ASUS ROG G20AJ-US006S Desktop Review

ASUS ROG G20AJ-US006S Desktop Review

ASUS G20AJ-US006S Desktop
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ASUS G20AJ-US006S is a modern compact gaming desktop PC that will let you game efficiently without needing the size and super power of expensive gaming computers. It is fast and offers great picture and video quality with the 4th generation Intel i3 processor that outperforms many i5 processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX745 graphics card, large amounts of memory and hard drive at higher speed as well as a gaming keyboard and mouse. It is not expensive, works very quietly without heating issues and performs well in current games and any daily tasks- hardcore gaming and powerful computing in a compact size and at an affordable price.

ASUS G20AJ-US006S comes with the Haswell dual core Intel i3-4150 processor at 3.5 GHz speed (3MB cache) with no turbo boost but hyper threading so dual cores can handle four threads in parallel, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM to multitask very smoothly, 1 TB SATA hard drive at 7200 rpm rotating speed as generous amount of storage for all your multimedia and games with faster read and write times than standard 5400rpm HDDs and Windows 8.1 operating system. The CPU that was released in Quarter 2 of 2014 has the passmark benchmark score of 4981 on this review date and can handle the most demanding tasks as well as the latest games at the highest settings and resolutions with the GPU that comes with it.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX745 with 4GB of dedicated VRAM is suitable for not only modern gaming but also watching movies in super clear 4K Ultra high definition with immersive visuals and vibrant colours and do advanced multimedia editing and 3D models in WQHD quality at 2560x1440 resolution and customisable lighting effects with 8 million colours.The integrated graphics card that is a part of the i3-4150 CPU is the Intel HD 4400 that is up to 30% faster than the Intel HD 4000 and compares to the dedicated Radeon HD 7550M GPU. For the loud and clear sound through the speakers or headset, you have the Asus SonicMaster for when you’re gaming, listening to songs or streaming videos and the ROG AudioWizard sound processing with five customisable modes. You can play games like Shadows of Mordor, Battlefield 4 and FarCry 4 at highest settings smoothly and fluently on up to 4 monitors.

ASUS ROG G20AJ-US006S Desktop Review
Bold design compact 12.5 litre case ASUS G20AJ with its aggressive lines, Mayan inspired markings and matte black finish looks sharp and clean without the side exhaust vents, weighs 19.4 lbs and has the dimensions of 7.40 x 23.30 x 15.70 inches. It operates quietly at only 22 dB and stays cool at all times thanks to the natural convection with a hidden airflow channel plus dual internal fans for heat dissipation, comes with a wired gaming keyboard and mouse and you may choose to get a wireless keyboard/mouse combo as an optional extra. Connectivity options include front and rear (4 x USB 2.0 ports, 4 x USB 3.0 ports), Gigabit Ethernet LAN with GameFirst II game-packet prioritisation letting you play at up to eight times faster than regular Ethernet and 802.11 AC wireless with up to 3 times more speed than the 802.11bgn and wider coverage, Bluetooth 4.0, an HDMI port to connect the PC to your HDTV, DVI output, audio output (8-channel audio support) and headphone jack.

Conclusion: ASUS G20AJ-US006S is a powerful yet small form desktop PC in a 12.5 litre case with a space saving futuristic design without external side exhaust fans, 4th generation Intel Core i3-4150 processor, 8B memory, 1TB 7200rpm HDD and desktop-level NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 graphics card for top gaming performance and multimedia. It comes with a good range of modern connectivity options including Bluetooth, HDMI, 8 USB ports at the front and back and fast 802.11ac WiFi. Asus makes great computers- desktops and laptops and seems to top the lists every year for customer satisfaction, design, innovation and reliability. Do not think just because this comes with an i3 processor, it is less of a gaming computer or performs less, it actually outperformed a variety of Intel i5 processors in different tests, so this system has the power, speed, looks, compact design, functionality and versatility and offers awesome value for money.

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