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It simply had to happen at some point. There's 3D cinemas, 3D HDTVs, and now, the 3D PC is upon us. NVIDIA and Asus are teaming up to make an early push into a market that will almost definitely explode over the coming months and years, laying down a few ground rules about what it takes to call a new PC a "3D PC." We... Read more...
When you think of "netbook," you probably think of "Asus." When you think of "secondary monitor," you probably think "Mimo." The USB-driven monitor was practically unheard of just a couple of years ago, but Mimo Monitors has made this a respected product category in record time. Now, just about everyone seems to be looking for ways to add... Read more...
We've had mixed feelings about the bundled software on PCs for awhile now; some of it is nothing more than "bloatware" that really bogs the system down, while other applications are genuinely useful and worth having around. However, the kind of software that is most deserving of complaints, runs in the background... Read more...
No one should ever criticize MSI for not pumping out enough notebooks; in fact, we wonder if the company isn't hurting themselves somewhat with all of these models. Then again, Asus never had trouble selling through Eee PC units, despite having dozens and dozens of variations available. Following up on a number of... Read more...
We're not quite sure what to think of Best Buy's new Software Installer. On one hand, this connected desktop application helps eliminate the unwanted bloatware that generally comes on new PCs, something we've mentioned time and again that we don't appreciate. On the other hand, the electronics retailer's Software Installer is another program... Read more...
We're trying not to really get our hopes up this time, but it sounds like Asus may actually pull the trigger on the EeeKeyboard once and for all. This might just be the most hyped and long-awaited product from Asus in the company's entire history, and given that they have managed to put a PC into a keyboard, we... Read more...
Asus announced a new multimedia centric netbook—the Eee PC Seashell 1005PR—which is designed to deliver a "rich and smooth High Definition online viewing experience when watching your favorite streaming movies, television/news programs and user-generated videos." The Eee PC Seashell 1005PR features Broadcom's  Crystal HD Accelerator,... Read more...
Asus had confirmed in the past that they would also play their cards in the Tablet PC game, acknowledging that they'd issue a Tegra 2-based Eee Pad at some point in the future to rival Apple's iPad and the spate of other rival machines sure to hit the market during 2010. But few details beyond the general plans to... Read more...
Slates, slates, tablets and more slates. That pretty much sums up the PC industry thus far in 2010, and if you thought the craze would die down some after the iPad's launch, you would be wrong. With Dell, Asus, NVIDIA and just about everyone else committed to dabbling in the Tablet PC/Slate world in some way, it was... Read more...
Asus promised that they were going to make USB 3.0 a priority going forward, and sure enough, that protocol is supported in the latest range of motherboards. The latest series is yet another in the Republic of Gamers line, offering up extreme overclocking abilities, sweet designs and support for the latest chips and... Read more...
Asus hosted an overclocking competition this past weekend and invited us out to see XtremeSystems, OC Alliance, and Team PURE vie for top honors and performance world records on both LGA1366 and 1156. I've got experience working with single-stage phase changers, which use air-conditioner compressors to cool a CPU down to roughly -50C, but... Read more...
AMD's Radeon 5970 dual-GPU video card is the fastest consumer graphics card available, but Asus is cooking up a customized monster that steps things up a notch. Codenamed Ares, this 'true' dual-5870 solution is point to leave everything else on the market in the dust.AMD's current 5970 GPU carries the same number of... Read more...
If there was any question on just how popular the tablet PC world would become this year, take a look at the hype surrounding the iPad launch. And then take a look at Asus, who firmly believes they can challenge Apple in this arena. It makes sense when you think that it's Apple who is entering PC territory here, and just as Asus toppled the... Read more...
Will the Eee PC netbook line ever end? It's a reasonable question, but at the current point in time, we can't see it ever fading completely away. Asus helped to make the netbook popular as a segment, and the Eee PC is still widely known as the go-to netbook line. The new Eee PC Seashell line is the company's most recent attempt to overhaul... Read more...
We hope you're ready for the onslaught of new Fermi-based GPUs, because they're coming--ready or not. One of the first companies out of the gate to support NVIDIA's latest gaming efforts is Asus, which has just launched the ENGTX400 Series of graphics cards that are based around the GTX 470 and GTX 480. You already know how this baby will... Read more...
Asus has already announced their version of NVIDIA's new Fermi-based GPUs, and now Zotac is stepping in with new versions of the GeForce GTX 470 and GTX 480 as well. The specs here are all what you would expect; the 480 has a 700MHz Engine Clock speed, 480 unified shaders, 1401MHz shader clock, 1.5GB of GDDR5 RAM, a... Read more...
Asus has been a huge fan of USB 3.0, and they have definitely supported the protocol on a few Eee PC machines and motherboards early on. We personally think everyone should be shifting to USB 3.0 as soon as possible, and it's tough to swallow any new PCs with "just" USB 2.0. Now, Asus is making a challenge to every... Read more...
Asus has another addition for its Rampage line of high-end motherboards. This time around it's the Rampage III Extreme, otherwise known as the Rampage III "All That + Back Of Chips." It's not as if the company's Rampage II Extreme was exactly lacking in features, but here we have the Rampage III with a few goodies the Rampage II didn't carry.... Read more...
Just when you think you've got your head around Asus' Eee PC netbook family, another one is born. As the siblings continue to increase in number, it's getting harder and harder to keep track of which machine is which, but one thing is for sure: this new one is one of the most promising Eee PCs yet. The Eee PC 1005PR ships with Windows 7 Starter,... Read more...
Apple decided it would take Oscar night as its opportunity to unveil its first official iPad commercial for the world, for their sake, to hopefully covet.  There is little question Apple certainly knows how to dress up a product sexy but with the harsh criticism the iPad has gotten in the press during this pre-launch time window, it's... Read more...
ASUS' Eee PC line is about to get three new models. According to leaked details from blogeee, the three new modelsthe Eee PC 1018P, the Eee PC 1016P, and the Eee PC 1015Pall have 10-inch displays and likely run on Intels latest Pine Trail Atom processors. Although we aren't likely to see official details from ASUS until CeBIT 2010, a few... Read more...
Touchscreen computing still has a long ways to go before it's popular in the mainstream, but if anyone can help, it's Asus. This company basically started the netbook craze that's still going on now, and they have just announced their latest in the famous Eee PC, which just so happens to feature a multi-touch panel... Read more...
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