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Asus details its powerful new VivoMini PCs with optional Nvidia graphics

Asus is launching a pair of new VivoMini 2-liter compact desktop PCs, according to a press release. Dubbed the VivoMini VM65 and VivoMini VM65N, both computers feature 6th-gen Intel Skylake processors, up to 16GB of RAM, and support for both 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch storage drives.

Concerning hardware, the only differences between the two models is that the higher-end VM65N boasts an Nvidia GeForce 930M graphics card in addition to USB Type-C support. Thanks to Nvidia’s discrete graphics technology, Asus claims its users will be able to “enjoy stunning videos, play casual games at their highest settings, or view incredibly detailed photos.”

Despite the flashy rhetoric, we wouldn’t count on it being a worthy substitute for a high-end gaming rig, however. Instead, it appears Asus has designed both of its new VivoMini models with photo and video editors in mind.

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With either model, you can expect HDMI and DisplayPort+ output connections with support for up to three displays at once in a glorious 4K resolution, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and built-in SonicMaster speakers.

Furthermore, both the VM65 and VM65N will offer configuration options with a 3.5-inch hard drive or solid state drive, accompanied by an Asus Vivo DualBay system with the capacity for up to two 2.5-inch drives. Models deprived of the DualBay technology will include a single 3.5-inch HDD.

Likewise, the VM65 twins bear a “slide-open chassis,” effectively making memory and storage upgrades a breeze. And with that in mind, you’ll be able to mount either of these mini PC selections onto the back of a display in an effort to make your own custom all-in-one PC.

Though pricing information has yet to be revealed, previous VivoMini models have ranged from $150 to upwards of $400. It’s still not clear when the new computers are slated to arrive.