Asus CP6230 present as an office computer solutions for SMEs are concerned with practicality and efficient power usage. Asus presents a desktop PC with CP6230 series specifically intended for office users. However home users is quite feasible to use it. Why so? Judging from its physical form, this type offers a slim and compact body that fits placed in room or a small table.
Based on the specifications, the product is specific to lightweight computing, such as typing, surfing, to run multimedia files. The specification has also been fitted with low power usage. PSU that has been integrated with casing capable of handling up to 200 watts of electrical power. Motherboard is also using EPU technology which saves power consumption up to 40%.
Asus CP6230 equipped with Intel processors Core i3-2120 clocked 3.3 GHz. Support Intel H61 motherboard does allow you to upgrade to Intel processors Core i5 or i7. But keep in mind, because it uses a mini motherboard type, not all processors can be used. Plus PSU power capacity with 200 watts only. So carefully closely if you want to upgrade the processor.
Output display only uses port D-Sub and HDMI, no DVI. With HDMI, you are allowed to channel high-definition content to display files that support it. Also included a single-sized LCD 18.5 inch Asus VS197D using only D-Sub connection.
CPU also made to be safe from harmful radiation and is claimed to minimize radiation up to 40% compared to standard desktop designs generally. Embedded with Intel HD Graphics 3000 graphics, this device already supports DirectX 10. However, you do not expect a significant improvement while playing a game. Fortunately the graphics chip still can you use to run a high-definition multimedia content seamlessly.
Asus CP6239 desktop is a complete desktop PC package for everyday computing activities. With small size, sleek, and power saving, this product is suitable for home or office. But if you are among those who like to upgrade a component or heavy 3D gaming hobby, you should just forget this product.
Test Results for Asus Desktop CP6230-ID001D
|SYSmark 2012 V184.108.40.206 (64 bit) Rating||111|
|PCMark7 Professional Edition v1.0.4||2236|
|3DMark Vantage V.1.0.2||P950|
|Cinebench R11.5||3.18 pts|
|Sisoft Sandra Lite 2011 SP4c Dhrystone||64 GIPS|
|Sisoft Sandra Lite 2011 SP4c Whetstone||39.89 GFLOPS|
|Audio encoding||1208 seconds|
|Video encoding||82 seconds|
|processor||Intel Core i3-2120 (3M Cache, 3.3 GHz)|
|RAM||2 GB DDR3-1333|
|Graphics Card||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Sound Card||Realtek ALC887|
|hard disk||500 GB 7200RPM SATA-III ST3500413AS|
|Optical drive||DVD + / – RW (ATAPI DVD A DH24ABS)|
|Others Peripheral||Front panel: card reader 4-in-1, audio, 2x USB 3.0|
|monitor||Asus VS197, 18.5-inch 1366×768|
|Weight (without monitor)||5.76 kg|
|Price (range*)||US$ 585|
Plus: USB 3.0 on the front; power saving; silent, and not heat; HDMI connections; low-radiation design; brief design.
Minus: A bit difficult to upgrade, without Windows OS.
Score Assessment - Performance: 3.75 - Facilities: 3.75 - Ease: 3.75 - Price: 3.75 - Total Score: 3.75