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All posts tagged "Asus"

  • ASUS Zenfone 3 trifecta announced, includes 6GB RAM option [Update]

    Catch all of the latest news, analysis and reactions from Computex 2016 right here. Update, 31 May, 4.05pm: Asus South Africa has confirmed to Gearburn that the ZenFone range won’t be making it to local shores. Original article: The ZenFone range by ASUS is certainly no slouch in the smartphone arena, delivering some solid specs and a decent price tag to boot. Now, the Taiwanese firm has used the Computex 2016 event to reveal the third generation of ZenFone devices, in the form of the ZenFone 3, ZenFone 3 Deluxe and ZenFone 3 Ultra. Zenfone 3 The lowest-end model, the ZenFone 3, packs a new octacore (ARM...

  • ASUS Zenbo intelligent home robot wants to replace your lap dog

    Catch all of the latest news, analysis and reactions from Computex 2016 right here. Robots are going to kill us all, right? Well, not Zenbo. ASUS is marketing its new home robot as a life companion that doubles up as a personal assistant, metal pet and a walking-talking tablet. "For decades, humans have dreamed of owning such a companion: one that is smart, dear to our hearts, and always at our disposal. Our ambition is to enable robotic computing for every household," ASUS's chairman Jonney Shih explains. Zenbo is the company's realisation of this idea, complete with anime eyes and an annoying...

  • ASUS ZenBook 3 is the latest ultraportable, stylish MacBook competitor

    Catch all of the latest news, analysis and reactions from Computex 2016 right here. ASUS, at a pre-Computex 2016 launch event in Taipei, debuted a slew of new products to its Zen- range and beyond, but most importantly for laptop fans, you finally have a MacBook competitor from Taiwan. The ASUS ZenBook 3 boasts some serious shiny style, and just enough hardware savvy to make the package appealing to those shopping for an ultraportable workhorse. ASUS goes as far as to call it "world’s most prestigious laptop", which is quite a claim. The company does use quite a bit of gold trim...

  • Asus ROG Strix GL502 laptop flaunts GTX 980M, 32GB RAM & NVMe SSD support

    Asus has announced its latest addition to the Republic of Gamers' laptop line -- the ROG Strix GL502. Strix is generally associated with the company's range of graphics cards, but the branding has been used on keyboards, headphones and other desktop towers in the past. But now, it comes to yet another laptop. So what's so special about this one? Let's talk I/O. There's a single HDMI port, a mini DisplayPort 1.2, a new-age USB Type-C 3.1 port, and finally three USB 3.0 slots. There's none of that USB 2.0 nonsense here. And it's about as modern inside as it is out...

  • Android Marshmallow update roundup: Huawei Honor range updating Feb 2016

    Google just loves confectionery and after the slow adoption rate of Android Lollipop, Google will hope that the softer Android Marshmallow will filter through devices more efficiently. Although many smartphones haven't even received Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, there's already talk from other manufacturers about their move to the latest, bleeding edge version of Android. So, with that said, when will your device receive its Android Marshmallow update? Marshmallow will be officially released in September, so we should expect some degree of chatter about it fairly soon. We'll be updating this piece regularly as more information per manufacturer is made available, so stay tuned...

  • Huawei to TomTom: 6 stand-out smartwatches from IFA 2015

    For more IFA 2015 happenings, live updates and deeper analysis, keep locked onto our IFA 2015 portal. No amount of PR fairy dust will make me think otherwise: smartwatches are idiotic. For the moment at least, they serve no measurable practical purpose. Even with Android Wear, they aren't functional to the point where I absolutely have to have one and that is the genre's chief problem. Still, that doesn't stop manufacturers from jumping on the new smartwatch pony and riding it to Berlin. Huawei, ASUS, LG and even TomTom have all gone big this week, launching new products at Europe's biggest consumer...

  • iPhones and Android Wear watches can now talk to each other

    Android Wear smartwatches are now even more useful, thanks to its newfound compatibility with devices running iOS 8.2 and above. For all you iPhone 5 and newer users, that means you can now purchase an Android Wear watch and pair it with your Apple phone. It's a massive leap forward for Google, as the update now gives iPhone users a more varied set of alternatives to the Apple Watch, which is (to be honest) rather overpriced as first-generation hardware. On its official blog, Google noted that the integration only works on the LG Watch Urbane at present, but it's looking to...

  • ASUS shoves 256GB storage into its ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition

    After shoving a 5000mAh battery in its ZenFone Max, it seems that ASUS is getting the hang of cramming its smartphones with bigger and better things. The latest device in question is a special edition of the ZenFone 2 Deluxe with a quite remarkable trump card: 256GB of internal storage. Eat your heart out, Samsung. Traditionally, 64GB seemed to be the internal storage ceiling with a few manufacturers dipping its paws into the 128GB splash pool, but we definitely haven't come close to seeing 256GB yet, and especially not on a mass produced device. Now, ASUS is overtaking its rivals in...

  • ASUS Zen Festival roundup: ZenFone 2 Laser, ZenFone Max and ZenFone 2 Deluxe debut

    While Gamescom 2015 is keeping half of Germany (and the globe) occupied, ASUS was in subcontinental Asia hosting its ZenFestival event in New Delhi. With it, came three new ZenFones and a glimpse into the company's immediate mobile future. With that said, even though the event was a big bash, the devices weren't causing much shortage of breath. ASUS ZenFone Max One of the more promising devices was the ZenFone Max. We hate smartphone companies that craft smarter, faster and sexier devices without improving the battery, and it seems that Asus has heard out moans. While Samsung is downsizing batteries in its newer models,...

  • No fruit allowed: 8 powerful and versatile alternatives to the MacBook

    Apple MacBooks are great machines. Arguably, they are singlehandedly reviving the laptop genre after the early decade's tablet onslaught. They're light, built with usability in mind and dripping with style. And what's even more appealing is that you know exactly what you're going to get when you purchase one. But we can't really say that the MacBook is always the best laptop money can buy. Other manufacturers, including Lenovo, Acer, Dell and the like have been crafting some business-friendly beasts for a while now, and thanks to the leap in cool, quick hardware including SSDs and fanless processors, these little machines have...