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ASUS is kicking off Computex with a bang, unleashing a slew of new notebooks and convertibles that add a premium touch and Intel Kaby Lake power (of course). There are a variety of new mobile computing products spread across ASUS’ ZenBook and VivoBook product families. The ZenBook Flip S is the star of the show, sporting a convertible form-factor that is just 10.9mm thick and weighs only 2.42 pounds. According to ASUS, the ZenBook Flip S is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop.ASUS ZenBook Flip S One of the convertible’s coolest tricks is its ErgoLift hinge, which uses a dual-action open mechanism... Read more...
Earlier this week AMD talked about its mobile strategy with regards to Ryzen and said that we can expect a variety of Zen-powered laptops starting in the third quarter of this year. Picking up where AMD left off, ASUS and its Republic of Gamers division posted a teaser video giving us a shadowed look at what will presumably be its first gaming laptop with Ryzen inside. The video is short on details, but big on hype. It shows a laptop with the ROG logo on the lid, with the Ryzen logo serving as the backdrop. As the logo and laptop come into partial view, the words "Something has awakened" get scribbled... Read more...
ASUS first announced its competitor for the Raspberry Pi 3 back in late January. Aimed at DIY enthusiasts, the Tinker Board promises unmatched performance and connectivity options compared to the perennial favorite in this arena. Today, ASUS is announcing that the Tinker Board is now available in North America, where it will be priced at $54.99. ASUS says that the single-board system is capable of powering all of your projects from robots to media boxes to coding machine for budding programmers. The Tinker Board is powered by a Rockchip RK3288 quad-core ARM SoC that is clocked at 1.8GHz, and has... Read more...
At some point in the not-too-distant future, AMD will launch its Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards based on its current generation Polaris GPU architecture (Vega shouldn't be too far behind). In preparation of the impending launch, at least one European online retailer has updated its web store with several listings of both cards, including an ASUS ROG Strix RX 580 Gaming model. The ASUS ROG Strix RX 580 Gaming (ROG-STRIX-RX580-O8G-GAMING) card is listed on Lambda Tek as having 8GB of what we presume to be GDDR5 memory. And if the listing is accurate, it will have a DVI port, two HDMI ports,... Read more...
When NVIDIA pulled the curtain up last month to reveal its latest top-end GPU, the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, it mentioned that the GTX 1080 and GTX 1060 would see special versions released that would bump the memory clock speeds -- 11Gbps for GTX 1080, and 9Gbps for GTX 1060. ASUS has now formally announced its take on both of these "OC" edition cards. ASUS' GTX 1060 OC edition sports 6GB like most of the original cards, but has it clocked at 9Gbps (original was 8Gbps). This doesn't fall into one of ASUS' higher-tier series, but as you can see, it hold nothing back on the cooling front. The card... Read more...
If you are a gamer looking to maximize his or her budget, then you are probably aware that finding the "perfect" monitor is nearly impossible. There is always a caveat, and a certain feature that entices you to spend an extra $100 or more. Well, ASUS is hoping to keep those feelings to a minimum with its full-featured VG245Q, a 24-inch monitor coming in at under $250 USD. The most notable feature of the VG245Q is its inclusion of FreeSync support, allowing more people with Radeon GPUs to improve the smoothness of their gameplay (and believe us, it makes a difference). As a 24-inch monitor, it's... Read more...
  As you’ve seen by our flurry over coverage over the past few weeks, enthusiasts are rightfully excited about AMD’s Ryzen processors. Just today, we’ve seen a Ryzen 7 1800X overclocked to over 5GHz, breaking a Cinebench R15 multi-core benchmark record in the process. But those fancy new Ryzen processors can’t strut their stuff without a complementing motherboard chipset. In the case of Ryzen, AMD has five AM4 chipsets that will be available to consumers and system builders: A300, A320, B350, X300 and X370. ASUS, always a top choice among enthusiasts, has four motherboards on hand to... Read more...
  While everyone seems to be incredibly excited about AMD’s upcoming Ryzen processors, the motherboards that will pair with the monster chips are just as important. Today, we bring you some X370 chipset lovin’ courtesy of a new unboxing video that showcases the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero. Sean from KWASTEK was sent an early board direct from ASUS and while we can’t say for sure if he’s breaking the NDA, it surely seems plausible. If you’re familiar with packaging from ASUS’s most recent ROG products (including its gaming notebooks), things are quite similar here with the ROG Crosshair VI Hero.... Read more...
If you're finding that your excitement level is Ryzen, then you've clearly been reading the many rumors swirling around the highly anticipated processor family right here at HotHardware. While it's largely expected that AMD will be releasing its first chips soon, that sure doesn't mean that the rumormill is going to be taking a break over the next few weeks. Earlier, Paul wrote in depth about Ryzen's die shot and cache structure, which came hot on the heels of a week full of other juicy information. That includes a hint of AMD undercutting Intel's just-launched Kaby Lake processors, word of a huge... Read more...
The market for ultra-wide monitors is exploding, and all of the usual players are rushing to bring great-looking products to the market for consumers. ASUS is expanding its ultra-wide portfolio with the introduction of the Designo Curve MX34VQ, which aims to stand out from the crowd with a 34-inch, 3440x1440 display. As its name implies, the MX34VQ features a gentle curve (1800R to be exact), which should give customers a more immersive experience when viewing content. It also helps that the curved design just looks so damn cool as well. The VA panel has viewing angles of 178 degrees (horizontal... Read more...
Hot on the heels of our coverage of an in-depth guide showing you how to make your own "NES Classic Edition" with a Raspberry Pi, ASUS strikes with a DIY kit that it says is about twice as fast as the RPi 3. The DIY retro gaming arena could be heating up with more powerful options!  The Tinker Board, as ASUS calls it, sports a Rockchip RK3288 SoC clocked at 1.2GHz. According to ASUS, and its GeekBench test, this chip is almost 2x faster than the RPi 3's Broadcom BCM2837, which is also clocked at 1.2GHz. Both chips are quad-core, but the Rockchip could help significantly with more processor-intensive... Read more...
  Computer displays were a hot item this year at CES, and ASUS did its part in advancing the field with three fresh entries. The most stylish of the bunch, however, is the Designo Curve MX38VQ. The Designo Curve MX38VQ is a 37.5-inch display with a QHD resolution (3840 x 1600) IPS panel. The frameless display has a 2300R curvature which is “equidistant to the viewer’s eyes, making for an even more immersive viewing experience.” You’ll also find dual 8-watt Harman Kardon speakers, and the MX38VQ’s relatively small base/stand is home to a Qi wireless charging pad. Designo Curve MX38VQ For those... Read more...
Perhaps sometime in the future we will stop calling our mobile devices smartphones and refer to them as smartcams. Think about it for a moment—for many people, making actual phone calls is secondary to taking pictures, maybe even tertiary or further down the list of priorities depending on what else a mobile phone is being used for. Phone makers know this and they're putting an increasing amount of focus on camera performance, a fact that is underscored in the new ZenFone 3 Zoom by ASUS. Make no mistake about it, the ZenFone 3 Zoom is "built for photography," as ASUS is unashamed to point out.... Read more...
Gone are the days when you needed a massive desktop tower for high end performance, especially gaming (though we still have an affinity for large systems). For those who prefer power in a compact setup, there are lots of options out there, including the new VivoPC X from ASUS. Powered by one of Intel's just-announced desktop Kaby Lake processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series GPU, the VivoPC X packs a mean punch in a small form factor (SFF) chassis. The aggressive looking 5-liter chassis measures 2.99 x 10.23 x 11.02 inches, which is plenty small enough to slide into a home theater arrangement... Read more...
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