The pandemic has revived many ailing fields and opportunities. One such segment that saw great growth is of laptops and desktops. This is why companies like Asus also introduced all in one desktop machines like Asus AIO 241e. We spent some time with the desktop PC to understand what it is all about. This is Asus AIO 241e review you should not miss if you are looking to buy a new PC.
Asus AIO 241e review: Design and Display
Out of the box, the Asus AIO 241e screams for attention. The gold outlook is very modern and premium. However, the edge to edge 24-inch display without any bezel is what takes the cake away. The front bottom has a golden panel, which has an HD camera, a couple of MICs and speakers.
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Turn it around and you will find a flurry of USB 3.1 ports, HDMI in and HDMI our ports along with an Ethernet port. The power button can also be seen here on the right side. The bottom also has a mode switch (which can switch modes from PC to a set-top box or gaming console), a 3.5 mm audio port as well as an additional USB port, in case you want to connect a pen drive.
With the Asus AIO 241e, the users get full QWERTY with NUM pad wireless keyboard and mouse. They run on dual triple-A and single double-A batteries. Both work well for daily use, but in case you want to game, then you would want a better keyboard and mouse. The golden metal stands ads to the show on the AIO and with the golden keyboard and mouse, it just looks fantabulous.
Coming to the display, we went gaga over it. Asus AIO 241e comes with an anti-glare FHD LED display that can protrude sharp imagery and vivid colours. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio and 250 nits of peak brightness. We played a lot of Netflix videos as well and YouTube content and the AIO did not disappoint us. The sound compliments the display perfectly in the form of 3W x 2 speakers.
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Asus AIO 241e review: Performance
When it comes to the technical specifications of the Asus AIO 241e AIO, the PC has an Intel Core i5 11th Gen CPU with a clock speed up to 2.4 GHz. The machine also comes with 8 GB RAM, 256GB SSD (PCIe), 1TB HDD and an onboard graphics unit. Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.0 built on Windows 10 Pro are also there.
Overall, we found the Asus AIO 241e to be quite good. We played games like DOTA 2 and CS: Go on it and both ran between 60-90FPS with ease on high settings. There is almost no bloatware and Asus has done a good job to optimise this AIO. The best part about this AIO is that you can connect an external device such as the Xbox or the PlayStation and play games using its large screen. A 90W power adaptor comes in the box and that is the amount of energy this AIO consumes. Which when compared to a regular desktop is much less.
The keyboard and wireless mouse work well and we had no problems with them for regular office use. We did a few office meetings on the Asus AIO 241e, too, and the results here were desirable too. All in all, a good machine for office or entertainment needs.
Asus has done a very good job in designing the Asus AIO 241e. We loved the golden look and feel. The machine is quick, loads applications and software swiftly and there is hardly any lag. At Rs 64,990 the machine can very well be your next buy if you are in the market looking for a desktop PC that will cater to your office needs, but not consume a lot of power. The only thing that can be better here is if the RAM was 16GB in the same price bracket.
Compact in size
RAM a bit less
No dedicated graphics card
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