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Jun 3, 2014

ASUS GR8 Console PC Is Not Really a Console

Game consoles may not exactly fall in the same category as PCs, but they do have similar abilities when it comes to gaming, even though PCs can go a lot higher.

The reverse applies too, and it's why Valve was brave enough to introduce Steam OS. You know, the operating system without which games like “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” would never make it to Linux. ASUS has introduced the GR8 Console PC, which is intended to ship with, or at least be compatible with, the Steam OS operating system. Sure, first, it will ship with Windows 8.1, but when Valve's Steam OS debuts, a new version will be released. The GF8 possesses a Core i7 central processing unit, a GeForce GTX 750 Ti graphics card, Gigabit Ethernet, SupremeFX audio, WiDi support, and can communicate with Android smartphones and tablets via Miracast.

All in all, ASUS has created a PC alternative to the console. All what's left is to see if anyone takes a shine to it. There's support for wireless game controllers if nothing else, and the possibility to upgrade the storage and memory is a nice thing to have. Sadly, a price isn't known, even though ASUS will release the GR8 PC alongside the ROG G20 Silent Gaming Desktop.

Image credits to ASUS


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