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Asus VivoPC VM42
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Asus VivoPC VM42 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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ASUS VivoPCSmall yet powerful mini PCImagine all the functionalities of a traditional desktop PC in a chic, compact box with a footprint slightly larger than a standard DVD jewel case. Stop... More
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8 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago.

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

Most comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the VivoPC VM42 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the VivoPC VM42 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The VivoPC VM42 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most PCs of this age and spec. Most similar spec computers that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The internal memory type of all personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the VivoPC VM42 ranges from DDR3-SDRAM (worst) to DDR4-SDRAM (best).

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The VivoPC VM42 is a four USB 3.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the VivoPC VM42 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Light

The lightest comparable spec PC that is a similar age to the VivoPC VM42 is 140g heavy and the heaviest is 16kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the VivoPC VM42 is fairly light compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VivoPC VM42.

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7 Reasons Against

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The VivoPC VM42 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors (only 16 gigabytes) amongst few processor core personal computers of this age. Desktop computers that were released around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 27GB.

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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the VivoPC VM42 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the VivoPC VM42. The average processor clock speed of few processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the VivoPC VM42 is 2.8GHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The VivoPC VM42 is a two processor thread personal computer.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. The average processor cache of few processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 is 2.8MB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16,384 megabytes, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago. The maximum internal memory of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 range from 4GB to 33GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus VivoPC VM42 is a two USB 2.0 port computer.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The VivoPC VM42 has a greater number of included cables than most desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it. This computer has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on desktop computers of this age and spec.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Asus VivoPC VM42

Released Over a Year Ago

This few processor core computer was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The VivoPC VM42 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the VivoPC VM42.

If this few processor core computer total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus GR6[plb_2985809_price] (1TB).

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

If you would prefer a desktop computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2977719_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The VivoPC VM42 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB memory PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire TC-605[plb_2476297_price].

If this Asus desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus M32AD[plb_3097814_price] (6GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
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Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
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Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
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Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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Trial Software
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Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
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Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Mini DisplayPort
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot Type
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(3)
16 November 2015

Asus claims in its marketing literature that it is ?in search of incredible.' Judging by the performance of the Asus VivoPC VM42, the search is not yet over.INTEGRATED INARDSBuilt around an Intel... Read more…

18 March 2015

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12 November 2015

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User Reviews

(9)
Reviewed 28 November 2015 by Robert

Check to see how long the store will let you return an ASUS product for repair or refund. ASUS performs repair services under warranty, but they don't pay for the packaging or shipping costs to... Read more…

Reviewed 11 September 2015 by Jeff G.
(Verified Purchase)

Wi-fi in computer sucks needs to use Ethernet cable...

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by MoMac
(Verified Purchase)

I'M a Mac user but I use a couple applications that only run on a PC. The apps run OK but very slow. I upgraded from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 and it took 5 hours to do so. I should have added RAM... Read more…

Reviewed 16 December 2015 by VicDvorak
VicDvorak would recommend the Asus VivoPC VM42 (Verified Purchase)

Using this to host Media Center - included upgrade to Win 10...

Reviewed 14 December 2015 by Magpie
Magpie would recommend the Asus VivoPC VM42 (Verified Purchase)

Win8 is preinstalled, go to Win10 asap even though it takes time to download...

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Product Identifiers

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