ASUS ROG GR8 II A Small Form Factor, Console Sized Gaming PC
The latest addition to Republic of Gamers (ROG) hardware is actually a console sized ASUS ROG GR8 II gaming PC by ASUS. The machine is packed with hardware to be a plug-and-play gaming console plus it supports VR gaming. Check out here the teaser trailer of ASUS ROG GR8 II.
The hardware specification of ASUS ROG GR8 II are listed below:
- Comes with an Intel Core i7-7700 Kaby Lake CPU
- Huge 32GB of DDR4 RAM
- Packs an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card
- Dual fans and copper pipes for extensive cooling
- The weight of the whole packaging, console is 4 KG
- PC is optimized for Oculus Rift
- Features a pair of HDMI ports
- Comes with one DisplayPort
- A Windows 10 Home or other Edition are available to be base OS for Console
- Packs a full 2K and Full HD gaming experience
- Easy to carry and portable
- Aura Sync RGB lighting
- 12 ROG peripheral synchronization modes and 10 different effects
- Fast M.2 and 2.5-inch SSD/HDD for fast game load times plus massive storage capacity
- ROG supremeFX audio-Hi-Fi-grade audio, including Sonic Studio III and Sonic Radar III
- Intel Gigabyte Ethernet and GameFirst IV for a lag-free online gaming experience
- USB 3.1 Generation 02 for hyper-fast 10Gbps data transfer speeds
Moreover, the price of ASUS ROG GR8 II is not yet revealed. The important thing, however, remains a query, which is about the frequency of upgrade in machine hardware. ASUS has not yet said anything about this and it remains a major concern for PC gaming enthusiasts who always upgrade their machine hardware on at least a yearly basis. However, the current specs of the console-sized gaming PC are more than enough to output the graphics at smoother rates and resolution for next 3 years of gaming experience. But still, one will think hard on non-upgrade hardware limitations before buying a console-sized gaming PC.
Previously, at CES 2017 convention, ASUS introduced another console-sized gaming PC called as ASUS VIVOPC: X that was limited to installed hardware but packed with a powerful set of hardware. To know more about it, check out the link above.