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CES 2017 | Asus VivoPC X: a compact VR-ready desktop for US$799

Though a bit larger than a console, the VivoPC X provides a lot more power—and remains under 5 pounds. (Source: Asus)
Though a bit larger than a console, the VivoPC X provides a lot more power—and remains under 5 pounds. (Source: Asus)
Asus has announced the VivoPC X, a compact VR-ready desktop, designed to be a relatively portable VR solution.

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Compact VR-ready PCs have been a reality since the introduction of Nvidia's GTX 1060 series, allowing smaller and lighter desktops and laptops to power VR headsets like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. A VR-ready "living-room-style" desktop PC, the Asus VivoPC X is designed to be portable but powerful.

Weighing in at just under 5 pounds, the VivoPC X packs a Kaby Lake Core i5 CPU (presumably a desktop version), GTX 1060 GPU, 8 GB RAM, and 512 GB SSD storage. That should be enough power and storage to get you through at least the next couple of years of VR titles. Port-wise, it's got four USB 3.1 and two USB 2.0, two HDMI, and one DisplayPort (supporting G-Sync) ports. Asus says the VivoPC X will sell for US$799, and will ship in mid-March.

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Douglas Black, 2017-01- 4 (Update: 2017-01- 6)
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I am a university Lecturer and researcher in English writing, but I like to keep myself busy. Between weightlifting, MMA, and SCUBA diving, one of my life-long interests has always been computers. I used Macs until about 17 years ago when I switched to PCs because of an interest in games, but I'm still interested in top quality laptops that push the design envelope.