Asus Essentio with Intel’s new CPU
The good: The Asus Essentio CM6870 is a reasonably well-equipped mainstream PC that is one of the first to feature Intel’s new third-generation (aka Ivy Bridge) Core i7 CPUs.
The bad: This boring commodity desktop has little to recommend it over similar systems, and Asus also focused too much on pleasing everyone with the configuration.
The bottom line: Intel’s new CPUs are the most compelling feature in this new Asus Essentio CM6870 desktop. Otherwise, it’s just another midtower.