Mini PC transforms HDTV into multimedia megacenter
If Santa left a new big-screen TV under your tree, ASUS has the perfect accessory, the ultra-compact VivoPC, a stylish mini-desktop PC that delivers high-quality sound, excellent video, and lightning fast wireless networking. The device even includes a pair of built-in, 2-watt SonicMaster speakers.
Suited for home productivity or entertainment applications, the VivoPC is just 56mm tall and has a footprint smaller than a sheet of typing paper. Clad in a spun metal finish, the entry-level VivoPC is more than adequate for web browsing and other casual Web activities. If your needs gravitate towards video streaming or other resource intensive tasks, go with a beefier model.
Powered by genuine Intel processors, the ASUS VivoPC family runs 64-bit Windows 8 and consists of two models: the VM40B and VC60. The VM40B runs an Intel Celeron 1007U (1.50GHz) processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM, and a 500GB HDD. The more capable VC60 comes in two variants, one powered by a Core i3-3110M or the other powered by a Core i5-3210M.