(SOLD OUT) Pre-order Skylake Win10 ASUS Desktop for $430: i5-6400, 8GB, 1TB, DVD-RW, HD 530 Integrated, etc

UPDATE 9/18/15: the Skylake i5 ASUS M32CD Desktop is no longer orderable and the Amazon Product page has no estimate on if/when this will come back…

Meanwhile, the other one mentioned in this post, the i3-4170 model remains available for pre-order for $355.

On the desktop computer front, if you are interested in the new Skylake processors and Windows 10, there’s a good pre-order deal at Amazon for $430, it is the ASUS M32CD Desktop. Limit one per customer at the moment. Main specs:

  • Intel Core i5-6400 Skylake 2.7GHz to 3.3GHz Turbo
  • CPU ranks #236 at cpubenchmark.net
  • 8GB RAM DDR 3 1600MHz
  • 1TB hard drive 7200RPM
  • SuperMultiFormat DVD burner (24x DVD-RW)
  • Intel Integrated 530 HD Graphics
  • dual monitor capability with HDMI and VGA connections
  • 5-in-1 front card reader (front)
  • two USB 3.0 ports (front)
  • two USB 3.1 ports (back)
  • two USB 2.0 ports (back)
  • Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • keyboard, mouse included
  • Monitor not included
  • Windows 10 out of the box
  • more details at the Amazon product page
  • NOTE: the reviews you see there are for older models/editions

Separately, there is an i3-4170 model available for pre-order for $355.