Asus

Today ASUS is releasing the successor to last year’s enthusiast-level gaming phone – the ROG Phone. This year’s model features the same DNA that the original model was built on- but this time around ASUS went for bigger and better in every regard, upgrading the new ROG Phone II with some new impressive hardware, creating quite a beast of a phone. ASUS’s rationale for releasing a gaming-focused phone is that the mobile market is seeing some exceptional annual growth, with mobile accounting for 47% of the total gaming market world-wide, with a healthy growth of 12.8% for mobile and specifically a 14.2% year-on-year growth for smartphone gaming. As such, ASUS sees a large opportunity to carve out a niche in the market in terms of...

CES 2019 Quick Byte: Ryzen 7 3750H inside the ASUS FX505DY TUF Gaming with 120 Hz Freesync

One of AMD's announcements today involved its new 35W 2nd Generation Ryzen Mobile processors, and part of that announcement showed one of the first notebooks that will incorporate these...

3 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2019

ASUS Launches Mini PC ProArt PA90: A Tiny Workstation w/ Core i9 & Quadro

ASUS has introduced its first miniature workstation, the Mini PC ProArt PA90. The new system has Intel’s eight-core CPU, NVIDIA’s Quadro graphics, a high-performance storage subsystem, and has four...

17 by Anton Shilov on 1/4/2019

ASUS Chief Exec Jerry Shen Steps Down

ASUS on Thursday announced the resignation of its long-time CEO, Jerry Shen. The step down follows a major change in the company’s smartphone strategy and precedes the company’s switch...

17 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2018

Sales of High Refresh Gaming Displays Skyrocketing, Curved Gaming LCDs Prevail

The number of news stories about gaming displays that we post has increased significantly in the past couple of years. Established suppliers have broadened their lineups of gaming LCDs...

75 by Anton Shilov on 12/7/2018

ASUS Lists ROG Strix XG32VQR Curved FreeSync 2 Display with RGB

ASUS has quietly added its first AMD FreeSync 2-supporting monitor to its lineup. The ROG Strix XG32VQR is a large curved display boasting with a 144 Hz maximum refresh...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/30/2018

ASUS Releases VivoBook 14 (X420UA): Inexpensive Ultra-Portable with Premium Look & Feel

ASUS has introduced its latest mainstream VivoBook 14 laptop, with the new model in some ways bringing the series a bit closer to its premium counterparts. The new VivoBook...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2018

Anton's List of Impressive Products from 2018

As part of our Holiday Season series of best picks, sometimes the items that impress aren't in those lists. Out of all the people on our team, Anton as...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2018

ASUS Launches Zen AiO 27 Z272SD: New Design, 4K, Six-Core CPU, dGPU, 32 GB RAM

ASUS has quietly added a new premium Zen AiO desktop to its lineup of all-in-one PCs. The latest high-end Zen AiO significantly improves in performance over the predecessor in...

13 by Anton Shilov on 11/16/2018

ASUS Comments on Intel Shortages, U.S.-China Trade War

ASUS this week released its financial results for the third quarter of the year, and in the process issued comments regarding two pressing issues: shortages of Intel’s chipsets and...

26 by Anton Shilov on 11/14/2018

ASUS Shows Off ROG Dominus Extreme Motherboard For Xeon W-3175X 28-Core CPU

On Monday Intel officially announced its new 28-core processor designed for extreme workstations, the Xeon W-3175X. The chip uses the company's high-end Xeon workstation/server sock, LGA3647, and as a...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/9/2018

ASUS Announces ROG Phone Pricing: Available October 18th

It’s been a little over 4 months now that ASUS first announced and showcased the ROG Phone back at Computex. Ian had written up a hands-on article showcasing the...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 10/9/2018

Intel Z390 Motherboard Overview: 50+ Motherboards Analyzed

As far back as May of this year details of Intel's Z390 chipset were seemingly leaked accidentally (or was it?). And ever since then, speculation has been rife with...

78 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 10/8/2018

The Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ G-SYNC HDR Monitor Review: Gaming With All The Bells and Whistles

Delayed past its original late 2017 timeframe, let alone the other shipping dates, NVIDIA’s G-Sync HDR technology finally arrived over the last couple months courtesy of Asus’ ROG Swift...

90 by Nate Oh on 10/2/2018

The ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming Review: A $200 Motherboard at 5.1 GHz

The ASUS ROG Strix Z370-F Gaming sits in the middle of its Z370 product stack, intending to deliver users a full assortment of features. The all black board supports...

10 by Joe Shields on 10/1/2018

The ASUS ROG Strix B360-G Gaming Review: A Polarizing $100 Motherboard Design

The B360 market should be a battleground for new PC builds: it offers almost all the features needed for everyone. There is a lot of scope for motherboard manufacturers...

26 by Joe Shields on 9/25/2018

ASUS Unveils ROG Ryujin AIO LCSes for AMD’s Ryzen & Ryzen Threadripper

ASUS has released two ROG Ryujin closed-loop liquid coolers designed for AMD’s Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper processors. Both AIO LCSes feature a square waterblock with an embedded OLED screen...

7 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2018

ASUS Demonstrates ProArt PA34V Professional Curved UWQHD Display with TB3

Consumer-grade curved monitors have been available for years now, however professional curved monitors are a rarer sight. To that end, at IFA ASUS demonstrated its professional-grade curved ProArt PA34V...

10 by Anton Shilov on 9/5/2018

ASUS Details ZenBook Pro UX480 with ScreenPad, Whiskey Lake, & dGPU

ASUS at IFA formally introduced its 14-inch ZenBook Pro UX480 laptop featuring the company’s ScreenPad, a touchpad with a built-in display. The notebook was demonstrated back in early June...

12 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

Turing Custom: A Quick Look At Upcoming GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & 2080 Cards

Following NVIDIA’s announcement of its latest GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs on Monday, its board partners also introduced their custom-built offerings based on the new processors. As is usually the...

48 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2018

ASUS Announces The ROG Strix SCAR II GL704: Thin Bezel 17-inch

ASUS is updating their GL70x line today with the Strix SCAR II GL704, which looks like a nice upgrade for their Strix line. The GL704 has taken the thin-bezel...

6 by Brett Howse on 8/16/2018

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