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

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Aug 2015
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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... More
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11 Reasons For

Asus PCs Have Good Reviews

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus VM42 is a four USB 3.0 port computer.

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Two Storage Drives

The Asus VM42 is a two storage drive computer.

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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.

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Very Light

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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10 Reasons Against

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VM42

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).

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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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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
ECC
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 Supported
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
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
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
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
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
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® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
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 Active Management Technology Version
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 Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
VESA Mount Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vm42s029, vm42s161, vm42s127, vm42s033, vm42s164, vm42s107, vm42s075, vm42s031, vm4229757, vm42s033v, vm42s164r, vm42s107v, vm42s075v, vm42s031m, vm42s029v, vm42s161m, vm42s127r, vm4229757b, vm4229757ba, asus vm422957u4g500, asus vm422957u4g500g, asus vm422957u4g500gf, asus vm422957u4g500gfr, asus vm422957u4g500gfre, asus vm422957u4g500gfree
Barcodes 00886227953738, 04712900102512, 04712900142211, 04716659860990
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