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Asus VM42
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Asus VM42 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 32GB SSD

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB May 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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8 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Expert review website liveatpc.com scored this computer 80%. This means that experts are not that keen on this personal computer.

Asus Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

We checked 211 expert and owner reviews for Asus computers and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its few processor core computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec computers that came out around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Asus VM42 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to it. 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 desktop computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed amongst all similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the VM42.

The worst storage speed amongst similar types of desktop computer is HDD.

There are a number of alternative SSD PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Chromebox2 G008U, or the UN42 (£149.99) both from Asus or the HP Chromebox CB1 which has better reviews.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many few processor core 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 of a similar age and spec to it. Most desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Across all few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the VM42 the internal memory type ranges from DDR3-SDRAM (worst) to DDR4-SDRAM (best).

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Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus VM42 is more than most few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the VM42. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this Asus computer.

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Very Light

Across all the personal computers of a comparable type and age to the VM42 the weights range from 140g to 14kg, and the average weight is 4.3kg. The Asus VM42 is one of the lighter few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the VM42 (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst few processor core computers of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Poor User Reviews

On average, based on 9 user reviews this computer has an overall user rating of 64 out of 100. That puts this few processor core PC in the bottom 12% of all the desktop computers of a comparable spec and age.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One Asus VM42 owner mentioned in their reviews that this PC was not heavy and bulky. Liveatpc.com said in their review of the Asus VM42 “A system that many prefer over bulky PCs”.

Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Few processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the VM42 have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 27GB. 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.

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Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most few processor core computers that are a similar age 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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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

The Asus VM42 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 32 gigabytes) amongst few processor core computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of computers of this age and spec is 8GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB.

We compared this computer to all the other 32GB total storage capacity personal computers and we think because of it's better review score, the UN42 (£149.99), and the Vivo Mini UN42 both from Asus or the Shuttle NC 1000BA is also worth considering.

If you want a PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Acer Veriton X4630G (128GB), the HP ProDesk 400 G2 (128GB), or the Asus GR8 (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Asus VM42 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the VM42. Few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the VM42 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz.

We compared this personal computer to all the other 1.4GHz processor clock speed computers and we think the VivoPC VM42 (£199.98), the CN60 (£134.69), and the Vivo Mini UN42 all from Asus which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Shuttle XS35V5 Pro (£162.97) (1.6GHz), the Acer M1-601 (£99.99) (1.6GHz), or the Zotac ZBOX BI322 (1.6GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most few processor core computers that have been available 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

At only 2 megabytes, the Asus VM42 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the VM42. The smallest processor cache of similar spec desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to the VM42 is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Asus VM42 is a two USB 2.0 port desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the VM42 have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VM42

Released Over a Year Ago

This Asus PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

Other 4GB memory computers currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the ProDesk 600 G1 (£575.11), or the EliteDesk 800 G1 (£289.95) both from HP or the Asus UN62.

If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Asus K31AD (£339.00) (8GB), the Lenovo S500 SFF (£299.97) (8GB), or the HP 410 (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Integrated Card Reader
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Ports & Interfaces
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Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
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Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep 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
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Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
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Energy Star Certified
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Manual
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter
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Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter

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 vm42s145, vm42s145y
Barcodes 04712900060546

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