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Asus UN42
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Asus UN42 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 32GB SSD

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2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Oct 2015
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ASUS VivoMini crams all your home computing needs in a mini PC that's only slightly bigger than your wallet. VivoMini is powered by a choice of 4th generation Intel processors, and has Intel HD... More
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Two Industry Awards

This desktop computer was given an "Ease of Use Award" by Ua.gecid.com who thought that this computer was straightforward to use.

The expert at one more expert review site decided that this Asus PC was good. This Asus computer received an "Approved" award from HEXUS.net.

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Average Expert Reviews

This computer received an expert rating of 79% from Chip.de.

Asus Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 214 expert and user reviews for Asus personal computers and found that on average Asus has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically for its few processor core personal computers.

Robust

One Asus UN42 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was well made. Last year Hexus.net wrote on HEXUS.net “Small, well-built and barely audible”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most personal computers of this type and age have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus UN42 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus UN42 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most few processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

This PC's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all few processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst comparable types of PC the worst storage speed is HDD.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Asus UN42 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most few processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it. Most desktop computers that came out around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Similar spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago internal memory types range from DDR3-SDRAM to DDR4-SDRAM.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Asus UN42 is more than most computers of a similar type and age to it. This PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the UN42.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Asus UN42 is more than most few processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Very Short

The heights of personal computers of this spec and age range from 27mm to 500mm. With a height of only 42 millimeters, the Asus UN42 is quite short compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the UN42.

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Very Light

The weights of PCs of this spec and age range from 140g to 16kg. The Asus UN42 is one of the lighter comparable spec PCs that were released one year ago (only 1,000 gram) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Very Shallow

Few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN42 have depths of between 33mm and 1,100mm, and the average depth is 280mm. The Asus UN42 is quite shallow (only 131 millimeters) compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the UN42.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Asus UN42 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Across all the few processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 27GB.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Asus UN42 is a two SATA III connector desktop computer.

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Only Two SATA Connectorss

Most PCs of a comparable age and type to the UN42 have between two and three SATA connectorss, including the Asus UN42 which has two SATA connectorss.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Personal computers of this spec and age have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB. With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Asus UN42 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst few processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec PCs that were released more than a year ago range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB. The Asus UN42 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the UN42 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Asus UN42 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst computers of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Asus UN42 is a two processor thread computer.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Asus UN42 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year. The smallest processor cache of desktop computers that are a comparable age to the UN42 is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Desktop computers of a similar age and type to the UN42 have maximum internal memory of between 4GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 27GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Asus UN42 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the UN42.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus UN42 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus UN42

Released Over a Year Ago

This desktop computer was released over a year ago.

Specification

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Design
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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(6)
10 August 2015

Admittedly, the unappetising 32GB SSD in this base model did colour my experience of using the Asus VivoMini UN42. In short, building a Windows PC around this this capacity is best avoided, as...

2 February 2015

Asus takes the established VivoPC and shrinks the already-small chassis' volume by over 60 per cent to create the tiny VivoMini version.Small, well-built and barely audible, the VivoMini UN42,...

HEXUS.net

27 February 2015

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4 December 2015

Muchos menospreciamos el potencial que tienen muchos procesadores Celeron de las últimas generaciones. A mí me gusta recordármelo de vez en cuando y por eso hoy le dedicaremos algo de tiempo a... Read more…

Small, quiet and cool
Good ports selection
Very good build quality
Inexpensive
Sehr leise im Betrieb
Lack of space on SSD
Cannot output 4K
Viel zu wenig Speicherplatz
Nur 2 GByte RAM
Kein vollwertiges Betriebssystem an Bord
2 March 2015

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Ua.gecid.com

17 July 2015

Der Asus VivoMini UN42-M021Y hätte eine exzellente Preis-Leistungs-Empfehlung werden können. Im Test stört die mit nur 32 GByte viel zu kleine SSD aber das gute Gesamtbild. Neben dem...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un42m064, un42m021, un42m121, un42m031, un42m057, un42m057y, un42m064y, un42m021y, un42m121z, un42m031m, asus un42m015, asus un42m054, asus un42m087, asus un42m015y, asus un42m054y, asus un42m087y, 90ms0091m01210
Barcodes 04712900172621, 04716659914747, 04716659936244
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