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

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Jul 2015
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10 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.

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

Most personal computers of this age and spec 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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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable 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 of this type and age. Most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all personal computers of this age and type the worst internal memory type 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 Asus VM42 is more than most computers that came out around the same time as it. This Asus personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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

Most few processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the VM42 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus VM42 which has four USB 3.0 ports.

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Has One Cable Included

The Asus VM42 has a greater number of included cables than most few processor core computers that have been around for more than a year. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Very Light

The Asus VM42 is fairly light (only 1.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the VM42. Across all the computers that have been around for a comparable time to the VM42 the weights range from 140g to 14kg.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus VM42 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the VM42. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor core computers that were released one year ago is 100MHz and the fastest is 690MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of computers of a similar spec and age to the VM42 is 750MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus VM42 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the VM42.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Asus VM42 is a two SATA III connector personal computer. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and type have between two and three SATA III connectors.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The average internal memory of PCs of a similar spec and age to the VM42 is 4.7GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has one of the smaller internal memory amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

If this PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Zotac Zotac[plb_3128272_price] (4GB and higher rated).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 1.4 gigahertz, the Asus VM42 has a very slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. The average processor clock speed of few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the VM42 is 2.8GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on 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

When compared to other computers of a comparable age and type to the VM42, the Asus VM42's hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The average hard drive capacity of computers that have been available for a comparable time to the VM42 is 650GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 2TB.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the VM42 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 average processor cache of few processor core computers that were released more than a year ago is 2.8MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. The Asus VM42 has one of the smaller processor caches (only 2 megabytes) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus VM42 is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VM42

Released Over a Year Ago

This few processor core PC was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and type to the VM42.

If this Asus PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3068674_price] (1TB).

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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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 vm42s129, vm42s146, vm42s043, vm42s037, vm42s037m, asus 2957, vm42s129v, vm42s146v, vm42s043v, asus 2957u, asus vm42s042, asus vm42s042v, asus 90ms00b1m00420
Barcodes 04716659869429, 04716659871293, 04716659875536

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