Category Archives: Asus

AMD calls out NVIDIA’s partner program, G-Sync ‘gamer taxes’

A promotional push by NVIDIA has apparently tied up PC builders, and raised the ire of its competitor AMD. The current leader in the graphics card market, NVIDIA has apparently developed a GeForce Partner Program (GPP) that it claims exists to "ensur…

Dell was the bright spot in a lousy winter for PC shipments

Sorry, folks, those hopes of the PC market making a comeback were short-lived. Both Gartner and IDC estimate that computer shipments were down in the first quarter of 2018, ranging from barely under zero growth (IDC) to a drop of 1.4 percent (Gartne…

ASUS’ ZenBook 3 vs. the updated MacBook: Which packs more punch?

The 12-inch MacBook is attractive and compact, but not without compromises. When the original came out last spring, our reviewer Dana Wollman took issue with its lackluster performance and lack of ports outside of a USB-C connection. Still, the MacBo…

Computex 2016: It’s a wrap!

Just like that, Computex 2016 has come to an end. As in previous years, the show kicked off with ASUS' big keynote presentation, but this time it wasn't just laptops, tablets and smartphones — the company also unveiled its first home robot, Zenbo. W…

ICYMI: Adorable robot overlords, all-in-one home brews and more

Today on In Case You Missed it: ASUS debuted a $600 home companion robot named Zenbo, who is designed to help out around the house (so long as its chores don't involve actually holding anything). Whirlpool launched an Indiegogo campaign to crowds…

Your big-name PC may have a security flaw in its update software

Those problems with security holes in big PC makers' software bundles? They might not be over yet. Duo Security says it found vulnerabilities in the update software for Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP and Lenovo. Some vendors were more secure than others in Duo…

The President of Taiwan tries a quick chat with ASUS’ home robot

I've said before that Computex is ASUS' show — and what better demonstration than having the recently-elected President of Taiwan "talk" to your newly announced home robot? Crowd noise necessitated several repeated commands to ASUS' Zenbo play some…

Up close with the ASUS ZenFone 3 series

Much like previous Computex shows, ASUS announced a bunch of new smartphones that won't bust your wallet; only this time, the best-looking device turns out to be the base model: the ZenFone 3. We managed to get some hands-on time with this $249 devic…

Catch up with Computex 2016: Day one

Computex is typically ASUS' show. Every year, the Taiwanese company takes to Taipei to unload a host of its wares and, in the process, steal the lion's share of the show's headlines. Well, 2016 is no different as ASUS has taken the wraps off a slew o…

Hands-on video with ASUS ZenBook 3: so, so thin

We didn't expect much from yet another ASUS ultraportable, but the ZenBook 3 is seriously impressive. Weighing in at 2 pounds and 11.9mm thick, it's both thinner and lighter than Apple's already crazy portable MacBook. It also packs in speedy Core i5…