Asus Android Phone Landing Before 2010, Honest

I want to believe Asustek Computer chairman Jonney Shih when he says his company's Android phone will arrive "this year," because the more people use Android handsets, the more hardware options we'll have, the better the software gets, the more vibrant the App Market will become. Plus, I crave balance: the Garmin-Asus… » 10/19/09 9:09am 10/19/09 9:09am

Garmin's WinMo Nuvifone M20 Finally Launches In Taiwan

Despite repeated delays, Garmin / Asus have managed to get their Windows Mobile-powered Nuvifone M20 out on the Taiwanese market. The HSDPA phone features a 2.8-inch touchscreen, 3 megapixel camera and, of course, Garmin GPS navigation. » 8/19/09 11:21am 8/19/09 11:21am

Asus Getting Rid of 8.9-inch Netbooks in 2009

If you like 8.9-inch screens, you might want to get one now. Asus has said that it'll be phasing out that size in 2009, since 10-inch models are dominating the market. » 2/20/09 2:30am 2/20/09 2:30am

Asus CEO Confirms Low-Cost Eee Phone Is On The Way

We've heard rumors, but now we can say without almost full certainty that Asus is working on a low-cost "Eee Phone" to complement its mostly Asia-only Windows Mobile smartphones. But will it run Android? » 1/13/09 1:14pm 1/13/09 1:14pm

Asus All-In-One Eee Top Touches Down In Taiwan

Asus' long awaited all-in-one touchscreen PC, the Eee Top, is now out in the wild... at least in Taiwan. The 15.6-inch display “nettop” runs Windows XP and holds an Intel Atom N270 processor with 1GB of memory and a 160GB hard disk drive within its chassis. It also comes with a 1.3MP webcam, two integrated 4W… » 11/21/08 2:00am 11/21/08 2:00am

Asus Vento PC Cases Stack Thin and Fold Out

Asus has a pretty good idea with their new Vento line of PC cases. The F11 (black) and F12 (silver) simply fold out for assembly without any tools. While some may say that a preassembled chassis is still more convenient, the Vento design cuts down on shipping costs by 30%. That's great for the environment, but it's… » 11/03/08 9:00am 11/03/08 9:00am

The Eeephone Cometh: Asus To Launch Android Phone in '09

We already know Hop-on » 10/29/08 7:54am 10/29/08 7:54am and are planning Android-based cellphones, but now there're a few hints that Asus is interested in joining the game. Some unnamed company sources are reportedly saying it'll hit the streets during the first half of 2009—which is about the same timing as Motorola's promised version—though it…

Cnet Columnist Says Asus Screwed Eee Brand Because It's From Taiwan

Jonathan Gardner of Cnet Asia had an interesting take on Asus' over-stretching of the Eee brand, blaming it on the company's inability to change their local, “Confucian” corporate culture. Gardner, a columnist who apparently knows » 10/16/08 3:30am 10/16/08 3:30am people, declared that “Asus will not be the next Samsung,” mainly because they're…

Asus Recalls Worm-Infested Eee PCs From Japan

Asus has not so surprisingly decided to recall the Eee Box B202 » 10/14/08 8:50am 10/14/08 8:50am mini PCs in Japan. The virus-y boxes are confined to the land of Gojira, since it was only on Eee PCs tailored for the Japanese market. The numbers in play are pretty sad, actually: Asus built a wimpy 4,500 boxes for Japan and only sold 300, so the…

Asus Admits That a Virus Shipped With Some Eee Box Mini PCs

Asus has admitted to its Japanese customers that some of the Eee Box B202 » 10/08/08 1:30pm 10/08/08 1:30pm mini PCs they shipped included a recycled.exe virus loaded on the D: partition. When the drive is opened, the virus (identified by Symantec as the W32/Usbalex worm) attempts to infect the C: drive and any removable drives attached to the system.…

Asus G71 Gaming Laptop Uses Quad-Core Chip

Asus has updated its G-series gaming laptop line with the G71, a notebook that sports Intel's new QX9300 quad-core processor. The computer comes with a 17-inch Crystal Shine display, an NVIDIA GeForce 9700M GT GDDR3 512MB graphics card, and can be customized with up to 4GB of system memory and 1TB of hard disk space.… » 10/08/08 2:05am 10/08/08 2:05am

Asus Launches AiGuru SV1, World's First Skype-Certified Videophone

Update » 9/18/08 5:51am 9/18/08 5:51am: Asus tells us that the product wasn't supposed to be announced just yet. They're still tweaking the unit, so the specs listed below aren't the final specs. What we do know is that this device is coming and it is going to be something similar to this, but minor details will probably be changed. The original…

Eee PC's to Get "Whole Day" Batteries, Says Rumor

Not content with muddying-up the waters of the Eee brand, Asustek is apparently keen to "push out software and hardware upgrades every month to fill gaps in the netbook market." Though that sounds like a bad idea, at least one benefit may come of it: according to Digitimes, one of the upcoming products will be a… » 7/25/08 11:40am 7/25/08 11:40am

ASUSTeK and RealTek Collaborate on Wireless USB Monitors

Wireless monitors are in their infancy now, but ASUS and Realtek are teaming up to make a new product series based on Wireless USB. The monitor has an integrated Wireless USB module from Realtek—a technology that's also just barely making it mainstream—and will be able to pair with a Wireless USB Host Wire Adapter or… » 6/06/08 6:00pm 6/06/08 6:00pm

Asus Fixing Their Battery Blunder

Yesterday we told you that Asus was not everyone's favorite company after shipping customers Eee PC 900s with smaller batteries than those supplied to reviewers. Now Asus is offering their Hong Kong customers a free battery upgrade. Here's the letter that Asus is sending to eligible customers: » 4/23/08 10:05am 4/23/08 10:05am

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Asus Gives Reviewers Different Batteries Than Consumers, Considers Free…

According to DigiTimes, recent Hong Kong purchasers of the new Asus Eee PC 900 (it's that Eee with the bigger screen) found that their batteries weren't as nice as those given to reviewers. Speaking from experience, that sort of thing happens all the time. Real world testing is always more rigorous than reviewer… » 4/22/08 9:20am 4/22/08 9:20am

Ten-Inch Version of Eee PC to Come, Says Asustek CEO

The Eee PC will be available in a ten-inch version, says Asustek CEO. Speaking at the launch of the Eee PC 900 in Taiwan, Jerry Shen said that customers were clamoring for bigger keyboards for the lightweight laptop. "The feedback we've received from users has been great," claimed the CEO at a press conference. "Many… » 4/21/08 7:45am 4/21/08 7:45am

First Asus Eee PC 900 Review (Verdict: A Bit More Comfy)

CNET UK has just published the first review of the upcoming £329 Asus PC 900—the 8.9" version of the Eee packing a 20GB SSD. Their verdict? While still disappointed by the unchanged keyboard, CNET appreciated the bigger screen and addition of multitouch on the trackpad. » 4/16/08 10:00am 4/16/08 10:00am

Windows XP Home Gets 2 Year Stay of Execution Thanks to Budget Laptops

Originally set to get the axe at the end of June, XP Home got a call from the brass at Microsoft, delaying its demise for at least another 2-3 years. Not surprisingly, the reason was the increasing popularity of budget laptops like the Asus Eee PC and Intel's Classmate PC. Microsoft has vowed to keep XP on the market… » 4/03/08 7:20pm 4/03/08 7:20pm

Asustek: 60% of Eee PCs Will Ship With Windows XP

At a recent press conference, Asustek chairman Jonney Shih revealed that about 60% of the upgraded Eee PCs shipped this year will be running Windows XP, with the remaining 40% Xandros based. According to analysts, the move was based on customer familiarity with the Microsoft platform. This comes despite the fact that… » 3/13/08 4:45pm 3/13/08 4:45pm