Archive for ASUS

Asus E600 WP7 Device stops by the FCC

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on December 6th, 2010

Back in August an unnamed Asus smartphone powered by Windows Phone 7 was sighted and now the phone has surfaced again and we have a name. It’s called the Asus E600. It recently visited with the FCC and we know that the device features a WVGA touchscreen which is about 4-inches.

Other features include 850/1900MHz 3G bands, so it may be for AT&T in the US, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, 5.2-megapixel camera with LED flash, microSD card support and a 1,300mAh battery.

ASUS and Lamborghini announce a Backpack, Laptop Cases, Mouse, and HDD

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on December 1st, 2010

Looking for the perfect accessory for your Asus Lamborghini laptop? Well Asus has just announced some juicy accessories for your consideration. They include a Lamborghini backpack, laptop case, laptop cover, WX-wireless mouse (with laser precision 10-meter range) and 640GB HDDs with fine gloss scratch-resistant coating available in black and white.

If you love the Asus/Lamborghini branding, then you must be in heaven right now. Broke…but in heaven. The bags will be available in sizes for 12-inch and 17-inch notebooks. Better start saving more money.

Asus reveals U36 Core i3/i5-powered ultrathin notebook

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on November 23rd, 2010

ASUS is getting ready to lay the smack down against Apple’s MacBook Air with its super slim U36. The U36 promises better performance than Apple’s system with either an Intel Core i3 or i5 CPU. The Air has a Core 2 Duo processor.

They also promise up to 10 hours of battery life on a 4-cell battery, compared to the Air’s 5-7 hours of battery life. It will also use NVIDIA’s Optimus graphics with the company’s Super Hybrid Engine. The device weighs 3.2 pounds, just slightly more than the slim Air, and has a thickness at 0.75-inch with a magnesium alloy shell. It looks rather blah design-wise though.

ASUS Eee Tablet to get a new name, will arrive in early 2011

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on November 15th, 2010

That ASUS Eee Tablet that was unveiled back at Computex in June looked like a decent e-reader / note-taking gadget, but no one has heard a peep about it since. The “tablet” which boasted 2,450 dpi touchscreen sensitivity and quick 0.1 second page turns never saw its September release date, but according to ASUS it’s still alive and is now being renamed.

Word is that Digital Note and Eee Note are potential names. According to ASUS it will be demoed at CES and officially launched in the first quarter of 2011. However, it may be available in Europe earlier depending on local content partnerships.

Asus reveals NX90J, Lamborghini VX6, WiCast and more at NYC event

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on September 16th, 2010

Asus has readied a bunch of devices that should rock the computing and gaming world. The David Lewis-designed NX90J will ship this month, adding another option in the 18.4-inch laptop market starting at $2,299.

There’s also the more affordable N53Jf powered by an Intel Core i5 processor, the NVIDIA GeForce GT425M for graphics processing, a Bang & Olufsen-infused chassis and a 15-inch display, all for $999. Then there’s the ROG (Republic of Gamers) G73Jw with a September release at $1,799.

ASUS ML238H Ergo-Fit II equipped LCD hits Europe

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on September 9th, 2010

ASUS has added another Full HD monitor, the ML238H, to the European market. The new 23-inch LED-backlight monitor uses ASUS’ innovative double ring stand with Ergo-Fit II technology. That means that the angle of the display can be easily adjusted compared to other monitors.

Aside from that, it also delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, a 2ms response time, 250 cd/m2 brightness, 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and comes with D-Sub and HDMI connectors. The ASUS ML238H is available for purchase right now in Europe for 249 Euro (or about $317). These are nice looking monitors.

iPad kicks Asus in the Eees

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on August 17th, 2010

If any of you out there though that the iPad would fail, you were so wrong. The iPad is selling faster than Apple can build them and the demand is showing no signs of letting up.

Apple is building all the iPads it can and if it were not for screen shortages, it would build more. The sales success is a good thing for Apple, but not a good thing for other companies like Asus. Asus has announced that its Eee sales forecasts are being reduced to 1.4 million units for Q3.

Asus debuts Series B notebooks for business types

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on August 10th, 2010

Asus has announced a new line of notebook computers that are aimed at the business user. The machines have some of the same features like matte finish LCDs and Boston Power Sonata batteries.

Those batteries claim a longer usable life than many other batteries on the market. The B series has the B53J, B53F, B43J, and B43F. The 53 models have 15.6-inch screens and the 43 units are 14.1-inch notebooks.

ASUS Rampage III Formula Motherboard

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on August 8th, 2010

Look at this beast. ASUS’s latest contribution to the high-end PC motherboard market is the new ASUS Rampage III Formula. Based on the Intel X58 chipset, this motherboard plays nice with Intel’s new Core i7 processors, supports six DDR3 DIM slots and three PCIe x16 slots.

The ASUS Rampage III Formula motherboard also uses the company’s X-Fi2 SupremeFX audio system and supports USB 3.0, Ethernet and up to 24GB of RAM.

ASUS’ Windows Phone 7 in the wild

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on August 6th, 2010

What you are looking at is the first Windows Phone 7 device to show up in Pakistan, of all places. The device has a serial number on top and a “powered by ASUS” branding on the bottom, so it is likely a pre-production model. The phone apparently belongs to the leakster’s brother, who maybe works for ASUS.

There’s brushed metal on the front and the top right corner looks like it might be housing a front-facing camera, also the display looks like an OLED panel.

Eee PC 1016P now listed on Asus site

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on August 3rd, 2010

It seems like hardly a day goes by without another Eee PC being announced. Like the Eee PC 1016P going all official on the website even though it lacks an official product page. This one runs an Intel Atom N455 processor and comes equipped with Bluetooth 3.0, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive and 13-hours of battery life.

It can be had in black or silver. Some other features include: Windows 7 Starter/Windows 7 Home Basic/Windows 7 Professional, 10.1 “LED backlit WSVGA screen (1024 × 600), WLAN 802.11b/g/n, Stereo speakers, Built-in microphone and an MMC/SD/SDHC memory card slot.

Asus to use Android on the Eee Pad

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on July 20th, 2010

Many manufacturers have decided to use Google’s Android OS on tablets instead of Windows 7. Asus is yet another. It has decided to ditch Windows 7 for its Eee Pad EP101TC for Google’s Android.

We aren’t sure which version of Android they will use, but the Eee Pad will be launched in early 2011, so we are hoping it will be Android 2.2 or higher. We’ll give you more details when we have them.

Asus UL20FT shipping in August

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on July 19th, 2010

If you are looking for a new notebook, you may want to look into the UL20FT from Asus. The 12.1″ notebook is not only thin and lightweight, but it also has an Intel Core i3-330UM processor, making it much faster than the Japanese version, which has a Celeron U3400 processor.

So we in the US have the faster version, which can be had for $579. It should be released on August 6th. Some other specs include 2GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a VGA webcam, HDMI out and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Asus unveils Ares claims world’s fastest video card title

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on July 14th, 2010

In the video card world gamers want more power and performance and many are willing to pay huge sums of money for the hardware to allow that. Asus has unveiled a new high-end video card called the Republic of Gamers Ares.

The Ares video card is an Asus exclusive and is claimed to be the fastest single video card in the world. The card has a custom PCB that grafts a pair of ATI 5870 GPUs onto one card. The performance is claimed to be 30% faster than a single reference ATI 5970 card.

ASUS Eee PC 1005PX comes in your choice of colors

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on July 12th, 2010

A listing for the 1005PX has appeared on the company’s site, although it’s broken link. But we do know that it’s available in white, black, red, blue, and that little girl friendly pastel pink above. It looks nice and pleasing to the eye, but aside from looks, there’s nothing too exciting.

It sports a 1.6GHz Atom N450 CPU, 1 or 2GB of RAM, up to 320GB of storage, and a 10-inch matte 1024 x 600 LED-backlit LCD. You’ll get 8.5 hours with a six-cell battery, but we don’t yet have a price or date.