• Operating System: Windows 10 Pro
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-8400
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics 630
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4
  • Storage: 120GB SSD + 1TB HDD
  • Input/Output: 1x Gigabit LAN, 1x HDMI, 1x COM, 1x DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type-C, 3x USB 3.1, 1x SD card slot
  • Dimensions: 177.4 x 153 x 74.1 mm
  • Weight: 1.5kg
  • Pros:
  • Portable
  • Plenty of storage
  • Wide variety of inputs
  • Cons:
  • None

So Big Yet So Small

When we were kids, whenever we asked our parents to buy computers the first thing they think we want is to play games. This is also true today, especially with the rise of gaming laptops being blatantly advertised at just about every computer shop and shopping mall. But we all know there’s more to computers than just gaming. Sometimes we just need something that can surf the internet and watch Netflix.

Whether for work or leisure, there’s quite a few choices out there for a low maintenance and powerful computer system that doesn’t leave much of a footprint. For example, something like the ASUS VivoMini VC66-C, which houses an Intel Core i5-8400 CPU and Intel Graphics 630. Just from the processor itself, we can tell that it’s perfect for being used as a work and study system. Not only that, it has 8GB of RAM and plenty of storage.

Saying that it has plenty of storage is not an understatement. For something this small in size, it has a 120GB SSD and a 1TB HDD. Unless you’re someone needs a lot of space for torrenting, it should be more than enough. You’ll be able to hold an ample amount of family videos and pictures with no sweat. We love the VC66-C due to its incredible flexibility, as it sports all the inputs you’ll ever find when it comes to display technology. This includes DVI, HDMI and DP.

In addition to that, the VC66-C has plenty of USB ports – two at the back and four up front for a total of six USB ports. There’s also an optical disc drive, so it can act as a Blu-ray player. It’s perfect as a HTPC since it supports VESA mounting, which means you can fit it at the back of supported TVs. You won’t even have to do much to keep up the maintenance of the PC, because it comes with ASUS Business Manager, a one-stop suite to help manage just about everything on the VivoMini.

CHIP CONCLUDE: A great addition to either an office or home, you can use it for your daily surfing of the internet, watching Netflix and doing work.

(previously published in issue August 2018)