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    Asus Vivo PC X is a compact PC for VR gaming

    Kitted out with a Kaby Lake i5 CPU and GTX 1060 GPU. Priced around $799.
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    Re: Asus Vivo PC X is a compact PC for VR gaming

    Damn, that Vivo PC X is actually a steal, pretty much the same cost as building it but in a form factor smaller than the Xbox One.

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    Re: Asus Vivo PC X is a compact PC for VR gaming

    I'm a huge Apple lover but my SFF senses are tingling and that's the first Windows box I'd consider, more for what's been squeezed in than any styling. If it's not too noisey, at that price it's a bargain. Guessing it'll be around £800 with conversion and tax etc.
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    Re: Asus Vivo PC X is a compact PC for VR gaming

    If this has another stupid soldered in card then who cares?? Every single SFF PC I have owned for gaming since 2005 has had the option to change the card. If you are buying a paperweight you might as well get a PS4 PRO which is significantly cheaper,will have a longer lifespan and even has a downclocked RX480 too.

    Another non-upgradeable ripoff for £800ish at current exchange rates. So when the card runs out of puff,you chuck the PC away. By the time you add the cost of a reasonable monitor,you might as well spend a bit more and get a gaming laptop.

    I know plenty of people will buy this without thinking,but these are basically laptops in a bigger case,without a screen.

    Look at the video in post 3? The desk used is huge,so much so you could fit a larger SFF PC with an upgradeable card.

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    Plus LMAO - selling it for VR?

    You mean VR which needs half decent graphics - its a bloody con. As the VR titles get more and more demanding,then the PC will increasingly fail with a GTX1060 onboard.

    Cards like a GTX1060 or RX480 can just about do VR for anything more than very simple titles,but tests have shown something like a GTX1070 is probably ideal.

    Don't worry that means Asus will set you up for the second generation £800 to a £1000 Asus Vivo PC X MK2 with a 5% faster CPU,different coloured highlights and a faster card.

    So spend £800 minus whatever the old PC is worth to simply just get a faster card.
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