13 Barebones Reviewed Are Anything But Square

Pros And Cons


  • Extremely small structural design;
  • DVI connector;
  • Many external interfaces;
  • S-Video / composite output;
  • Easy installation of hardware;
  • PC Card slot.


  • Loud CPU fan;
  • Installation problems with double-sided memory modules;
  • No AGP slot.

Temperature Measurements

Brief Conclusion

The ASUS Pundit only needs very little space if it is set up on its wide 3.5" hard drives, and 5.25" drives can be installed in the small barebone with no problems. However, there is very little space between the CPU fan and the RAM socket, which could lead to problems. Both an analog and digital monitor can be operated using the onboard graphics. The Pundit can also be connected directly to a television via the S-Video and composite outputs.

Double-sided memory leads to problems

Siggy Moersch