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conclusion:We're mixed

78 June 18th 2012 5:02 pm

In a world where the new Dell XPS One 27 didn't exist, the Asus ET2700 might be considered a very good all-in-one PC, and even an alternative to the 27-inch iMac. But compared with the gdgt Must Have XPS One, the ET2700 comes up short, mainly due to its lower resolution display, and a few missing touches, such as HDMI out, which lets you add a second display to your XPS One setup. That said, the ET2700 has many of the same features that make the XPS One an attractive option, including HDMI input, which lets you use its display to power a cable box, gaming console, or other peripheral; a Blu-ray drive; USB 3.0 ports; and an optional HD tuner. That makes the ET2700 worth considering, if you can find it at a low enough price. However, with the two currently selling for roughly the same price, the XPS One 27 remains a far better choice.

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7.0
Wired May 7, 2012

The Asus sits in the high end of all-in-one PCs. Still, it’s cheaper than a similarly spec’d iMac, plenty powerful, and stuffed with nice-to-haves. And especially if you’re looking for a computer to double as a home entertainment display, the Asus will more than suffice.

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7.0
CNET May 23, 2012

The Asus ET2700INKS will meet the needs of anyone searching for a fast, large-screen all-in-one for mainstream home entertainment and general-purpose productivity.

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8.0
Computer Shopper Mar 20, 2012

The Asus ET2700 is more than an all-in-one PC; it’s an entertainment center that delivers a huge display, booming audio, Blu-ray, and an HDMI-in port. We like it for locations where having both a PC and a TV isn't practical.

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8.0
DesktopReview May 1, 2012

In all honesty, it was hard to find much wrong with the Asus ET2700. Once you see it, you'll fall in love with the stunning 27-inch full HD display. At this price point, we were surprised to find so much in the way of quality performance, too.

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