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The ASUS VivoPC X is small and ready for VR

ASUS is proving with its latest desktop you don't need a monster of a PC to get a good VR experience. At CES 2017, the company revealed the new VivoPC X, a compact desktop PC that's both compact and powerful enough to handle VR.

As reported by The Verge, the VivoPC X weighs in at just 5 pounds and packs an Intel Core i5 Kaby Lake processor, NVIDIA GTX 1060, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD for storage. As for ports, you're looking at 4 USB 3.1 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 2 HDMI ports and a single DisplayPort with support for NVIDIA G-Sync.

If you happen to be in the market for a compact VR PC that you can easily haul around, the VivoPC X definitely looks like an interesting bet. Unfortunately, you'll have to wait a bit to get your hands on one, as the VivoPC X goes on sale in March for $799.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to

  • 799 is a great price for those specs from a big manufacture. If it's uprgraxeable to and i7, 1070, and  16 gigs of ram I'd get it.
  • People just cant be satisfied. trust me, you really don't need an i7 processor to get things done right. I have a dell 3520, dual core i3 and it handles everything game or software I through at it. the only problem I have is that it needs a better graphics card.
  • No, I can be satisfied but instead you throw out judge mental statements. I work with 4K video editin and graphics, and the hardware I mentioned could handle that while his couldn't efficiently. Most brands allow customization so hopefully this will too is simply all I was saying. No need to come up in here and be so judge mental.
  • Same here, I work with full frame 4K XAVC S 100Mbps video files and pictures at 42.4 MP resolution that are between 25-80MB per photo and I'm looking to upgrade my desktop to a GTX 1080 and other necessary upgrades to get the job done. Some people have different technological needs than other people.
  • Good enough for you may not be good enough for others.  Allowing customizations increases a company's chances for potential customers.  Not everybody will be satisfied with only one offering.
  • Thank you for putting into words what I couldn't haha! This. ^
  • ouch, how could you write this? i3 is enough? Enough for what? Basic web/email/youtube videos? YES...but not for more.i3 has only 2 physical cores..... 4 is a must have with 8GB ram nowadays
  • I would want better option for RAM and storage as well. I have way more than 512 GB of files, and would gladly halve the SSD for a massive HDD as a secondary device.
  • This is an awesome deal.
  • I m really sorry WengWeng. The world has gone on to the bad place !
  • That's a great price it'll make a great little steambox as well