ASUS has just announced two brand-new PC models for the portable Windows PC market: the UN42 and UN62, part of the VivoMini PC series.
VivoMini PCs sport designs that are almost undoubtedly inspired by the Zen, with its 0.6 L capacity and unique finish. They are also claimed to be just a bit larger than the average man’s wallet and well-suited for both business and personal applications.
These tiny computers pack a lot of punch with their flexibility. These VivoMini PCs have 4 USB ports, an HDMI port, plus Ethernet, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth capabilities; they also come with VESA mounts, a headset/mic jack, a lock connector courtesy of Kensington, and a 4-in-1 card reader. With all these features, it’s especially impressive how little power these computers actually consume (a mere 6.95W) – and quietly, to boot. Even under immense stress, these ASUS units never get louder than 26.3dB, and are 18.3dB on average when idling.
These PCs range from £119 for a UN42 with a Celeron 2957U processor to £289.99 for a UN62 sporting a Core i5-4210U — and these are both sans optional upgrades. For just £199, you can get a UN42 that is fitted with Windows 8.1, 2GB RAM and a 32GB SSD. However, if you’re more interested in a UN62 that’s ready to go, it’ll come with all the same goods plus an Intel Core i3-4030U processor for £249.99.