ASUS Announces Two Skylake-based VivoMini PCs

Following the announcement at CES 2016 of the VM65N VivoMini PC, ASUS have now taken the lid off more details about this machine and it’s sibling the VM65. These compact PCs will receive the title of VivoMini as opposed to VivoPC as they fall below ASUS’ sub-2-litre threshold.

Don’t let it’s small size fool you, though! The VM65N will launch in the UK with Intel latest i5-6200U processor and will house 4 GB of DDR4 RAM which is upgradeable to 16 GB. There is also an i3-6100U version which will not be made available in the UK.

Using ASUS’ Vivo DualBay system the PC can either house one 3.5″ HDD or two 2.5″ drives in the small case. The version hitting UK shelves will ship with a 128 GB SSD supported by a 1 TB HDD.

The VM65N is perfectly designed for multimedia housing and some casual gaming with the inclusion of discrete NVIDIA GT930M graphics.

The VM65N doesn’t disappoint in terms of rear IOs with a 4-in-1 card reader, four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 3.1 ports, one HDMI, one DisplayPort (both support up to 4K resolution), one LAN, one S/PDIF out and two audio jacks (mic-in and headphone -out). Internally the box has  802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity. For an uncluttered experience, the VivoMini PC has Vesa support to allow it to be mounted to the back of a PC monitor.

The VM65, which is not available in the UK, drops the USB 3.1 ports and swaps out discrete graphics for integrated Intel HD Graphics 520.

There’s no news on when it’ll be possible to get your hands on one but it will retail for £529.99 in the UK and ship with a wireless mouse and keyboard combo.


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