• CPU: Intel Core i5-3470T processor 2.90 GHz
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Display: 23 inch Full HD Display
  • Storage: 1TB
  • Connectivity: WiFi, 4x USB 3.0, 2x USB 2.0, Ethernet, DVI
  • Dimensions: 554 x 225 x 433 mm
  • Pros:
  • Simultaneous 10-point input
  • Presence sensor
  • Versatile display
  • Cons:
  • No external GPU Somewhat unresponsive touchscreen

Bold, Daring, Sophisticated

The launch of Microsoft’s new Windows 8 operating system has got every computer manufacturer’s attention, with the different ways the operating system can be used. AIOs have also joined the party, combining large touch screen display and a clean design that fits even relatively cramped spaces. One of these is the recently announced Fujitsu Esprimo X913-T.

The Esprimo X913-T is clad in an all-black chassis. The display is a 23-inch multitouch screen that is capable of registering up to 10 finger inputs simultaneously. It also has a number of I/O ports, including four USB 3.0 ports at the sides and the back, two USB 2.0 ports, one Ethernet port and one DVI port to extend the display to another monitor.

Powered by a 2.9GHz Intel 3rd-Generation Core i5 processor, the Esprimo runs Windows 8. Performance here is fairly good, and the machine can function both as a work and multimedia PC. Sadly, it doesn’t come with a dedicated GPU.

Far from being a typical AIO where the wow factor ends with just a touch sensitive display, the Esprimo comes with a number of other interesting software features, such as a Presence Sensor, which wakes the computer up from sleep mode whenever it senses that someone is near the computer.

Another interesting thing to note is that the Esprimo’s display can also be laid horiontally, allowing you to share its content much easily. What’s even better in our opinion is that the Esprimo does not require a power brick to be powered up. When we first unboxed it we thought that it was missing, only to figure out a short while later that all it needed was one power cable.

One criticism we’d like to point out to the Esprimo however, is that the touch sensitive display can be a bit jerky and unresponsive at times, which does get a bit annoying.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The performance of Fujitsu’s Esprimo X913-T AIO is expected from an AIO with relatively powerful specs. Its uniformed design makes for the perfect office machine, for those who value space, yet want something powerful to work with.

(previously published in issue April 2012)