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ASUS has its hands in a lot of cookie jars, including everything from smartphones and laptops, to motherboards, power supplies, graphics cards, a sea of gaming peripherals, and more. What you won't find among its extensive catalog of products, though, are any solid state drive (SSD) solutions. That's about to... Read more...
It took a minute, but the first laptops equipped with Intel's Arc Alchemist GPUs have shown up for roll call at retail in the US. We had suspected Samsung would beat others to the punch, as it was the first out the door with an Arc-powered laptop (Galaxy Book2 Pro) in South Korea, but it looks like ASUS and HP will... Read more...
ASUS is brimming with wireless routers across a wide spectrum of speed and capabilities, and it just added another one to the mix—the TUF Gaming AX3000 V2. While this one doesn't fit within its Republic of Gamers (ROG) brand, it brings an aggressive aesthetic to the router scene and, more importantly, offers lots of... Read more...
One of the neater showcases at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year was a delightfully themed  thin and light laptop from ASUS to commemorate sending a much thicker notebook into space 25 years prior. Now three months later, the ASUS Zenbook 14X OLED Space Edition (UX5401) that had us drooling during CES... Read more...
What was AMD thinking with its 3D V-Cache equipped Ryzen 7 5800X3D? A deep dive look at the svelte ASUS Zephyrus M16 Alder Lake-powered gaming laptop, the gorgeous Alienware 34" AW3423DW QD-OLED gaming monitor, and Samsung's Galaxy Book2 Pro 360 is next on the bench... Show Notes: 05:03 - Show Start 09:14 - AMD's... Read more...
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...
AMD had a wildly eventful keynote at CES 2022, jam-packed with announcements. During the festivities, CEO Dr. Lisa Su, Frank Azor, Jason Banta, and Laura Smith jointly revealed a wide array of products, including the Radeon RX 6500 XT, Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors, and refreshed Radeon RX 6000S series mobile... 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...
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