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Asus VivoPC VM42

Asus VivoPC VM42
alaScore 86

142 reviews

Feb, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 142 reviews of Asus VivoPC VM42. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive reviews 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 86/100 = 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 are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good views. Many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

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

Feb, 2020

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. People are impressed by the price, whereas there are some negative opinions about the size. There are some mixed views about the usability.

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

Feb, 2020

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

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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

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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

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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.

Aug, 2015

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