ASUS ROG GR8 Console Gaming
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TAIPEI, Taiwan — Valve may have delayed its own Steam Machine hardware until 2015, but that’s not stopping third-party manufacturers from showing off what’s they’ve got in the works.
Asus’ Republic of Gamers — ROG to its friends — is one such brand, using the Computex trade show to give gamers a look at it’s GR8 “gaming console” PC.
It’s a quite beautiful, if simple, design, sporting the traditional red and black ROG colours. It’s basically shaped a little like a book standing upright, but with the corners cut at the bottom to give it a certain aesthetic flourish.
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It’s significantly smaller than any of the next generation consoles on the market today but we wouldn’t call it unobtrusive — it’s very obviously a gaming device rather than, say, looking like a piece of loungeroom home entertainment kit.
Inside there’s an Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750Ti GPU. ROG says that the GR8 should be able to output 4K Ultra HD graphics without breaking a sweat. Both storage and memory have been set up to be easily upgraded should the need arise.
Both HDMI and DisplayPort connections are available, as well Miracast for connected smart TVs. Gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac are both present, as well as four USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0.
Source: Nic Healey
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