08 January 2018
Although at the moment market main focus is on laptops and not just that buyers are looking for an exclusive product related to their usage. That’s why in past couple of years we have seen manufacturers are bringing special 2-in-1 lineup, gaming laptops, high-res laptops and affordable lineups. Although the main focus is on laptops but still companies bring latest and innovative desktops as well.
At the moment, the next big thing in PC market is VR and Asus just unveiled a new powerful gaming PC which supports VR at CES 2017. The new ASUS VivoPC X is the pretty compact desktop machine that is packed with enough powerful hardware to cater requirements of VR.
As being a compact machine, it weighs 5 pounds. In terms of hardware, the Intel’s latest Kaby Lake Core i5 processor is powering the machine with 8GB RAM and built-in memory is 512GB SSD. The most important aspect in the gaming laptop is GPU, that’s why it is packed with NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 for graphics.
These are the minimum hardware that is enough to make this desktop machine a VR PC. However, these specs won’t make it the best option for a VR PC.
The VivoPC X VR desktop cost $799 only, so at that price tag, it brings form factor of upper range gaming machines. I am sure VR is not meant for everybody but it can be asked perfectly with the desktop as well using its DisplayPort and there are two HDMI ports.
As far as release is a concern, it will be up for sale from March this year. However, if you are looking for a true gaming enabled PC, just wait for the ROG GT51CH. It is powered with Core i7 processor. The processor is be accompanied with 64GB RAM and internal storage up to 3TB. In this device, NVIDIA GTX 1070 is on board as GPU. This powerful PC will be released in second half of the year and price tag is also still unknown. However, if you are looking for a PC with minimum VR specs, you can rely on Asus VivoPC X.