ASUS has quietly launched a brand new vary of ultra-compact UCFF PCs (UCFF) with an fascinating steadiness between media playback and show capabilities. The VivoMini VC65-C1 programs are based mostly on Intel eighth Gen Core processors and high-end fashions with Extremely HD Blu-Ray drives for native media playback.
In an iron-gray aluminum chassis of 197.5 × 196.three × 49.three / 61.9 mm, the ASUS VivoMini VC65-C1 is considerably bigger than Intel's typical NUCs. Nevertheless, it additionally gives extra features and growth choices – to not point out an built-in energy provide. The VivoMini VC65-C1 relies on the Intel B360 chipset and helps quite a lot of socket Espresso Lake processors with TDPs as much as 35 W. The high-end SKUs are geared up with the Intel Core i7-8700T or Core i5-8400T fitted. the decrease segments use Intel's quad-core Core i3-8400T or the dual-core Celeron G4900T / Pentium Gold G5400T (see particulars within the desk under).
The VivoMini VC65-C1 has two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots supporting 4GB to 32GB of reminiscence. The system additionally has an M.2 slot that helps PCIe or SATA SSDs, in addition to two or 4 2.5-inch bays for SATA SSDs and HDDs. Chosen variations of the VC65-C1 are provided with Blu-ray, DVD-RW or Extremely HD Blu-ray optical drives (the latter being out there in Japan ).
The I / O capabilities of the ASUS VivoMini VC65-C1 are fairly massive. The UCFF PC has an 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5.zero module, a GbE socket, a USB Kind three.1 Gen 2 port, 5 USB three.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2 Kind A ports, three show outputs (DisplayPort, D-Sub, HDMI), one SD card reader, three.5mm audio ports, and even a COM port (presumably for the Embedded Methods and / or Digital Markets markets signage).
The ASUS VivoMini VC65-C1 UCFF PCs
Low cost SKUs
Pentium Gold G5400T
Intel UHD graphics 630
Two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots
four – 32 GB DDR4-2400 in dual-channel mode
M.2-2280 (PCIe x4 or SATA) with Intel Optane help
500 GB HDD
500 GB HDD
2 × 2.5 inches / 9.5 mm SATA 6 Gbit / s with ODD
to four × 2.5 inches / 9.5 mm SATA 6 Gbps with out ODD
SDXC card reader
Non-compulsory 802.11ac Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 5 module
1 × GbE port
1 × USB three.1 Gen 1 Kind-A
1 × USB three.1 Gen 2 Kind-A
1 × USB Gen 2 Kind A
1 × USB Gen 2 Kind C
2 × USB Gen 1 Kind A
1 × DisplayPort 1.2
1 × D-Sub
1 × HDMI 2.zero
2 × three.5mm audio jacks
Different I / O
1 × COM port
Inside 90 W energy provide
Usually, varies by nation
Width: 196.three mm
Depth: 197.5 mm
Top: 49.three ~ 61.9 mm (with out ODD ~ with ODD)
ASUS 'VivoMini VC65-C1 is a reasonably distinctive PC that works equally nicely in the lounge and the workplace. On the one hand, programs with Blu-ray / Extremely HD Blu-ray drives can be utilized as HTPCs to play premium 2K or 4K films. Then again, a number of show outputs enable using two 4K displays in addition to compatibility with older LCDs with D-Sub enter.
ASUS plans to promote a number of VC65-C1 programs quickly. Costs stay to be seen.