ASUS Announces VivoMini VC65 and VC65R

    High-performance mini PCs powered by up to 6th-generation Intel Core processors, featuring RAID support and a versatile modular design with three configuration options

    ASUS today announced its latest mini PCs, the VivoMini VC65 Series. The VC65 and VC65R mini PCs feature a versatile modular design with three storage and optical drive configurations1 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. 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.

    The VivoMini VC65 Series is the first of the range of sub-2-liter ASUS consumer PCs that will bear the new ASUS VivoMini name. Existing VivoPC models (VM62N, VM62, VM60, VM42, VM40B, VC62B, VC60V, and VC60) will retain the VivoPC branding.

    Versatile modular design with RAID support

    VivoMini VC65 Series mini PCs have a versatile modular design and feature three configuration options straight from the factory. This unique design accepts 2.5-inch SSDs or HDDs to give users the flexibility to mix and match storage options to suit their needs.

    VivoMini VC65 Series mini PCs support up to four storage drives, making them ideal for use as NAS or server systems, for datacenter use or for video editing platforms with super-fast RAID data speeds. Models fitted with two storage modules and an optical disc drive are designed for daily multitasking computing and entertainment, while the dual-storage configuration option provides a capable mini PC for work or play.

    The higher-specification VivoMini VC65R features RAID support, and can be used as a NAS or mini media server for professional media production. This arrangement not only improves data access speeds and performance, but also gives users data management flexibility. RAID also provides data redundancy and resiliency, and is suitable for data management in hospitality or commercial establishments.

    VivoMini VC65 Series minis PCs have a compact 2-liter chassis with a Zen-inspired spun-metal finish. An innovative embedded power adapter design helps save space to give users more flexible placement options — the PC can be placed horizontally or stood vertically on its side, and can even be VESA-mounted on a wall or the back of a monitor.

    An easy-access slide-open chassis makes upgrading effortless. VivoMini VC65 Series mini PCs can be ordered as a barebones2 model as well, so users can specify their preferred operating system, memory card, and storage options to meet their needs.

    Desktop-grade performance and multi-display support

    VivoMini VC65 Series mini PCs are powered by up to the latest 2.8GHz 6th-generation Intel Core T Series processors to give them the performance required to run processor-hungry applications and render ultra-realistic 4K UHD visuals. They are ideal for a home theater set-up, allowing users to browse the web, view photos from SD cards, or watch movies in stunning clarity.

    VivoMini VC65 Series mini PCs feature multi-display-support to give users more onscreen desktop space to make multitasking easier; they can even extend a single window across several displays. These mini PCs are compatible with any monitor, HDMI-equipped TV, or projector.

    There are full connectivity features including six3 USB 3.0 ports, a 4-in-1 card reader, an audio-output jack, as well as HDMI, DisplayPort++, VGA, and COM ports. A Kensington lock slot is provided for added security.

    802.11ac Wi-Fi, together with the exclusive ASUS Media Streamer and Remote Go! apps, let users stream content or control VivoMini remotely. VivoMini VC65 Series mini PCs come with 100GB of ASUS WebStorage free for one year so users can store and access their files in the cloud.

    VivoMini VC65 Series mini PCs deliver incredible energy efficiency — drawing as little as 15W at idle. They are remarkably silent as well, generating as little as 21dB of noise at idle, and 35dB at full load.

    Easy PC management

    ASUS Business Manager, ASUS Remote Management Tool, and BIOSmart make routine PC management, maintenance, and servicing an easy affair. ASUS Business Manager is a one-stop suite of apps and functions designed to help small business owners. The ASUS Remote Management Tool and BIOSmart helps systems integrators access BIOS settings, update BIOS, monitor systems performance, remotely manage power settings, and customize DMI values.

    [1] Availability of various configuration options may vary by region
    [2] Barebones solution availability may vary by model or region
    [3] VC65R model features six USB 3.0 ports, VC65 model features four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports