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

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 2GB Sep 2014
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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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4 Reasons For

Asus Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

We checked 233 expert and user reviews for Asus personal computers and found that on average Asus has good reviews. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically within its few processor cores computers range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Asus VM42 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type found on most PCs of a similar type and age to it.

A DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all PCs of this spec and age.

The worst internal memory type amongst similar types of personal computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus VM42 is fairly light compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the VM42. Across all the few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 600g to 14kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of few processor cores computers that have been available for more than two years is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 28GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the VM42.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor cores computers that were released more than two years ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Asus VM42 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the VM42.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Few processor cores computers that have been on the market for more than two years have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz. At only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus VM42 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the VM42.

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Only Two Number of SATA III Connectorss

The Asus VM42 is a two number of SATA III connectors computer.

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Only Two Total Number of SATA Connectorss

Most PCs of this spec and age have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss, including the Asus VM42 which has two total number of SATA connectorss.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the few processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the VM42 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 16GB. When compared to other personal computers of this age and type that we have checked, the internal memory of the Asus VM42 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2GB memory desktop computers currently available including because of it's better review score, the MSI DC111.

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Very Slow Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of only 1.4 gigahertz, the Asus VM42 has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the VM42. Across all the PCs that were released more than two years ago the processor frequencys range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time 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 compared this computer to all the other HDD PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Zotac ZBOX BI320 is also worth considering.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Asus VM42 is a two processor threads PC. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the VM42 have between one and seven processor threadss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the VM42 range from 0.51MB to 6MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. The Asus VM42 has a fairly small processor cache (only 2 megabytes) compared to most of the other computers that came out around the same time as the VM42.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Asus VM42 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity PC. Most of the other PCs of this age and type have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus VM42

Released Over Two Years Ago

Asus released the VM42 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Asus VM42 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

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Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
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Memory Slots
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Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
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Ethernet LAN
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S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
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HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio System
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Processor Special Features
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
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
UART
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Certificates
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Energy Star Certified
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Manual
Display Included
VESA Mount Included
AC Adapter Included

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, vm42s042, vm42s037m, vm42s042v, vm42s129v, asus 2957, vm42s146v, vm42s043v, asus 2957u, asus vm42s042, asus vm42s042v, asus 90ms00b1m00420
Barcodes 04716659869429, 04716659871293, 04716659875536

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