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OLED displays have taken over the smartphone world, with most mid-range and flagship devices adopting the technology. However, it's been a slower transition on the laptop side for cost reasons. ASUS apparently didn't get the memo, as it just launched a comprehensive lineup of laptops that all feature OLED displays. These include members of the ProArt Studiobook Pro, Zenbook Pro, Vivobook Pro, and ExpertBook families. The ProArt Studiobook 16 and ProArt Studiobook 16 Pro are aimed squarely at the workstation market. The former is available with AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series or 3rd generation Intel Xeon processors, while the latter is available with Ryzen 5000 H-Series or Intel Core i7 processors. Given... Read more...
Yesterday, ASUS announced new laptops in its gaming line of products at CES 2021, which were quite impressive. However, not everyone is into gaming, so something a little less flashy but still performant is good.  Thus, ASUS is unveiling several other laptop lines which bring performance and style to all.  ASUS TUF DASH F15 Even though this sounds like a gaming laptop, it can be used for nearly anything and still fit in.  According to ASUS, the TUF Dash F15 attempts to bring “power, portability, and streamlined style to a wide audience.” It packs up to an 11th Gen Intel Core i7-11375H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 in a system that weighs roughly 4.4lbs. It also... Read more...
The last few weeks has been full of exciting product launches, and it seems like it might not let up for the next couple of months. One mammoth release among them is the emergence of Tiger Lake, Intel's 11th-generation Core processor lineup for notebooks and 2-in-1 laptops. We've already looked at Intel's reference platform, and the performance was impressive. It wasn't just single-threaded processing power that set Tiger Lake apart from the competition, either. Its graphics performance, which comes from an integrated GPU based on Intel's Xe graphics architecture, was pretty stellar.  We were eager to get our hands on a retail-ready Tiger Lake notebook to put the newest from Intel through... Read more...
ASUS has debuted several new notebooks at CES 2020, and among them is the Chromebook Flip C436 which has an elegant design and a convertible form-factor. It features a 13-inch frameless NanoEdge touch display that is designed to maximize screen size in the smallest form-factor possible. The Chromebook Flip has a magnesium alloy chassis and weighs in at 2.4 pounds. The notebook emerged from the Intel Project Athena program and uses up to 10th gen Intel Core processors with 16GB of RAM, 512GB SSD, and WiFi 6 connectivity. The machine will launch in Q1 or Q2 2020, with pricing unannounced at this time. ASUS has also rolled out several VivoBook notebooks at CES, including the VivoBook S... Read more...
In May, Asus pulled the wraps off a very cool laptop computer at Computex called the ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581). The big feature of that machine was the full-width 14-inch 4K ScreenPad Plus touchscreen sitting under the display, above the keyboard. When the machine was announced, the two big mysteries were the launch date, and pricing; both of those questions have been answered. The Asus ZenBook Pro Duo is available now in two different models. The entry-level machine is the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581GV-XB74T), and it sells for $2,499.99, and the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo (UX581GV-XB94T) sells for $2,999.99. The difference between the two versions is hardware. It's worth noting that while the entry-level... Read more...
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...
ASUS has announced the launch of three all-new ZenBook notebooks: the ZenBook 13, ZenBook 14, and ZenBook 15. The machines share many of the same slick features with the most notable being a very thin profile, and screens with thin bezels. ASUS says that the machines all have a 95% screen-to-body ratio thanks to NanoEdge displays for near-borderless visuals. These machines all claim to have the world's smallest footprint in their respective classes. The 13-inch and 14-inch ZenBooks also have a cool NumberPad that crams a full-size LED-illuminated number keypad into the touchpad. The ZenBook 15 has a full-size standard number pad. The lack of a number pad is something that bothers folks about... Read more...
ASUS is an ardent believer in 2-in-1 convertibles, and that commitment is exemplified by the ZenBook Flip family. The company is expanding the range with the addition of the ZenBook Flip 14, which combines 8th generation Intel Core muscle with discrete graphics from NVIDIA. Powering the ZenBook Flip 14 are 8th generation Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. The base machine comes with a Core i5-8250U, while the upgraded model comes with the Core i7-8550U -- both are quad-core processors and are paired with either 8GB or 16GB of LPDDR3 memory. As its name implies, the ZenBook Flip 14 features a 14-inch multi-touch, with a Full HD resolution (1920x1080). ASUS boats that this NanoEdge display has... Read more...
ASUS is once again expanding its mobile family, with the latest entry being the all-new ZenBook Pro UX550. According to the company, this is "the thinnest, lightest, fastest and most elegant ZenBook Pro yet", and we have no reason to doubt those claims. The first thing that you will notice on the ZenBook Pro UX550, other than its svelte chassis, is its 15.6-inch NanoEdge touch display, which has a Full HD (1920x1080) resolution and wide 178-degree viewing angles. At the heart of the machine is a seventh generation Kaby Lake processor; in this case, a Core i7-7700HQ that teams up with 16GB of DDR4-2400 memory. For those that like to game on the side or dabble in 3D rendering, there's an NVIDIA... Read more...
ASUS has earned high praise over the years for its ZenBook line of ultraportables. They marry sleek ultrabook designs with generally good value. We usually don’t see a lot of groundbreaking new technology from the line-up, but not everyone needs that and consistent quality builds are more generally the ZenBook hallmark. Some people just want a thin, light laptop that gets the job done and looks good doing it. The ASUS ZenBook Deluxe 3 UX490UA is the big brother of the UX390UA we previously reviewed. It is, essentially, the same laptop bumped up from a 12.5-inch display to a 14-inch display. It’s got the same overall design signature and major features. The machine even comes with a similar carrying... Read more...
Although they were initially announced all the way back at Computex, ASUS held a casual event in NYC this past Wednesday (Oct. 5) to officially launch an array of new products, including the ZenBook 3, ZenWatch 3, ZenPhone 3, and Transformer Pro 3 and Mini. We’ve got some initial coverage of all of those products here at HotHardware if you’d like some additional background on the full line-up, including hands-on video of the latest ZenBook and smartwatch. However, we couldn’t wait to dive in a little deeper with the ZenBook 3 for a couple of reasons. First off, the ZenBook 3 is the first Ultrabook to hit the lab built around Intel’s brand-new Kaby Lake-based 7th Generation Core series processors.... Read more...
Join us for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast where Marco, Paul and Dave discuss cool stuff in tech like Netgear's Nighthawk X8 AC WiFi router, Intel's new Compute Sticks with Windows 10, a gaggle of great mechanical keyboards, the Core m-based ASUS ZenBook UX305CA and some interesting new smartphones coming down the pipe – the Huawei Mate 8 and the Asus ZenFone Zoom... Show Notes: 01:19 - Intel Compute Stick Cherry Trail Review: Pocket-Sized Windows 10 PC 12:09 - Netgear Nighthawk X8 R8500 AC5300 WiFi Router Review: Amplified AC 23:10 - Keys To Success: Four Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Round-Up 32:22 - Huawei Mate 8 and ZenPhone Zoom Sneak Peeks 46:00 - Asus ZenBook... Read more...
We had good things to say about Asus’ super-slim ZenBook UX305 when we evaluated it early last year. Attractive, sturdy, and downright tiny, the UX305 was a good value for the price, and it had good looks too. A year later, the ZenBook is back with the updated UX305CA, so we got one in to see if the newer version is as balanced a machine as last year’s model. The Zenbook UX305CA we will be showing you here has Windows 10 and an updated Core M processor, along with improved graphics, but many things haven’t changed: it’s still tiny, it has the same wedge design and the lid still props the keyboard up at angle when opened. If you liked the UX305, you’ll be happy to know that many of its best features... Read more...
Love it or hate it, Apple's MacBook Air and MacBook Pro lines have remained a watermark for which the majority of notebook manufacturers aspire to, whether it's enthusiast gaming companies like Razer with their Blade, or mainstream vendors like Dell via their outstanding XPS 13. Enter Asus. They've utilized their ZenBook line to satisfy a wide range of demographics and price points, but their UX501 -- with its "Pro" designation, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960m GPU, and 4K touchscreen display -- is a Zenbook aspiring to meet and exceed Apple's flagship notebook, and look stunning while doing it.  As you'll see, in many ways, it's mission accomplished...Laptops can be sexy additions to your... Read more...
We were first introduced to uber-thin ASUS ZenBook UX305 at the Intel Developer Forum last fall. Four months later, the ZenBook UX305 landed on our shores complete with an Intel Core M 5Y10 processor, 13.3-inch 1080p IPS display, 8GB of RAM, and a 256GB SSD. The price of entry for ASUS’s 2.6-pounds of mobile computing goodness: $699. Today, ASUS is delivering a higher-end, “Crystal White Limited Edition” SKU of the ZenBook UX305. The newest model ditches the “old and busted” 1080p display in favor of a “new hotness” QHD+ (3200x1800) IPS display. You still get Intel HD 5300 Graphics and 8GB of RAM, but the SSD had doubled in capacity to 512GB and a faster Core M 5Y71 handles processing duties.... Read more...
Asus announced the super slim Zenbook UX305 during the IFA trade show in Berlin in September. This ultrabook will be available in two models: one with a 1920x1080 IPS display and one with a QHD+ display that boasts a resolution of 3200x1800. Asus claims the latter model is the world’s slimmest 13.3-inch QHD+ laptop. The UX305 is powered by the new Intel Core M processor which was built for ultra-thin, fanless form factors. The Core M offers some significant advances for both power consumption and performance and enables the thin design found on the UX305. This ultrabook features an all-aluminum chassis that measures 12.3mm at its thinnest point and weighs just 2.6 pounds. Like other Zenbooks,... Read more...
After showing off its super-thin Zenbook UX305 at Intel’s Developer Forum in San Francisco last September, ASUS has the system for sale in the U.S. The laptop owes its slim profile to the Intel Core M processor, which doesn’t require fans. The CPU is usually found in tablets and such, but it’s hard to resist for laptop builders that want to shave some millimeters off the height of their ultrabooks. Right now, ASUS is touting its $699 Zenbook UX305FA, which has an Intel Core M 5Y10 CPU, Intel HD Graphics 5300, 8GB of memory, and a 256GB SSD for storage. The ultrabook has a 13.3-inch display with IPS and a resolution of 1920x1080. It comes in at just 12.3 mm, which is about... Read more...
One of the most highly anticipated notebook launches of the year is finally upon us. ASUS announced today that its ZenBook NX500 is now available for purchase, and you had better be prepared to fork over quite a bit of cash to take one home.  The ZenBook NX500 comes in one configuration at launch, and it’s fully loaded. It features a quad-core Intel i7-4712HQ processor, 16GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD. But the star of the show is likely to be the 15.6”, 4K (3840 x 2160) display that is covered by 3M’s Quantum Dot Enhancement Film — the film helps the ZenBook NX500 render “100 percent of the sRGB gamut and 96 percent of the AdobeRGB gamut” according to recent tests. The ZenBook NX500 is the... Read more...
It's been a bit quiet over at ASUS lately, and apparently that's because the company's been hording a bunch of product announcements for IFA in Berlin. Wasting no time at the convention, ASUS came out swinging with bunch of new products, one of which is the ZenWatch, the company's first wearable device in partnership with Google. ASUS wisely chose to go with Android Wear, which in our opinion is the most promising wearable platform out there (we'll have to wait and see how Apple counters). As such, the ZenWatch is able to seamlessly pair with any smartphone running Android 4.3 or later. The ZenWatch sports a soft genuine stitched-leather strap and quick-release clasp. The 2.5D curved glass is... Read more...
ASUS brought the whole kit and caboodle to IFA 2013 in Berlin this year, using the occasion to unveil a slew of mobile devices that cut across a number of markets and include plenty of different form factors. ASUS Transformer Book Trio First up is the Transformer Book Trio, a 3-in-1 ultraportable that dual boots Windows 8 and Android 4.2 and can actually function as two separate computers. With the tablet portion docked, users can work with either Windows 8 or Android laptop-style, and when the 11.6-inch tablet is removed (and being used by one party), the keyboard dock can be connected to an external display (via Mini DisplayPort or Micro-HDMI) and run as a separate Windows 8 PC. The Transformer... Read more...
As CES 2013 creeps ever closer, it looks as if yet another item has leaked out ahead of what we can only presume will be an official debut next week in Las Vegas. Asus has established a product website for a new 15" Zenbook Touch U500VZ. This marks the first instance that we've heard of this machine, but judging by the name, it seems sure that it'll be one of the few full-size notebooks to boast a full touch panel. With Windows 8 now out in full force, a finding touch panels on portable machines is going to become more common. After all, it's the first major OS from Microsoft to embrace touch as a primary input method, and it could encourage existing Win7 laptop owners to upgrade solely for the... Read more...
For all the performance being packed into today’s super-slim ultrabooks, gaming and multimedia are often the weakest links. Most ultrabooks have Intel integrated graphics that aren’t designed to take on graphics-intensive games. Storage space, graphics processing, and display quality can be key areas in many ultrabooks that leave heavy multimedia users wanting a little more. With the Zenbook Prime UX32VD, Asus is looking to deliver a bit more graphics punch. The Zenbook Prime UX32VD is very slim: it is 0.22 inches thick at the back and tapers to only 0.7 inches thick at the front. But no one will mistake it for a MacBook, even with its mostly aluminum shell. The Asus Zenbook Prime... Read more...
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