CES 2017: Asus unveils VivoPC X, a VR ready compact PC
Just a year ago CES 2016 give the beginning of “Year of virtual reality.” The reason for that is in 2016 the on market went the best headsets of this impressive technology – PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive various of models designed for mobile devices.
But if PlayStation VR is combined with the console of Sony, then for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive you need a really powerful computer. A first association with such a machine is usually something solid, aggressive and very expensive. Today, Asus is trying to break this idea with VivoPC X. Well, at least as regards to the first two points.
VivoPC X computer is build not only with the idea of virtual reality, but with this relatively fragile human body – the device weighs just over 2 pounds and is the size of a modern console. This means that it can easily be carried and connected to the monitor or TV.
Although its dimensions are modest hardware is far from that. Under the hood is the latest processor Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake, graphics card Nvidia GTX 1060, 8 GB RAM and 512 GB SSD.
But to be completely honest, there is one component that could’ve been better. Nvidia 1060 is actually not the most powerful video card when talking about virtual reality, but will deal with the most unpretentious titles.
VivoPC X has four ports USB 3.1, two ports USB 2.0, two ports HDMI and one DisplayPort, which supports technology G-Sync of Nvidia. The cooling is happen through portholes, but from Asus have put special pipes that carry heat away from the CPU.
VivoPC X will be on sale from March and will cost $799. Whether the model will be successful, it will show the market, but virtual reality needs a more affordable and compact configurations. Of course, the current situation is completely normal.
Like all new technology and virtual reality comes at a high price and we can find it mainly in the homes of tech enthusiasts. After 2016 was the year of virtual reality, we expect the next two years to observe its rapid development. Post from: GizBrainhttp://szlifestyle.com/sz/2017/01/03/ces-2017-asus-unveils-vivopc-x-vr-ready-compact-pc/https://i0.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Asus-VivoPC-X1.jpg?fit=760%2C372https://i0.wp.com/szlifestyle.com/sz/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Asus-VivoPC-X1.jpg?resize=180%2C150ASUSTECH NEWSasus,CES,CES 2017,computer,PC,Virtual Reality,VRJust a year ago CES 2016 give the beginning of 'Year of virtual reality.' The reason for that is in 2016 the on market went the best headsets of this impressive technology - PlayStation VR, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive various of models designed for mobile devices. But if PlayStation VR is combined with...Richard D.Richard Deendeen@szlifestyle.comContributorRichard Deen is a writer at szlifestyle. What can I say I love gadgets!szlifestyle.com Tech News, Life Style, Reviews, Videos!