I sometimes feel a little like a broken record when talking about LANRigs. While we have been doing them for years here at LanOC, over the past few years the small form factor builds have really come into their own. The introduction of parts has helped a lot and frankly I think a lot of people are starting to see that you can get amazing performance out of a small PC if it is built right. This makes taking your PC to LANs much easier and even for those of you who don’t do that, they take up a lot less space in your office. Well when Asus recently introduced a new all in one PC called the ROG GR8 I was a little surprised. They were promising a PC that is a fraction of the size of a normal SFF gaming rig but you could get it with an i7 and a dedicated video card. I had to check it out. Over the past few months we have been lucky enough to pack it up and use it at multiple LANs, today I’m going to talk a little about the GR8 and our experience with it. While we are doing that I’m going to try to keep our only GR8 (Great) reference to right here in the introduction.

Product Name: Asus ROG GR8

Review Sample provided by: Asus

Written by: Wes

Pictures by: Wes

Amazon link: HERE


Operating System Windows 8.1
Processor Intel® Core™ i7 4510U Processor
Graphic NVIDIA® GeForce GTX750Ti 2GB

8 GB

DDR3 at 1600MHz

Storage 2.5" 1TB Hard Drive (7200RPM)
Wireless Data Network 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Built-in Miracast receiver

Intel Ethernet

10/100/1000/Gigabits Mbps


ROG SupremeFX Audio

High Definition 5.1 Channel Audio

Sonic SoundStage/Sonic SenseAmp/Sonic Studio/Sonic Radar II

DTS Connect

Front I/O Ports

1 x Headphone

1 x Microphone

2 x USB 2.0 *1

Back I/O Ports

4 x USB 3.0

1 x HDMI

1 x RJ45 LAN

1 x Kensington Lock

1 x DC-in

1 x Optical S/PDIF out

1 x Display

3 x Audio Jack(s) (Line in/Mic in/Speaker out)

Power Supply 120 W Power adaptor
Dimensions 15.7 x 11.8 x 5.2 inch (WxDxH)
Weight (9.7 lb)

Chrome Wireless Keyboard and Mouse included in i3 sku only (Optional), Wired, USB 2.0

AC Adaptor

Power Cord

Warranty Card

User Manual

Quick Start Guide

*All accessories may vary in different market


Adobe Acrobat Reader

ASUS WebStorage

Kaspersky Anti-Virus(1-year full license)

Office 2013 Trial

Window Live


*Softwares may vary in different market


Ai Suite 3

ASUS HomeCloud with Wi-Fi GO!

EZ Update

Certificates BSMI/CB/CE/FCC/UL/Energy Star/C-Tick/VCCI

*1: 1 x USB2.0 at front supports USB Charger function.

Warranty: 1 Year Warranty


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garfi3ld replied the topic: #36651 08 May 2015 15:37
Today I finally take a look at the Asus ROG GR8 gaming console that we have been using at a few events over the winter. Enjoy!

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