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ASUS has announced some new mainboards that are available for gamers out there looking to build up a compact gaming rig using an AMD Ryzen processor. Both of the new boards are mini-ITX form factor and promise to shoehorn in all the features that gamers expect of a ROG mainboard in a much smaller package. The first new board is the ROG STRIX X370-I GAMING (AMD X370 chipset), while the other is the STRIX B350-I GAMING (AMD B350 chipset), both using Socket AM4. Both boards have very similar spec sheets and are ready for liquid cooling and have addressable RGB lighting for those wanting bing to go... Read more...
ASUS has a rather expansive portfolio of mobile PCs, and the company is expanding the family today with the VivoBook Flip 14 TP401. The VivoBook Flip 14 manages to fit a generous 14-inch HD display into a 13-inch laptop frame, while delivering a 73 percent screen-to-body ratio. Given the "Flip" in its name, it's quite easy to see that this is a convertible, featuring what ASUS calls a "step-less any-position 360° metal hinge" that allows the device to operate in tablet and tablet modes (among others). The VivoBook Flip 14, which is milled from aluminum, measures 15.4mm thick and weighs in at 3.3... Read more...
Verizon has announced a new smartphone that it has as an exclusive device from ASUS called the ZenFone V. The best thing about the handset is probably going to be the price for most folks; it will retail at $384 or can be hand for $16 monthly for 24 months on a device payment plan. As you would assume from the reasonable price point, the smartphone doesn't have the flagship hardware you will find in something like the iPhone 8 or Galaxy Note 8. For the money, what you get is solid with a Snapdragon 820 SoC with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage (microSD expansion is supported to 256GB). The... Read more...
Intel has announced the Z370 chipset, which will power motherboards aimed specifically at the gamers out there planning to use the new 8th generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake" processors. These new processors have features that make them appealing to gamers and power users alike with more cores, big caches and higher clock speeds. ASUS figures that its new Z370 motherboards will be appealing to gamers, content makers and power users. Since there are all types of computer users who are going to be taking advantage of the new 8th generation Core processors, ASUS has mainboards aimed at all... Read more...
ASUS is once again expanding its mobile family, with the latest entry being the all-new ZenBook Pro UX550. According to the company, this is "the thinnest, lightest, fastest and most elegant ZenBook Pro yet", and we have no reason to doubt those claims. The first thing that you will notice on the ZenBook Pro UX550, other than its svelte chassis, is its 15.6-inch NanoEdge touch display, which has a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution and wide 178-degree viewing angles. At the heart of the machine is a seventh generation Kaby Lake processor; in this case, a Core i7-7700HQ that teams up with 16GB of DDR4-2400... Read more...
Today we are going to take a look at three popular Intel Z270-based motherboards targeted at power users and gamers, produced by enthusiast favorites Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI. The three boards we've rounded-up here cover a wide range of price points. The Gigabyte Aorus Z270X-Gaming K5 and ASUS ROG STRIX Z270F Gaming boards represent more mainstream segments, while the MSI Z270 XPOWER Gaming Titanium targets the ultra high-end. Although AMD's powerful Threadripper processors and Intel's upcoming 18-Core Skylake-X behemoth have gotten the lion's share of attention lately, more mainstream processors... Read more...
Well, this is an interesting rumor that is making the rounds today. Someone in Asia has snapped a picture of what appears to be a new gaming system that includes an unannounced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card. The timing of this release is a bit curious, considering that the Pascal [consumer] line of graphics cards has been on the market for over a year now, and most are looking ahead to what NVIDIA has in store with Volta. However, it's quite possible that this GeForce GTX 1070 Ti -- if the leak is real -- is a direct response to AMD's Radeon RX Vega 56. As our review showed, the Radeon... Read more...
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...
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