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Asus Xonar U3 external sound card

Posted in ASUS by Reuben Drake on April 12th, 2011

With all of the great things that a notebook can do, why can’t they pump out decent sound? Even gaming laptops have this problem. Well, there are solutions available. Like plugging in a USB sound card for instance. One that will give you more hi fidelity abilities and also EAX 5.0 gaming abilities.

We are talking about the Asus XONAR U3. It’s the size of a flash drive and only weighs 25 grams. The device offers the ability to drive 150ohm impedance headphones and ASUS’ unofficial EAX 5 software based acceleration which will make games sound better. The Asus XONAR U3 also supports Dolby Digital.

ASUS’ 12x BW-12D1S-U external Blu-ray writer is the world’s fastest

Posted in ASUS by Reuben Drake on April 11th, 2011

If you feel that your current Blu-ray writer is not living up to it’s potential, ASUS has something new for you. The BW-12D1S-U, is their latest 12X, USB 3.0 burner. The BW-12D1S-U will give you realtime 2D to 3D conversion, 1080p video output and support for the usual HD audio formats. So you should be very happy together.

Of course there is also the sexy translucent blue power button and a sleek black finish. It will also operate both horizontally or vertically. No info on price just yet, though. Hopefully we will learn more soon.

Asus Lamborghini VX7 notebook

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on April 7th, 2011

You want your sports car in sports car colors. Asus knows this and so their Asus Lamborghini VX7 notebook comes in orange and black color options. It is a sleek beast that features a second generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR3 RAM, USB 3.0 and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M graphics card with 3GB of video memory.

For the OS you can choose from Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Home Premium and Windows 7 Home Basic. The display is 15.6″ 16:9 Full HD (1920×1080) LED backlit. There’s also an 8-cell battery. No word on price, but you can expect it to be expensive.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Android Tablet hits UK on March 30th

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 28th, 2011

ASUS’ new Android tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer, is headed to the UK on March 30th. The device should cost between 379 GBP ($606) and 399 GBP ($639), depending on the amount of storage you choose. You can choose 16GB, 32GB or 64GB capacities.

The Eee Pad Transformer features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 capacitive touchscreen display, a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, 512MB/1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, a 1.2-megapixel front-facing camera, a 5.0-megapixel rear-facing camera, and an optional full QWERTY keyboard that turns the tablet into a notebook style PC and runs on Android 3.0 Honeycomb.

Asus Eee PC 1015B and 1215B

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 23rd, 2011

Fans of Asus computers will enjoy the company’s latest additions to the Eee PC family. The Eee PC 1015B and 1215B feature 10-inch and 12-inch displays, with prices starting at $289 and $379, respectively. That seems nice and affordable right? We like that.

Some other features include 250GB of storage, 1GB of memory, VGA, USB, and HDMI ports, along with 1080p output. For the price, that’s pretty decent. Who wants one?

Asus, Intel to launch $200-250 netbook in June

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 17th, 2011

According to tips from part suppliers, ASUS and Intel are planning a low-cost netbook that would help minimize the impact of tablets like the iPad. The netbook would cost $250 or as little as $200. Cost savings would come from the choice of OS: the netbook would run Chrome OS or Android 3.0, and in doing so drop the Windows 7 license.

We aren’t sure which of the two platfoms would be used, but it would probably be Chrome. The netbook would be for the second half of the year. It will be interesting to see how this plays out? Can they really hurt iPad sales? Maybe just a little, but iPad won’t even notice.

ASUS announces three new full HD monitors

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 13th, 2011

ASUS has announced three new Full HD Monitors to their Designo ML series. These models are the 21.5-inch ML229H, 23-inch ML239H and 24-inch ML249H. The LED-backlight monitors deliver 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 50,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and 250 cd/m2 brightness.

There is a 5ms response time for the ML229H and ML239H, an 8ms response time for the ML249H and 178-degree ultra-wide viewing angles. They come with D-Sub and HDMI connectors. No info on pricing yet however.

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Android Tablet

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 3rd, 2011

ASUS has shown off their latest Android tablet at CeBIT 2011, the Eee Pad Slider. This tablet features a 10.1-inch 1280 x 800 IPS capacitive touchscreen display, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a front-facing 1.2-megapixel camera, and a rear-facing 5.0-megapixel camera.

It also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 512MB or 1GB RAM, 16GB/32GB/64GB of flash storage, 3G (optional), WiFi, Bluetooth and it runs on Android 3.0 (HoneyComb). The ASUS Eee Pad Slider should arrive in June for 500 Euro or about $692 for the 16GB model.

Asus Eee Tablets hitting the UK in April

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on February 28th, 2011

Asus’ new range of tablets will be available in the UK in April, with the new Eee Slate being available in the beginning of April. In the middle of April, the new Eee Pad Transformer tablet and the Eee Pad Slide will be available in the UK and the company will also be launching the new Eee MeMo in the UK early in quarter 3. So you will certainly have your choice of Asus tablets.

The models will be available in three screen sizes, and a choice of either Windows 7 Home Premium or Google Android operating systems. So which one to buy?

ASUS Eee Slate EP121 now shipping

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on February 2nd, 2011

ASUS’ Eee Slate EP121 was unveiled at CES this year and now it is happily on it’s way to stores and to customers who have already ordered the device. The EP121 is a 12.1″ tablet that runs Windows 7 with a dual-core Intel i5 processor, 2 to 4GB of RAM, and 32 or 64GB of storage.

It also sports WiFi, Bluetooth, a 2 megapixel front facing camera, HDMI output, stylus support and a flash card reader. It even comes with a Bluetooth keyboard and a carrying case to seal the deal. Amazon has it in stock right now.

Asus Lamborghini USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on January 27th, 2011

Damn that portable hard drive looks fast. Really. Like it’s about to burn rubber. Adding to their growing list of Lamborghini products, Asus has launched another Lamborghini themed accessory for your computer, the Asus Lamborghini USB 3.0 portable hard drive.

The Asus Lamborghini USB 3.0 portable hard drive comes with either 500GB or 750GB of storage and is compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0. It will be available in two colors, silver and black and plays nice withl Windows 7, Vista and XP.

Asus announces Eee PC Sirocco 1015PW Netbook

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on January 19th, 2011

Asus has another new netbook with the launch of the Eee PC Sirocco 1015PW netbook. It is basically a 1015PW netbook with a new textured paint job to make it look cooler. It comes with a 1.5GHz Intel Atom N550 dual core processor, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and your choice of either a 320GB or 250GB hard drive.

Some other features include a 10 inch LCD display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, Bluetooth 3.0 and integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. Sadly, there are no details on pricing or availability yet.

ASUS teases EP71, EP101, EP102 tablets

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on December 30th, 2010

ASUS teased us by revealing more about its upcoming Eee Pad line of tablet computers in a video featuring Chairman Jonney Shih. And i do mean teased. The company tweeted a link to the video, but it has since been removed from YouTube. The video confirmed some of the specs for the 12-inch EP121 and 10-inch EP101.

There was also another 10-inch tablet shown with a sliding keyboard, called the EP102. The video also teased us with a first glimpse of a smaller tablet called the EP71, of which we have no details.

ASUS to release five Sandy Bridge laptops

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2010

ASUS is ready to release five new laptops using Intel’s latest. The first is a gaming rig, the G73SW. It has an Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, 8GB of DDR3, Geforce GTX 460M graphics, USB 3.0, dual storage bays, and a 17.3-inch LCD with 1920 x 1080 resolution. It should start around $2,500.

Then there are the four less gamer-oriented models in the N53SV and N73SV series. All feature the same 2GHz processor and all have the new GeForce GT 540M processor and either a 15.6-inch, 1366 x 768 display or the larger 17.3-inch, 1080p display depending on the model.

Asus launches O!Play Mini media player

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on December 26th, 2010

Asus has launched its O!Play Mini to its O!Play media player range. The Mini drops USB 3.0 support, but still has the ability to output video at 1080p. It features a single USB 2.0 connector and a multi-media card reader with support for SD/MMC/MS/XD cards.

You’ll also find an HDMI 1.3 port in the rear, which also supports 7.1 audio in Dolby Digital AC3, DTS 2.0+, True HD and DTS-HD sound. An RCA port is also included. It supports a wide range of files, which includes MP4, MOV, XVID, AVI, ASF, WMV, MKV as well as audio support for FLAC files.