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Asus announces VR-ready VivoPC X small form factor desktop

By Jos
Jan 3, 2017
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="https://www.techspot.com/images2/news/bigimage/2017/01/2017-01-03-image-7.png" /></p> <p>The Asus VivoPC line of desktops have been around for a while, as a serviceable alternative for everyday computing tasks in a form factor doesn&rsquo;t take up much space. It&rsquo;s not traditionally aimed at gamers &mdash; that where their ROG line fits in &mdash; but the <a href="http://www.theverge.com/ces/2017/1/3/14152726/asus-vivopc-x-vr-ready-compact-desktop-pc">latest entrant</a> into the VivoPC series mixes a little bit of both by offering VR-ready gaming performance in a compact chassis not much bigger than a gaming console.</p> <p>The VivoPC X weighs under 5 pounds and includes Intel&rsquo;s latest Core i5 Kaby Lake processor, an Nvidia GTX 1060 graphics card, 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage. It&rsquo;s not a gaming powerhouse since the GTX 1060 is at the lower end of the VR ready scale but at $799 it&rsquo;s still one of the cheaper options.</p> <p>While Asus is pushing the VR angle, the VivoPC X will make a decent all around compact gaming desktop too. In terms of ports you&rsquo;ll find four USB 3.1 ports and two USB 2.0 ports, as well as two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort that support Nvidia G-Sync displays. In order to keep the system cool, Asus is using a custom heatpipe to direct the heat away from the CPU and GPU and exhausting it out of side vents.</p> <p>The Vivo PC X will be available in March priced at $799.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/67630-asus-announces-vr-ready-vivopc-x-small-form.html' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href='https://www.techspot.com/news/67630-asus-announces-vr-ready-vivopc-x-small-form.html'>https://www.techspot.com/news/67630-asus-announces-vr-ready-vivopc-x-small-form.html</a></p>[/parsehtml]
     
  2. mcborge

    mcborge TS Guru Posts: 481   +366

    That actually looks nice.
     
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  3. Humza

    Humza TS Maniac Posts: 142   +102

    That monitor supports G-Sync or the cables?
     

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