but sit with a black screen. Manually power off and 10 seconds later it would power itself back on and still got to black screen (I waited 15 minutes to see if screen would change). Tech support was weak at best. After an hour of someone from who knows where ran out of ideas he said I can return it to Asus for repair. Told him I bought it two hours ago I'm not going to wait two weeks for the repair. Returned to Best Buy. Went to Costco and bought a sweet Dell machine for less and it was more powerful and... it worked!
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: James from: on
Poor product and poor customer service skills and people at my local Tulsa Hills BestBuy
6 out of 7 found this review helpful.
Day Three Review
Posted by: JHawk from: on
Overall, this computer is pretty nifty! Well, this is coming from an old 2008 desktop, but I also have an Asus Zenbook among other modern pieces of equipment. The main reasons I wanted this computer were because of it's i7 processor, the 8 gigs of SSD (I have 125 gigs on my zenbook#, and the expandable slots-- ultimately, I wanted something which had the potential to be upgraded for a gaming rig. Yeah, it's a little expensive if you're in the interest of saving money, but all in all, I think this will be an awesome base for years to come. When I went to system requirements lab, I have pretty much everything I need for most games except for graphics.
One thing you'll have to keep in mind out of the box is that this computer has integrated HD graphics, which pretty much limit you game-wise, so you won't be able to play much of anything in the realm of new games. Now, if you or your child just want to mess around on games like Minecraft or Runescape, this will definitely work as the graphics load isn't very high. My main concerns are Guild Wars 2, probably some RPG games such as Fallout, and upcoming big titles such as The Division, so I plan to get a card with at least 2 gigs in it #I'm not too picky about whether I can have ultra settings-- I'll settle for medium as long as it's playable, though 2 gigs should be medium-high).
In regards to the solid state, so far, it's performing as I'd hoped. My computer boots up instantaneously and programs get a little boost when they are opening as well. Obviously this computer comes with Windows 10, and so far, no issues have arisen. I've had Windows 10 since its release on other devices, and I haven't had any issues with it as of yet. Also, I kind of love streaming my xBone through my computer, and with Microsoft's cross-platform compatability ahead of us, I'll be able to make full use out of both my desktop and xBox One.
My planned upgrades include:
Boosting my graphics with a EVGA GeForce GTX 960: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/evga-geforce-gtx-960-2gb-gddr5-pci-express-3-0-graphics-card-black/4047283.p?id=1219618220101&skuId=4047283
and placing another fan in the case to ramp up air flow: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/thermaltake-riing-12-led-120mm-radiator-cooling-fan-white/4401201.p?id=1219743045833&skuId=4401201
On a side note, the mouse and keyboard which come with the computer are pretty good-- my original desktop had this obnoxiously loud keyboard, and this new mouse has a nice matte touch. Not the most advanced accessories, but they definitely do the job.
15 out of 15 found this review helpful.
Best Bang for the Buck! WOW on the HDD
Posted by: DW952 from: on
I've never seen Windows 10 boot so fast as it does on the new tech in this HDD that is explained as a combination of SSD and HDD. Making it just a bit slower than a machine with SSD.
Also, we all know ASUS makes excellent Mainboards and this one comes with Next-Gen USB 3.1. Look it up and you'll drool.
It may not have fancy lights, but looks classy, is easy to upgrade the video card, and as always, has the solidarity of ASUS.
This baby has all one is looking for. i7, good SSD/HDD, decent RAM and room for growth.
Note: no extra memory slots, so upgrades require a clean set, but it runs the Adobe CS just wonderfully and is totally stable so far after a week.
2 out of 2 found this review helpful.
Only needs a graphics card
Posted by: Aklimenko178 from: on
With the money I spent, it is impossible to build a comparable PC. I only need to find a Graphics card worth installing.
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Great so far!
Posted by: Lego from: on
I hadn't upgraded computers in about 9 years so this was a HUGE upgrade for me. I guess I've been behind times for a while because I did not realize how quickly a computer could start up wth just a bit of solid state drive! I've only been using the computer for basic functions so far, but it hasn't disappointed me yet! Looking forward to pushing this computer to its limits!
1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jillehouston from: on
The computer froze in the first 24 ours. Called Asus and had to do a master reset. Exchanged it the next day for a new one and it was worse. Called Asus again and they said it was a dud and to return this one too. Exchanged it again, but this time got a Lenovo and it is WONDERFUL!
4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
Posted by: Jenna from: on
This came without any memory installed. The 4 gig card was rattling around inside, and the 8 gig card wasn't even included. The slots were fully closed, making it seem like the memory never was put into the slots at all. So now I have to go return it to a store 2x father from me and awkwardly hope they don't think I took the memory. I called Asus first but they couldn't care less.