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Asus ROG GR8 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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At just 2.5-liters, the ultra-portable ROG GR8 has a console-inspired concept that redefines gaming as you know it. It goes beyond traditional gaming consoles, giving gamers like you the... More
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Asus Has Good Computer Reviews

Based on 211 expert and owner reviews, Asus has good reviews for its desktop computers. Asus also has good reviews specifically within its few processor core computers range compared to other manufacturers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This desktop computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus ROG GR8 has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the ROG GR8. The hard drive capacity of few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 600GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of desktop computers that came out more than two years ago is 560GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the ROG GR8 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ROG GR8.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The ROG GR8 has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the ROG GR8. Few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the ROG GR8 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.9GB.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The Asus ROG GR8 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as it. Most few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type across all similar spec personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type amongst comparable types of computer.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Few processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the ROG GR8 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 250MB and 4.1GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the ROG GR8 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that came out around the same time as the ROG GR8.

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Has One Cable Included

The ROG GR8 has a greater number of included cables than most comparable spec computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This Asus desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as the ROG GR8.

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Very Big Processor Cache

Across all the similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than two years the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.9MB. When compared to other few processor core computers that were released more than two years ago that we have assessed, the processor cache of the ROG GR8 of 4 megabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has One Memory Slot

The ROG GR8 has a greater number of memory slots than most few processor core computers that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this PC.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Light

The average weight of personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the ROG GR8 is 5.4kg. With a weight of only 1.3 kilograms, the ROG GR8 is one of the lighter few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the ROG GR8 amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Narrow

With a width of only 60 millimeters, the Asus ROG GR8 is quite narrow compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the ROG GR8. Few processor core computers that have been available for a comparable time to the ROG GR8 have widths of between 3.4mm and 390mm, and the average width is 180mm.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of only 16 gigabytes, the ROG GR8's max internal memory supported processor is one of the smallest amongst comparable spec computers that came out more than two years ago. Personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the ROG GR8 have max internal memory supported processors of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 29GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of few processor core computers that were launched more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 800MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 350MHz. The Asus ROG GR8 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other computers that have been available for a similar time to the ROG GR8.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the ROG GR8 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 3.9GHz. The ROG GR8 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2 gigahertz) amongst PCs of this age.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to it. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the Shuttle DSA2LS (£148.75) (Flash).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

The ROG GR8 has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a comparable age and type to the ROG GR8. The maximum internal memory of personal computers that were released more than two years ago range from 8.1GB to 33GB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The ROG GR8 is a two USB 2.0 port PC. Most of the other desktop computers of this age and spec have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.

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Only One DisplayPort

The Asus ROG GR8 is a one DisplayPort PC. Most of the other computers of this spec and age have one DisplayPort.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This personal computer has been on the market for over two years.

Specification

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
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Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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Expert Reviews

(39)
16 November 2015

Looking for a desktop PC that can rival those latest gaming consoles? Maybe this could be your answer.Console gaming has become popular in the late 80's thanks to the contribution made by... Read more…

22 October 2015

The ASUS GR8 has been out for quite some time now. It was ASUS first attempt at trying out something bold and new, a gaming console PC. Although it sounds like a contradiction in terms, ASUS, also... Read more…

14 May 2015

When I heard that Asus was making a small gaming ?Console? as they put it I couldn't wait to get my hands on it. I am always on the hunt for better options for LANrigs. The GR8 fits that bill...

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27 April 2015

Not quite a Steam Machine, though you'll be forgiven if you mistake it for one, the Asus RoG GR8 will let you do some moderate PC gaming in a form factor that looks more like a console than a...

13 April 2015

The ASUS ROG GR8 is a powerful gaming machine in a portable yet good-looking package. It's good for those who want a gaming rig that is quiet, doesn't take up much space and can be easily moved...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 9 September 2013 by Randy W.
(Verified Purchase)

Got this camera for my wife. She has a Cannon EOS E21, and a Nikon D40X. The Fuji is now her camera of choice. WOW, she couldn't be happier...

Clear, easy to use, great pictures
Decent Size
Smooth Pressure
Scroll Wheel
Lightweight
The flash can be a little bit of trouble because of it's location
Sometimes if an art program I am using crashes (mostly Corel software) it suddenly stops working altogether, or suddenly the pressure settings stop working. This is likely an issue with the software
It doesn't come with a power supply. You can buy one later if you want
JBOD only
Terrible video. . no really, as in not even 1280 1024. .. i know its a server but come on. .. , tried installing an addon PCI video card. .. board does not even POST, tried 3 diff cards too, but what
Reviewed 8 April 2015 by Julie L.

Overall an amazing pc, and amazing size to go along with it...

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Product Identifiers

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Barcodes 00886227915002, 04716659867784, 04716659879220, 04716659892335, 04716659903307, 04716659909224, 04716659939801, 04716659956037, 04716659963738, 08862279150020

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