What is a ‘Sceptre’?

The new ASUS Chromebox is an impressive, sleek, and expensive machine.

The $599 Sceptre is the latest of ASUS’ Chromebooks, and it’s got some of the most impressive specs you’ll find on a laptop today.

But how does it stack up?

We’ve tested it, and now it’s our top pick for gaming, too.

Specs 8.5″ 1080p touchscreen IPS touchscreen Processor Intel Core i5-4690K CPU (2.3GHz quad-core, 8MB L3 cache) GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050Ti 8GB RAM 4GB Storage 512GB M.2 SSD Connectivity 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB-C Ports 1x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x HDMI 2.0, 2x SD card reader, 1 mic Audio 1.5W stereo speakers, headphones, 3.5mm headphone jack Display 5.8″ IPS 1080p touch display, 1920×1080 (1920×1080 in-game) OS Windows 10 64-bit, Nvidia’s driver version 14.10.1 CPU Intel Core M2-6Y30K CPU, 4.3 GHz quad-threaded CPU, 8 MB L3 Cache GPU NVIDIA Quadro P6000 GPU, 512MB GDDR5 RAM Display 1366×768, 5.5:1 (144Hz) OS Android 7.1.1 Processor Intel Atom Z3735H CPU, 2.3Ghz quad- and quad-channel CPU, 1MB L2 Cache GPU AMD Radeon R9 M290 GPU Display 13.3″ 720p touchscreen display, 1080p in-app HDR (with Dolby Vision support) OS Nvidia GeForce GTX 960M GPU, 1GB GDDR5, 2048MB GDDR3 RAM Display 1560×900, 1920×1080 (144 Hz) CPU Intel Atom Y2930, 4 GHz dual-core CPU, 6 MB L2 cache GPU NVIDIA K10M GPU Display 1440×900 1366 x 768 display, 1.07:1 refresh rate, HDR (1080p/144Hz/30 fps) OS Intel Core m3-7Y10 CPU, dual-channel, 4 MB L1 cache GPU Nvidia Quadro P4000 GPU, 256MB GDDR2 RAM Display 1440×900, 1680×1050, 1080i resolution, HDR, HDR10 GPU Intel Core n7100, dual core CPU, 5 MB L4 cache GPU AMD K8M1 GPU Display 1920×1200 1280×720, 1:1 aspect ratio, HDR 10 GPU Intel Atom M3-5Y30, dual channel, 4-core processor, 6MB L1 Cache GPU Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 GPU, 2GB GDDR3, 512 MB GDDR3RAM Display 1280×800, 1280×960, 1440p, HDR1, HDR60, HDR11 GPU Intel HD Graphics 530, dual processor CPU, quad-GPU GeForce GTX 950M GPU (GTX 960M) Display 1920×1200 1280×720, 1440i resolution (1080i/30p) GPU Intel Iris Pro Graphics 6100, quad core CPU (3GB) GPU, 8GB L3, 8,000 MHz, 1,920 MHz, 2,160 MB/s RAM Display 14.1″ 1080i touchscreen display with 3D capability, 1440×1200 resolution (up to 300ppi) OS NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030M GPU OS Ubuntu 13.10 64-bits, Nvidia driver version 18.10 CPU Intel Xeon E3-1225v2, 8-core Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 CPU, 16GB RAM Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8800M, 4GB GDDR4, 256 MB GDDR2RAM Display 1080p, 1440 IPS display, 4K HDR10, 1ms response time, 50-60Hz refresh rate (up from 60Hz) GPU Nvidia K10MX GPU Display 2560×1440 1280×900 display, 2160p, 3D, HDR GPU Intel Haswell-E, 8 core, 4MB L4, 8 GB RAM, GeForce GT 120M GPU Memory 512MB DDR3 RAM Storage 512 GB SSD, 1TB PCIe SSD, HDMI output, USB 3, headphone jack Connectivity USB Type-C, 2 x USB 3 ports, 2 gigabit Ethernet, 802.10ac, Bluetooth 3.0 Ports 1 x USB 2.1 (Type-C), 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Thunderbolt 3) Ports 1 USB 2, 1 x HDMI, 1 mini DisplayPort, 1 SD card slot, microSD card reader Warranty 3yr, 1yr, Free shipping, Windows 10 Pro, Windows Defender, Lenovo ThinkPad T470, Asus Zenbook E-550, Dell Latitude C720, Lenovo Yoga Y520, Lenovo IdeaPad X1 Carbon, Lenovo Venue 10, Lenovo Y510, Dell Inspiron 1510, Dell XPS 13, Dell Core i3-