Asus is all set to launch its new mini PC in the month of November that features an Intel Haswell processor but what really caught our eye is the price tag of Asus Vivo Mini – just 149 dollars.
Sine Asus will be marketing it as barebone PC you will be able to Windows, Linux or hackintosh on it. And of course the downside of buying a bare bone PC is that you will have buy / torr*nt operating system for it along with memory, storage (HDD / SSD) and even wireless card.
Coming to its processor choice, you get the choose between the Intel Celeron 2957U haswell, i3 or i5. If you choose either of the last two, you will have to shell out more. Other Asus Vivo Mini specifications include 4x USB 3.0 ports, display port, HDMI, Ethernet, full + half size PCIe card slot, m SATA connector and support for up to 16GB RAM and 2x SODIMM slots.
The Vivo Mini measures 4.9″ x 4.9″ x 1.7″ and features a VESA mount-compatible design that lets you mount it to the back of monitor or TV.
There are so much more great options out there for bare bone PC’s, such as Zotac’s Nano CI320 bare bone for $130. And you can even get the variation with a 64GB SSD, Windows 8.1. preinstalled, and 802.11ac for $230. What I’m trying to say is, this Asus box is pretty worthless for what it is.
If you are a fan of Android mini concept, make sure to check out the INTV 19 CX-919 as well.