Usually PCs that can run virtual reality headsets like the HTC Vive or the Oculus Rift need high system requirements, and that also usually means large desktop PC cases as well. ASUS wants to fight this perception with the newly announced ASUS VivoPC X. This little machine packs mean punch into a small case that weighs under 5 pounds.
According to The Verge, the VivoPC X has an NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU inside. That’s on the lower end of headset requirements for the Vive or Rift, but it should still be enough to play the majority of VR games that are currently available. It also has an Intel 7th generation Core i5 “Kaby Lake” processor inside, along with 8GB of RAM, and 512GB of SSD storage.
The ASUS VivoPC X has plenty of ports as well, including two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, four USB 3.1 ports and two USB 2.0 ports. ASUS has also included side vents and a special heat pipe so that the CPU and everything else is kept cool, even with the case’s diminutive size. However, you will have to wait a while longer to get your hands on this small PC. ASUS plans to begin selling the VivoPC X sometime in March for the starting price of $799.