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Asus - Essentio Desktop with 4GB Memory & 750GB Hard Drive New for $213.19 from BestBuy Clearance Free Shipping

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12/11/12 5:23 PM
Enter Promo Code GEESE19 to get 19% off, knocking the price down to $210.59 with free shipping. Comes with keyboard & mouse.

That's the cheapest I've ever seen this desktop, cheaper than refurbished ones.

These have been in and out of stock... get one while you can

PCMAG 4 star rating and Editor's choice

Thanks 4 the update, fatwallet staff!

List Price: $479.99 You Save: $220.00

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This desktop features a 750GB hard drive for ample storage space for data files, music, movies, photos and more. The dual-core processor speed and 4GB system memory provide fast power for multitasking. Windows 7 Home Premium preloaded.

VISION Technology by AMD for superb viewing of photos and video
AMD Athlon™ II X2 Processor with AMD Radeon graphics
4GB DDR3 memory expandable to 16GB
Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
750GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
Model: CM1630-05
SKU: 1243285
12/11/12 5:23 PM

Essentio Desktop

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12/11/12 6:16 PM
Why the red vote, jianhuashao? is the processor way outdated for the price or something or... what!??
12/11/12 6:19 PM
That's a good question. I'd like to know why as well. I think it's a really good deal.
12/11/12 6:19 PM
all the user reviews date way back to around jan/feb of 2011 so that might explain it.
12/11/12 6:22 PM
If you guys can find a better offer for $213, then by all means shed light on a better offer
12/11/12 6:35 PM
It's an AMD Athlon II X2 220 processor which has a passmark score of only 1621. My 4 to 5 yr old Intel E6600 C2D had a 1900 passmark. Today's Intel i3 desktops have passmarks from 4000 up and can be had under $300 from time to time. Pretty sure this lacks USB3.0 also but not positive. With that said this is a good basic computer for a really good price. I did better a month or so ago with the Staple$ $100 off coupons but that's in the past.
12/11/12 6:45 PM
Good post blueribb. This is a budget PC that'll work for most of us home users who looking for a solid PC. A four star rated desktop for just above $200 that won't break my pocket will do it for me. In Asus Essentio CM1630 reviews on Best Buy and Amazon, they comment on its easy setup and ability to run several applications at once. For purposes like downloading music, editing movies, word processing, and Internet surfing, it shines; users note that gaming is not its strong suit.

Here's the bottom line from PCMAG: (albeit somewhat outdated)

The Asus Essentio CM1630-05 desktop PC costs less than $500, has few compromises, more features than its rivals, and no bloatware. Therefore we wholeheartedly award it with our Editors' Choice for entry-level desktop PCs.
12/11/12 7:37 PM
Thanks, was in the market for a basic desktop for cheap, this is perfect
12/11/12 7:40 PM
You're more than welcome, apv7
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