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By most accounts, Intel's 12th Gen Core processors based on the hybrid Alder Lake mobile architecture have been a smashing success for gaming laptops. From class-leading desktop performance to outstanding mobile prowess, the blue team's Alder Lake family has shown strong gains in workloads of all kinds. The first notebooks we looked at,... Read more...
The number of gamers chugging along on pre-RTX graphics hardware is disheartening, but it's impossible to blame the gamers themselves given the state of the market in the last few years. Whatever theory you subscribe to, whether it's the fault of miners, coronavirus, scalpers, malicious market manipulation, or some... Read more...
The trend of OLED displays in laptops is typically reserved for flagship devices that cost a pretty penny. Logically, the extreme contrast ratio, total lack of ghosting, and colors that pop are the sort of thing that most PC shoppers lust after in a premium product. OLED TVs also flank the high end of that... Read more...
Have you been striking out on finding a graphics card that's both in stock and selling for anywhere remotely close to MSRP? Join the club. While frustrating, the key to GPU bliss can be found if you're willing to shift your focus to your keyboard for a miniature replica. No, the ASUS ROG TouchStone keycap won't run... Read more...
G.Skill continues to claim overclocking records with its Trident memory products, and that has continued in the emerging DDR5 era. The company's latest bragging right, made possible with the help of ASUS, applies to its Trident Z5 DDR5 memory—it set a world frequency record at DDR5-8888 while nestled in an ASUS ROG... Read more...
Every passing day seems to bring with it a new graphics card rumor, and given that NVIDIA recently added an upgraded GeForce RTX 3080 with more memory and CUDA cores to the mix, it's worth paying attention to the leaks. And what do those leaks tell us now? That NVIDIA is likely to upgrade its GeForce RTX 3070 Ti as... Read more...
Keep pulling your hair our trying to find a desktop graphics card in stock and selling anywhere remotely close to MSRP and you'll like have a Vin Diesel hairdo in no time. Here's hoping that changes in 2022. Until then, the situation is much better in the laptop space, where systems equipped with powerful mobile... Read more...
The world of foldable devices is getting larger, and we are not just talking about the number of devices that fold. ASUS has unveiled its Zenbook 17 Fold OLED, and it's a stunning, large format device. ASUS is not the first company to develop a Windows based foldable PC device. Lenovo released its version back in... Read more...
The 2022 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show has concluded. We didn't attend this year's show in Las Vegas in-person, but that's mostly because the majority of the biggest players in the market didn't show up either and we attended a handful of private briefings at other venues. The severity of the... Read more...
In what could be a boon for someone looking to build a high-powered, small form factor (SFF) gaming PC, ASUS has announced a new compact power supply line under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) division, and it's brimming with desirable features. Chief among them is a 16-pin PCie connector and cable to feed... Read more...
Besides that gorgeous Zenbook with the OLED screen we showed you earlier, ASUS has positively a plethora of new and refreshed laptops. In this post, we're going to gloss over the gaming models from the TUF and Republic of Gamers lines, including a gaming 2-in-1 and even a gaming tablet. Before we get to the... Read more...
Here's a bit of trivia for you—did you know that 25 years ago some ASUS laptops were sent into space? Thick and ancient by today's standards, the ASUS P6300 rocketed to the Mir space station for a 600-day mission and garnered praise from Russian cosmonaut Sergei Avdeev, who commented that the P6300 "never overheated... Read more...
During its CES 2022 virtual launch event, For Those Who Dare: The Rise of Gamers, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) announced a new lineup of gaming gear products. From new gaming monitors, peripherals, and a high-speed Wi-Fi 6E router, ROG is trying to fulfill its mission of creating the world’s best gaming hardware... Read more...
Intel’s Alder Lake CPU announcement is expected in less than a week, but some of the accompanying motherboard pricing and specs have been leaked early. The leaks come from a computer component supplier in Ecuador and include several ASUS motherboards. TecnoMega Store has three models listed, all basic in features... Read more...
The transition to DDR5 memory on a large scale is going to take some time—it will likely be years before DDR5 outpaces DDR4, even as more platforms arrive that support the newer memory standard. As such, the beginning of the transition phase can be a bit clumsy, particularly right now as there's also a DDR5 shortage... Read more...
ASUS is going to unveil some kind of tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) next week, but not just any slate. According to ASUS, what it has on tap is the "world's most powerful gaming tablet." Let your mind run wild with that one and you'll come to all kinds of intriguing possibilities, including next-gen... Read more...
Update (12/29/21): It's official—a reversed capacitor is the culprit. ASUS reached out to Hot Hardware and confirmed its preliminary finding, and provided a statement that it is sending out to customers. Here's what it says... To our valued ASUS Customers, ASUS is committed to producing the highest quality... Read more...
After seeing a purportedly unaltered photograph of an ASUS TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3090 Ti graphics card (shown above, click to enlarge), we are more convinced than ever that NVIDIA will be unveiling a new flagship SKU very soon. That's not to say we have any inside information (we don't) or that there's been an... Read more...
Forget about that Red Ryder BB gun that poor old Ralphie nearly shot his eye out with in "A Christmas Story," and consider a new laptop instead. Not only are laptops safer (depending on how they're used, anyway), but several of them are on sale as Christmas sneaks into view. We've rounded up some of the more... Read more...
Fancy yourself a new gaming laptop for the holiday season? Now is a good time to buy—even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, there are still bargains to be had, you just have to know where to look. As such, we went on the hunt for some gaming laptop deals and found a few compelling... Read more...
As Cyber Monday rages on we have more deals popping up, this time for laptops. For those who want to save some cash on a laptop for school, work, or fun (or any combination thereof) look no further as we have rounded up tantalizing deals on systems from HP, Lenovo, ASUS and Dell. The first Laptop on deck is the HP... Read more...
We all know the situation with graphics cards right now—you'd have better luck turning space junk into rocket fuel (actually possible) than finding a desktop GPU in stock and at a reasonable price (nearly impossible). But when it comes to gaming laptops, it's a whole other ballgame, one you can actually win. Case in... Read more...
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