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Sprint is offering a deal that folks who are interested in one of the new slick little Qualcomm Snapdragon Always Connected PC Platform devices will really love. The deal allows eligible devices to get free unlimited LTE data for the entirety of 2018. There are three devices that are eligible for the free data offer, including the ASUS NovaGo, HP Envy X2, and the Lenovo Miix 630. All three of those devices are on the aforementioned Snapdragon 835 Mobile PC Platform and employ a Qualcomm X16LTE modem. The 2-in1 machines look very similar to the Microsoft Surface Pro with ultra-portable detachable... Read more...
We’ve been hearing about 4K G-SYNC HDR monitors with 144Hz panels ever since CES 2017. At the time, both ASUS and Acer announced monitors that adhered to NVIDIA’s announced specs. 2017 came to a close and CES 2018 came and went with no sign of these mythical G-SYNC HDR monitors. However, NVIDIA is now saying that the time has come to unleash the beast, so to speak. The first 27-inch 144Hz monitors supporting G-SYNC HDR will launch in by the end of this month, or early June at the latest. All of these monitors will of course feature a 4K resolution (3840x2160) with virtually zero... Read more...
ASUS is no stranger to smartphones, as the company has a thriving family of Android-based models to choose from. Most recently, the company launched the Zenfone 5 series, which look like clones of the iPhone X. However, the company is also looking to take on the likes of the Razer Phone and the Black Shark with its own Android gaming phone. ASUS Chief Jerry Shen confirmed that such a device was in the works, and now a new report suggest that the smartphone will be unveiled during Computex, which runs from June 5th through June 9th. The smartphone will fall under... Read more...
ASUS is set to roll out a new thin and light laptop computer that packs the sort of hardware you often only find in thicker and heavier machines. ASUS has given up almost all the details on the ZenBook Pro 15 UX550GD, leaving the only outstanding tidbits being pricing and availability. ASUS will fit the rig with an Intel Core i9-8950HK hexa-core CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GTX1050 graphics. ASUS says that that CPU has 29% better performance versus the previous generation of Intel chips and will operate at up to 4.5GHz. The GeForce GTX 1050 graphics packed inside the machine is equipped with 4GB... Read more...
At the start of the week, we brought you news that an overclocking enthusiast by the name of TSAIK was able to overclock both a Ryzen 5 2600X and a Ryzen 7 2700X to 5.8GHz using liquid nitrogen (LN2). At the time, we pondered what overclocking fiend Der8auer could achieve with the same chips. Well, it didn't take long, and Der8auer has set the bar higher with a 6GHz+ overclock on the Ryzen 7 2700X. He achieved this feat with the Ryzen 7 2700X installed in an ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero AMD X470 motherboard. As with other insane overclocks, Der8auer used LN2 to achieve his overclock,... Read more...
Lest there was any doubt that ASUS was planning to roll out a new AREZ sub-brand for AMD's Radeon Series graphics cards, it's now official—ASUS announced the new "brand identity" for its lineup of Radeon RX products, explaining that it's derived from Arex, the Greek god of war. It's an appropriate designation, giving that AMD is going to war with NVIDIA over its GeForce Partner Program (GPP). The controversial program rewards add-in board (AIB) partners with a bevy of perks, including marketing funds and special promotions, in exchange for aligning their gaming brands exclusive with GeForce... Read more...
We have been hearing rumors of ASUS introducing an AREZ sub-brand for its graphics cards, and specifically for its AMD Radeon Series, and sure enough a visit to the company's website reveals that AREZ is real. While there are no cards listed under the new sub-brand at the moment, it seems pretty clear that ASUS will relegate its AMD cards to AREZ so that it can align is Republic of Gamers with NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program (GPP). In case you have not been following that whole situation, there is a bit of controversy surrounding GPP, which provides additional marketing and sales support to vendors... Read more...
With AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs set to land on April 19, we're beginning to see the inevitable flood of supporting motherboards coming from AMD's close partners. As has become tradition, ASUS has plenty of boards to choose from, right out-of-the-gate. That includes five boards from ASUS' Republic of Gaming series, and another under the TUF brand. The flagship in this new line-up is the ROG Crosshair VII Hero, which features a second SKU that adds Wi-Fi into the mix. As the flagship, this board has all the bells and whistles, and generally speaking, it's likely to be the best suited for... Read more...
Intel's 300 Series chipsets are launching today to complement its new 8th generation Core processors. Many of the top motherboard manufacturers are offering up full lineups based around the chipsets, and we're giving you a quick rundown of what has been announced by ASUS, ASRock and Gigabyte (see our earlier coverage of EVGA and Gigabyte motherboards). ASUS by far has the most extensive lineup of new motherboards using the H370 and B360 chipsets spread across ROG Strix, TUF Gaming, and Prime product families. The ROG Strix family motherboards have headers for RGB strips, Aura Sync, and pre-mounted... Read more...
Whenever Intel introduces a large number new processors, you can be certain that OEMs are going to announce all-new or refreshed systems to take advantage of new features and improved performance. ASUS is one of those companies that has announced a thorough remake of its gaming lineup, including the ROG Zephyrus M, ROG Zephyrus, and ROG G703 gaming notebooks along with the ROG Huracan gaming desktop. Starting off with the ROG Zephyrus M, ASUS claims that this is the world's slimmest gaming notebook that features both a Coffee Lake Core i7 processor and up to a GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. In this case,... Read more...
It appears ASUS is upgrading its Zephyrus gaming laptop with a six-core Coffee Lake-H processor while maintaining a Max-Q version of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 GPU. The upgraded model appeared briefly on an online shopping website in the UK. Though it has since been removed, a Google cache of the listing provides a bunch of information, including the laptop's specs and asking price. To start with, the new Zephyrus GX501 model (GX501GI EI005T is the full model name) boasts a Core i7-8750H processor. That is a significant upgrade over the Core i5-7300HQ and Core i7-7700HQ processor options on the... Read more...
We reported last week that 144Hz 4K G-SYNC HDR monitors from ASUS and Acer would soon be hitting the marketplace, but ASUS today is announcing a tasty treat for gamers that don't require GPU-punishing UHD resolutions for gaming. The ASUS VG258Q is a 24.5-inch monitor that features a TN panel and a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. However, the important spec for gamers is that the panel offers a 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology. A range of 40Hz to 144Hz is supported via DisplayPort, while 50Hz to 144Hz is support with an HDMI connection. ASUS also... Read more...
Let's rewind the game tape back to CES 2017; it's at this time that we were floored by the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ display which measured 27 inches across and featured a 144Hz 4K HDR G-SYNC panel. A few months later, Acer countered with its Predator X27, offering largely the same specs. And after that... crickets. ASUS and Acer never released their draw-dropping displays, with both products seemingly being left in limbo. Now fast forward to today; two separate reports are claiming that the wait will soon be over for these fearsome displays. Both G-SYNC displays, which use an NVIDIA reference design,... Read more...
AMD Ryzen fans looking forward to getting hands on a Second Gen Ryzen chip and needing a new motherboard to strap it onto will have a trio of slick new mainboards from ASUS apparently, and those boards have had their specs leaked rather extensively. The three new Ryzen boards are AMD X470-series chipset models promising enhanced features, refined designs, and other improvements that remain a bit mysterious. Some details on all three boards leaked, along with some layout design images and specs, via user going by the name of emissary42 on the Hardwareluxx forums.  ASUS X470 PRO Specs The... Read more...
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