ASUS Showcases Mini PCs – ROG GR8, VivoPC, VivoMini, and ChromeBox

 

More space on your table, power efficient, value for money.

ASUS showcased their compact, svelte, and elegant MiniPCs last April 17, 2015 in R Space, Makati City: the high-performance, built-for-gaming ASUS ROG GR8, the smaller-than-an-A4-sheet-of-paper ASUS VivoPC, the even smaller and sleeker ASUS VivoMini, and the speedy and secure full Chrome OS experience ASUS ChromeBox.

ASUS MiniPCs mean more space in your workspace (less bulk, easier to move around when cleaning). Small doesn’t mean less powerful. You’d be surprised. Full specs at the end of this post.

Play Without Limits: the ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) GR8

Compact and powerful, the ROG GR8 blends console size with gaming PC specs. With has a chassis with a volume of only 2.5 liters, and running on 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 and at 1080p resolution. It also incorporates 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 and is available at PC Express, Villman, Thinking Tools Cebu for SRP PhP 57,990.

    Great Things Come in Small Packages

    Occupying a space smaller than an A4 paper, the VivoPC is perfect for inconspicuous placing – be it behind monitors or TVs via VESA mounts, underneath desks, or simply on tabletops.

      The VivoPC’s storage and memory can be upgraded – it can accommodate a single 3.5” desktop HDD, or two 2.5” HDDs or SSDs, while its memory can be upgraded up to 16GB. It is also compatible with the latest 802.11ac standard for high-speed wireless connectivity.

      The ASUS VivoPC is available at PC Express, Villman, Gigahertz, Octagon,  PC Square, BCG Computers,PC Cartel, Infoworx, Concept, IECC, Thinking Tools, Gaisano, Laser Marketing, Columbia Computers starting at SRP PhP 16,990.

      Small Size Without Compromise

        Though smaller than the VivoPC, the VivoMini skimps on neither performance nor functionality. It runs on Intel Core-i processors with 4GB of RAM which can be upgraded to 16GB. It utilizes a 32GB mSATA SSD which is also upgradeable to 256GB. The VivoMini supports 4K and up to three independent displays. It also operates silently, generating only 18.5dB and consuming 6.95W at idle. Price and availability to be announced.

        Get the Full Experience of Google’s ChromeOS in the ASUS ChromeBox

          The perfect partner for those looking out for the best Chrome OS experience, the ASUS ChromeBox blends efficiency with formidable hardware. Google’s Chrome OS promises speed with constant updates in security, supported with a wide variety of applications. This little box is powered by an Intel Core-i7 processor for speed, further complimented with 4GB of RAM and 16GB of SSD storage. The ASUS ChromeBox is priced at SRP P49,099.00; availability to be announced.

          Here are the full specs for each ASUS MiniPC.

          ASUS ROG GR8

          Processor Intel® Core™ i7-4510U Processor
          NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750Ti Graphicsw/ 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
          Operating system Windows® 8.1or Windows® 8.1 Pro
          Memory &
          storage
          1600MHz DDR3L memory (up to 16GB)2 x SO-DIMM
          SATA 6Gb/s;1 x 2.5″ 1TB 7200rpm HDD, or2.5″ 256G SSD1 x 2.5” extension bay for HDD/SSD
          Free 100GB of ASUS WebStorage for 12 months
          Networks Intel® Gigabit LAN
          Wireless Dual-band 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi
          Connectivity Front
          1 x Headphone1 x MIC-in2 x USB 2.0 (1 with USB Charger)Rear3 x Audio jacks (LINE_IN/LINE_OUT/MIC)1 x S/PDIF optical out1 x HDMI (support Ultra HD 4K)1 x DisplayPort (support Ultra HD 4K)1 x LAN(RJ45)

          4 x USB 3.0

          1 x 19V DC-in

          1 x Kensington lock

          Power consumption 19V DC, 6.32A, 120W Power Adapter0.4W when off, 13W at idle, 70 to 77W at full 3D loads
          ROG-exclusive features SupremeFX AudioSonic SoundStageSonic SenseAmpSonic StudioSonic Radar IIGameFirst III

          Miracast Receiver

          Bundled software Kaspersky Anti-Virus (1-year full license)AiSuite IIIASUS HomeCloud with Wi-Fi GO!/Media Streamer
          DTS Connect
          Accessories M801 gaming mechanical keyboard (optional)ROG Gladius gaming mouse (optional)
          120W AC adapterPower cordUser ManualQuick Start GuideWarranty Card
          Size Max. 238 x 245 x 60 mm (2.5-liter chassis)
          Weight 1.284kg
          Processor Intel® Core™ i7-4510U Processor
          NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750Ti Graphicsw/ 2GB GDDR5 VRAM
          Operating system Windows® 8.1or Windows® 8.1 Pro

           

          ASUS Vivo PC

          Processor Intel i5 4210U
          RAM 8GB (Upgrdable)
          Storage 1TB (Dual Bay)
          2 x 2.5” (Dual Bay)
          Display Nvdia Geforce 820M 1GB Discrete
          HDMI/DP Ports
          Audio Sonicmaster
          Built-in Speakers
          3.5 Jack/Optical
          Connectivity 802.11 B/G/N/AC Wi-Fi
          10/100/1000 LAN
          V4.0 Bluetooth
          OS Windows 8.1 Single Language
           Service 3 Years Warranty
          Accessories
          Vesa Mount
          VGA Dongle
          Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
          I/O 4 – USB 3.0
          1 – Card reader (SD/MMC)
          Features Sonicmaster
          WiFi GO
          4K capability
          Dual Bay

           

          ASUS Chrome Box

          OS Chrome OS
          CPU Intel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor
          Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor
          Intel® Celeron 2955U Processor
          Memory 2GB / 4GB x DDR3-1600MHz; 2 x SO-DIMM
          Graphics Integrated – Intel® HD Graphics (up to 4400)
          Storage 16GB M.2 (NGFF) SSD
          LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
          Wireless Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth V4.0
          Interface 1 x 2-in-1 Card Reader
          4 x USB3.0
          1 x HDMI*
          1 x DisplayPort ++*
          1 x LAN (RJ45) Port
          1 x Audio Jack (Mic-in/Speaker-out)
          1 x Kensington Lock
          1 x DC-in
          Power Supply 65W Power
          Dimension 124 x 124 x 42 mm
            * supports Ultra HD 4K for Core-i SKU

           

          ASUS Vivo Mini

          OS Chrome OS
          CPU Intel® Core™ i7-4600U Processor
          Intel® Core™ i3-4010U Processor
          Intel® Celeron 2955U Processor
          Memory 2GB / 4GB x DDR3-1600MHz; 2 x SO-DIMM
          Graphics Integrated – Intel® HD Graphics (up to 4400)
          Storage 16GB M.2 (NGFF) SSD
          LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
          Wireless Dual Band 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth V4.0
          Interface 1 x 2-in-1 Card Reader
          4 x USB3.0
          1 x HDMI*
          1 x DisplayPort ++*
          1 x LAN (RJ45) Port
          1 x Audio Jack (Mic-in/Speaker-out)
          1 x Kensington Lock
          1 x DC-in
          Power Supply 65W Power
          Dimension 124 x 124 x 42 mm
            * supports Ultra HD 4K for Core-i SKU

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          Irwin Allen Rivera loves his wife's cooking so much he's now twice the man he used to be. His English essay won a Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Award for Literature in 2012. His philosophical-horror story appeared in Philippine Speculative Fiction 8 (2013). He was managing editor and lead writer of Sites and Symbols 2 (2005), a coffee-table book about buildings in UP Diliman - his alma mater (BA Philosophy; MA Creative Writing continuing). He worked at the UP Diliman Information Office before shifting to web content writing. His sudden fiction, "Notwithstanding Pigs," initially a Friendster testimonial, appeared in Philippines Graphic (2006) and in Very Short Stories for Harried Readers (2007). He used to write for www.technoodling.net.