Asus ViVoPC can be fitted with 16GB of RAM and Haswell silicon

Posted by Trent Nouveau

Mini PC's are all the rage these days and Asus doesn't want to left out of the fun. Yes, the industry heavyweight recently showcased its slick little ViVoPC at Computex 2013 in Taiwan and just released an official spec sheet.

According to the folks at Engadget, the Windows 8-ready device will be uber-configurable, with choices of Intel processor scaling up to Haswell, 16 GB of RAM, HDD\SSD, two USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, VGA, Ethernet and integrated speakers.

Readers may also want to check out Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) or Gigabyte's Brix.

As previously discussed on TG Daily, the NUC measures approximately 4″ x 4″ x 1.5″ and is currently powered by a wide range of Ivy Bridge processors. However, the mini-PCs are set to get an upgrade next month with newer Haswell chips, which will offer a long-awaited performance boost.

Meanwhile, the Gigabyte Brix measures approximately 4.5″ x 4.2″ x 1.2″. Future iterations of the device are expected to offer support for either an AMD Kabini SoC or Intel Haswell chip (Core i3 - Core i7), along with 16GB of RAM and an mSATA SSD.

Specifically, the industry heavyweight will likely soon be offering models equipped with the E1-2100, E1-2500 or E2-3000 dual-core chips, or an A4-5000 quad-core chip.