1The All-in-One Desktop Lives on at Asus with New Vivo AiO V272, V222
PC and peripheral manufacturer Asus made its presence felt at CES 2018 with the announcement of notebooks, desktops and a new mixed reality headset. But it was the company’s new line of all-in-one desktop Windows 10 PCs that got the most attention. The first, the Vivo AiO V272, is a 27-inch all-in-one that runs on Intel’s 8th generation Core i7 processor and boasts a touch screen. The smaller of the two, the Vivo AiO V222, has a 22-inch edge-to-edge display and a “frameless” design. Asus said that besides serving as standalone PCs, both units have enough data storage capacity to serve as a “personal cloud storage center.”
2Two Desktops Lead the Asus CES Product Lineup
3Vivo AiO V272 Packs Intel Core i7 Processor
4Vivo AiO V272 Has Plenty of Screen Real Estate
5Vivo AiO V222 Includes 22-Inch Display
6V222 Screen Has a ‘Frameless Design’
7These Are Windows 10 Machines
Like many other PC makers, Asus ships its products with its own software applications and utilities that have become widely known as unwanted and unvalued bloatware. However, Asus suggests in its product announcement that users might actually value its included ZenAnywhere app that allows users to remotely access their computers from afar to access files and open applications.
9Asus Pitches These PCs as a ‘Personal Cloud Storage Center’
Asus said that these computers could—and perhaps, should—be used as a “personal cloud storage center.” The V272 can be configured with as much as 2TB of storage while the V222 can have as much as 1 TB. With all that storage and remote accessibility through ZenAnywhere, Asus reasons these units could be used effectively as personal cloud storage servers.
10Asus Promises High-Quality Audio
11Asus Is Holding Pricing Close to the Vest
Asus is keeping critical details on its release plans silent for the now. The company would only say that it’s planning to release these all-in-one computers in the North American market in the first half of 2018 and will disclose pricing at that time.