ASUS’ Republic of Gamers label is known for… gaming, obviously, and while they’ve got some impressive notebooks, it’s always nice to see something different from the company that isn’t a component.
Meet the ROG GR6, a new gaming ‘console’ that is on the way from ASUS. It’s a teeny little machine, designed for use in your living room rather than as a gaming desktop machine, and it weighs just 1.3kg.
But inside it has an Intel Core i5 processor (5th gen), 8GB of DDR3 RAM (up to 16GB possible), space for hard drives as well as solid-state options and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M as well as all the extras you’d expect from an ROG machine. That’d be USB 2.0, 3.0, WiFi (AC standard), ethernet, HDMI and DisplayPort.
The whole thing runs on Windows 8.1 but the important bit is really Steam, which is pre-installed on the GR6. The mini-PC will use Steam’s Big Picture Mode to turn your TV into a massive gaming console with all the power of a PC behind it. Can’t think of many things better than that.
ASUS hasn’t detailed pricing or availability yet, we’ll keep you posted.