ASUS VivoPC and VivoMouse looking to find a spot alongside your home cinema

Asus, Computers, Tech Digest news

asus-vivo-pc.jpgAsus seem to have their sights set on the home cinema market with the release of their new VivoPC computer, a small-form-factor machine that looks destined to be used as a media streamer in the living room.

Finished in aluminum and measuring just 190 x 190 x 36.2mm, it’s a dinky little machine housing an unspecified Intel processor (here’s hoping for Haswell) and Intel HD graphics, running Windows 8.

802.11ac Wi-Fi is onboard, further boosting its streaming credentials, while the chasis is designed to allow for the easy installation of both 3.5 and 2.5-inch SATA hard drives. Around the back is a pair of USB 3.0 ports, four USB 2.0 ports and an SD card slot alongside a pair of HDMI ports and a VGA connector. SonicMaster audio tech should help deliver impressive sound from the box too.
asus-vivomouse.jpgAlongside the VivoPC launches the VivoMouse, a striking pointer that looks to be the Windows 8 equivalent of Apple’s Magic Mouse.

Again made from aluminium, it has a large circular touchpad on its top for triggering multi-touch gesture commands, while it can also be used as a conventional mouse too, with its wireless abilities making it a good match for the living-room targeted VivoPC.

No pricing yet, but expect to see the pair land sometime in Q3 of this year.

Gerald Lynch
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