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

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Feb 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

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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7 Reasons Against

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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus VivoPC VM42

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.

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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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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Combo Headphone/mic Port
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
UART
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Speakers Supplied
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers vm42s045, vm42s053, vm42s044, vm42s031, vm42s046, vm42s093, vm42s081, vm42s039, vm42s021, vm42s024, vm42s027, vm42s021v, vm42s024v, vm42s027m, vm42bs028, vm42s045m, vm42s053v, vm42s044v, vm42s031m, vm42s046v, vm42s093v, asus 2957, vm42s081v, vm42s039v, vm42bs028v, asus 2957u, vm42s044vn, vm42s044vnl, asus vm42s044, asus vm42s075
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