As someone who lives and works in a city, I witness just how scarce space is becoming on daily basis — from fitting more people into an office to apartments.
People like me need smart solutions for this problem, including when it comes to tech. Anyone who is passionate about their rigs don't want to compromise on specs to save space. And we don't have to.
Machines like ASUS' VC66 VivoMini PC deliver performance and flexibility in a conveniently sized package. Whether you're using it for work, entertainment or both, it has you covered.
This compact machine comes with a Mini-STX motherboard and VESA-mountable design, making it a true space saver. It will fit snuggly into any space — whether that's on a desk or in your lounge room.
The casing is sleek and sexy. The finish and detailing find the intersection between style and practicality. Aesthetically, it can fit into a work environment or neatly tucked away in a home entertainment space, without clashing with the decor.
But it isn't just a pretty face.
The VC66 has been given the Kaby Lake treatment, providing a variety of options depending on your needs. If you're looking for a high performance work station that can handle the likes of video editing, consider the latest seventh-generation Core i7 processor option. It's the best Intel processor on the market at the moment and will also make for a powerful off-duty rig.
For more of an all-round machine, The Core i5 is also a great choice. It's still plenty fast and it can still handle most programs you'll need to use, including photo editing
You also get three choices when it comes to storage — M.2 SSD for up to 8Gbps data transfer speeds, two 2.5-inch HDD or two 2.5-inch SSD. The M.2 makes the most sense in that it's the fastest as well as the most compact. It's designed for mini PCs. But if you prefer more cost effective options, you can have them. You can find out more info over at the ASUS Australia website.
The ASUS VC66 VivoMini PC also has early adopters covered whilst still supporting traditional power and data transfer options — offering 2 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB Type-C ports. You'll also find an audio jack, 4-in-1 card reader and a serial port.
When it comes to display, it packs 4K UHD graphics output via DisplayPort, HDMI or DVI — meaning that streaming services like Netflix (and Stan later this year) that support 4K are going to look incredible. This is a perfect living room media PC.
As an added bonus, you get 100GB of free ASUS WebStorage space when you buy one of these bad boys.
If you're looking to upgrade your work rig or up your home entertainment game, the VC66 VivoMini PC starts at $1359 for a complete system in Australia.
You can find out more info over at the ASUS Australia website.