Asus P3-P5G33 Barebone Slim PC

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April 10, 2007 by Lawrence Lee

Product Asus P3-P5G33
Barebones PC
Manufacturer ASUSTeK
Street Price US$200

Asus is a giant in the PC market with their fingers in just about everything these days. While they are most known as the world's #1 motherboard manufacturer, they also make a variety of other products including graphics cards, optical drives, phones, PDAs, networking equipment, basically anything with a circuit board. Most recently they produced the highly popular Eee PC, a compact laptop running Linux. There is seemingly no limit to their ever-extending reach.

They have also manufactured several lines of barebone PCs for some time, most notably, their P/Pundit line which are marketed as "booksize" and their S-presso SFF cubes. Their latest barebones is the P3-P5G33. It's a mATX platform with a slim case which only accommodate low-profile expansion cards. The case is paired with an Asus P5K-VM motherboard, powered by Intel's G33 northbridge and ICH9 southbridge. Also included are a 220W power supply and a media card reader. On paper, the P5G33 is a fairly typical, traditional product without any major innovations.

As a slim-line tower case, it gives off an aura of elegance, but we can hardly call it book-sized.

The P3-P5G33 also makes a classy desktop PC.

Asus Pundit P3-P5G33: Specifications (from the product web page)
(Prescott,Smithfield,Cedarmill,Presler, Conroe,Kentsfield,Wolfdale,Yorkfield)
LGA 775
1333/1066/800/533 MHz
Chipset North Bridge: Intel G33
South Bridge: Intel ICH9
Memory 4 x DIMM
Dual DDR2 800/667/533
Support max. 8GB
Expansion Slots 1 x PCI-e x 16 (low profile)
1 x PCI-e x 4 (low profile)
2 x PCI (low profile)
Graphics Integrated GMA 3100
IDE 1 x ATA 133
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
Audio Realtek ALC883
Azalia 8 Channel
Dimension (mm)
W x H x D
95 x 357 x 398
Drive Bays 2 x 3.5" (internal)
1 x 5.25"
Front Panel 1 x 6-in-1 Card Reader (CF, SM, MS, MS Pro, MMC, SD)
1 x Headphone
1 x Microphone
1 x IEEE 1394 (4pin)
2 x USB 2.0
Rear Panel 1 x D-sub
1 x IEEE1394 (6pin)
1 x Line-In/Line-Out(Front L/R)/Mic-in
1 x Back Surround LR/Side Surround LR/Center LFE
1 x PS/2 Keyboard or Mouse
1 x Parallel Port
1 x RJ45 LAN
1 x S/PDIF-out (Coaxial)
6 x USB 2.0
Power Supply
220 W (PFC)
O/S Support Windows Vista/XP
Key Features ASUS C.P.R
ASUS CrashFree BIOS3
ASUS Ez Flash2
ASUS My Logo2
AntiVirus Solution
Great Expandability
Recover Pro
Tool-less Design

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