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The ASUS ZenFone 3 Zoom is likely headed for an official reveal in the not-too-distant future. It was just recently spotted passing certification on China's certification website TENAA by its model number Z01HDA and will presumably join a growing list of ZenFone 3 models that include the ZenFone 3 Deluxe, ZenFone 3 Ultra, and ZenFone 3 Max.According to the listing, the ZenFone 3 Zoom sports a 5.5-inch Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) display powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processors. It also boasts 2GB, 3GB, and 4GB RAM options; 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB storage capacity options; and a pretty large 4,850... Read more...
ASUS launched an array of products a few weeks back at its Zenvolution event in New York City. Among them was the gorgeous ZenBook 3 Ultrabook, the convertible Transformer 3, and an assortment of Android-based smartphones that carried ZenFone 3 branding. The four ZenFone 3 models that launched included the entry-level ZenFone 3 Laser, a 5.5” ZenFone 3 Deluxe, a 5.7” ZenFone 3 Deluxe, and a flagship 5.7” ZenFone 3 Deluxe Special Edition, which packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 821 SoC. The specifications, build materials, and pricing for the various ZenFone 3 phones that launched are all different. The... Read more...
ASUS’ Republic of Gamers division is back at it again with a new gaming laptop. While not as outlandish and as powerful as the ROG GX800 that we discussed earlier this month, the new ROG G701VI is still an incredible gaming beast that can also double as a potent workstation. At the heart of the G701VI is an unlocked and factory overclocked Intel Core i7 6820HK processor, which can be equipped with up to 64GB of overclocked 2400MHz DDR4 memory (32GB comes standard). ASUS is really pushing the G701VI as virtual reality powerhouse, and we can’t really blame the company given that NVIDIA’s top shelf... Read more...
OK, ASUS is just showing off now! The company’s Republic of Gamers division just announced the GX800 gaming laptop which exudes excess at every corner. Just look at this beast: it weighs in at a massive 12.6 pounds, while its liquid-cooling module adds another 10.4 pounds to the mix. Complementing its immense girth is an 18.4-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) display with an anti-glare coating (NVIDIA G-SYNC technology is also baked into the display). Powering the ROG GX800 is an Intel Core i7 6820HK processor that can be overclocked from 3.2GHz to 4.2GHz. This leap in performance is made possible using... Read more...
Asus is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand this year. The manufacturer launched its ROG line in 2006 and has since developed a wide range of gaming products under the brand, including some monstrous gaming notebooks like the one we'll be showing you here. With the arrival of NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture this summer, the hulking systems are getting a shot in the arm, so we brought Asus’ flagship mobile gaming machine, the ROG G752VS XB78K, in house to see what you get when you go big. The efficiency of the Pascal architecture has made for mobile GPUs that are... Read more...
ASUS has a new gaming monitor, the VG245H, and unlike most other monitors out there, this one isn't solely aimed at PC gamers. In truth, you could say that about any monitor with an HDMI port, though in this case, ASUS is clearly marketing the VG245H as an option for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners first and PC players second. Heck, even gamers getting their kicks through a set-top box are welcome to join. Therein lies the big pitch from ASUS, The VG245H has a pair of low input lag HDMI ports, so ASUS reckons you can connect a media player to one and a game console to another, "ASUS VG245H features... Read more...
Although they were initially announced all the way back at Computex, ASUS held a casual event in NYC this past Wednesday (Oct. 5) to officially launch an array of new products, including the ZenBook 3, ZenWatch 3, ZenPhone 3, and Transformer Pro 3 and Mini. We’ve got some initial coverage of all of those products here at HotHardware if you’d like some additional background on the full line-up, including hands-on video of the latest ZenBook and smartwatch. However, we couldn’t wait to dive in a little deeper with the ZenBook 3 for a couple of reasons. First off, the ZenBook 3 is the first Ultrabook... Read more...
We're capping off our Zenvolution coverage today with an overview of the ZenBook 3 and the ZenWatch 3. We were able to get some "hands-on" time with both new ASUS devices and they're pretty impressive pieces of hardware. The ZenBook 3 is now decked out with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake processors; in this case, the Core i7-7500U and i5-7200U. Weighing in at just 2 pounds with a thin 11.9mm profile, this is ASUS’s most svelte ZenBook to date. To cool these new Kaby Lake gems, ASUS has developed a new cooling system complete with a 3mm thick fan (with liquid-crystal polymer blades) and an ultra-thin... Read more...
Hybrid 2-in-1 convertibles is one of the fastest growing sectors of the global PC market, and OEMs are understandably hammering the segment hard. ASUS has given us numerous generations of its Transformer convertibles over the years, and continues that tradition today with the official launch of the Transformer 3 Mini and Transformer 3 Pro. Starting off with the Transformer 3 Mini, this tablet has a thin and light frame, which is capped by its 10.1-inch display (1280x800 resolution). The convertible weighs 1.75 pounds with its keyboard/cover attached (1.17 pounds without) and measures just 8.2mm... Read more...
On two previous occasions, ASUS has announced new members of its ZenFone 3 family. Between the jumble of specs and models relegated to certain localities, a few bits may have been dropped in translation. However, at the company’s Zenvolution event held this evening, ASUS made things crystal clear surrounding the ZenFone 3 family, and what versions will be available to the U.S. market. Starting from the budget end, we have the ZenFone 3 Laser which is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. As you can tell by the processor selected, this... Read more...
It's kind of surprising that even in 2016, 10Gbps Ethernet is uncommon in the home. Over the past decade, every component in our PC has gotten faster: CPUs, GPUs, storage, USB, and even memory. But Ethernet? The vast majority of us are still rocking 1Gbps connections - a little disappointing when even a modest SATA-based SSD is spec'd at almost five times faster. There have been a few companies to come out with 10Gbps-equipped motherboards over the past couple of years, but they are still far and few between. We're bound to reach a point when 10Gbps becomes more common for us regular folk (rather... Read more...
NVIDIA hit a lot of high notes with the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080. When the Founder’s Edition launched earlier this summer, it received accolades for its excellent performance, power efficiency, and host of new features. If you’d like a refresher on what’s new in NVIDIA’s Pascal architecture and see what makes the GeForce GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition tick, we’d strongly suggest checking our launch coverage. We’ve got the full scoop laid out for you there.As HOT as the GeForce GTX 1080 Founder’s Edition is, we were eager to see what NVIDIA’s board partners would do with the GTX 1080. The GP104... Read more...
AMD has released virtually all of the Radeon RX 470's pertinent details over the last few weeks. If you've been paying attention to the graphics space lately, there's a good chance you're already familiar with the Radeon RX 470's GPU configuration, specifications, pricing, and expected performance levels. Today though, we're able put the final pieces of the puzzle together and reveal what AMD's board partners have in store for the Radeon RX 470 and we've got an array of benchmarks and other related data to share as well. To quickly reiterate what has been disclosed up to this point, take a look... Read more...
DirectX 12 is gaining momentum with both game developers and hardware manufacturers, and as a result, gamers as well. The Windows 10 enabled, low-level API is being adopted in more and more titles, with both legacy and cutting-edge game engines now taking advantage of it. Using an ASUS STRIX Radeon R9 Fury graphics card, along with a few other more mid-range GPUs, we cooked up a performance analysis shootout of sorts. Here, we'll pit DX12 against DX11, using a variety of today's popular game titles that leverage the new API, so we can see what performance looks like and if there are significant,... Read more...
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