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Asus VM42 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

2 Intel Celeron 1.4GHz 4GB Jul 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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[Unboxing] Asus VivoPC VM42
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6 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Few processor cores computers produced by Asus have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just few processor cores computers) and found that Asus also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

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

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

The Asus VM42 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the VM42 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Four Headphone Outputss

The Asus VM42 is a four headphone outputs computer. Most of the other few processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the VM42 only have between one and three headphone outputss.

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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 desktop computers that have been around for more than a year. Across all few processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the VM42 the worst internal memory type is DDR3-SDRAM and the best is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Very Light

Across all the desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the VM42 the weights range from 140g to 16kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Asus VM42 is fairly light compared to most of the other computers that have been around for a comparable time to the VM42.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus VM42 has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the VM42. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of PCs that are a comparable age to the VM42 is 4GB and the biggest is 64GB.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of few processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the VM42 is 100MHz and the fastest is 740MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Asus VM42 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the VM42.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of few processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the VM42 is 1,100MHz. 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 type 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 Slow Processor Frequency

The average processor frequency of computers of this spec and age is 2.9GHz, and the processor frequencys range from 0.8GHz to 3.9GHz. The Asus VM42 has one of the slower processor frequencys (only 1.4 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Asus VM42 has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year. The hard drive capacitys of PCs that have been around for a similar time to the VM42 range from 1GB to 2TB.

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Quite Small Total Storage Capacity

Comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than a year have total storage capacitys of between 8GB and 3TB. The Asus VM42 has one of the smaller total storage capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threadss

The Asus VM42 is a two processor threads desktop computer. Most of the other computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and three processor threadss.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Asus VM42 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Asus VM42 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity personal computer. Most of the other computers that have been around for a comparable time to the VM42 have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus VM42

Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Asus VM42 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the VM42.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable 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.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Tjunction
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Speed
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
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
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
Product Type
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)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
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 vm42s029, vm42s161, vm42s127, vm42s033, vm42s164, vm42s107, vm42s075, vm42s031, vm4229757, vm42s033v, vm42s164r, vm42s107v, vm42s075v, vm42s031m, vm42s029v, vm42s161m, vm42s127r, vm4229757b, vm4229757ba, asus vm422957u4g500, asus vm422957u4g500g, asus vm422957u4g500gf, asus vm422957u4g500gfr, asus vm422957u4g500gfre, asus vm422957u4g500gfree
Barcodes 00886227953738, 04712900102512, 04712900142211, 04716659860990

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