There are a good amount of compact PC solutions in the market today but a majority of them compromise on the performance to achieve that space saving design. That is not the case with Asus’ VivoMini VC66. It is small but at the same time packs some serious power.
For a box that in all likeliness, will sit behind a VESA mounted monitor or an HDTV, the VivoMini VC66 has a nice design. It’s stylish and smartly camouflages the cooling vents at the sides. At the back are a plethora of I/O and connectivity ports like an HDMI, DisplayPort, Ethernet, DVI-D and a card reader along with a USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and Type-C ports on the front and a power button. The device has also got Bluetooth 4.1 and the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard support.
Moreover, the VivoMini VC66 also boasts an upgrade-friendly design that allows upgrading the machine with two 2.5-inch HDDs or SSDs, an M.2 SSD, and even the DDR4 RAM. This is the triple storage configuration but internationally, Asus also sells the device with dual-core and optical storage solution.
The VivoMini VC66 is powered by Intel’s 7th-gen Core i7 processor and 8GB of RAM and as one would expect, the mini PC can handle the demands of Windows 10 really well. The integrated graphics doesn’t help on the gaming front but it is capable of handling 4K UHD playback. The operating noise is also kept in check with the VivoMini VC66 reaching up to 40dB at full load or around 19dB while idling