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Asus VivoPC VM42

Asus VivoPC VM42
alaScore 87

143 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 reviews of Asus VivoPC VM42. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Asus VivoPC VM42 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Asus VivoPC VM42

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 86 user reviews of Asus VivoPC VM42 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS VM42-S075V DesktopASUS VM42-S075V Desktop

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Asus VivoPC VM42

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Asus VivoPC VM42 from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.3/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.ca. Reviewers are impressed by the price. Many are negative about the size. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS VivoPC 2957U 4G DDR3L Win8.1ASUS VivoPC 2957U 4G DDR3L Win8.1

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Not for office use

 

I bought it for a part time employee to track A/R's and build ACV spreads, turns out it wasn't the right fit for that.

Very small and... Well, it's small, and decent for web browsing.

Incredibly slow with Excel. Spreadsheets take forever to load and forget about switching sheets.

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent Home Theatre PC

 

You need to buy a USB drive to back up your Operating System. That is a problem with every PC sold today. The keyboard and mouse are flimsy, but I'm replacing them with a Bluetooth wireless unit. This is a stripper low end PC, use it like a tablet (one...

Excellent value (less than $165 Black Friday deal) I bought this to stream video/mp3/flac files to the big screen using VLC media player and Media Player Classic with some web surfing. 1080p playback is flawless over wifi or from USB drives. Good...

1 - One Toshiba USB 2.5 drive drops the connection, a 2nd one is flawless. So its finicky. 2 - It is slow for CPU intensive tasks. Only hdmi output, so some displays may not work with it. 3 - The upgrade to windows 10 takes 2 days due to the 200 +...

Dec, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Super for the price

 

All in all, even with the two annoyances, I would still buy this rig again. I didn't find anything that would come close, unless I bought refurb or off-lease (which I didn't want to do). I really like this box and am glad I did not have to spend more...

Price ; Small Size ; Looks cool (brushed Aluminum) ; Quiet ; HDMI out + optical out ; Streams video very well (depending of course on your available internet connection) ; Super easy to add RAM ; Bluetooth ; Handles all normal applications and...

Limited processors, so programs start slower ; Not a great gamer ; No optical drive (bought a matching Asus DVD drive for low price-nice!) ; Very limited modification potential (it's a small box - you can add a SSD, but look up advice from someone who...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Super for the price

 

All in all, even with the two annoyances, I would still buy this rig again. I didn't find anything that would come close, unless I bought refurb or off-lease (which I didn't want to do). I really like this box and am glad I did not have to spend more...

Price Small Size Looks cool (brushed Aluminum) Quiet HDMI out + optical out Streams video very well (depending of course on your available internet connection) Super easy to add RAM Bluetooth Handles all normal applications and multitasking Low power...

Limited processors, so programs start slower Not a great gamer No optical drive (bought a matching Asus DVD drive for low price-nice!) Very limited modification potential (it's a small box - you can add a SSD, but look up advice from someone who has...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

not what i expected

 

wi-fi in computer sucks needs to use Ethernet cable

none

UPGRADING THE MEMORY VOIDS WARRANTY

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

not what i expected

 

wi-fi in computer sucks needs to use Ethernet cable

none

UPGRADING THE MEMORY VOIDS WARRANTY!!!!!!!

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Use with caution

 

II bought this intending to use it as an audio PC and run as minimal as possible. If I were an IT guy I probably could have gotten it to where I wanted but I am not an IT guy and this machine was very difficult to work with for my intentions. I have a...

Looks nice

Not at all customizeable and very difficult to modify. Could not get an SSD to work with it after trying all kinds of ways. Quite warm to touch as well

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Use with caution

 

II bought this intending to use it as an audio PC and run as minimal as possible. If I were an IT guy I probably could have gotten it to where I wanted but I am not an IT guy and this machine was very difficult to work with for my intentions. I have a...

Looks nice

Not at all customizeable and very difficult to modify. Could not get an SSD to work with it after trying all kinds of ways. Quite warm to touch as well.

Sep, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Asus VivoPC

 

This is an excellent pc for use with your home entertainment system. It flawlessly streams video from the internet or a local source. The video is excellent on my 60" TV and it ties into my home theater system to play movies or music with no problems.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Asus VivoPC

 

This is an excellent pc for use with your home entertainment system. It flawlessly streams video from the internet or a local source. The video is excellent on my 60" TV and it ties into my home theater system to play movies or music with no problems

None

Aug, 2015

Product Specifications

Certificates

Certification:BSMI, CB, CE, FCC, UL, VCCI / BSMI/CB/CE/FCC/UL/Energy Star/VCCI / BSMI/CB/CE/FCC/UL/VCCI
Energy Star certified:Y / Yes

Design

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:2L sized PC / Nettop / Small Desktop
Color of product:Silver
Placement supported:Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
VESA mounting:Y
Volume:2
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

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

Ergonomics

VESA mounting:Y

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
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 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2x DIMM
Non-ECC: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11ac, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other Features

Form Factor:2L sized PC
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, ASUS WebStorage, Intel Smart Connect Technology,Window Live / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nIntel Smart Connect Technology \nWindow Live / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nIntel Smart Connect Technology\nWindow Live / Adobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nWindow Live\nAi Suite 3\nASUS HomeCloud con Wi-Fi GO!\nEZ Update\nAPRP / Anti-Virus Trial\nAdobe Acrobat Reader\nASUS WebStorage\nIntel Smart Connect Technology\nOffice 2013 Trial\nWindow Live
Cables included:AC / USB
Display included:N / No
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:N / No / Yes
Speakers supplied:Y
VESA mount included:Y

Performance

Audio system:HDA / SonicMaster
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express
Compatible processor series:Celeron
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express
Password protection:BIOS, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, User
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 4
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
Mini DisplayPort quantity:1
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:2
S/PDIF out port:Y / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:4
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:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
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:DDR3L-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x2, 1x4, 4x1 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4 / 4x1,1x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2957U / 2980U
Processor cache:2
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Celeron / Intel® Celeron®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2957U / 2980U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA 1168 / BGA1168
Processor threads:2
Stepping:D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:N / No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: 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: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
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:N / 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 vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™:N / No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: 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 / Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:N / No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:76620 / 78942
Processor code:SR1DM / SR1DV
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y

Software

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader, ASUS WebStorage, Intel Smart Connect Technology,Window Live / 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 10 / Windows 10 Home / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 8.1 with Bing
Trial software:Anti-Virus, MS Office 2013 / Anti-Virus, Office / Anti-Virus, Office 2013 / Microsoft Office, Anti-Virus

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / MMC, SDHC, SDXC / MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 32
Solid-state drive interface:Micro Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Micro Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 32 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7.48
Height:2.2 / 2.21
Weight:2.65
Width:7.48