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ASUS unveils PG276H 27 inch Full HD 3D Monitor

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

ASUS has unveiled their latest 27-inch Full HD 3D monitor at CeBIT 2010. The PG276H is a nice looking widescreen monitor that supports NVIDIA’s 3D Vision technology so you can watch all the new 3D movies being produced.

It will deliver 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 400 cd/m2 brightness, 20,000:1 contrast ratio, 2ms response time and 120Hz refresh rate. As far as ports, it offers dual-link DVI, HDMI and VGA. No info on pricing and availability just yet, but we should know soon.

Asus RT-N56U router is looking thin

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on March 4th, 2010

Well look at this sexy and apparently uber-thin router from Asus. It looks like a prop from a Sci-Fi flick. Sadly we don’t have many details on the RT-N56U, but we can tell you that it was announced at CeBIT this week.

Other than that we know that it has dual band support with the 5GHz band being used, it’s compatible with printers and scanners, and is very fast with 300,000 concurrent sessions available. Feel free to stare. That’s what we’ve been doing.

Asus Xonar Xense Soundcard with Sennheiser PC350 Headset

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

Asus has announced the Xonar Xense soundcard at the CeBIT tradeshow in Germany. It offers DVI output, SPDIF output, 6.3mm audio jacks for headphones and microphones and comes bundled with the Sennheiser PC350 headphones.

It will push out 7Vrms of power, thanks to an inbuilt headphone amplifier. Some other specs include 118dB of sound clarity and support for several standards like EAX, DirectSound, Dolby and others. There’s also its GX 2.5 audio engine, which allows users to customize the sound profile of their cans to a particular game genre.

AMD 890GX packin’ Asus M4A89GTD PRO mainboard launches

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on March 3rd, 2010

Asus makes lots of notebooks and netbooks, and we have talked about some of the newest today. However, even before Asus introduced the netbook category with its Eee netbooks the company was huge in the computer hardware market with mainboards and other gear.

Asus has unveiled its latest mainboard based on the new AMD 890GX chipset called the M4A89GTD PRO. The new board has numerous overclocking features for AMD Phenom processors and video cards that get more performance out of your hardware at the press of a button.

Asus Eee Prime 1018P netbook sports USB 3.0

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on March 3rd, 2010

I just mentioned that Asus was showing off the new N series notebooks this week. Asus is still best known for its line of Eee netbooks and the computer maker is showing off some cool new models.

The most interesting is the Eee PC Prime 1018P netbook. The little machine has a 10.1-inch screen that is LED backlit. The keyboard is almost full-size and has large isolated keys. The machine is also said to be the thinnest Eee yet.

Asus N series notebooks break cover

Posted in ASUS by Shane McGlaun on March 3rd, 2010

CeBIT is going strong in Germany this week and along with the show are coming a hoard of new notebooks and other computer systems and gear. Asus has been showing off some nice stuff this week and among the new gear are the N61J, N71J, and B82J notebooks.

The machines all share common hardware like Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 processors and Altec Lansing speakers. Asus uses SonicMaster audio tech to improve sound further and offers ATI HD5730 or NVIDIA GT 325M graphics options.

Garmin-Asus nuvifone M10 to launch in H1 2010

Posted in ASUS,Garmin by Shane McGlaun on February 11th, 2010

I already mentioned that Garmin-Asus has offered the official introduction for the Android-powered A50 smartphone. The company has also offered the official launch window for the Windows Mobile sibling to the A50 called the M10.

The nuvifone M10 runs Windows Mobile 6.5.3 and will hit Europe and Asia in the first half of 2010. The price for the device is unknown as is availability in other countries. The handset uses a 3.5-inch WVGA touch screen.

Garmin-Asus nuvifone A50 gets all-official

Posted in ASUS,Garmin by Shane McGlaun on February 11th, 2010

Smartphones with GPS navigation are nothing new; in fact, the feature is a staple of pretty much every smartphone on the market today. However, for many of the most popular devices, like the iPhone, GPS navigation requires you to buy software. Garmin-Asus has announced the official launch window for the nuvifone A50 with navigation at its core.

The A50 is an Android-powered smartphone that features turn-by-turn direction and other features that Garmin offers on its software apps and stand-alone GPS devices. The A50 also has a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen and an onscreen QWERTY keyboard.

Asus G73JH-X1 gaming laptop now available

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

Want yourself a laptop that looks like it was torn out of a Stealth Fighter? The recently announced Asus G73JH 17.3-inch G Series gaming laptop is now available in the US.

There’s only one configuration available right now. Some specs include the Intel Core i7 720QM quad core processor, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB graphics, 8GB of DDR3 memory, a 500GB hard drive, a DVD burner, an 8-cell battery and Windows 7 Home Premium OS.

ASUS MS238H 23-Inch LED-Backlit LCD Monitor

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

Asus is always dropping new devices and the latest is a 23-Inch LED-Backlit LCD Monitor, model number MS238H for the European market. It looks really sexy, which is a hard trick for a monitor these days.

This widescreen monitor sports a glossy black bezel, with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, a 2ms response time (G2G), 250 cd/m2 brightness, 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and features D-Sub and HDMI connectors.

ASUS DR-950 arriving in April for £250

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

Looks like the ASUS DR-950, the company’s newest 9-inch E Ink, touchscreen reading device will be arriving in April. ASUS has confirmed that it’s currently looking for content partners, but plans to have the e-reader in consumer’s hands by spring.

The price will be about £250 (or $354). We like it, with it’s 2 or 4GB or internal storage, Wi-Fi and 3G. But we are more excited about the OLED color DR-570 which is coming soon.

CES 2010: ASUS NX90Jq designed by Bang & Olufsen has dual touchpads

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2010

ASUS and Bang & Olufsen have been hanging out. They’ve decided to have a bro-mance. And we have to admit, this is one slick laptop. That polished aluminum exterior looks great. But it has more going for it than that.

Check out those dual touchpads that supposedly give you a DJ turntable-like experience. The high-def, 18.4-inch display is even flanked by B&O ICEpower speakers. Honestly what’s not to love? Under the hood there’s a Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GT 334M graphics, support for up to 1280GB of storage (with dual drives), a slot-in Blu-ray drive and USB 3.0.

CES 2010: ASUS ROG G73jh gaming laptop

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on January 5th, 2010

This is what I call a beautiful laptop. Powerful too. ASUS has just launched its newest Republic of Gamers laptop at CES. The G73hj manages to make other laptops look puny. I love those angles. It features a Core i7-720QM CPU, up to 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 8-channel HD audio, up to 1TB of HDD space and DirectX 11 compatibility with the internal ATI Radeon HD 5870.

That display is a 17.3-incher with 1,920 x 1,080 resolution, Blu-ray / DVD drive, 8-cell battery, a 2 megapixel webcam, 802.11b/g WiFi, gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth 2.1, an 8-in-1 card reader and a mini-VGA connector. It’s running Windows 7 Home Premium.

ASUS UL30Vt-A1 notebook available for pre-order

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on January 4th, 2010

ASUS’s latest Intel CULV-powered UL30Vt-A1 notebook is available for pre-order on Amazon. The 13.3″ notebook features a longer lasting 8-cell, 5,600mAh battery, while the processor stays the same with a 1.3GHz Intel dual-core processor.

RAM can be increased to 4GB and you’ll get NVIDIA’s 512MB GeForce G 210M and an integrated Intel GMA 4500 graphics chipset, so you can switch between the two. Some other features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, a VGA webcam, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

Asus Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

Posted in ASUS by Conner Flynn on December 22nd, 2009

Move over Roomba, there’s a new robo-vac in town. Asus wants a piece of this market as well. The ECleaner robot sports a 6000-hour UV light that also helps disinfect your floor and comes with a slot that can be used for spreading the smelly fragrance of your choice.

It can even be controlled using a remote control and will be battery powered. Look for the ECleaner to be available in China and Taiwan before 2010 for about $150.