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Five reasons businesses and home users should consider the VivoMini as their next PC

Modern workplaces come in a variety of shapes and sizes including the traditional cubicle, the open-plan office, and even the family home.

Modern workplaces come in a variety of shapes and sizes including the traditional cubicle, the open-plan office, and even the family home. For this reason, it’s important – when buying a PC for business or home office purposes – to find a product that’s compact and versatile. And it’s always going to be easier to fit a small PC into a big space than it is a big PC in a small space.

For businesses building their workplace around stylish, vigorously tested and compact technology, there are five major reasons to look at the ASUS VivoMini VC65-C1.

Added Security

The cost of poor cybersecurity has never been higher. The VC65-C1 comes with multiple safeguards and security features including an industry-standard Kensington lock slot and an intrusion alert that warns the user if the mini PC has been opened since its last launch.

On a hardware and software level, the VivoMini protects the data of both business and customer.

Expansive Connectivity Options

Sometimes, when an original equipment manufacturers [OEMs] delivers a product as compact as the VivoMini, there is a hidden cost such as subtle but significant restrictions on connectivity that can cause short- and long-term problems.

That’s not the case with the new ASUS VivoMini VC65-C1 which has two USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, one USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C and three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports.

A serial port lets you connect the mini PC to legacy embedded systems, including barcode scanners, printers, and other devices for point-of-sale systems and vending machines. It also features a HDMI, DisplayPort and a VGA for up to triple output, Intel Gigabit Ethernet plus dual band wireless and a 4-in-1 card reader.


Bigger can sometimes be better in technology but not in this case: The ASUS VivoMini VC65-C1 series is equipped with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 and i5 processors.

The VivoMini VC65-C1 can also be configured with optional Intel Optane memory for impressive system performance including up to 24x faster HDD access speeds, 19% faster daily computing performance, and 2.1x faster file searches. If you believe the hype, the future of computing is going to be built on Optane. Its inclusion adds an element of future-proofing to the VivoMini VC65-C1 in addition to significantly increasing performance.

Modular, Movable and Mountable

Some mini PCs can also be difficult to upgrade, adding another unseen cost. This is not the case with the VC65-C1 which has been designed with modularity in mind, according to ASUS.

It has a versatile chassis with easily swappable storage options. Users can pick from one M.2 (SATA/NVMe) and two 2.5-inch HDD/SSDs.

The modular design also makes things easier for IT administrators as it’s easy to swap out faulty units for working ones and keep downtime to a minimum.

And it can even be mounted to a work desk or on the back of a monitor.


The power bill associated with an inefficient PC can be surprisingly expensive.  The VivoMini VC65-C1’s energy-efficient design and size means it draws as little as 15W when idle. It also operates in virtual silence, generating just 20dB of noise.

Ready For Business

The biggest drawback to many business PCs are the hidden costs. Energy inefficiency, lacklustre memory and storage options, limited connectivity or insufficient security, all add up over time. The VivoMini VC65-C1 has no such problems and it’s versatile enough to suit almost any workplace. 

To learn more about the ASUS VivoMini VC65-C1, click here.

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