Asus is updating its VivoPC line of small form-factor desktop computers with new models sporting Intel Haswell processors.
The original VivoPC lineup featured Intel Celeron and Core i5 Ivy Bridge processors, while Notebook Italia reports the new models are powered by new 4th-generation Intel Core family chips.
The new Asus VivoPC VM42 is an entry-level model with a Celeron Haswell processor and integrated graphics. The Asus VivoPC VM62N is a more powerful system with a Core i3-4030U processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M graphics as well as Intel HD 4400 graphics. .
Both systems support up to 16GB of RAM and feature cases that are small enough to hold in one hand. The case has been redesigned with a “caddy” so that there’s room for a 3.5 inch drive and a second, 2.5 inch hard drive or SSD.
The little desktops have 802.11ac WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, DisplayPort and S/PDIF, an SDXC card reader, and an assortment of USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 ports.