Asus is one of the better rated computer brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Asus also has good reviews for its few processor core computers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The VivoPC VM42 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs that came out more than a year ago.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on desktop computers of this age and spec.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The VivoPC VM42 has a newer internal memory type than most few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This PC has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most desktop computers that were released around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The worst internal memory type of all few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.
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Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the VivoPC VM42 is more than most few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago. This Asus computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the VivoPC VM42. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
Most comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the VivoPC VM42 which has four USB 3.0 ports.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The VivoPC VM42 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the VivoPC VM42. Few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the VivoPC VM42 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 690MHz.
Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
The average processor clock speed of PCs of this spec and age is 2.8GHz. At only 1.4 gigahertz, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the VivoPC VM42.
We compared all the other 1.4GHz processor clock speed personal computers to this computer and we think because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebox[plb_2496959_price] is also worth considering.
Computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Acer Chromebox CXI2[plb_2928064_price] (1.5GHz).
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it. 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.
Only Two Processor Threads
The VivoPC VM42 is a two processor thread personal computer. Most of the other computers of this age and spec have between two and three processor threads.
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Quite Small Processor Cache
Desktop computers of a similar type and age to the VivoPC VM42 have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec computers of this age.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the VivoPC VM42 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
Only Has One Cable Included
The number of included cables found on the Asus VivoPC VM42 is more than most comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This desktop computer has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PCs that are a comparable age to the VivoPC VM42.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this few processor core PC was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the VivoPC VM42 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.
Average Hard Drive Capacity
The Asus VivoPC VM42 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the VivoPC VM42.
If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the Lenovo H30[plb_2938487_price] (1TB).
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Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus M32AD[plb_3097814_price] (6GB).
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