By now, most of you have heard of the “HDMI to 2-Bay HTPC”, a 3.5″ external desktop computer that can run Windows, Linux, and OS X. It can also be used as a laptop.
But what does it do?
Does it work as a desktop?
The answer is yes, it can be a desktop.
However, unlike most of the other 2-bays HTPCs on the market, it doesn’t come with any built-in monitor, and it’s not compatible with the new HDMI 2.0 standard.
The HTPC that I’ll be comparing the ASUS ROG ROGR is an all-in-one HTPC.
It comes with a 1.5GHz Intel Atom Z3760 CPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD, plus an integrated graphics card.
However the ROG comes with an extra HDMI 2 port, so it can play games from your Blu-ray or DVD player.
But this extra HDMI port is limited to only 1.3Mbps.
If you need more bandwidth, you can buy an extra 3.3GHz CPU and an 8GB SSD for a total of 32GB of storage.
If your system doesn’t have enough storage, you’ll have to buy additional storage separately.
But even though this is a new HTPC, it already offers the latest technologies in its class.
ASUS is using Intel’s latest Broadwell-U architecture, and the ROCm 2-Bays has a full-size HDMI port and USB-C 3.0 port, both of which are designed for 2-in/1-out connectivity.
Asus has gone with an HDMI 2-port hub for the ROTR, which is one of the nicest features of the device.
However it is not the only port that is designed for this connection.
You can also connect an HDMI 1.4 port, or even a DisplayPort.
So, the ASUS does have a decent amount of options for connecting the ROV to external devices.
ASUS’s new ROGr is available for $349.99.
It ships with an 8th generation Intel Core i5-5200U processor and 16GB RAM, plus a 256GB SSD.
This will run Windows 10 Professional, but if you want to run Ubuntu or Windows 10 Enterprise, you need to upgrade to the ROSM 2-Bs.
If you have a 2TB HDD, you could also upgrade to a bigger SSD.
You don’t have to upgrade all of your components, as the ASUS also supports 3TB HDD storage.
However, the RODR is the first HTPC to come with the optional ROGM 2.1 upgrade.
This is a USB-c port with 2 USB 3.1 ports.
This can be used to connect a USB 2.4 or USB 3 port.
The ROD is also equipped with an Ethernet port, and Bluetooth 4.0 for connectivity to other devices.
You’ll also get 802.11ac Wi-Fi, 802.10ac Bluetooth 4, and HDMI 1:1.5.
The ASUS ROCM 2Bays have a USB 3 USB 2 port for connecting external devices, but the ROHM 2 is designed specifically for 2Bay HTPC systems.
The two ports can be combined to form a single USB 3 hub.
The rear-panel USB port can be turned on or off for connectivity, or you can connect it to your motherboard for network connection.
However there is no audio jack on the rear of the unit, and you won’t get any sound from your headphones.
The ROD comes with dual-band 802.15AC Wi-fi and Bluetooth 3.2, but you’ll also need to connect it with an additional 802.16ac Wi, Bluetooth 4 for Wi-FI, and USB 2 for USB 3 connectivity.
You get a USB port for charging the unit and for the Ethernet port.
This also works for USB ports on other devices, including a monitor.
ASUS says that you’ll be able to connect any other device to the unit without having to pay a subscription fee.