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ASUS Vintage PE1

ASUS Vintage PE1
alaScore 77

33 reviews

Apr, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of ASUS Vintage PE1. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the ASUS Vintage PE1 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 33 reviews)

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Consumer review (

Beautiful Barebone


Great case with awesome airflow. Good price for what you get

The PSU could be better and the mobo could be better but for the price you can't beat it

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Barebones - GREAT VALUE!


After Flash teh system is very quick loading and stable. I have several out at clients, all running better than good.

Great start to a stable system. I found it to quite, smooth running and great value

the bios needs to be flashed at first boot. make a CDR with the files for bios flash and boot up press ALT-F2 and flash away - else it will seem to be DOA

Feb, 2007

Consumer review (

Almost DOA


Long story short, by process of elimination, the power supply connector to the motherboard was not making adequate contact. After disconnecting and reconnecting it from the motherboard, the box powered up and ran like a champ. I was dreading having to...

Very fast and easy to assemble. All of the necessary cables were connected to the MB and in the proper place

Did not power up on initial assembly. It appeared to cycle "on" about every second or so

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Still working great!


I have now had this product for over 1 year. I wrote a review on 1/19/06 if you want to reference that for additional information. This review is to reinforce that information/rating. This will always be my Windows XP Legacy system. My system is: P4...

Easy installation, nice layout, everything as expected ; I upgraded my processor from a P4 505J 2.66 GHz 533 MHz FSB to a P4 650 3.4GHz proc, 800 MHz FSB. I am OCing at 5% (3.56 GHz), which seems to be the max this MB supports. I didn't know it the MB...

AGP video interface is outdated ; It seems others have had problems with firmware. I didn't because I initially installed a 505 proc, then upgraded firmware, then upgraded proc. Not very strong power supply, although supports my 6800. Not a whole lot...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Nice budget setup.


Very good power supply included. Have owned this for more than a year problems whatsoever!

Well worth the purchase if your on a budget...and looking to upgrade from an old machine

Case is a little cramped space wise inside

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Very solid


Very solid barebones at a very nice price. I've had it running mythtv and it's always on, feeding my TV while I use it at the same time as my general use Linux machine and never complains. The case is solid and looks good

None really, except it'd be nice it came easy to open by hand rather than needing a screwriver. But that's pretty trivial

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (



Poor documentation almost led me to believe I had a bad motherboard. Manual pretty much says this... install processor, install ram, install hardrive. Thats it! It's thick becasue it says that in 27 languages. If you use one memory module, it goes in...

Case looks very nice, and it's not huge! I felt it was also very solid, it didn't feel flimsy. It has a nice assortment of ports on the front. Barebone includes a floppy drive. For internet, email, home office, minor gamming, I think this is a cheap...

Not meant to be a power house machine. Only supports up to an Athlon 3700 processor. Poor documentation. I could not use Windows Media center 2005 on this machine. I had to install XP home addition. This is not a motherboard Asus sells seperately, I...

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

ASUS Vintage-PE1 Intel P4 up to 3.8 GHz (Prescott) Intel Socket T(LGA775) SiS 661FX SiS Mirage Barebone


Spend your money on something else and get more bang for the buck.

simple cheap system. you must upgrade the BIOS if your going to run any halfway decent proc. give it plenty of memory cause its a slow mobo

Good luck with the bios upgrade.better know what your doing. ASUS made this more complicated than it needed to be but it does work

Dec, 2006

Consumer review (

Works Great


I have this Barebone running with an Intel Celeron D 2.53GHZ 64Bit processor, and it stays very cool (Idle temp averages around 33C) using just the stock heatsink and fan. Drives Installed: 1 Maxtor EIDE HDD 1 Waestern Digital SATA HDD 1 Pacific...

There is no beating this barebone for a budget sytem ; I have not had a single system crash while using this PC for almost two months. For those who keep their PC running all the time it works great for that, as well. I have left this PC running for 7...

In terms of its functionality I have no cons, since it is working great. The only con, and I mean the only con I have to this point is the internal space, but unless you plan to install three or four HDD's it is fine

Nov, 2006

Consumer review (

nice case and board but...


Other than the problems above, which I feel were minor, everything ran exactly as it should once windows booted. I blame the problems on Asus which seem to be getting worse and worse as time goes on.

sleek case ; simple MB

The case and motherboard aren't exactly a perfect fit in that the main power for the MB is in the exact same spot where you would place the hard drive so I had difficulty placing the hard drive and the IDE cable, don't know how I would have placed a...

Nov, 2006

Product Specifications

Combining trustworthy performance and unique ASUS features, the ASUS Vintage-PE1 micro-tower is a user-friendly solution for budget conscious users. Why sacrifice functionality and performance over price or vise versa? The Vintage-PE1 is powerful yet affordable as well.


Audio output channels:5.1 / 6.1

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Micro tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Micro tower


Colour of product:Black

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:ASUS Vintage


Chipset Type:SiS661FX
Data Bus Speed:800MHz
Processor Socket:LGA775 Socket


Maximum internal memory:2




Type: None


Supported processor frequency (max):3.8


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Networking features:Ethernet/Fast Ethernet / LAN 10/100 Mbps
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type: None

Other features

Dimensions (WxDxH):170 x 355 x 385
Expansion slots:3 x PCI\n1 x AGP 8X
I/O ports:8 x USB 2.0 \n1 x Microfoon\n1 x Koptelefoon\n1 x IEEE1394\n1 x Line-in/Line-out/Mic-in\n1 x PS/2-toetsenbord\n1 x PS/2-muis\n1 x Parallelle poort\n1 x Seriële poort\n1 x D-sub (VGA-out)\n1 x RJ45 LAN / Front Panel:\n 4 x USB 2.0 \n 1 x Microphone\n 1 x Headphone\n 1 x IEEE1394\nRear Panel:\n 4 x USB2.0\n 1 x Line-in/Line-out/Mic-in\n 1 x PS/2 KB\n 1 x PS/2 MS\n 1 x Parallel\n 1 x Serial port\n 1 x D-sub (VGA Out)\n 1 x RJ45 LAN
Slot type:LGA775


Audio output channels:5.1
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2003/XP
Supported processor frequency (max):3.8


Power Supply:300


Max Supported Qty:1
Supported processor frequency (max):3.8
Type:No CPU


Installed Size:0MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM


Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Windows 2003/XP / Windows 2003/XP

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:0GB
OS Certified:Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / Microsoft Windows XP
Type:PC barebone

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:SiS Mirage