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