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Owners of the ASUS ZenFone AR may be tempted to ask their friends and co-workers, "Do you even AR, bro?". Asking that question is a surefire way to solicit puzzled (and perhaps annoyed) looks, but once they see what the ZenFone AR is capable of, those dirty glances and quizzical faces will quickly morph into ones of excited curiosity, and maybe even jealously. That's because this whole augmented reality business is rather new, and the ZenFone AR is one of only two smartphones to support Google's Tango (formerly Project Tango) AR platform (Lenovo's Phab 2 Pro being the other). The ZenFone AR also... Read more...
School is back in session in many parts of the country and if you are in need of a relatively affordable and stylish laptop, ASUS may have what you are looking for in the VivoBook E403NA, essentially a tone down version of its higher-end VivaBook models. Starting at $399, the VivoBook E403NA will not break the bank. At the same time, it offers a decent collection of hardware and features, some of which are not normally found in laptops in this price price range. Starting with the outside, the VivoBook E403NA sports a premium feel thanks to its brushed aluminum lid. It also has a thin and light... Read more...
We’ve come to expect over-the-top gaming goodness when it comes to ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) family, and the company doesn’t disappoint with the announcement of the new ROG Chimera gaming notebook. The fact that this massive machine features a 17.3-inch display is nothing new, but it is the world’s first notebook panel to sport a refresh rate of 144Hz. ASUS was one of the first out of the gate with a 120Hz panel on a gaming notebook, so it should come as no surprise that the company is once again looking to push the segment forward. The 17.3-inch panel has a display resolution of 1920x1080... Read more...
ASUS continues to expand and refine its ZenBook family of mobile products, and that is clearly on display today with the announcement of the ZenBook Flip S UX370. The ZenBook Flip S features a convertible design, which means that it can be used a conventional notebook, or you can “flip” the display around 360 degrees to use it as a tablet. We’ll start off by saying that the ZenBook Flip S is a handsome device that is constructed of premium materials. In this case, the convertible is crafted from a single block of aerospace-grade 6013 aluminum alloy and feature diamond-cut highlights along its edges.... Read more...
It’s time for yet another great giveaway here at HotHardware! This time around we have some awesome AMD Ryzen gear for you, including the HOT 6-core Ryzen 5 1600X (with high performance cooler), 16GB of GEIL DDR4-3200 RAM, and an ASUS Prime B350-Plus motherboard.This kit would make a great foundation for a new build or an easy upgrade to an existing system -- swap out your mobo, CPU, and RAM, and you'll be ready to rock!To be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is follow the quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise... Read more...
There are not a whole of Radeon RX Vega graphics cards to choose from at the moment (pretty typical following a launch), but that is going to change. So too will the lack of custom cooled Vega cards by AMD's hardware partners. ASUS alone is prepping a handful of Vega cards, including several under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) banner (and a rumored dual-GPU model). After having strutted out a bunch of Radeon RX Vega 64 cards at the end of July, ASUS has put up products pages for two Radeon RX Vega 56 parts. These are both ROG cards. The include the ROG Strix RV Vega 56 (ROG-STRIX-RXVEGA56-8G-GAMING)... Read more...
ASUS is releasing a motherboard with 19 PCI-Express expansion slots, and no, it is not intended for gamers who want to play Crysis (or any other title). This one is aimed directly at digital coin miners as the cryptocurrency craze rages one. Like the California gold rush that lasted from 1848 to 1855, this cryptocurrency boom has modern day miners going out in search of riches, and more tools are being made available specifically for that purpose.Cryptocurrency mining is red hot at the moment. Two of the most popular cryptocurrencies are Bitcoin and Ethereum, both of which are trading at obscenely... Read more...
ASUS is looking to appease mobile professionals who might partake in some light gaming on the side with its latest thin and light notebook, the VivoBook Pro N580. While it’s not being aimed at hardcore gamers that crave the ultimate in graphics muscle, the VivoBook Pro N580 has more than enough power to ensure that eSports fanatics will be more than satisfied when they are on the go. Powering the notebook is a potent Intel Core i7-7700HQ Kaby Lake processor, which is backed by 16GB of DDR4 2400 memory (taking up two DIMM slots). Your window into the gaming world (or productivity tasks) is through... Read more...
Gearing up for education shouldn't have to be expensive, and that's something ASUS has proven to be the case with its brand-new VivoBook W202NA. This 11.6-inch laptop is designed to take a bit of a punch, and help students and teachers alike get their work done in an efficient manner. At $279, we wouldn't blame you if you figured that the W202NA's durability was standard fare, more of a tacked-on feature just to increase its allure. But in actuality, ASUS says this notebook is one of the most durable out there, using MIL-STD810G testing methods, having passed twist tests, 3.9' drop tests, and high-pressure... Read more...
A day after Intel revealed full specifications for its remaining Skylake-X lineup as part of its high-end desktop (HEDT) Core X-series of processors, hardware partner ASUS has gone and launched a couple of premium X299 chipset motherboards under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division. Both are part of the company's Rampage VI lineup and include the ROG Rampage VI Extreme and ROG Rampage VI Apex. These are not motherboards for the casual builder, they're intended for gamers and power users who are looking to build a burly desktop. That is something worth mentioning as even though Intel's Core X-series... Read more...
In just a little over a week from now, AMD's Radeon RX Vega lineup for consumers will be launch to retail. Sometime after, ASUS will bring to market custom cooled solutions under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) branding. However, the most interesting card that might come from ASUS is a dual-GPU variant of the Radeon RX Vega 64.The ASUS Ares II was a dual HD 7970 graphics card and a powerhouse for its timeUnlike the other cards that ASUS announced last week, the dual-GPU Vega model has not been officially tipped. That said, rumor has it the card is already in development and will hit store shelves... Read more...
If you’ve been following the exploits of ASUS’ ZenFone AR smartphone, then you’ll be happy to know that it is now available to order in the United States. If you want to go the carrier route, Verizon Wireless will happily sell you the device for $648 outright, or for $27/month for 24 months. ZenPhone AR smartphones purchased from Verizon come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and a 5.7-inch WQHD (1440 x 2560) AMOLED display. However, you can bypass the carrier altogether and go with an unlocked version of the ZenPhone AR. And this is where the RAM/storage... Read more...
ASUS has earned high praise over the years for its ZenBook line of ultraportables. They marry sleek ultrabook designs with generally good value. We usually don’t see a lot of groundbreaking new technology from the line-up, but not everyone needs that and consistent quality builds are more generally the ZenBook hallmark. Some people just want a thin, light laptop that gets the job done and looks good doing it. The ASUS ZenBook Deluxe 3 UX490UA is the big brother of the UX390UA we previously reviewed. It is, essentially, the same laptop bumped up from a 12.5-inch display to a 14-inch display. It’s... Read more...
At long last, AMD over the weekend finally unveiled its Vega graphics card lineup for consumers, announcing both air cooled and liquid cooled variants. With the official announcement out of the way, AMD's hardware partners are now free to unveil their own custom designs, and ASUS did not waste any time doing so. ASUS has four Vega cards on tap through its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division. All four are the faster Radeon RX Vega 64 variety, as opposed to the slower (and lower cost) Radeon RX Vega 56 that AMD also announced at SIGGRAPH on Sunday. They include air cooled and water cooled SKUs, along... Read more...
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