Asus VivoPC VM42-S173Z - £129.98 @ Ebuyer - Celeron 2957U/ 2GB RAM/ 32GB SSD/ Win 10
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Asus VivoPC VM42-S173Z - £129.98 @ Ebuyer - Celeron 2957U/ 2GB RAM/ 32GB SSD/ Win 10

£129.98
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Found 19th Jan
Was originally posted at £149.98 now dropped to £129.98 inc. delivery
Credit to OP: K1098
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Powered by the 4th gen Intel® processor, and featuring SonicMaster Technology, the new VivoPC is the answer to your day-to-day computing needs; and provides you with a cinematic multimedia experience. The small form factor even includes Vivo DualBay for flexible dual storage options so you can speed up the operating system or have even more space for movies and music.

Processor: Intel® Celeron® 2957U Processor
Memory : 2GB DDR3 1600MHz (Expandable to 16GB)
Hard Drive: 32GB SSD + 1x 2.5" HDD Bay
Operating System: Windows 10 Home
Audio: 2 x 2 W Speakers
LAN: 10/100/1000Mbps
Wireless: 802.11 B/G/N/AC

Interfaces:
4-in-1: SD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC
4 x USB3.0
2 x USB2.0
1 x HDMI
1 x DisplayPort ++
1 x LAN(RJ45) Port
1 x Mic In
1 x Headphone Out
1 x S/PDIF Out
1 x DC-in
1 x Kensington Lock

Warranty/ Miscellaneous:
1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
VESA Mount Included

16 Comments

Any good for Kodi?

Original Poster

steevojohno

Any good for Kodi?


I've never used kodi but i've read a few reviews on Amazon etc.. for similar models that say it works pretty well.

steevojohno

Any good for Kodi?



​yes but so is a raspberry Pi 3 for £30 or many other devices. You should really be looking to achieve more with this box.

Good little kodi box. runs well.

steevojohno

Any good for Kodi?



For most things that people are likely to use it's ideal.

http://kodi.wiki/view/chromebox#Haswell

Doesn't Kodi expect all the media to be on the box eg local storage, whereas Plex uses Client/server, in which case this BOX with limited storage options might not make a good media server/player ?

GwanGy

Doesn't Kodi expect all the media to be on the box eg local storage, … Doesn't Kodi expect all the media to be on the box eg local storage, whereas Plex uses Client/server, in which case this BOX with limited storage options might not make a good media server/player ?



No it works perfectly well with networked sources.

smr1

No it works perfectly well with networked sources.



+1

Will this do 4k for videos and general use? (not a gamer)

Cheap price for what you're getting and it looks like memory and storage drive upgrades should be no problem.

deetem

Will this do 4k for videos and general use? (not a gamer)



Not sure. Asus list their VivoPC VC62B as being 4K compatible rather than this one

The good thing about this little PC is it can take up to 16gb ram and you can add a couple of SSDs to it

passmark 1469, might struggle for 1 client use plex server.

GwanGy

Doesn't Kodi expect all the media to be on the box eg local storage, … Doesn't Kodi expect all the media to be on the box eg local storage, whereas Plex uses Client/server, in which case this BOX with limited storage options might not make a good media server/player ?



​Plex is generally better for viewing outside of your home network. I personally prefer Kodi for use at home.
I have a raspberry Pi 2, a Pi 3, a fire TV stick and a PC as Kodi players. All of the content is stored on a NAS and all play my content flawlessly. The Pi's are my preferred option as I run them off the tv's USB power. They auto boot (OpenELEC) in seconds when the TV is powered on. Both work using the standard TV remotes through hdmi (CEC).

what you can do with this is run Windows 10, then use it to remotely play Xbox One on a TV elsewhere. USB connect the controller into the Vivo box etc//
Edited by: "Zolasfoot" 20th Jan

I can never get KODI to look like I want it eg with 4 rows of 6/8 thumbnails and the naming conventions on both)plex/kodi) are too unforgiving. imo.
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