The Asus VivoPC X Mini PC, Compatible with VR headsets, Costs $799

In January Asus announced the VivoPC X mini PC, and last week the company notified its customers of this product retail launch. Thus, the system details have become known to general public.



Asus VivoPC X features a 4-core Intel Core i5 7300HQ processor, operated by Windows 10 Home at the 3.2 GHz frequency, 8 or 16 GB DDR4-2400 memory, the SATA M.2 SSD of 512 GB capacity and the 2 TB SATA HDD of the 2.5” form factor. The configuration includes the 3D Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 card with 3 GB of the GDDR5 memory, which supports the 4К resolution and allows connecting up to three Full HD monitors. The key specification is the opportunity to use this mini PC with VR headsets and get as much entertainment as possible.


Interface options enclose four USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, two HDMI, one DisplayPort (with NVIDIA G-Sync support) and one Gigabit Ethernet ports. Wireless connectivity is ensured by Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth 4.1 adapters.


Asus VivoPC X dimensions are 260 х 76 х …

Intel Thunderbolt Ready Facilitates in Upgrading Your Desktop PC

Last week Intel announced a new instrumentality for upgrading desktop PC, called Thunderbolt Ready. This tool will help in incorporating Thunderbolt interface into the motherboards which initially do not have the support for it. However, only the motherboards with ‘Thunderbolt Ready’ marking and an inbuilt General-purpose I/O (GPIO) socket might fall under the upgrade. In addition to this feature, the user will have to acquire a dedicated card to enable the interface.



This card is installed into an appropriate PCI Express slot and is then connected to GPIO, as well as DisplayPort socket of the integrated/discrete GPU controller, due to the cables that go in batch. After this, the customer needs to upload dedicated software in order to activate the Thunderbolt. According to Intel, there are currently more than 100 alike products with Thunderbolt support; the majority of them are certified for the usage with PCs on Windows or Mac OS X platforms.


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Asus Teases Its First Gaming Micro-ATX B85M-Gamer Mainboard

Featuring 233x206 mm dimensions, a new micro-ATX mainboard from Asus, codenamed B85M-Gamer, boasts a full range of options which would come in handy to loyal gamers. Along with rich facilities, the customers will be pleased to see an affordable price label. These two peculiarities drew huge attention, since the combination of small-sized form-factor with high-end specs and alluring price has never before stricken the market.



Asus B85M-Gamer is based on Intel B85 chipset, ready to accommodate Socket LGA1150-compatible CPUs (Core, Celeron, Pentium families). The PCB houses a powerful 4-phase digital power supply subsystem with the support for DIGI+ VRM technology. DDR3-1600 MHz memory modules of 32 GB capacity maximum might be installed into four DIMM slots.


Storage subsystem is introduced by six SATA ports, four of which support 6 Gb/sec standard. Video facilities might be implemented twofold: either as an integrated GPU into the CPU or as a single graphics adapter with PCI …
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