Asus Vivo i3-4030U BareBones PC - eBuyer, £107.99 free delivery
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Asus Vivo i3-4030U BareBones PC - eBuyer, £107.99 free delivery

£107.99Ebuyer Deals
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Found 11th May 2016
Asus VC62B-B006M, Intel Core i3-4030U, 2 x SO-DIMM (Up to 16GB RAM)
SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" or 2.5"/2 x 2.5 via Vivo DualBay, Intel HD Graphics 4400,
4-in-1 card reader, 802.11 B/G/N/AC, Bluetooth BT4.0, VESA Mount.
Rear panel has x USB3.0, 2 x USB2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x LAN(RJ45) Port, 4-in-1 Card Reader, 1 x Mic In, 1 x Headphone Out, 1 x S/PDIF Out
No OS, neat little Mini PC, requires HDD/SSD and DDR3L SO-DIMM RAM.
Nice price for an 4th Gen i3 Barebones PC.

52 Comments

Nice find

Decent spec for the cash. Heat

Great little machine. Could be overkill for a KODI machine but for anyone wanting a cheap OC especially if they have memory and SSD laying around it would be brilliant. Tempted myself but I really don't need any other computers

Blimey that's amazing price for an i3 NUC style PC.... hot hot hot

For the versatility that this offers, it's an amazing price.

'71 people are about to buy this!' - haha the power of hukd lol

I was annoyed at missing out on the recent Dell PowerEdge T20 £70 deal, so this might do instead. Shame it doesn't have PS/2 ports so I can use it with my KVM.

Cor, only 38 in stock. I guess people will have to move fast...

There's a comment on Youtube review saying a max of 1TB 3.5" hard drive limitation so check for yourself. The dualbay allows 2 x 2.5" drives or 1 x 3.5" drive

3guesses

I was annoyed at missing out on the recent Dell PowerEdge T20 £70 deal, … I was annoyed at missing out on the recent Dell PowerEdge T20 £70 deal, so this might do instead. Shame it doesn't have PS/2 ports so I can use it with my KVM.


its still available. just £3 more now so its £72 after cashback

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spannerzone

There's a comment on Youtube review saying a max of 1TB 3.5" hard drive … There's a comment on Youtube review saying a max of 1TB 3.5" hard drive limitation so check for yourself. The dualbay allows 2 x 2.5" drives or 1 x 3.5" drive




That's a little off putting if true. Can anyone confirm?

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3guesses

I was annoyed at missing out on the recent Dell PowerEdge T20 £70 deal, … I was annoyed at missing out on the recent Dell PowerEdge T20 £70 deal, so this might do instead. Shame it doesn't have PS/2 ports so I can use it with my KVM.




Could you get a cheap USB to ps2 adapter our do they not like kvms?

Wow, great price

xela333

​That's a little off putting if true. Can anyone confirm?


Can't see how that could possibly be the case. They're not like Flash drives where the file system changes as you go up sizes. It's always NTFS.

It measures 190 x 190 x 56.2 mm (a NUC or Brix, at just about half that size, is a so-called palm top rather than a small desktop, so to speak). I suppose technically you could build your own using a 170mm x 170mm M-ITX motherboard, a smallish case, a more powerful desktop CPU and a larger power brick, or else larger case/internal PSU. Not criticising the product, though, it sips little energy, great that you can just slot in a full size desktop 3.5" hard drive if you have one you're not using, and great discounted price compared to a similar 4th gen NUC or Brix!

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spannerzone

There's a comment on Youtube review saying a max of 1TB 3.5" hard drive … There's a comment on Youtube review saying a max of 1TB 3.5" hard drive limitation so check for yourself. The dualbay allows 2 x 2.5" drives or 1 x 3.5" drive


Just misguided I think. The actual promo video has the quote "On top of the TerraBytes of storage space you can get with Vivo Dualbay ..." (around 3:38 in this video) and as it's a standard SATA III interface it would normally be up to the OS to drive it. I'd be *very* surprised if it had any artificial disk capacity limit.

cjed

Just misguided I think. The actual promo video has the quote "On top of … Just misguided I think. The actual promo video has the quote "On top of the TerraBytes of storage space you can get with Vivo Dualbay ..." (around 3:38 in this video) and as it's a standard SATA III interface it would normally be up to the OS to drive it. I'd be *very* surprised if it had any artificial disk capacity limit.



​yeah hopefully just an error .... I find it very hard to believe it won't support over 1b drives.

shabbird

its still available. just £3 more now so its £72 after cashback



No they sold out last night.

xela333

Could you get a cheap USB to ps2 adapter our do they not like kvms?




Have tried USB-PS/2 adapters before (5+ years ago!) without much success.

Edited by: "3guesses" 11th May 2016

jouster

Great little machine. Could be overkill for a KODI machine but for … Great little machine. Could be overkill for a KODI machine but for anyone wanting a cheap OC especially if they have memory and SSD laying around it would be brilliant. Tempted myself but I really don't need any other computers



OC?

3guesses

No they sold out last night.


thanks. thought they had lots in stock

Is the processor good enough to use as a normal desktop for browsing, movies, word processing etc?

shabbird

thanks. thought they had lots in stock



Me too - they had >20 left when I checked last night, thought I'd have no trouble ordering this morning...

piginabox

OC?



PC probably

Brilliant for the price. Just can't think of a reason to get one.

OOS

OOS



Well that saves me making a decision (_;)

Ruffuz

PC probably


ah, of course. My guess was 'other computer' but your suggestion makes much more sense.

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gimmeDdeal

Is the processor good enough to use as a normal desktop for browsing, … Is the processor good enough to use as a normal desktop for browsing, movies, word processing etc?




Easily. Pretty much any Intel processor these days would handle tasks like that just fine

balls, missed it

from what I can see it doesn't appear to have native h265 decoding, it must do this in software; it will handle up to 1080p apparently at roughly 60% CPU utilisation (not sure of the benchmarking for this). For KODI I think it's more forward looking to find one that has hardware support for this; beware though, I've found recently that there are 10-bit h265 files which aren't handled by the hardware of some chipsets (e.g. Cherry Trail doesn't do it in hardware, it does 8-bit h265 though). General x264, AVI, etc. should be quite ok though.

Purchased, hopefully will go under tv to play MS Flight sim, assuming the graphics card is up to the task

Anyone received their box yet and have any feedback?

GNKelly07

No. Nor will I any time soon. It's with Yodel


And mine, not good news, do they deliver saturdays if at all?

GNKelly07

No. Nor will I any time soon. It's with Yodel



Have you checked your roof?

Mine arrived this morning via Yodel, surprised but happy. Will give it a try later

Received mine as well this morning - the network card is a Realtek 8821AE Wireless AC for those wondering... it also seems to be a low-end card as maximum AC speed is 433Mbps.
Edited by: "brookheather" 14th May 2016

Installed some memory in mine and it keeps bleeping, I guess it does not like it, have ordered a 4 gig piece from amazon. Delivery tonight. Looks a nice bit of kit though
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