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Asus Bamboo notebooks now available for pre-order at Best Buy

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on July 7th, 2010

This is not for those who keep Pandas as pets, not that any of you do that. At least I hope you don’t. Those cute bears will kill you and eat your bamboo notebook. If you want an Asus Bamboo notebook in the US, you can now place a pre-order on Best Buy for a couple of 14″ systems.

They include the U43JC and U43F. The latter will cost $950 and runs an Intel Core i5 2.26GHz with 4GB of RAM and a 640GB hard drive. The U43JC costs $50 more, with NVIDIA’s GeForce 310M graphics chipset with Optimus graphics switching capability to help with battery life.

Asus outs Eee 1215N on Facebook

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on June 30th, 2010

We have already heard a bit about the Asus Eee PC 1215N netbook before. The machine has now went official with Asus offering up the full specs on Facebook.

The machine gets the Intel Atom D525 CPU and graphics are via an NVIDIA Ion GPU. The machine also has USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 3.0. Optimus tech is features to allow the machine to change between the discrete and integrated GPUs as needed.

Asus Eee 1201K netbook gets new AMD CPU

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

Asus has pulled the wraps off a new Eee netbook that is a bit different from the hoards of other netbooks that the company offers. The machine has a larger screen and gets its CPU from AMD, which isn’t common in the netbook realm.

The CPU inside the Eee 1201K netbook is a new AMD Geode CPU. The machine also sports a large by netbook standards 12.1-inch LCD with a 1366 x 768 resolution. The rig has a scant 1GB of DDR1 RAM.

Asus announces G53 RoG 3D gaming notebook

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

3D is still the focus in 2010 and so Asus has introduced its 3D gaming notebook, the RoG G53. There’s no release date or price mentioned yet, but since we’re talking a gaming notebook that supports 3D, you’ll be paying a premium.

Some specs include: Core i3, i5 and i7 processor options, Up to 16GB of DDR3 memory on the quad-core machines (up to 8GB for dual-core options), 15.6-inch LED backlit HD display, NVIDIA graphics, Dual hard drive/SSD support, Optional Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0 ports and an HDMI 1.4 port.

Asus announces Lamborghini VX6 And VX7 notebooks

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

The VX6 and VX7 Lamborghini-branded notebooks were shown off at Computex. The VX6 is white with the typical Lamborghini styling. The 12-inch netbook is powered by a dual-core 1.83GHz Atom D525 processor, NVIDIA ION 2 graphics, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM, Windows 7, and has a 12.-1inch 1366 x 768 pixel display.

The larger VX7 offers a 15.6-inch 1920 x 1080 display, Core i3, i5 or i7 processor and supports up to 16GB of ram. No official word on pricing just yet, so that money is going to keep burning a hole in your pocket. Rest assured, it will be expensive.

ASUS Eee Pad runs Windows 7

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on May 31st, 2010

Looks like ASUS ws serious about having some tablets for us this year. The Eee Pad runs Windows 7, and comes in 10 and 12-inch versions. We don’t have full specs yet, but we do know there’s a webcam “for video conferencing capabilities,” and it recognizes handwriting. There’s also a virtual keyboard and it comes with a docking station keyboard as well.

The device is powered by Intel’s Core 2 Duo CULV chips, and apparently you’ll get 10 hours per charge with each model. The 10-inch EP101TC weighs 675g, and is just 12.2mm thick while running Windows Embedded Compact 7. The bulkier EP121 remains a mystery.

ASUS and Amazon to pre-install Kindle for PC on netbooks and laptops

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2010

Since ASUS sells a lot of laptops through Amazon.com and since Amazon happens to offer a Kindle for PC application, they figured they would team up and pre-install the app on the ASUS netbooks and laptops that are sold through the online e-tailer. Makes sense right?

So starting today, select laptops, like the Eee PC 1005PE and UL30, will be sold with the e-book app already loaded up. While we don’t generally like pre-installed software cluttering up our new devices, this makes sense.

ASUS PA246Q Professional LCD Monitor

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

Check out this unusual looking monitor from Asus. It was designed specifically for graphic designers and photographers. The ASUS PA246Q professional display uses the P-IPS panel to deliver an ultra-wide viewing angle.

This professional LCD monitor is also optimized for color accuracy and Adobe RGB color space to deliver the most precise color reproduction. Professional photographers need accurate color more then the rest of us after all.

Seagate has new storage tech coming to ASUS ROG G73Jh laptop

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

What do we have here? Seagate calls it a “device that becomes you, so you become faster.” A “game-changing” device that will boost system performance by a whopping 150 percent. We are gonna go out on a limb here and say that since ASUS’ ROG G73Jh gaming laptop will be first to use it, it must be a new kind of SSD.

The mystery device will be 20 percent quicker than a 600GB 10,000rpm SATA drive, 80 percent faster than a conventional 7200rpm HDD and able to boot “within six seconds of an SSD drive.” It will learn about the user to dramatically decrease disk time, boot time, and application load time, making everything faster.

Asus planning a Netbook with removable phone

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

Word on the street is that Asus is planning a netbook that will feature a removable phone. The idea is that you’ll be able to share a SIM card and data plan between the netbook and the phone.

The company behind the phone part is Modu. You might remember their phone with the interchangeable covers from awhile back. We’ll keep an eye on this one and let you know what comes of it.

ASUS Eee Keyboard finally available for Pre-Order

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on April 21st, 2010

We’ve been waiting forever and it seemed like we might never see it, but ASUS’ EeeKeyboard now has a pre-order price on Amazon with shipping happening by end of next week. Looks like the final specs include a 1.6GHz Atom N270 chip, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and a 16GB SSD.

Of course there’s the 5-inch LED-backlit multitouch display at 800 x 480 resolution. It runs Windows XP Home and has three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, HDMI out, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an UWB receiver.

Asus whips out new convertible T101MT netbook

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on April 13th, 2010

Asus is promising to offer up a couple real tablet machines to try and woo buyers from the iPad in the coming months. Until those machines show up, users will have a new convertible netbook to check out.

The machine is called the Eee T101MT and it has a convertible, multi-touch 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1024 x 640. The Intel processor is an Atom running at 1.66GHz. The screen folds flat for use as a tablet.

Asus Designo display with updates land down under

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on March 30th, 2010

We have already seen some of the displays in the Asus Designo line like the LS246H back in December 2009. Asus has now added a couple new Designo LCDs to its line and has unveiled them in Australia.

The new screens are the LED backlit MS238 and MS228 monitors. The screens share many of the same features like 1920 x 1080 resolutions, 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratios, and slim 16.5mm thick profiles.

Asus outs new LED backlit green LCDs

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on March 24th, 2010

We talked a bit about the cool Asus LED backlit MS238H LCD back in February when it was pegged to launch in Europe “soon.” The LCD has now turned up in Australia along with its MS228 brother. Both of the monitors have lots of green features and are LED backlit.

The MS238H is a 23-inch screen with a price in Australia of $599. The MS228H is a 21.5-inch screen with a price of $499 down under. Both screens share the same basic features like a 1920 x 1080 resolution. They can display 16.7million colors and have 10M:1 dynamic contrast ratios.

Asus Eee PC 1001PX Netbook

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 22nd, 2010

If you’re looking for a decent budget netbook, the ASUS 1001PX is worth a look. It features a carbon fiber type lid and packs either Windows XP, with a 160GB hard drive and a 5-hour battery life; or Windows 7 with a 250GB hard drive, a larger 6-cell battery and 9-hour battery life.

Looks like the Windows XP version will cost about $325 while the Windows 7 version will run you $400. Both netbooks have the same specs otherwise.