Asus VivoMini brings Haswell in a barebone PC

Brittany A. Roston - Sep 30, 2014, 2:26 am CDT
Asus VivoMini brings Haswell in a barebone PC

The world can never have enough barebones PCs, as evidenced by the ever-growing number of devices that are available. The latest comes from Asus, which has introduced the VivoMini, an ultra-cheap and stripped down machine for all your dedicated low-power needs.

The computer won’t be available until this coming November, but the folks at Liliputing got their hands on it early, showing off the small router-like device and detailing what it has to offer. Under the hood lies an Intel Haswell processor, for starters.

The base model will feature an Intel Celeron 2957U processor, though those with more demanding needs will eventually be able to score one with a Core i3 or a Core i5 option — both that will come with a price tag higher than the base $149 USD, obviously.

Joining this is an HDMI port and four USB 3.0 ports, as well as an Ethernet and DisplayPort. As with any barebones system, users will have to install their own memory, storage, and more. The entire unit measures in at just under 5-inches square and 1.7-inches thick.

SOURCE: Liliputing

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