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Asus VM42 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB 32GB

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Oct 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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12 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Asus is one of the superior PC brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Asus also has good ratings for its few processor core computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

Most PCs of this age and type have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus VM42 which has four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus VM42 has a faster storage speed than most few processor core computers that were released more than a year ago. This computer has an SSD storage medium, whereas most few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage speed amongst all comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the VM42.

Amongst comparable types of personal computer the worst storage speed is HDD.

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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 are a comparable age to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on desktop computers of a similar spec and age 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 personal computers of this spec and age. Most few processor core computers that are a similar age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. The internal memory type of all few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the VM42 ranges from DDR3-SDRAM (worst) to DDR4-SDRAM (best).

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Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards

The Asus VM42 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by PCs of a similar age and spec to the VM42. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus VM42 is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer. Most of the other PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Two Storage Drives

Most computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VM42 have between 1 and 499 storage drives, including the Asus VM42 which has two storage drives.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Asus VM42 is more than most PCs that were released around the same time as it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers that were released around the same time as the VM42.

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Very Light

Few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the VM42 have weights of between 140g and 14kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus VM42 is one of the lighter few processor core computers that were released one year ago amongst personal computers of this age.

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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 desktop computers of this age. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of few processor core computers that were released more than a year ago is 4GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Asus VM42 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec. Few processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the VM42 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 690MHz.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the VM42 have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the Asus VM42 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Two SATA Connectorss

Most PCs of a comparable age and spec to the VM42 have between two and three SATA connectorss, including the Asus VM42 which has two SATA connectorss.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of personal computers of a similar spec and age to the VM42 is 8GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB. The Asus VM42 has a fairly small total storage capacity (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the VM42.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age. Across all the personal computers of this type and age the internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the computers that are a comparable age to the VM42 the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Asus VM42 has one of the slowest processor clock speeds amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Shuttle XS35V5 Pro[plb_3166247_price] (1.6GHz).

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year have between two and three processor threads, including the Asus VM42 which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The Asus VM42 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. The processor caches of similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the VM42 range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus VM42 is a two USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus VM42

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this Asus PC was released.

Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
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
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 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
Performance
Audio System
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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vm422976, vm42s083, vm42s083y, vm422976u, vm422976ub, vm422976uba, asus vm42s173, asus vm42s173z, asus 90ms00b1m01730
Barcodes 04712900102505, 04712900220018

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