ASUS GR8 II – packing a punch

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I’m going to start with the biggest limitation on the performance of the GR8 II in the spec we have here for testing: The hard drive. Because we have a solitary 1TB HDD inside, it’s slow. Compared to any desktop or laptop with an SSD drive inside, the GR8 II is slow.

Sure, you can easily enough add an SSD boot drive and move your Windows installation over to it (and if you buy one without an SSD I recommend doing this immediately), but we can’t test what isn’t there.

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