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Asus Unveils VivoPC X Designed For VR Gaming

By Anj C , Jan 05, 2017 06:32 PM EST
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At the moment, going all-in on PC virtual reality means going big: you need a large space for room-scale VR, a huge, powerful gaming PC and also a thick wallet to buy it all with. Asus would like to make one of those things smaller. Sadly, not the price.The new Asus VivoPC X is a compact gaming PC that's enormous and powerful enough for virtual reality, however, still small enough to be moved in a pinch.

Asus VivoPC X Specs, Features And Everything You Need To Know

Asus defines it as a 4 liter PC that's "the smallest gaming PC built for VR," which is always a tricky claim to make around CES because there's probably some other PC maker with a tiny gaming PC launching this week as well.Weighing in at just under five pounds, the VivoPC X boasts an Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake processor, 8GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD, and a NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU. Talking about the ports, there will be 4 USB 3.1 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 HDMI ports and also a single Display Port with support for NVIDIA G-Sync. Well, That's more than enough power to meet the minimum requirements for desktop VR.

The Asus VivoPC X: Verdict

The Asus VivoPC X, which is a small box that's not much bigger than a typical game console. The other is the ROG Gr8 II, a 2nd-gen version of the smallest desktop computer from the company's Republic of Gamers division. For a cost of $799, the VivoPC X is a decently powerful gaming rig in about the form-factor of a typical game console. Not too tacky. If VR not your thing? that won't be a problem-- with two HDMI ports and DisplayPort out with support for NVIDIA GSync displays, the Asus VivoPC X will make a great all around desktop machine for you.

               

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