ASUS ExpertCenter Small Desktop PC with Intel i5-10400, D500SA-AB501 Review

ASUS ExpertCenter Small PC with Intel i5-10400 

ASUS ExpertCenter D500SA Small Form Factor

ASUS ExpertCenter D500SA-AB501 is a modern small form factor desktop computer with the latest technical specs of Intel i5-10400 processor, 512GB SSD, 12GB DDR4 memory, Windows 10 Professional, TPM 2.0 security, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and more. This October 6, 2020 release small desktop is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 51 customers on the day of this product review.

You’ll get a keyboard and mouse included with your purchase. You have the options to get the same small desktop PC in different configurations of 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, Intel i5-10500, i5-8400 or i7-10700 processors. Please check the Amazon product page for the current price differences among each version. The quarter two of 2020 release tenth generation Intel i5-10400 is a six core processor (12M cache, 12 threads) that works at the speeds between 2.9GHz and 4.3GHz with the turbo boost function. Typical TDP is 65 watts and the PassMark benchmark score is 12480 for an advanced processing power.

Windows 10 Professional 64-bit is pre-installed on the Asus ExpertCenter and comes with the additional security and other features to enhance productivity. You’ll get a month trial version of Microsoft 365 with your purchase and you can choose to pay if you’ll continue using it. 12GB DDR4 SDRAM at 2666MHz is a good amount of memory for having several browser tabs and applications open simultaneously without lagging or freezing. Up to 64GB RAM is supported by this system if you have extreme multitasking needs. 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive would be plenty for a great percentage of computer users to save their regular and multimedia files like videos, photos, songs etc.

It weighs 11 pounds and measures 13.4 x 3.7 x 11.5 inches. You have a good variety of connectivity options including the dual band 802.11ax WiFi 6 wireless, Bluetooth 5.0, a DVD Optical Drive, a 3.5mm combo audio jack, a headphone jack, an SD Card Reader, a Smartcard Reader, 4 x USB 3.2 Type-A gen 1 ports at the front and Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 LAN, an HDMI 1.4 output, 4x USB 2.0 Type-A ports, 2x PS2, a DisplayPort, 3 x Audio jacks, and a DVI-D at the rear. The steelASUS ExpertCenter D500SA Small Form Factor Desktop case inside can have as much as 4 storage devices for the maximum storage space. C drive is 189GB and D drive is 286GB. 12GB is configured as 4GB + 8GB. You can connect a few peripherals for your business and other needs to the ports at the front and the back.

Asus ExpertCenter D500SA has a tool-less chassis design without any tools needed to open it for upgrades. Please refer to the product page for the available expansion slots on this machine. The chassis is built to the MIL-STD 810G US military standard to withstand the falls or any accidents at work. And your important data will not be affected by these shocks or accidents. It is a great small desktop computer for both business and general home use. But it would not be ideal for advanced gaming as there is no extra slot for upper level video cards. With the latest tenth generation Intel i5-10400 and Windows 10 Pro, this Asus ExpertCenter offers a reliable business solution. It meets tough environmental demands and the power usage is optimized with the 80PLUS platinum power supply. You can get your Windows 10 Professional product key from Asus Support Team. 

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