Asus UN45-VM064M: a Mini PC with a lot of potential.

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If you are looking to create a good multimedia center in your living room, today we are talking about Asus UN45-VM064M, a device that takes the mini-pc concept to another level, offering us certain capabilities and technologies that until recently were very rare not only in a multimedia PC, but even in a desktop PC to use.

Design and connectivity of the Asus UN45-VM064M.

We are facing a square chassis with rounded corners with a bright blue color that gives a quite modern look to the peace that is elegant, although we have also seen online that there is a white version that looks equally good. This mini PC has holes for cooling both in its lower part and in its back, where a large part of its connection ports are housed.

And speaking of its connectivity, the Asus UN45-VM064M offers us 4 USB Type-A ports and version 3.0, (two on the left side and two on the back), VGA connector (left side), and ports HDMI, LAN and audio on the back, accompanied by the power connector. For its part, the right side only incorporates a Kensington anti-theft lock port. The power button is circular and is located on the front of the chassis.

Performance and storage of this device.

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The Asus UN45-VM064M It is a team that offers a lot of potential, although to be able to squeeze it, we will have to look for life a bit, and we explain why.

The process section is in charge of an Intel Celeron N300, a very humble chip composed of two cores with Braswell architecture that are accompanied by 2 MB of L2 cache and that run at a frequency between 1.04GHz and 2.08 GHz. , the integrated graphic works at a frequency between 320 and 600 Mhz.

This processor may seem quite weak a priori, and although its power per core is much higher than that of the Intel Atom X5- z8300, the latter integrates 4 cores, so its gross power is around 40% higher than the Celeron N300. But still, it is a great candidate as a processor dedicated to multimedia, not only because of the higher working frequency of its GPU, but because it has video decoding capabilities that the Atom X5-Z8300 lacks, and that you can review in this link. In short, we will not have much power to run heavy applications, but we can get fed up with watching movies and videos with it.

The point against Asus UN45-VM064M It comes with its memory, since we can install up to 8 GB of So-DIMM DDR3L at 1600MHz, but it is not included, so we will have to buy it separately and install it. The same happens with storage, which comes in the form of a modern M.2 format with a supported capacity of up to 128 GB, but which we will also have to buy and install on our own.

Here are all the details:

Asus UN45-VM064M
Design
Dimensions 13 x 13 x 4.2cm
Weight 598gr
Colors Blue
Material Plastic
Product model number 90MS00L1-M00640
Operating system
Not included
Performance and storage
CPU INTEL Celeron N3000 (1.04GHz – 2.08 GHz) / BGA1170
GPU Intel HD Graphics (Gen8)
RAM Not included (2GB Up to 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz) -SO-DIMM / 1 slot
Internal storage Not included (32GB up to 128GB M.2 SSD // Native M.2 support with up to 10 Gbit / s speed)
Connectivity
Wifi Yes, Dual band 2.4G / 5G WIFI, supports 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac
Ethernet 10/100/1000 Mbps
Bluetooth V4.0.
HDMI Yes / x1
Connection ports
  • Front Connections
    • 2 x USB3.0
    • 1 x VGA (D-Sub)
    • 1 x Kensington Security Lock
  • Rear connections
    • 2 x USB3.0
    • 1 x HDMI
    • 1 x LAN (RJ45)
    • 1 x DC-in
    • 1 x Audio Jack (Combo Headphone / Mic Jack)
Others
Feeding External AC adapter / 45 W / 19Vdc, 2.37A /Energy Star certified
Certification BSMI / CE / FCC / UL / CCC / WiFi / RF / VCCI
Box contents
1 x Asus UN45-VM064M, 1 x HDMI, 1 x Power adapter, 1 x User Manual

Conclusions, availability and price of the Asus UN45-VM064M.

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A really nice design.

It is easy to draw conclusions; If we are looking for a mini PC with extensive video playback capabilities, compact, beautiful, and with the freedom to install both the operating system, the storage and the RAM we want (with its limits), this mini PC is one of the best options, although it requires the corresponding extra investment. If, on the other hand, we settle for a more limited device, but one that saves us time and money, the Rikomagic MK36S that we talked about a few days ago may be an easier and more affordable option.

PROS:
  • Modern and elegant design.
  • Quality / price ratio.
  • Up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
  • M.2 storage
  • Good connectivity.
  • Absolute silence.
  • Wifi ac.
CONS:
  • RAM and M.2 memory are purchased separately.
  • It has no operating system.
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