ASUS M32CD Desktop with Skylake i5 via Amazon
ASUS M32CD doesn’t include a monitor but a keyboard and mouse combo and there is no dedicated graphics card but the integrated Broadwell Intel HD 530 with an average G3D mark of 1196 it is slightly better than the Intel Iris Pro 5200 found on 21.5 inch Apple iMac’s and can be compared to NVIDIA GTX 280 graphics in terms of overall graphics performance and offers beautiful visuals and full HD playback option on the right type of computer screen but not so much advanced gaming although it will handle the latest titles just fine at low to medium settings.. Also with the right type of speakers you’ll hear very decent fine-tuned surround sound via the ASUS SonicMaster + Waves MaxxAudio for games and movies and the AudioWizard interface with five preset profiles for optimal sound for different purposes- 8 channel audio, left and right speakers and a central bass. Wireless internet connection by the faster and larger coverage 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 LAN, SuperMulti 24X DVD-RW Drive, 2 x USB 3.0 front ports, 2 x USB 3.1 and 2 x USB 3.0 at the rear, 6-in-1 Media Card Reader, Headphone/Microphone Combo, an HDMI output and a VGA output for two monitor capability.
Conclusion: ASUS M32CD is easy to set up and use with not too much bloatware and you will not need to upgrade Win 8 as it comes with Win 10 pre-installed. As a high end modern processor sixth generation quad core Intel i5-6400 offers great speed, performance and reliability, is capable of handling any work tasks you throw at it and even though it doesn’t come with a discrete GPU, you’ll be able to perform many multimedia tasks- music composition, photo editing- Photoshop, GoPro Studio, 4K Ultra HD video playback and proper gaming- latest titles at low to medium settings and older less demanding ones at high. Asus is one of the top computer brands globally with its functional, reliable, innovative and durable products (PCMag Readers’ Choice Award and the lowest % of computers sent back for repairs over the last year- 12 months). It doesn’t come with a very fast SSD but a large 1TB regular hard drive for storage space as desktop users tend to need lots of it, having said that SSD would be quite easy to install on this one and they have been coming down in price- it is something you can sort out later. Overall this is a great sleek and modern computer at a very reasonable price and you’ll see the option to get this model with i5-4460 processor and 2TB of storage if you need lots and lots of it and M32AD with Haswell Intel i3 processor.