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Asus ET2220IUTI review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £800
inc VAT

It’s not the best looking all-in-one around, but it’s powerful and makes a perfect combined replacement for your TV and PC


3GHz Intel Core i5-3330, 6GB RAM, 21.5in 1,920×1,080 display, Windows 8

All-In-One PCs are smaller, better looking and – for many users – more approachable and less intrusive than a hefty desktop tower PC. The Asus ET2220IUTI isn’t particularly good-looking as far as such systems go, but this touchscreen all-in-one will definitely be a better fit for many bedrooms and sitting rooms than your average PC.

Asus ET2220IUTI

It has a 21.5in 1,920×1,080 touchscreen, which works brilliantly with Windows 8. Unfortunately, it’s also very glossy and extremely prone to picking up greasy fingerprints. It’s nice and bright, though, and produces fairly accurate colours, although contrast is a little poor. The multi-touch screen is responsive and hardy enough to stand up to even the frantic hammering we gave it when tapping away at the touchscreen game demos the PC comes with.

We were pleased to find the ET2220IUTI has both HDMI in and out ports, which means that you can both connect a second screen or a projector, and use the PC’s integrated display with other input sources, such as a games console. There’s also a built-in digital TV tuner and a copy of ArcSoft TV to use it with, so you can just plug the PC into your antenna and use it as a Freeview TV. It’s a shame that Windows 8 no longer ships with excellent Media Center, which was built-into Windows 7 as standard.

Asus ET2220IUTI

Microsoft still offers Media Center as an optional download, but you’ll have to pay £50 for it.

With its 21.5in screen, the ET2220IUTI’s large enough to make for a comfortable viewing experience in a bedroom or small living room. The ET2220IUTI’s home entertainment credentials are rounded out by a Blu-ray drive, so you can watch all the latest films at full HD quality.

Asus ET2220IUTI

The integrated speaker, positioned along the bottom of the screen is among the best we’ve ever heard on an all-in-one system, providing good quality music reproduction rather than simply being good enough for games or TV. It’s better than many cheap dedicated speaker sets, but if you want to connect something a bit more serious, or use a headset for gaming, there are 3.5mm headphone and mic ports at the side of the PC.

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Basic Specifications

Rating *****
Processor Intel Core i5-3330
Processor external bus 100MHz (DMI)
Processor multiplier x30
Processor clock speed 3GHz
Processor socket LGA1155
Memory 6
Memory type PC3-10666
Maximum memory 32GB
Motherboard Asus ET2220I


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/3
Firewire ports (front/rear) 0/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n

Internal Expansion

Case all-in-one
PCI-E x1 slots (free) N/A
PCI-E x16 slots (free) N/A
Free memory slots 2

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Seagate ST2000DM003
Interface SATA3
Total storage capacity 2,000GB


Graphics card(s) Nvidia GeForce 610M
Graphics/video ports HDMI


Sound outputs 3.5mm stereo line out, 3.5mm mic in
Speakers integrated

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards SDHC, MMC
Optical drive type(s) BD-ROM, DVD+/-RW +/-DL


Viewable size 21.5 in
Screen model integrated
Native resolution 1,920×1,080
Screen inputs HDMI

Other Hardware

Keyboard Asus wireless keyboard
Mouse Asus wireless mouse


Software included none
Operating system Windows 8
Operating system restore option restore partition

Buying Information

Warranty one year RTB
Price £800

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