- Windows 8.1 Pro or other editions available- Accommodates up to two storage drives for added flexibility- Dual channel DDR3 SO-DIMM (support up to 16 GB)- Fast 802.11ac Wi-Fi and mobile device...
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Asus few processor core computers have good reviews on average and across all personal computers Asus is one of the better rated brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
SSD Storage Medium
The VivoPC VM42 has a faster storage speed than most personal computers of a similar age and spec to it. This computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it 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 across all computers of this age and type.
An HDD storage medium is the worst storage speed amongst comparable types of computer.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many computers of a similar spec and age to it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The VivoPC VM42 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most few processor core computers that came out around the same time as it. Across all similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the VivoPC VM42 the best internal memory type is DDR4-SDRAM and the worst is DDR3-SDRAM.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The VivoPC VM42 is a four USB 3.0 port computer.
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Has One Cable Included
The VivoPC VM42 has a greater number of included cables than most personal computers of a similar age and type to it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers of this age and spec.
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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is 300MHz. The VivoPC VM42 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that are a comparable age to the VivoPC VM42.
Only Two SATA Connectorss
Most few processor core computers that were released more than a year ago have between two and three SATA connectorss, including the Asus VivoPC VM42 which has two SATA connectorss.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
Personal computers of this type and age have total storage capacity of between 8GB and 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB. With a total storage capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has one of the smaller total storage capacity amongst few processor core computers of this age.
Very Small Internal Memory
The average internal memory of desktop computers of this age and type is 4.7GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst computers of this age.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2GB memory PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebox (£134.69).
If you want a computer with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Fujitsu Q520 (£572.58) (4GB).
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Very Slow Processor Clock Speed
Similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz. The VivoPC VM42 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the VivoPC VM42.
There are a number of other 1.4GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available that you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Asus Chromebox (£134.69).
PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Acer Chromebox CXI2 (£172.97) (1.5GHz).
Only Two Processor Threads
The VivoPC VM42 is a two processor thread desktop computer.
Quite Small Processor Cache
Computers of this type and age have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. At only 2 megabytes, the VivoPC VM42 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were released one year ago.
1 Other reason to consider the Asus VivoPC VM42
Released Over Two Years Ago
This computer has been on the market for over two years.
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
Error Checking and Correcting (ECC)
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 2
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Solid-State Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III, Micro Serial ATA, Micro Serial ATA II, Micro Serial ATA III
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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
Anti-Virus, MS Office 2013
Anti-Virus, MS Office 2013
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
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
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Water Cooling System
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 Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Active Management Technology Version
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
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Adobe Acrobat Reader,ASUS WebStorage,Intel Smart Connect Technology,Window Live