Meet the ASUS VivoPC X
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.
A 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.
A 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.
A 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.
You’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.