|Product||Asus Essentio CM6870||Origin Chronos (February 2012)||Apple Mac Mini with Fusion Drive (fall 2012)||Maingear F131 (Core i7 3770K, May 2012)|
|Price||$992.16||$1,199.00||$1,149.00||Pricing is currently unavailable.|
|CNET editors' rating||3 stars||4 stars||4 stars||4 stars|
|Average user rating||0.5 stars||4.5 stars||3 stars||0 stars|
|Release date||April 29, 2012||February 1, 2012||Info unavailable||May 1, 2012|
|Bottom line|| |
Intel's new CPUs are the most compelling feature in this new Asus Essentio CM6870 desktop. Otherwise, it's just another midtower.
The Origin Chronos shows the strength of small boutique vendors with a fast, affordable, and compact little desktop that I can recommend to any PC gamer.
With or without its new Fusion hybrid drive, Apple finally has a Mac Mini that competes well against mainstream Windows PCs in the same price range.
If you're in the market for a $3,000 gaming PC, the attractive, blazing fast Maingear F131 should be first on your list.
|Product Description|| |
- 2nd Gen Core i7
ASUS Essentio CM6870-US-3AD i7-3770 3.4 GHz - Monitor : none.
Chronos (February 2012) - 2nd Gen Core i5 4.7 GHz
Origin Chronos i3-2100
Mac Mini (Fall 2012) - 3rd Gen Core i7 2.6 GHz
Intel 2nd Gen Core i7
1 3 i7-3770 / 3.4 GHz ( 3.9 GHz ) ( Quad-Core )
Intel 2nd Gen Core i5 4.7 GHz ( Quad-Core )
1 2 i3-2100
Intel 3rd Gen Core i7 2.6 GHz ( Quad-Core )
16 GB (installed) / 16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - 1600 MHz
16 GB (max) - DDR3 SDRAM - Non-ECC - 1600 MHz - PC3-12800
|Hard Drive|| |
1 x HDD 2 TB - Serial ATA-300
1 x HDD - Serial ATA-600 - Serial ATA
|Operating System|| |
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Apple Mac OS X Mountain Lion
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