Asus Introduces Notebook PC Having 2 CPUs (3)

Jun 8, 2013
Takeshi Nishimura, Nikkei Personal Computing
The "VivoPC" desktop computer is expected to be used as a "media center" at home. Its height is only 56mm.
The "VivoPC" desktop computer is expected to be used as a "media center" at home. Its height is only 56mm.
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There is a 3.5-inch HDD inside a prototype of the VivoPC. The HDD can be easily taken out by sliding it.
There is a 3.5-inch HDD inside a prototype of the VivoPC. The HDD can be easily taken out by sliding it.
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The "VivoMouse" is a mouse equipped with a touch sensor and connected by using 2.4GHz-band wireless technology.
The "VivoMouse" is a mouse equipped with a touch sensor and connected by using 2.4GHz-band wireless technology.
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The VivoMouse can be operated with the same gestures as used for Windows 8. It is combined with a display that does not support touch operation such as a large TV.
The VivoMouse can be operated with the same gestures as used for Windows 8. It is combined with a display that does not support touch operation such as a large TV.
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Furthermore, Asus announced the "VivoPC" compact desktop PC, expecting that it will be used as a "media center" at home. Its CPU is Intel's product, and its memory is SO-DIMM for notebook computers.

The VivoPC has two slots for a memory capacity of up to 16 Gbytes, two USB 3.0 ports, 14 UBS 2.0 ports, one HDMI port, one analog RGB port, one analogy audio input/output port, one optical digital audio output port and one 100BASE-TX wired LAN port. It also supports IEEE 802.11ac high-speed wireless LAN and Bluetooth 4.0. Its dimensions are 190 (W) x 190 (D) x 56.2mm (H).

As a device that complements the concept of the VivoPC, Asus will release the "VivoMouse," a wireless mouse equipped with a sensor that supports three-point multi-touch. The sensor is an optical type using blue LEDs and has a resolution of up to 1,200dpi.

The mouse operates in three modes: "Mouse," "Touch" and "Remote." It can be operated with the same gestures as used for Windows 8. It is powered by two AA batteries. Its dimensions are 78 (W) x 135 (D) x 25.5mm (H). The VivoPC and VivoMouse will be released in the third quarter.