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

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Apr 2015
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Powerful Mini PC With Vivo DualBay For Added Storage Flexibility - Windows 8.1 Pro or other editions available- Accommodates up to two storage drives for added flexibility- Dual channel DDR3... More
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7 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Personal computer expert review website liveatpc.com scored this desktop computer 80 out of 100. This puts this personal computer in the bottom 81% of all the computers of this type and age when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Asus personal computers and also specifically for Asus few processor cores computers and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The VivoPC VM42 has a newer internal memory type than most PCs of a similar age and type to it. This personal computer has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most few processor cores computers that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 internal memory types range from DDR3-SDRAM (worst) to DDR4-SDRAM (best).

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus VivoPC VM42 is a four USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Very Light

Across all the few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 the weights range from 140g to 16kg. With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the VivoPC VM42 is fairly light compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the VivoPC VM42.

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8 Reasons Against

User Reviews Are Poor

Based on 9 user reviews this desktop computer has an average user rating of 64 out of 100. Owners are not sure about this computer.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Liveatpc.com mentioned “A system that many prefer over bulky PCs” in their review of the Asus VivoPC VM42.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Asus VivoPC VM42 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. Few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 100MHz and 740MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 310MHz.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of few processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the VivoPC VM42 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.7GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the VivoPC VM42 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the VivoPC VM42.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2GB memory personal computers currently available including the HP Chromebox CB1-019[plb_2305242_price], the Asus Chromebox[plb_2496959_price], or the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 Tiny[plb_2595533_price] which has better reviews.

If this computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the VivoPC VM62[pl_2711692_price] (4GB and higher rated), the E510[pl_3055420_price] (4GB and higher rated), or the VM62[pl_3011144_price] (4GB and higher rated) all from Asus.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the computers of this type and age the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz. When compared to other few processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42 that we have checked, the Asus VivoPC VM42's processor frequency of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.4GHz processor clock speed PCs currently available including the Chromebox[pl_2496959_price], or the VivoPC VM42[pl_2579216_price] both from Asus or the Acer Revo One RL85[plb_2701760_price] which has better reviews.

Computers with a faster processor frequency that might also be worth considering include the Chromebox CXI2[pl_2954312_price] (1.5GHz), or the Chromebox CXI2[pl_2928064_price] (1.5GHz) both from Acer or the Shuttle D 5700BA[plb_3093928_price] (1.5GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Asus VivoPC VM42 is a two processor threads PC. Most of the other PCs of a comparable age and type to the VivoPC VM42 have between two and three processor threadss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The VivoPC VM42 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec. The processor caches of desktop computers of this spec and age range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Asus VivoPC VM42 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity PC.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VivoPC VM42

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus VivoPC VM42 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the VivoPC VM42.

Other 500GB total storage capacity personal computers currently available that you might want to look at include the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF[plb_1667245_price], the Asus VivoPC VM42[plb_2579216_price], or the Acer Veriton X2631G[plb_2450876_price] which has better reviews.

Desktop computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Apple Mac Mini Late 2014[plb_2974661_price] (512GB), the HP Pavilion Mini 300[plb_2715894_price] (1TB), or the Asus K31ADE[plb_3094414_price] (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many computers of a comparable type and age to it. 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other HDD personal computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the ThinkCentre E73 SFF[pl_1667245_price], or the ThinkCentre E73 SFF[pl_2979215_price] both from Lenovo or the DELL OptiPlex 7020[plb_2953764_price].

Desktop computers with a faster storage speed that might also be worth considering include the HP Chromebox CB1[plb_2296692_price] (SSD), the Acer Veriton X4630G[plb_3151348_price] (SSD), or the Shuttle NC 1000BA[plb_3069180_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
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Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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Intel Visual Technology

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 vm42s080, vm42s051, vm42s050, vm42s050v, vm42s080m, vm42s051m, asus vm42s080, asus vm42s042, asus vm42s080m, asus vm42s042v, asus 90ms00b1m00420
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