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ASUS Announces VivoMini VC68V

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PRESS RELEASE

KEY POINTS

  • World's smallest PC that fits up to five internal storage devices and delivers uncompromising performance with a desktop-grade 7th Gen Intel Core vPro CPU
  • Dedicated Skype buttons enable fast and easy control of conference calls, and built-in amplifier provides clearer calls with wired headsets
  • Support for ultra-detailed 4K UHD visuals on up to three displays via dual DisplayPort and HDMI output
  • ASUS Corporate Stable Model (CSM) program provides ASUS Control Center IT-management software and a 36-month supply-availability guarantee 

September 8, 2017 — ASUS today announced VivoMini VC68V, the world’s smallest PC that can house up to five internal storage devices and delivers uncompromising performance with a desktop-grade 7th Generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor. Featuring a versatile, modular design that enables three chassis-configuration options, users can easily create a system with the mix of solid-state drives (SSDs), hard drives (HDDs) and optical drives to suit their storage needs.

VivoMini VC68V is the perfect conference-call hub with dedicated Skype® buttons on the front panel that enable users to start and end calls, and adjust volume instantly, and a built-in amplifier that provides clearer calls with wired headsets. VivoMini VC68V also supports ultra-detailed 4K UHD visuals on up to three displays via dual DisplayPort and HDMI output, and two front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A and four USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports provide easy connectivity.

As part of the ASUS Corporate Stable Model (CSM) program, VivoMini VC68V includes the ASUS Control Center IT-management software suite (CSM Edition, a $60 value)[1] and a 36-month[2] supply-availability guarantee.

Powerful performance with Intel Core vPro processors and Intel Optane memory

Powered by a desktop-grade 7th Generation Intel Core vPro processor (up to 4.2GHz) and up to 32GB DDR4 memory, VivoMini VC68V delivers uncompromising performance to run resource-intensive applications such as video editors or 3D-modeling software.

VivoMini VC68V can be configured with optional Intel Optane™ memory for unmatched system performance. Intel Optane memory technology is a smart and adaptable system accelerator that improves responsiveness to enable up to 18X-faster HDD access speeds, 21%-faster daily computing performance and 1.5X-faster file searches. A high-capacity HDD, coupled with Intel Optane, provides the optimal combination of large storage and high-speed data access. 

Compact and modular chassis design

VivoMini VC68V has a versatile chassis design with easily swappable modules that enable three different storage configurations: two 2.5-inch HDDs/SDDs, four 2.5-inch HDDs/SDDs, or two 2.5-inch HDDs/SDDs and one optical drive. VivoMini VC68V can also accommodate an additional M.2 SSD, for up to five total internal storage devices, giving users the flexibility to mix and match storage options to suit their needs.

VivoMini VC68V features NVM Express® (NVMe®) support for blazingly fast SSD data transfers of up to 32Gbps. Additionally, RAID support enables 2X-faster data speeds with SSDs and HDDs, making VivoMini VC68V and ideal media server and video editing platform. RAID also provides data resiliency for swift data recovery in the event of hard drive failure.

VivoMini VC68V has a compact 2-liter chassis with an attractive, Zen-inspired spun-metal finish that fits perfectly in any office or workspace. Made to fit almost anywhere, VivoMini VC68V can be placed horizontally, vertically, and can even be attached to the back of a monitor or a wall with a VESA mount.

VivoMini VC68V is incredibly energy efficient, drawing as little as 22W at idle. It also operates in remarkable silence, generating just 19 dB of noise at idle — quieter than a library. An easy-access slide-open chassis makes upgrading effortless. A barebones model is also available, allowing users to configure VivoMini VC68V with the operating system, memory, and storage options to meet their needs. 

Built for collaboration and connectivity

VivoMini VC68V combines one-touch conferencing capability with powerful PC performance to facilitate collaboration for modern offices. Dedicated Skype buttons on the front of VivoMini VC68V enable users to start and end calls, and adjust volume instantly, and a built-in amplifier provides clearer calls with wired headsets.

VivoMini VC68V also comes with Intel Unite™ for easier collaboration between onsite and remote participants, and more effective communication between teams across a wireless network. Meeting participants no longer need dongles or cables to connect their various devices, requiring just a PIN code to join the meeting. Intel Unite allows up to four online presenters to share their screens simultaneously, enabling side-by-side comparison of data from separate reports or documents, and collaborative presenting using different devices. All meeting participants can view, annotate and share documents in real time, and each participant can easily distribute content with the integrated file-transfer feature.

VivoMini VC68V supports ultra-detailed 4K UHD visuals on up to three displays via dual DisplayPort and HDMI output. With multiple displays, users can enjoy more onscreen space, sharp details, and true colors for editing video, viewing media and giving presentations. VivoMini VC68V provides robust connectivity with:

  • 2 x Front-panel USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports
  • 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports
  • 1 x HDMI port
  • 2 x DisplayPort
  • 1 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet port
  • 1 x Card reader (4-in-1)
  • 1 x Audio output jack
  • 1 x Serial port for connection to legacy embedded systems

Additionally, VivoMini VC68V has the latest 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 4.2, and a Kensington Lock slot.

ASUS Corporate Stable Model (CSM) program

VivoMini PC VC68V is part of ASUS Corporate Stable Model (CSM), a program designed to provide businesses with a stable product supply and enhanced after-sales support. Each CSM mini PC purchase includes ASUS Control Center (CSM Edition, a $60 value)[3] a server-grade IT management software suite that provides comprehensive control and monitoring. ASUS CSM products also include a stable roadmap and assured 36-month[4] supply-availability guarantee to ensure customers will have no material-supply gaps.

AVAILABILITY & PRICING

The ASUS VivoMini VC68V is a commercial unit only available as built to order.

VivoMini VC68V product page: https://www.asus.com/Commercial-Desktop/VivoMini-VC68V-commercial/

ASUS CSM microsite: https://www.asus.com/Commercial-Desktop/VivoMini-VC68V-commercial/

ASUS Global Press Room: http://press.asus.com

ASUS Global Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/asus

ASUS Global Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/asus

 

SPECIFICATIONS[1]

ASUS VivoMini VC68V

CPU

Intel® Core™ i7-7700 processor

Intel® Core™ i5-7500 processor

Operating system

Windows10 Pro

Chipset

Intel® Q270

Graphics

Integrated — Intel® HD Graphics 630

Multiple displays

Up to three displays

Memory

2 x SO-DIMM DDR4 2400MHz memory up to 32GB

Storage

Up to 4 x SATA 6Gbps 2.5" HDD or SSD

1 x M.2 PCIe 2280 slot for Opal SSD or Intel® Optane™ memory (optional)

Optical drive

8X Super Multi DVD Drive (optional)[2]

LAN

Intel® I219LM Gigabit LAN

Wireless

Intel® 8260 Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; Bluetooth® V4.2

Interface

2 x Front USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A

2 x DisplayPort (support Ultra HD 4K)

4 x USB3.1 Gen 1 Type-A

1 x HDMI (support Ultra HD 4K)

1 x Card reader (4-in-1)

1 x COM port

1 x LAN (RJ45) port

2 x Audio jacks (Mic in/Headphone out)

1 x Kensington lock

1 x DC-in

Power supply

88% average power efficiency

120W Power Adapter (external)

Dimensions

197.5 x 196.3 x 49.3mm (with two storage devices)

197.5 x 196.3 x 61.9mm (with optical drive or four storage devices)

Weight

2.17kg (Including optical drive or four storage devices)

 
 

About ASUS

ASUS is one of Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies, and is dedicated to creating products for today and tomorrow’s smart life. Our comprehensive portfolio includes Zenbo, ZenFone, ZenBook and a range of IT devices and components, along with AR, VR and IoT. ASUS employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and over 5,500 world-class R&D talents. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, the company won 4,385 awards and earned approximately US$13.3 billion of revenue in 2016.

[1] Program offerings may vary by region. Please consult your local sales representative for more information.

[2] Starting from the product launch date.

[3] Program offerings may vary by region. Please consult your local sales representative for more information.

[4] Starting from the product launch date.

[5] Specifications, content and product availability are all subject to change without notice and may differ from country to country. Actual performance may vary depending on applications, usage, environment and other factors. Full specifications are available at http://www.asus.com

[6] Optical drive supports 2 x SATA 6Gbps only