ASUS Launch Their VivoPC “NUC-Style” Mini PC

/ 3 years ago


ASUS has launched their loose-interpretation of the Intel NUC style platform. The design sacrifices a lot of the compactness and portability of the reference NUC platform in order to pack in better hardware at a more attractive price. The VivoPC from ASUS will arrive at the end of the month in silver or black. The silver model (pictured in this article) uses the product name VM40B. It has an Intel 1.5GHz Celeron 1007U dual core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11 b/g/n/ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a 2-in-1 card reader, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 connectivity, and a 65 W power supply.ASUS_VivoPC_02

The second option is the black VC60 which comes with identical specification as the VM40B but uses an improved Core i3-3110M 2.4GHz dual core or Core i5-3210M 3.1GHz processor and twice the RAM at 4GB. ASUS_VivoPC_03

The VM40B is set to cost €229 while the VC60 starts at €349 all the way up to €519. Both units weigh around 1.2kg and measure in at 190 by 190 by 56.2 mm (WxHxD). This is quite a lot larger than Intel’s reference NUC which measures in at 116.6 x 112 x 39 mm (WxHxD).ASUS_VivoPC_04

Images courtesy of ASUS

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  • Wayne

    All these ultra mini PC’s are ridiculously overpriced. If they ever catch on remains to be seen.