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Asus Vivo Mini UN42
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Asus Vivo Mini UN42 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 32GB SSD

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Jan 2015
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A Mini PC Of Epic ProportionsASUS VivoMini crams all your home computing needs in a mini PC that's only slightly bigger than your wallet. VivoMini is powered by a choice of 4th generation Intel... More
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Good Brand

Based on 211 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its personal computers. Asus also has good ratings specifically for its few processor core computers compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Vivo Mini UN42 has a faster storage speed than most similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as it. This computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most computers of this age and spec have an HDD storage medium. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.

This computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all personal computers that were released around the same time as the Vivo Mini UN42.

An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed across similar types of computer.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on few processor core computers that came out 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 typical of many similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards

The Vivo Mini UN42 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Asus PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers of this age and spec. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the Vivo Mini UN42 is more than most PCs that are a comparable age to it. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this desktop computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Asus desktop computer.

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Very Short

The average height of desktop computers of a similar type and age to the Vivo Mini UN42 is 190mm. With a height of only 42 millimeters, the Asus Vivo Mini UN42 is one of the shorter similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Vivo Mini UN42 amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Very Shallow

The shallowest personal computer that has been available for a similar time to the Vivo Mini UN42 is 33mm deep and the deepest is 1,100mm. The Vivo Mini UN42 is quite shallow (only 131 millimeters) compared to most of the other computers of this age and type.

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Very Light

Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for more than a year the weights range from 140g to 14kg. The Vivo Mini UN42 is quite light (only 1,000 gram) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Vivo Mini UN42.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

Across all the desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Vivo Mini UN42 the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB. With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Vivo Mini UN42 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Vivo Mini UN42 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB. The Vivo Mini UN42 has a very small internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

When compared to other desktop computers of this age and spec that we have checked, the Vivo Mini UN42's processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest. Comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the Vivo Mini UN42 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Acer Chromebox CXI2[plb_2928064_price] (1.5GHz), the Shuttle XS35V5 Pro[plb_3166247_price] (1.6GHz), or the Asus UN62[plb_2903237_price] (1.9GHz).

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Vivo Mini UN42 is a two processor thread personal computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago have between two and three processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Asus Vivo Mini UN42 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the Vivo Mini UN42. Few processor core computers that were released one year ago have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus Vivo Mini UN42

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this few processor core PC was released.

Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
Wake-On-LAN Ready
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Product Type
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
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Idle States
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)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
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
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers un42m028, un42m026, un42m026m, un42m028y, asus un42m015, asus un42m054, asus un42m087, asus un42m087y, asus un42m015y, asus un42m054y
Barcodes 04716659936336, 04716659946243

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