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Asus Essentio CM6870 Review: Ivy Bridge Performance, Mediocre Gaming

At a Glance

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At a Glance

It's fast for what you throw at it, but the CM6870 could benefit from more polish.

Price when rated: 999


  • 2TB of storage and built-in Blu-ray
  • Top-notch general speeds due to Ivy Bridge CPU


  • Limited and frustrating upgradability
  • Weaker gaming performance on demanding titles

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