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

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

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

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 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

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