Meet the ASUS VivoPC X

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The ASUS VivoPC X is your stepping stone into the world of virtual reality. The compact desktop format slips seamlessly into your living room setup, and a wealth of inputs ensures every major platform, including HTC Vive and Oculus, are fully supported.

VR is demanding on system resources, but the VivoPC X has plenty of horsepower. A 7th.-generation Intel® Core i5 processor works with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card and up to 8 GB of DDR4 2400 MHz RAM. The M.2 SATA SSD storage reads and writes data quickly, and is available up to 512 GB. NVIDIA® G-SYNC compatibility with supporting monitors keeps motion tearing to a minimum for super-smooth gaming performance.

asus_vivopc_x_oculusA powerful cooling system draws air in through an axial fan and over a heat sink, then out through vents along the sides. On top of that, a copper pipe draws heat away from the CPU to maintain optimal performance. With all of those parts working together, the VivoPC X can handle the latest VR games and experiences flawlessly. It’s amply capable for day-to-day computing, intensive video editing, and streaming 4K video too.

5_hot_air_outA major bottleneck for VR systems is input support. There’s a lot of stuff that needs to get plugged in, and those need to be fast connections. Luckily the VivoPC X comes with 4 full-sized USB 3.1 jacks, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 HDMI slots, and a DisplayPort. With all of that, you can plug your VR headset in, motion trackers, a big monitor, controller, mouse and keyboard, and have inputs to spare. Of course, standard inputs such as LAN, audio jacks, and the power adapter are back there too.

m80_ports2_smallA software package called Sonic Studio brings the audio performance of the VivoPC X to the next level. In addition to ensuring high-fidelity game audio, it also improves noise cancellation for VoIP communications, and stabilizes volume when streaming or recording gameplay.

The VivoPC X is designed to slip into your living room seamlessly. The sleek design has a few red accents that catch the eye. A raindrop pattern on the side masks the side vent in a subtle way. The compact layout only takes up 5 liters of space, and for those times you want to take the rig over to a friend’s, it’s only 2.2 kg. Rest assured that it can handle the trip; the VivoPC X has been tested for vibration, drops, temperature, and humidity.

_gmc1445You’ll be able to enjoy all sorts of new experiences thanks to the VivoPC X. Games are clearly the first stop, but new genres of 360-degree video, virtual tourism, and many more types of media are still coming into their own. With the VivoPC X and your VR platform of choice, you’ll have a front-row seat to this digital revolution.

Would you like to know more? Visit the ASUS VivoPC X product page for all of the details.