Asus is launching a new mini PC in November featuring an Intel Haswell processor and a starting price of $149. No, the new Asus VivoMini isn’t another Chromebox. It’s a barebones PC that can support Windows, Linux, or other operating systems.
Since it’s a barebones PC you’ll need to supply your own operating system though… and memory, storage, and wireless card.
The entry-level Asus VivoMini will feature an Intel Celeron 2957U Haswell CPU. Asus plans to offer models with Core i3 and Core i5 processors as well, but they’ll have higher price tags.
Each model features 4 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI and DisplayPort, and Ethernet jacks. There are full and half-sized PCIe card slots inside the case and an m.SATA connector for storage and wireless cards. The system supports up to 16GB of RAM and has 2 SODIMM slots.
The PC measures 4.9″ x 4.9″ x 1.7″ and features a VESA mount-compatible design if you want to mount the VivoMini to the back of a TV or monitor.