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ASUS just announced its ZenBook 13 Edition 30, which is a new, rather stylish limited edition model that was developed to celebrate the company's 30th anniversary. The ZenBook 13 Edition 30 features an Intel Core i7-8565U processor, 16GB of memory, and 1TB of storage. The laptop includes an NVIDIA GeForce MX250 discrete GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM. It has a 50 Wh battery with up to 13.2 hours of battery life, an ASUS SonicMaster stereo audio system, along with Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) connectivity. It also includes a 3D IR HD camera which allows users to unlock their device with Windows Hello facial recognition. In addition, the notebook is compatible with both Cortana and Alexa digital... Read more...
If you though that OnePlus was one of the few that could build a flagship Snapdragon 855 smartphone at a relatively reasonable price; you ain't seen nothing yet. When ASUS announced the ZenFone 6 way back in May, it hinted at a price tag of less than $600. However, today the ZenFone 6 is launching with an unheard of $499 price tag. In addition to the aforementioned Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, the base spec will get you 6GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. If 64GB of storage is too skimpy for you, a microSD card slot is included to add an additional 2TB of external storage. There will also be an optional upgrade with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, but ASUS has not yet announcing... Read more...
AMD’s first-party family of Radeon RX 5700 7nm Navi graphics cards first landed in early July, and shortly after that launch, the company confirmed that custom cards would be available from its board partners in August. Since that time, we’ve seen some official and leaked Radeon RX 5700 cards from the likes of ASRock, MSI, and XFX. Today, it’s ASUS’ turn, as images of the ROG Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT Strix OC and the Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT TUF Gaming X3 have appeared on the internet.  The ROG Strix OC cards have a triple-fan design, feature extra precautions to prevent dust from mucking with the fans, and a 0dB operating mode to help cut down on annoying... Read more...
After a week of teasing and a few leaks, ASUS is getting officially official with its ROG Phone II gaming phone. As ASUS confirmed last week, the ROG Phone II is powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 855 Plus, which a binned version of the existing Snapdragon 855 with higher CPU and GPU clocks. The Snapdragon 855 Plus will primarily be used in gaming phones -- like the ROG Phone II -- and features CPU (single "Prime" core) and GPU clocks that have been boosted by 4 percent and 15 percent respectively. So not only will the ROG Phone II have a performance advantage over its predecessor, which featured a Snapdragon 845, but it should also outperform all previously released... Read more...
What appear to be the first real images (read: not renders) of ASUS's upcoming ROG Phone II have found their way to the web, and in the process, reveal a carbon copy physical design compared to the first generation variant. At least as it pertains to the front of the phone, we are hard pressed to spot any changes. More on that in a moment. Here is what we know about the ROG Phone II. It will have a 120Hz display, up from a 90Hz, bringing it in line with competing gaming phones like the Razer Phone (released in 2017) and Razer Phone 2 (released in 2018). ASUS also recently confirmed that the ROG Phone II will rock a newly minted Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor. The plus variant is essentially... Read more...
Hot on the heels of Qualcomm announcing an enhanced version of its mighty Snapdragon 855 system-on-chip (SoC) called the Snapdragon 855+, ASUS has confirmed that it will be implanting the new chip into its upcoming ROG Phone II. This will give the handset some additional grunt for gaming, compared to the regular Snapdragon 855 that is so commonly found in today's flagship phones. In case you missed our previous coverage, the Snapdragon 855+ is basically a bolstered version of the non-plus variant. It is still an octa-core SoC with a main "Prime" core, three high performance cores, and four efficiency cores, and it continues to be built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. However, the Prime... Read more...
Less than three weeks from now, ASUS will roll out its second-generation ROG Phone 2. As with the current-generation ROG Phone that we previously reviewed, this follow-up act is an Android handset that is purpose-built for playing games (we also found that the ROG Phone is excellent for general-purpose usage). Here is what we know about the ROG Phone 2 so far. Launch Date It was previously rumored that the ROG Phone 2 would debut on July 23. That launch date has not been confirmed by ASUS, which revealed the information on Weibo, a popular social media site in China. Here is the image that ASUS posted... Display And Hardware One of the notable upgrades coming to the ROG Phone 2 is a 120Hz display.... Read more...
It was inevitable that ASUS would bring a second-generation of its ROG Phone to market, but the company has been rather tight-lipped about what features the device will offer -- until now. In a Weibo post, the company confirmed a big specs upgrade for the upcoming ROG Phone 2 that concerns its display.  ASUS ROG Phone The ROG Phone 2 has now been confirmed to feature a 120Hz display. The original ROG Phone came with a 90Hz display (read the HotHardware review here), which placed it a step above the vast majority of smartphones which featured 60Hz displays upon its release. At this time, only the recently launched OnePlus 7 Pro matches the first-generation ROG Phone’s 90Hz... Read more...
ASUS has announced a new version of its Hyper M.2 x16 add-on PCIe RAID expansion card, and it has simply decided to add a "V2" on the end to differentiate it from its predecessor. There are a few upgrades this time around, including support for AMD Ryzen systems. Like the original Hyper M.2 x16 Card, the V2 is compatible with Intel VROC (Virtual Raid on CPU) technology, which allows NVMe SSDs to directly interface with the CPU's existing PCIe lanes. This allows the Hyper M.2 x16 Card V2 to bypass the 32Gbps DMI limitations with an on-motherboard PCH-based RAID implementation. As a result, the Hyper M.2 x16 Card V2 can deliver transfer speeds up to 128Gbps. Compared to its predecessor, the Hyper... Read more...
When shopping a laptop for playing games, it's imperative that you get one with the fastest GPU you can afford, since it can't be upgraded in the vast majority of notebooks. The CPU, RAM, and storage also deserve consideration, but don't overlook the display. ASUS certainly isn't—through its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division, ASUS announced what it claims are world's first 17.3-inch laptops with a 240Hz/3ms display. The new ROG Strix Scar III G731 and ROG Hero III 731 pair the blazing fast panel with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 GPU to keep the action smooth, which is further bolstered by a factory overclock. Even with a GeForce RTX 2070 underneath the hood, however, pushing 240Hz is... Read more...
Asus is at Computex 2019 and is celebrating three decades of new products at the show with some limited-edition devices. ASUS is showing off the ZenBook Edition 30 (UX334FL) notebook that has up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 quad-core CPUs, NVIDIA GeForce MX250 graphics, 16GB of RAM, PCIe SSDs, and gigabit class WiFi. The display on the machine is a four-sided frameless NanoEdge unit with a 95% screen-to-body ratio, and it has ScreenPad 2.0 that integrates a secondary screen into the machine. The ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581) has up to 9th Gen Intel Core processors, up to 32GB of RAM, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060, up to 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, WiFi 6 with Gig+, and Thunderbolt 3. The machine has a 4K UHD... Read more...
As we have been anticipating for several months now, AMD brought the boom with its Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture (topping out with the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X), and accompanying X570 chipset. As it pertains to the latter, AMD's hardware partners are wasting no time announcing new motherboards. Count ASUS among them, which has unveiled no less than a dozen new models. ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula "The cast is headlined by the Republic of Gamers, whose Crosshair VIII boards are fit for the most demanding overclockers and gamers looking to extract every ounce of performance from their systems," ASUS says. Indeed, more than half of ASUS's new... Read more...
ASUS has just announced a new flagship smartphone that is powered by none other than Qualcomm's ubiquitous Snapdragon 855 SoC. If the trend in 2018 was to launch smartphones with larger displays that notches cut into them, 2019 seems to be the year of the punch hole cutout or completely unblemished displays with minimal bezels. ASUS has taken the latter route with the all-new ZenFone 6, which features a 6.4-inch notchless NanoEdge display (92 percent screen-to-body ratio) with a resolution of 2340x1080. There are minimal bezels all around and no signs of a front-facing selfie camera. Instead, the ZenFone 6 features a motorized Flip Camera module that is normally pointing reward. However,... Read more...
AMD is planning to at least talk about its upcoming Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors in a few weeks at Computex, and the expectation is that it will be launching the new CPUs at that time. As that date draws closer, motherboard makers are prepping for the event with new models based on the upcoming X570 chipset. What about existing 300 and 400 series motherboards? At least one company has begun rolling out BIOS updates. That company is ASUS, and it has already made available BIOS updates for around three dozen X470, B450, X370, and B350 motherboard models. "ASUS will release BIOS updates for its 300 and 400 series motherboards to add support for next-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs. The latest... Read more...
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