When people buy a new computer, there is a good chance they will be attracted to a diminutive offering. While the mini computer is not a new concept they can, quite often, be under-powered or limited in their expandability.
Enter the ASUS VivoMini VC65 Series. This new computer series is designed to not only save physical space, but with optional Intel Skylake processors, offer high performance too. Plus, more importantly for some, it can be configured to accommodate up to four 2.5 inch storage drives!
“The VC65 and VC65R mini PCs feature a versatile modular design with three storage and optical drive configurations for increased performance, productivity, and entertainment. They are the world’s smallest mini PCs that can accommodate up to four 2.5-inch SSD or HDD storage modules”, says ASUS.
The company further shares, “VivoMini VC65 Series mini PCs are designed for a wide range of computing tasks for the home or office, and are powered by up to desktop-grade 6th-generation Intel Core processors. The top-of-the-line VivoMini VC65R model features built-in RAID support, making it ideal for a network attached storage (NAS) or mini server system. These mini PCs feature a compact design with an embedded power adapter, and can be placed horizontally or vertically. VivoMini VC65 Series can also be VESA-mounted”.
These are far from bare bones either. They feature a diverse video output offering (HDMI, VGA and DisplayPort), a 4-in-1 card reader, six USB 3.0 ports and 802.11ac. You can choose between four 2.5 inch drive bays, two 2.5 inch drive bays or two 2.5 inch drive bays with a slim optical drive.
These should not only serve as excellent servers or business workstations, but personal computers or HTPCs too. While ASUS lists Windows 10 for an operating system, these should run Linux-based operating systems like a champ too. Intel-based systems historically work very well with operating systems based on the open source kernel.
Unfortunately, both price and availability are unknown for now, but these details should be available soon.
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