ASUS VivoMini VM65N and VM65 Now With 7th Gen Intel CPU

ASUS mini PCs, the VivoMini VM65N and VM65, have been updated with the latest 7th Generation Intel Core Kaby Lake processors. The other specifications remain the same. In a nutshell, these mini PCs can pack a punch. Newer is always better, and the updated PCs are expected to deliver an 11 percent performance increase over last generation chips.

The systems are powered by the latest 7th Gen Intel Core processors (i7, i5, i3 options) and are equipped with two SO-DIMM slots for up to 16 GB of DDR4-2133 memory, slots for one 3.5-inch drive (or two 2.5-inch with optional Vivo DualBay), an 802.11ac Wi-Fi module, Gigabit Ethernet, a 4-in-1 card reader, four USB 3.0 ports, or two USB 3.1 type-A ports (the VM65N only), one audio output jack, an HDMI connector, one Dual-mode DisplayPort output, built-in 2x2W SonicMaster speakers and a Kensington lock.

Thanks to its small footprint, they can be VESA-mounted on the back of a monitor or TV to create a custom all-in-one PC. They operate almost silently too, with a noise level of just 24dB at idle.

The higher-specification VivoMini VM65N has discrete NVIDIA GeForce 930M Optimus graphics and 4K UHD display support to allow users for a Home Theater PC, and still able to handle casual games. While not the fastest NVIDIA card in the stable, it is still a big improvement compared to onboard Intel Graphics. It would have been interesting if ASUS had used a Geforce 10 series PASCAL microarchitecture which should see significant graphics performance boost.

Pricing details are not released yet, but the 6th Gen VM65N (i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD) can be purchased from Amazon for around US$559, or S$909 from Lazada.

SPECIFICATIONS

VivoMini VM65 Series

Processor 7th Generation Intel® Core i3-7100U Processor*

7th Generation Intel® Core i5-7200U Processor*

7th Generation Intel® Core i7-7500U Processor*

6th Generation Intel® Core i3-6100U Processor

6th Generation Intel® Core i5-6200U Processor

*7th Generation Intel Core processors only support Windows 10

Operating system Windows® 10 Pro

Windows® 10 Home

Windows® 7 Professional

Without OS

Graphics For VM65N:

NVIDIA® GeForce® 930M Optimus™ graphics w/ up to 2GB GDDR3 VRAM

For VM65:

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620

Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 520

(Integrated graphics may vary by CPU)

Memory 4GB DDR4-2133MHz memory (up to 16GB)

2 x SO-DIMM

Storage SATA 6Gb/s;

3.5in 500GB/1TB 7200rpm HDD,

2.5in 500GB/1TB 5400rpm HDD,

2.5in 128GB/256GB SSD

Supports 2 x 2.5in drives via Vivo DualBay

Integrated speakers 2 x 2W speakers
Wireless Intel Dual-Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth® 4.1

Or

802.11 b/g/n; Bluetooth® 4.0

Connectivity 1 x HDMI 1.4 (supports 4K UHD)

1 x DisplayPort ++ 1.2 (supports 4K UHD)

1 x LAN(RJ45) port

1 x 4-in-1 card reader

2 x audio jack (Mic in/Headphone out)

1 x S/PDIF out

1 x DC-in

1 x Kensington lock

For VM65N:

2 x USB 3.1

4 x USB 3.0

For VM65:

6 x USB 3.0

Size 190 x 190 x 56.2mm (7.5 x 7.5 x 2.2in)
Weight 1.2kg (2.6lbs), includes 3.5in HDD

Sean

Sean is a tech geek and star wars fan. He loves playing with new gadgets, writing little code snippets in Python, JS, and dabbling with Android programming from time to time, while keeping a lookout for the next biggest happening in the world of tech!

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