Small desktop PCs that are portable and consume less power yet powerful enough to perform heavy tasks are becoming a trend. Asus company, which is known for producing motherboards, graphics cards, gaming PCs and laptops, recently launched the Vivo PC Mini, which is a little smaller than the older Asus VivoPC launched last year.
Asus Vivo Mini PC carries a dimension of 131 x 131 x 42 mm and it also operates silently, generating only 18.5dB and consuming 6.95W at idle.
It is a Windows 8.1 PC and its CPU range from Intel Core i5, Core i3 processor, and Intel Celeron.
Onboard is Intel HD Graphics, 4 GB up to 16 GB dual channel DDR3 RAM, and 32 GB up to 256 GB SSD storage.
The VivoMini supports 4K and up to three independent displays.
There are 2 USB 3.0, 1 HDMI, 1 RJ45 LAN, 1 DC-in, 1 Display port, audio jack, 4 in 1 card reader, and kensington lock.
The Asus Vivo Mini PC price will soon be announced. Its price, however, would be relatively cheaper than its bigger brother the Asus VivoPC.
Apart from the Vivo Mini PC, Asus also launched the Asus Chromebox, a mini PC that is powered by the Google Chrome OS. This little box is powered by an Intel Core-i7 processor and further complimented with a 4 GB of RAM and 16 GB solid state drive.
Last, but not the least, the Asus ROG GR8 gaming console PC was also introduced. The gaming PC box has a chassis with a volume of only 2.5 liters. It is powered by an Intel Core i7 processor and an Nvidia GTX 750Ti graphics card.
The ROG GR8 is more than adequate to run the latest games in high detail at 1080p resolution. It also incorporate ROG gaming features such as the Sonic Radar II, GameFirst III, and Sonic Studio.
The ROG GR8 comes with an ASUS M801 mechanical keyboard and an ROG Gladius mouse.
AVAILABILITY & PRICING
Please refer to the table below:
|SRP||Where to Buy|
|ROG GR8 (comes with an ASUS M801 Mechanical Keyboard and ROG Gladius Mouse)||PhP 57,990||PC Express, Villman, Thinking Tools Cebu|
|ASUS VivoPC (comes with ASUS Wireless Keyboard and Mouse)||Starts at PhP 16,990||PC Express, Villman, Gigahertz, Octagon, PC Square, BCG Computers,PC Cartel, Infoworx, Concept, IECC, Thinking Tools, Gaisano, Laser Marketing, Columbia Computers|
|ASUS Chromebox (with Wireless Keyboard and Mouse, Web Camera, Speaker, and Remote)||PHP 48,099||TBD|