Imagine 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 imagining and meet the ASUS VivoPC. Powered...
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Asus has good average reviews for its few processor core computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Asus VM42 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the VM42 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Asus VM42 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most computers that are a comparable age to it. Most few processor core computers that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The best internal memory type of all personal computers of this age and type is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.
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Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus VM42 is more than most personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the VM42. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Asus VM42 is a four USB 3.0 port computer.
Two Storage Drives
The Asus VM42 is a two storage drive computer.
Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the Asus VM42 is more than most desktop computers of this age and type. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
At only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus VM42 is fairly light compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the VM42. The lightest PC of a comparable age and spec to the VM42 is 140g heavy, the heaviest is 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg.
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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has one of the smaller max internal memory supported processors amongst computers of this age. Across all the comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the VM42 the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 27GB.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of desktop computers of this age and type range from 100MHz to 690MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus VM42 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst computers of this age.
Only Two SATA III Connectors
The Asus VM42 is a two SATA III connector computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that were released more than a year ago have between two and three SATA III connectors.
Only Two SATA Connectorss
Most desktop computers of a similar age and type to the VM42 have between two and three SATA connectorss, including the Asus VM42 which has two SATA connectorss.
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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
Few processor core computers that are a similar age to the VM42 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz. The processor clock speed of the Asus VM42 of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest amongst comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the VM42.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age. 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.
Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity
Across all the desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 2TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has one of the smallest hard drive capacity amongst similar spec PCs of this age.
Only Two Processor Threads
The Asus VM42 is a two processor thread computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the VM42 have between two and three processor threads.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The Asus VM42 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. Across all the comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the VM42 the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Asus VM42 is a two USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the VM42 have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when Asus released the VM42.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.
Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire XC-705 (1TB).
Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.
Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth considering include the M32AD (6GB), or the K31AD (8GB) both from Asus.
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Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 with Bing
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
Adobe Acrobat Reader, ASUS WebStorage, Intel Smart Connect Technology,Window Live
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