Sporting a spun-metal design, the ASUS VivoPC VM40B Desktop Computer provides a unique finish in a small desktop form factor. While it may be smaller, the VivoPC can offer the same performance as traditional desktop PCs. The VivoPC can handle everyday tasks, such as checking email, browsing the Internet, and using word processing applications.
The system is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron 1007U processor. It also has 4GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM, a 500GB 7200 rpm hard drive, integrated Intel HD Graphics, 10/100/1000 Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI, VGA, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 ports. There are also built-in stereo speakers with SonicMaster audio technology.
Windows 8.1 is the installed operating system. Windows 8.1 improves the user experience of Windows 8 with several additions and changes. The Start button returns, but has two limited core functions. A left click takes you to the redesigned Start screen featuring tiles that update in real-time. A right click brings up an advanced menu where you can access the Device Manager, Control Panel and more. You will also be able to boot directly to the traditional desktop screen instead of the Windows 8.1 Start screen. Windows 8.1 provides a unique user experience that differs from previous versions of Windows.