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Asus VIVO VM40B

alaTest has collected and analyzed 466 reviews of Asus VIVO VM40B. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are overall positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus VIVO VM40B is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus VIVO VM40B

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 user reviews of Asus VIVO VM40B from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS VivoPC-VM40B-02 DesktopASUS VivoPC-VM40B-02 Desktop

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

So so

 

I have had this device for about 4 months now and I'm not impressed. It does it's work but it takes fumbling around with it to get it started: unplug, plug back in, see if it works, that doesn't give me a confident feeling. Now it's won't turn off....

nice and small

turns on by itself, won't boot at all

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

nice little worker

 

I deliberately waited a bit before writing this review. New equipment always works nice in the beginning. This desktop is still running smoothly as ever and I like it a lot. The size is big asset, not the big bulky things on your desk any more! I am...

It needs some time before you can turn it on. If you disconnect it from the outlet (like I did to save money) it needs a minute before you can start it up

May, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great for my environment.

 

I purchased 20 of these systems over the past year strictly for RDP. I have retrofitted them with Win7. They work impressively, delivering just the horsepower I need, the network speed my environment requires, and so far have been largely reliable....

Small footprint, ideal for the microscopic offices I put these into

System is definitely speedier with an SSD ; There's an occasional power issue with these systems (see Bottom Line)

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Junk

 

These boxes are cheap

Poor construction and/or manufacturing. I bought two and one of them immediately wouldn't start. There is something with the power supply or power button or whatever. The other one worked but is now starting to show the same problems

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ASUS VivoPC-VM40B-02

 

Small with a slick form factor. Optical out is very useful depending on your home theatre setup

Computer is quite slow, it would benefit from a ssd drive. My atom based fanless Chinese htpc is actually much faster then this because it uses emmc memory instead of a slow 5400 rpm hard drive ; After 4 months mine developed an extremely annoying...

Apr, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

JUNK

 

I had this VivoPc for 4 month until it started to have boot up problems. I contacted ASUS and started a 2 month email troubleshooting process, which finally ended in them wanting me to RMA it. After the VivoPC would not started at all. They would not...

CHEAP

CHEAPLY MADE

Mar, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Don't waste your money on this piece of junk

 

Don't waste your money on this piece of junk. The unit had problem with power button or power supply. I had to unplug/replug adapter in order for the unit to booth up. I don’t think there any issue with the power adapter. I test it with my ASUS laptop...

ASUS please put a recall on this produce. It is a piece of junk. It's doesn't work

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

ASUS VivoPC-VM40B-02

 

Newegg should subject this reseller to a lot of extra scrutiny. No reputable, competent, and certified refurbisher would ship a system with malware preloaded.

Small, low power, performs the required task (convenience store bill pay service)

Windows ; It came preloaded with vosteran malware. That carp made me answer the same 15 questions 10 times before I could DL and install MBAM to get rid of it. I was about ready to use it for target practice. I wasted an entire day getting it to...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

interesting, but check carefully

 

I wanted to like this. Between the power problems and odd sporadic slowdown (I'd type 30 characters in a DOS command box, and see 15 ... and 5 seconds later the rest would appear ... hardware? or Windows 8.1?), I returned it. If I could pick from units...

Small package, easy to fit into crowded desk/office. Inexpensive. Had USB 3 in addition to USB 2

My unit had faulty power supply, noisy fan (louder than display model), and booted up with flaky video about 7% of the time. Power supply problem resulted in inability to awake/power-on by pressing button, had to unplug/replug adapter to wake up (not...

Feb, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Hoping I've got a lemon...

 

I'm really hoping that I received a bad unit and that they're not all like this. BTW, all drivers loaded during Win8 setup, and there are no issues popping-up in Device Manager. At this point I'm leaning towards a MB problem...

Small footprint. Good keyboard

1) This unit is slower than molasses!... Before anyone pipes up and reminds me that it's fitted with a Celeron, this thing is still way slower than it's supposed to be. I have been building PCs for 20 years and a CPU should not handle tasks this slow....

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:BSMI/CB/CE/FCC/UL/Energy Star/VCCI / CE, FCC, UL, CCC, RCM, WiFi
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop / Nettop / Small Desktop
Color of product:Silver
Placement supported:Horizontal
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel® HD Graphics

Memory

ECC: No
Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000 / 10,1000,100
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nIntel Smart Connect Technology\nWindow Live / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nIntel Smart Connect Technology\nWindow Live \nAi Suite 3\nASUS Wi-Fi GO!\nEZ Update\nAPRP (ASUS Product Registration Program) / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nIntel Smart Connect Technology \nASUS WebStorage\nOffice 2013 Trial\nWindow Live / Anti-Virus Trial\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nIntel Smart Connect Technology\nOffice 2013 Trial\nWindow Live
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Yes

Performance

Audio system:SonicMaster
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express
Password protection:Y
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:2
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 10
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM,DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 4x1, 1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:1007U / 1017U / 2957U
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell / Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:1007U / 1017U / 2957U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1023 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2
Stepping:D0 / P0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel visual technologies: No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:72061 / 75192 / 78942
Processor code:SR109 / SR10A / SR1DV
Processor package size:31 / 40
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nIntel Smart Connect Technology\nWindow Live / Anti-Virus Trial\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nIntel Smart Connect Technology\nOffice 2013 Trial\nWindow Live
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / No / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Trial software:Anti-Virus, MS Office / Anti-Virus, Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7 / 7.48
Height:2 / 2.21
Weight:2 / 2.65
Width:7 / 7.48