Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC Review
The Art of Performance in Stunning Detail
There are a whole host of all-in-one PCs that claim premium status, but only a few can come out with the entire package, and still fewer can come anywhere near Apple’s iMac. Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC is one of these few that can truly compete with the iMac, with their Zen AiO which is a premium AIO, with its styling clearly matching its specs. The AiO is in accordance with the Asus’ Zen laptop series, and its brushed metal, gold-tinted chassis and clean machined corners render it feel and look like the premium PC that it is.
The Zen AiO Z240IC provides an amazing display, and is fast for gaming and everyday alike. Although it doesn’t match the elegance of an iMac, it comes close to it. To offset this the Zen Aio comes with a much a lesser price tag. On the whole, it is an excellent all-in-one for all types of users.
• 4K screen
• High-capacity 512GB SSD drive
• 1TB hard drive.
• Intel Core i7 processor
• Discrete gaming graphics.
• USB-C port.
• Mouse wakes only with a button click
• Lack of HDMI-in port
• Inconveniently placed port
• Some bloatware.
Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC Design and Features
Asus Zen AiO Pro’s 24” screen with a resolution of a whopping 3,840×2,160, is nothing short of amazing. This extremely high density of pixels renders all types of images incredibly smooth-looking. It is quite obvious that AiO truly is targeting professionals and home users alike, with its emphasis on color performance, 99.9% sRGB color range as well as a delta-E of a mere 3.7, and a highly impressive panel. Apart from these, the Zen AiO has a maximum 303cd/m2 brightness which is sufficiently for all intents and purposes. As to ports and connectivity it has plenty of connectivity with no less than four USB3 ports, one USB 3.1 port, one USB2 port, one SD card reader, two HDMI ports, one gigabit Ethernet port, as also an audio jack along its center and rear. However it is lacking in one thing: an HDMI input that comes with a HDCP 2.2 support.
All components used in the creation of the Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC is almost state-of-the-art: The CPU incorporating the Skylake Core i7-6700T processor, the stupendous 16GB DDR4/2133 of system memory, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU, apart from the integrated HD 530 graphics, and to top it all the PCIe-based M.2 at 512GB Samsung SM951 SSD. And if this 512GB is unable to include all your files, a 1TB hard drive on board will do the trick. Besides, there is virtually no need for the usual buyer to go for an upgrade of these components. And if you want to, you must have exceptional skills.
Inputs on Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC
The Zen AiO Z240IC comes with ten-point touchscreen along with a matching wireless mouse and keyboard. I enjoyed the typing feel of the Chiclet-style keyboard, offers a pleasant typing feel and the fine mouse. However, these lacks inputs lacks in sufficient solid producing heft.