ASUS Zenboox UX305FA-ASM1 Review

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Choices, choices…
Looking for a laptop today is more than confusing as there are some incredible computers available with a variety of fun features such as touch screens, 2-in-1 tablets and net books. If light and thin are on your wish list, the ASUS Zenbook (http://www.asus.com/US/) is a great choice, but if you want the experience of a touch screen you will need to look elsewhere. It is mid-range as far as cost is concerned at under $700. For similar models, you can spend up to $1349 for the Dell XPS, for example.

Measuring up

The ASUS Zenboox (http://www.amazon.com/Zenbook-UX305FA-Laptop-Intel-Greyish/dp/B00SGS7ZH4) available at Amazon for $699.99 is an impressive model as it is an extremely thin, light and attractive, with an aluminum body, laptop. It measures 12.8 inches X 8.9 inches. Overall there are many positives to this new computer, such as it’s less that 1/2 inch in thickness and just about two-and-a-half pounds in weight. It has been ranked four and a half stars on Amazon and three and a half on PC Mag (http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2480750,00.asp) and it has left many customers pleasantly surprised.

USB availability

There are many USB ports along the sides even though it is a thinner model, which is wonderful for charging cell phones and the like. There are ports available for a microphone and headphones as well as output for visual and audio needs.

Battery life

Compared to a similar product, the Mac Book Air (128 GB) the Zenbook has twice the amount of storage (256GB) available for your files and apps. It is 8G in speed and the power allows for most professional and casual gaming necessities. The battery life is approximately 10 hours, which is another great feature for out of office events and meetings as well as for flexibility and convenience. A similar model, such as the Lenovo Yoga which is over $1199 with less power. This is yet another example of how the machine measures up.

Software

There are many installations included in the set up, most importantly Windows 8.1, a 30-day membership of Microsoft Office 365 and Netflix. There are literally hundreds of downloadable apps to personalize the laptop. Some of them you may not need and they are easy enough to remove.

Viewing

The display is an amazing HD 1920 X 1080 resolution. It has a matte finish for anti-glare visuals and is equipped with an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel that allows for excellent color and a 170 degree viewing angle. The downfall with the matte finish is the loss of intensity in some of the darker colors. The streaming capabilities are excellent for presentations and HD movies.

Security

As far as security options are concerned the Zenbook has a built-in case lock as well as Intel-Anti Theft technology and Lo-Jack capabilities.There is a one-year warranty that ASUS offers for accidents such as a drop or spill.

Audio

The speaker system (Bang and Olufson) has been given mixed opinions due to some buzzing at high volumes since they are installed on the bottom side. The machine itself is completely silent and does not have a fan system. ASUS AudioWizard has some great features that allow for a wonderful musical experience.

Keyboard

It is a comfortable keyboard as you type away on the smaller keys and the touch pad measures 4.1 inches X 2.9 inches. The drawback is the lack of a back light if you need to work in a darker environment.

Video capabilities

The ability to video chat is exceptional and has a 1.2 megapixel HD camera. There is a low light sensitivity aspect that allows for a great viewing experience. Most standard cameras are 15 fps (frames per second) but the Zenbook has double that capability at 30 fps.
So there you have it. It is a great deal and a smart choice for $699 and measures up easily against similar as well as more expensive models. There are many more pros than cons depending on your taste and needs as it is a powerful machine, with great storage and speed capabilities. The security perks and battery life are a couple of the aspects that stand out. ASUS is a leading technology company and has some great offerings with regards to netbooks, notebooks, motherboards and laptops. They have a great customer support service center which is available 24/7 for questions and concerns.

Asus ROG G751JY-DH71 Review

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The graphics performance needs of a laptop gamer far exceed those of the casual laptop user, and the rig they choose to game with needs to reflect this criteria. Gaming laptops are centered around massive amounts of memory and video card performance, heavy cooling needs, multiple large-storage capacity, professional processors and sleek design. The average buyer needs to be careful to know when it’s reasonable to cut costs and where it’s worth it to shell out the extra cash for the performance they need to have fun playing remotely. Asus’s new 17.3 ROG G751JY-DH71 uses Nvidia’s Maxwell 900 series GPU to help boost its performance in the right direction without sacrificing display or design quality. Tech Radar states “Although it’s a big, expensive laptop, and not even the top performer in this category, it is still a great machine to use….if you intend on spending hours gaming, the G751 as a replacement for a desktop is best appreciated with it’s low fan noise and comfortable keyboard.” [http://www.techradar.com/us/reviews/pc-mac/laptops-portable-pcs/laptops-and-netbooks/asus-rog-g751jy-1289736/review/3]

Portability and Performance

Weighing less than 10 pounds , the G751JY isn’t small, but it’s not as big as Alienware’s comparable laptops. With a matte finish, the G751JY’s 17.3-inch 1080p display has exceptional brightness. The factory audio does sounded hollow compared to desktop speakers, which is the norm for laptops. This is unquestionably a laptop for gaming and not just checking your social media with. With the Asus and ROG (Republic Of Gamers) logos in clear view and a large frame, this unit boast a bolder and yet more utilitarian design. It’s five times as large as a MacBook, with a thickness of 0.8-inches near the front edge, and up to two inches at the back where the battery swells. This extra battery and processing weight does however translate to processing and performance power.
It is more gamer-friendly than most laptops, with a keyboard that rivals even dedicated mechanical ones. The key and number pads provide springy, firm response and the red backlighting makes it look more elegant and futuristic. It also comes with a large 4.7 x 2.5-inch touchpad with ASUS’ Smart Gesture touchpad technology. This enables multi-touch gestures such as pinch-zoom, two-finger rotate and three-finger flick. It also stayed cool during this review, even during gameplay-only reaching just 75 degrees with the aid of whisper quiet fans.
The G751 also comes with 4 USB 3.0 ports, a Blu-ray writer, a 3-in-1 card reader, secure lock slots, HDMI connectivity, a Thunderbolt port , Ethernet, and VGA as well as input ports for Audio-on, headphones, a mic and A/C. It has a 2.5-GHz Intel Core i7-4710HQ processor with 24GB of RAM which means it has all the workload power of a medium-priced desktop PC. It’s basically a beast in terms of the portable market. This unfortunately accounts for weak battery life. Asus’s latest only lasted 3 hours and 36 minutes with continuous Web browsing over Wi-Fi (at 100 nits of brightness), which is well below the average of 4 to 4 1/2 hours in most laptops

Graphics and Games Performance

This review model did, however, come with the latest graphics card from Nvidia and the G751J ships with Nvidia’s new 900 series Maxwell GPU. Outfitted with the company’s GeForce GTX 980M GPU with 4GB of RAM, this laptop performed at 60 fps on Ultra settings steadily with little lag or interruptions. At maximum settings, the G751JY’s frame rate drop to 37 fps, beating the 22 fps average and higher than most models at 34 to 28 fps. It also makes it easier to stream online and onto to mobile devices with ShadowPlay (that lets you record and instantly broadcast game video footage to Twitch.Tv) and Shield Mobile and Shield Tablet for streaming games via a mobile device. Coming with easy-to-use broadcast buttons, remote streaming has been simplified for laptop gamers with how easy apps like ShadowPlay make this functionality possible.
The reality is that for those who want to play games remotely will have to spend additional finances to maintain top-level performance. At $1500 to start, this may be too high a price for some gamers to spend. The price only increases with better graphics cards, more memory, customized case designs and more processors. But for those who want to spend the money on a mid-range to premium grade of gaming laptops or plan on requiring such a machine for competitive or professional gaming, the dependability Asus’s G752Jy provides should make it a go-to machine for those exploring gaming laptops.

Asus EeeBook X205TA Review

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When it comes to budget laptops, compromising performance for price can be risky and ultimately a costly decision in the long run. The Asus EeeBook X205TA is so cheap that it brings those concerns. But is it so cheap that it’s worth avoiding, or do Asus buck the trend and produce a model that gives customers great performance as well as good value for money. This Asus EeeBook X205TA review will address the questions you may have, and point out the pros and cons of this model.

The Asus EeeBook X205TA is a netbook which runs on the Windows 8.1 operating system and it looks to deliver the best possible Windows experience its specifications will allow. For its price – the EeeBook retails below $200 – the performance of the laptop is admirable. Equipped with a 1.33GHz Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM, the netbook can cope with running multiple small-scale operations. These types of products are tailored for students or those looking for a work computer and therefore while a 32GB hard drive may seem tiny, it is still easily big enough to hold tens of thousands of files. In addition, the sort of operations that would most regularly be carried out on a netbook (word processing, internet browsing) do not require masses of power, hence, the processor is not as inferior as it may appear at first glance.

Perhaps the X205TA’s biggest selling point is its tremendous battery life. Testing indicated that the device could last for up to 12 hours of continuous use – far longer than any of its competitors, and four hours longer than the netbook average. The speakers have a high maximum volume for a netbook too. A further workout indicated that the Asus EeeBook X205TA doesn’t overheat either, and could play videos for an extended period of time without rising much above 80 degrees Fahrenheit (http://www.laptopmag.com/reviews/laptops/asus-eeebook-x205ta).

Asus haven’t tried to do too much with the design, and that isn’t such a bad thing. The minimalist look works well, and the dark blue color helps to produce a professional look. However, one major criticism is that the Asus EeeBook X205TA can quickly begin to look dirty because of the fingerprint marks that it leaves. The webcam can also appear grainy too and only offers a 420p resolution, which is below par and possibly undesirable if you want to use the netbook for business calls.

Most people will be looking to do a lot of typing with their netbook so having a well laid out keyboard is important. The EeeBook performs well in this department and allows for quick typing once one gets used to the tight layout. But the touchpad has drawn complaints (http://www.computershopper.com/laptops/reviews/asus-eeebook-x205ta) with some suggesting that the fingerprint scrolling system doesn’t often work well.

The Asus EeeBook X205TA has an 11.6 inch screen which has a 1366 x 768 resolution. It has an Intel HD graphics card which handles videos easily and manages to run games better than some netbooks, although as expected it comes up short with games which demand high specifications. Attached is a headphone jack, a micro HDMI port, two USB 2.0 ports and a slot for a microSD card, which is ideal if you are looking to increase the storage. This netbook excels with its dimensions and weight. It is a nifty netbook which is perfect for taking around with you. The computer has a 0.6 inches high, 11.2 inches wide and 7.6 inches long. Combined with a weight of just 2.16 pounds, you won’t even know that it’s in your bag. It’s also noticeably lighter than some of the other netbooks around.

Companies are focussing a lot on the budget netbook market nowadays and as a result there is a lot of choice in the market. The Asus EeeBook X205TA compares well to those it is up against, and does not disappoint for its price. While not the fastest netbook, it isn’t slow either and the model trumps all of its rival with the massive battery life. This product isn’t going to be on your radar if you’re looking for a traditional powerful laptop, but it’s an ideal device for those who need a device to carry out work. Asus have fulfilled that objective well and have come up with one of the better netbooks of 2015.

Asus shows off U36JC

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Asus held a special conference to show off its latest device, the U36JC notebook. Well, not just that laptop was announced, there were several other new devices as well, but let’s just say that this notebook stole the limelight. Now, let’s see what the U36JC notebook has to impress consumers.

The Asus U36JC notebook features a 13.3-inch display screen with the usual resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Like most other notebooks today, it’s a glossy screen. The device is powered by Intel’s Core i5 processor and works on Nvidia’s GeForce 310M graphics with 1GB of DDR3 RAM.

Asus’ latest notebook the U36JC is equipped with several connectivity ports like a 4-in-1 card reader, VGA, HDMI, 2 USB 2.0 ports and a USB 3.0. Consumers can choose between the 6-cell and 8-cell batteries as preferred battery life. With a 500GB hard drive, the Asus U36JC comes with a webcam and comes ready with Skype.

Asus & Lamborghini unveils a Backpack, Laptop Cases, Mouse, and HDD

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Asus and Lamborghini have collaborated in the past and seems like the manufacturers are doing it again and this time it’s to release a couple of accessories for the Asus Lamborghini notebook. We all know the laptop from the collaboration and it is indeed a very attractive device. So, let’s see what Asus and Lamborghini are offering for their laptop.

Asus and Lamborghini have released a range of new accessories for its Asus Lamborghini laptop. The new accessories include things that can help protect the laptop such as a Lamborghini backpack, laptop case and a laptop cover.

The manufacturers of the Asus Lamborghini laptop have released a range of laptop accessories for their device. Among the items launched are a WX-wireless mouse (with laser precision 10-meter range) and 640GB HDDs, which are designed in a fine gloss scratch-resistant coating. These are available in black and white.

Asus unveils U36 – set to compete with MacBook Air

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For all those who have been waiting for a new laptop that will challenge Apple’s Macbook Air; looks like the device has arrived. The new Asus U36 is set to heavily challenge the MacBook Air, according to experts.

Asus’ U36 is the latest notebook in the market right now. Unlike other laptops sparing the Apple ones, this one is thin and slim. Designed in a magnesium alloy body, this ultraportable laptop measures just 0.75 inches in thickness and weighs not more than 3.5lbs.

The Asus U36 laptop is powered by either the newest Intel Core i3 or i5 CPU. Paired with the Nvidia Optimus graphics and Super Hybrid Engine, it comes with a 4-cell battery that can last for about 10 hours. It is equipped with a dual-pipe cooler integrated in the system. The Asus U36 laptop definitely sounds good for those who are looking a nice and fast laptop. So far, no word on when the Asus U36 laptop will be released.

Asus finally launches RoG G53 3D laptop

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Asus has released its latest 3D notebook, the RoG G53. The 3D technology is really taking the market; the latest 3D offering from Asus proves just that. It comes with an Nvidia 3D Vision-ready display and bundled glasses.

The RoG G53 3D notebook’s main attraction is its Nvidia-powered 3D display. The special 3D display measures approximately 15.6-inch. The laptop runs on an Intel Core i7-740QM processor working at 1.73GHz with a combined 6MB cache. It comes with Intel’s Turbo Boost technology, which means that the device is capable of overclocking itself to 2.93GHz.

The Asus RoG G53 3D notebook comes with an 8GB of DDR3 RAM and a 640GB hard drive for storage. It also has a Blu-ray drive that is able to read and write to Blu-ray discs, DVDs, and CDs. It comes with an HDMI 1.4a video output for connection to TVs. Not forgetting the fact that it comes with bundled glasses makes the experience even more exciting. So, are you excited on this device?

Asus launches Eee PC VX6 Lamborghini Netbook

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Asus has a while back launched its Lamborghini-inspired netbook, the Eee PC VX6. The Asus Eee PC VX6 Lamborghini Netbook looks like a sports car and a laptop mixed together. It’s pretty obvious considering the fact that it was manufactured in conjunction with Lamborghini, the sports car brand.

The Eee PC VX6 netbook comes in a really nice design in a nice silky pearl exterior coating with a Lamborghini badge located in the middle of the case. It is powered by a 1.83GHz Intel Atom D525 dual core processor. It comes with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 320GB hard drive. It also features with NVIDIA ION 2 graphics.

The Eee PC VX6 Lamborghini from Asus comes with a 12.1-inch display that can feature bright colours with a nice all-round contrast and a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. It comes ready with audio by Bang & Olufsen ICEpower so you can expect the sound to be above average. The netbook is out now at the price of $700.

Asus reveals NX90J’s price & release date

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For all those who have been waiting for this notebook to be release, get ready to break open your piggy banks as Asus has announced the release date and price of its NX90J notebook. Aside from the NX90J laptop, Asus also revealed the release date and price tags for its other laptops, some of which were first unveiled at the CES event earlier this year.

The Asus NX90J is an 18.4-inch multimedia notebook that comes with Bang & Olufsen’s audio system. It comes in a nice and unique design, not forgetting with its dual-touchpad which is not a sight we see on all laptops. The device comes with a Core i7 chip. It has 8GB of RAM and features dual 640GB hard drives. The Asus NX90J will be released by the end of this month at the price of $2,300. With a price tag as such, it better be good!

Asus launches NX90Jq Gaming Laptop with 64-bit Windows 7

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Good news for all who have been patiently waiting for this laptop from Asus. The Asus NX90Jq Gaming Laptop is now available to be purchased. As the title suggests, this laptop is great for those who love to play games and is good especially for those who are game developers.

As you can see in the picture, the Asus NX90Jq Gaming Laptop is huge and definitely looks ideal for gaming fans. The laptop comes with Windows 7 (64-bit). It comes with a large screen that will surely make games look as real on the screen, and is stylish.

It features an 18.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. It works on an Intel quad-core Core i7. It comes with 8GB DDR3 of RAM. Other features include 802.11n WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, 8 in 1 reader, TV tuner, HDMI and VGA. The Asus NX90Jq Gaming Laptop is available to be purchased in the United States alone and no word from Asus on when it plans to release the laptop elsewhere.