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ASUS VivoPC-VM40B-02 Desktop PC Celeron 1007U (1.50GHz) 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD No Screen Windows 8.1 64-bit

  • Celeron 1007U (1.50GHz)
  • 4GB DDR3 500GB HDD
  • Windows 8.1 64-bit
  • No Screen
  • Intel HD Graphics
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Kevin B.
  • 2/10/2015 10:45:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsDon't waste your money on this piece of junk

Pros: Don't waste your money on this piece of junk. The unit had problem with power button or power supply. I had to unplug/replug adapter in order for the unit to booth up. I don’t think there any issue with the power adapter. I test it with my ASUS laptop and it power up. It’s got to be some issue with the motherboard. I believe ASUS Company aware of this issue? I hear a lot of people complain about this issue on the web.

Cons: ASUS please put a recall on this produce. It is a piece of junk. It's doesn't work.

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  • Neal M.
  • 2/8/2015 2:02:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggs

Pros: Small, low power, performs the required task (convenience store bill pay service).

Cons: Windows.

It came preloaded with vosteran malware. That carp made me answer the same 15 questions 10 times before I could DL and install MBAM to get rid of it. I was about ready to use it for target practice. I wasted an entire day getting it to perform its simple task.

Other Thoughts: Newegg should subject this reseller to a lot of extra scrutiny. No reputable, competent, and certified refurbisher would ship a system with malware preloaded.

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  • Stanley S.
  • 2/5/2015 11:15:11 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggsinteresting, but check carefully

Pros: Small package, easy to fit into crowded desk/office. Inexpensive. Had USB 3 in addition to USB 2.

Cons: My unit had faulty power supply, noisy fan (louder than display model), and booted up with flaky video about 7% of the time. Power supply problem resulted in inability to awake/power-on by pressing button, had to unplug/replug adapter to wake up (not all the time, about 50%) Google showed others with similar problem.

Other Thoughts: I wanted to like this. Between the power problems and odd sporadic slowdown (I'd type 30 characters in a DOS command box, and see 15 ... and 5 seconds later the rest would appear ... hardware? or Windows 8.1?), I returned it.

If I could pick from units at the store, and test them there, I'd be happy to get another one.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Sieler,

I apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you. I understand that you have issue with the unit and I want to help you with this issue. If you can please provide me with the serial number of the unit and email it to me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150219814 in the subject line for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty are dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • Steve T.
  • 2/1/2015 3:32:00 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsHoping I've got a lemon...

Pros: Small footprint. Good keyboard.

Cons: 1) This unit is slower than molasses!... Before anyone pipes up and reminds me that it's fitted with a Celeron, this thing is still way slower than it's supposed to be. I have been building PCs for 20 years and a CPU should not handle tasks this slow. 2) The HDD is noisy and always crunching. 3) The WiFi is showing good connectivity (4-5 bars) but is also slow as heck (35 mins to download 25 MB... on Fibre!!!).

Other Thoughts: I'm really hoping that I received a bad unit and that they're not all like this. BTW, all drivers loaded during Win8 setup, and there are no issues popping-up in Device Manager. At this point I'm leaning towards a MB problem...

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  • Chris M.
  • 1/22/2015 8:48:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsUbuntu issues

Pros: I love that you can pop out the hard drive. Using an existing 500 gig HD I put Ubuntu on it and installed Windows 8 on the HD that came with it. Now instead of maintaining dual boot, I just pop in the OS I need.

Ubuntu is my primary use for this PC. I do some video editing using KdenLive and organize pics, upload videos to various services, surf the web a bit, it is not my primary but it's the PC in the main living space. I use it when cooking or brewing.

I have issues with Ubuntu, I've had many kernel painics, the wifi driver did not come with the latest Ubuntu , I had to find the Github project, compile and use modprobe to install it. I also use a hardwired ethernet connection. Frequently when the machine wakes up from sleep with no network connection and nothing will fix it but a reboot.

Nevertheless, I still like it. USB 3 for my external drives, SD card support, many USB ports, I'm going to use it for a Windows Media Center for recording TV with my antenna. I'm disappointed with the wifi driver issue, but if you have a usb wifi stick, then use it and you can have Ubuntu too.

Cons: Incomplete Ubuntu wifi support. Available Wifi driver seems Beta. Kernel Panics from time to time. Even ethernet does not work when waking from sleep half the time. I think it's all related to the wifi driver. RTL8821AE

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  • Ming Y.
  • 1/13/2015 1:34:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsA great box for web

Pros: Compact, fast, quiet, and nice looking

Cons: Windows 8 yet tolerable

Other Thoughts: A great box that I use to watch video or movie via internet. Never used it as a daily primary PC. After almost half year of usage, no problem ever. Windows 8 is a little bit annoy but its not the box's fault.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Sumo,

We appreciate your time posting this review and we want to thank you for it. Its good to know that your satisfied with the product. For further assistance please email me at customerloyalty@asus.com and put case # N150145955 in the subject for your reference.

ASUS Customer Loyalty is dedicated in helping you and all other ASUS customers.

Thank you for choosing ASUS.

Regards,
Mark
ASUS Customer Loyalty

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  • John C.
  • 12/28/2014 12:57:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsNice Box

Pros: Love this little box. Picked it up when it was on sale and it came with windows. Very easy to upgrade the memory and hard drive. There is plenty of IO for backup drives and external items.

Cons: Have not found one yet.

Other Thoughts: I hope they come out with one in the future that will allow multiple SSD drives in it or even a bunch of m.sata drives.
Putting in some USB3 ports inside next to the sata port would be nice too.

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  • TAK T.
  • 12/26/2014 5:43:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsASUS VivoPC-VM40B-02 Desktop PC

Pros: Excellent slim hightech look computer, I'm so happy to purchase it for daily use.

Cons: No complain for this computer,

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  • Rickie B.
  • 12/19/2014 3:58:26 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDon't waste your money on this dung

Pros: looks nice, easy hook up

Cons: You can't put in a mobile device processor and expect it to run windows 8, I have a $50 RCA 7 inch tablet that is faster than this thing. I thought they put a real processor in. The only way I could put in the updates(3 days and nothing on its own), I had to download them 2 or 3 at a time manually(unless it is a big one then 1 at a time). Sometimes it reads my TV HDMI and sometimes it doesn't , have to restart and cross my fingers. I don't ask much from it, just play some movies on a usb. And be there to check a few things on line when?if main computers go down. If it is having problems doing simple tasks now, 6 months from now it will be worst. OH BY THE WAY, you have to pay shipping back to Newegg for refund for a defective product(less than 30 days) that should never have been made, also so far windows update has had 80+ of them. I am using this thing to post this review, so it does work to a point. I have not tried to stream with it, and don't have a week to wait for it to try.

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  • Alexander K.
  • 12/9/2014 6:35:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsThink twice...no think 3 times before buying

Pros: Absolutely nothing

Cons: Asus Service. Asus service. Asus service. This is my 3rd follow up review of this item, and can honestly say this is the worst piece of you know what I have ever purchased. That in itself would not be so bad....if service were decent...however this unit has been sent and returned twice to me now from the Asus service "professionals". Returned completely nonfunctional that is. Same consistent problem, unit will not power on. After pleading with Asus for resolution, their response is to send it across the country yet again for repair. A third time. Amazing. I have had this item since August and it only worked for a few weeks the entire time I have owned it. Asus could learn a few things from other major manufactures and customer service. If you are considering buying this and you get a unit that is trouble free, congrats! But if your experience turns out like mine...you were warned. I will follow up in a month or so, when I get it back from service the third time, but my view on this now is a total loss, and Asus couldn't care less.

Other Thoughts: You've been warned.

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