Asus today announced the new ROG GR8S steam machine that uses the existing GR8 2.5 liter design with updated internals.
The ROG GR8S is a gaming PC that features the appearance of a console, giving you all the performance of a larger gaming PC in a much more compact 2.5-liter chassis. It can be used in your living room or you could even hook it up to your HDTV for a console like gaming experience.
Asus claims the GR8S will be updated with future Intel Core i5/i7 and NVIDIA GeForce 9 series graphics cards when it goes on sale later this year, around November. The GR8S core includes SupremeFX audio, Intel Ethernet and GameFirst III for lag-free online gaming, built-in Miracast receiver, dual-band 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, low heat output and low power consumption with operational noise of just 20db when idle, slide-off covers for additional 2.5” HDD/SSD and DIMM upgrades.
While final configurations will be revealed only by the holiday season, we do know that the PC will be available at $699 for the base configuration.