Asus X00GD with 4,850mAh battery and Android 7.0 clears TENAA

Asus X00GD with 4,850mAh battery and Android 7.0 clears TENAA

A new Asus smartphone has been certified by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. Listed as X00GD, the device is powered by an SoC with octa-core 1.5GHz processor, and sports a 5.2-inch HD display. RAM options include 2/3/4GB, while storage options include 16/32/64GB. In terms of camera, the phone features a 13MP rear unit and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 149.5 73.7 8.85mm and weighing in

ASUS RX 480 New GPU Design

ASUS RX 480 New GPU Design

After a lengthy tease from AMD we are finally seeing the new AMD Radeon RX 480 roll out. As we saw in our preview the card successfully makes leaps in its power to performance profile and brings a healthy performance jump to the mainstream market. It goes without saying that there will be custom cards coming from other vendors. ASUS is the first to throw their hat into

ASUS Transformer 3 Pro: 2-in-1 with Core i5/i7

ASUS Transformer 3 Pro: 2-in-1 with Core i5/i7

Not to be outdone on the subject of 2-in-1s today, ASUS has announced a second 2-in-1 to complement the newly announced Transformer 3. Dubbed the Transformer 3 Pro, this portable is a more direct competitor to Microsoft’s popular Surface Pro lineup. Although the standard Transformer 3 is not necessary a budget option, of the two Transformers it is the cheaper one, utilizing what’s likely a Core M processor and having all-around weaker specifications. However for users that need more processing power (Core i5/i7), more storage (Up to 1TB, PCIe), more RAM (up to 16GB), and more connectivity (HDMI, USB Type-A, MicroSD) the…

ASUS ROG Laptops with Optional 120 Hz AHVA Display Panels

ASUS ROG Laptops with Optional 120 Hz AHVA Display Panels

In the recent years, ASUS became one of the world’s largest supplier of gaming notebooks and gaming displays. Having obtained a lot of expertise in building monitors and laptops for gamers, the manufacturer decided to apply it knowledges to build laptops with display panels featuring 120 Hz refresh rates. ASUS has unveiled that it is on a new breed of ROG laptops that

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Review: The Other $500 Option

ASUS Maximus VIII Extreme Review: The Other $500 Option

On the back of our last $500 motherboard review, it was clear that a number of readers were surprised that a mainstream motherboard could cost so much. We took the opportunity to ask ASUS why such a thing exists, especially when a high-end desktop platform combination could cost less. The answer is due to the engineering: an ROG motherboard takes twice as long to design and validate, as well as

ASUS Transformer Book Lineup Bolstered With T100HA and TP200SA

ASUS Transformer Book Lineup Bolstered With T100HA and TP200SA

 ASUS has been quite successful at trying to carve out a place in the tech sector by packing more into their lineup than the competitors. We saw that clearly with the ASUS Zenbook UX305 Notebook, which offers much more storage and RAM than pretty much any other notebook in its price range, and doesn’t skimp on the form factor either. In the smartphone space, they also offer an impressive

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser: Laser Guided Speed Shooting

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser: Laser Guided Speed Shooting

The ZenFone 2 range by Asus is a bit confusing, because there are so many different variants. Different chipsets, RAM, display resolutions and storage capacities make it a difficult phone to purchase, and you need to study the spec-sheet and price carefully before hitting the ‘buy’ button. As if this wasn’t confusing enough, Asus has decided to launch more ZenFone 2 models, and the one we’re reviewing today is the Asus

Asus ZenFone 2: Powerful But Quirky

Asus ZenFone 2: Powerful But Quirky

Way back in 1989, Asus started out as a consultancy service for motherboard manufacturers. According to industry legend, Asus got a leg up in the industry after designing a motherboard for Intel’s 486 CPU without access to a processor, even fixing problems that Intel’s own engineers had had. Today, the two are still close partners, and Asus uses Intel’s mobile processors in its smartphones and tablets. Last

Asus MeMo Pad HD 7

Asus MeMo Pad HD 7

Looking very much like an Asus-branded version of the Google Nexus 7 (2012 version), the MeMo Pad HD 7 is in fact exactly that. But that’s good, because it costs much less than the Google-branded version and does the same. The Asus looks like a Nexus except that it comes with a choice of brightly-coloured back panels. It has all the features that made the Nexus such a hit – 7 inch HD IPS display, quad-core processor, 16GB of

AMD Radeon R9 Fury

AMD Radeon R9 Fury

A bit over two weeks ago AMD launched their new flagship video card, the Radeon R9 Fury X. Based on the company’s new Fiji GPU, the R9 Fury X brought with it significant performance improvements to AMD’s lineup, with AMD’s massive Fiji greatly increasing the card’s shading resources. Meanwhile Fiji also marked the introduction of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) in to consumer products,