H61 and Ivy Bridge
For this all-in-one ASUS went with the Intel Core i5-3450. It's a 3.1 GHz quad-core processor without HyperThreading but with a maximum Turbo speed of 3.5 GHz. The processor has integrated graphics just like the other Ivy Bridge CPUs in the form of Intel HD Graphics 4000, but ASUS decided to also add an Nvidia GeForce GT630M graphics processor with 1 GB memory. We would have preferred a more powerful graphics card for this configuration. For smoothly playing back video or playing a video games at reasonable resolutions the HD Graphics 4000 is actually enough, but for heavier loads you will need something more potent than the GT630M. The motherboard is based on the somewhat older Intel H61 chipset.
The motherboard is based on an Intel H61 chipset, not the more recent generation.
Our test model came with a Blu-ray player, a 7,200 RPM 1 TB hard drive, and two SO-DIMM modules with a total of 6 GB DDR3-1600 RAM. There is also an integrated WiFi card, with 150 MBit/s on the 2.4 GHz band.
ASUS doesn't expect you to solely interact with the computer via the touch screen, so a wireless keyboard and mice are included in the box. The receiver is not integrated into the all-in-one, so the bundled mini-adapter will take up one of the USB ports. The keyboard is relatively comfortable, and the mouse is a little on the small side.