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ASUS ZenPad Z8 goes up for preorder at Verizon

ASUS ZenPad Z8 goes up for preorder at Verizon

The ASUS ZenPad Z8 has gone up for preorder at Verizon, and it’ll start shipping out to buyers on June 23. The slate features a 7.9-inch 2048 x 1536 IPS display and a bunch of notable features, particularly its 13-hour run time and 23-day standby time. The tablet is priced at $249.99, but Verizon is offering it with both a monthly payment plan and at $149.99 USD with a traditional two-year contract.

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Nexus Player may be coming back as a (lightly) refreshed model

Nexus Player may be coming back as a (lightly) refreshed model

It appears the Nexus Player is dead, but maybe its fate isn't as definite as many thought. Some new documents from ASUS were recently filed with the FCC that show a device featuring the same ID as the past Nexus Player, but with some minor changes -- things like updated circuit system components, a lower gain antenna and other things that presumably need the FCC's approval.

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Asus outs ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor, Designo Curve and ProArt 5K UHD monitor

Asus outs ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor, Designo Curve and ProArt 5K UHD monitor

Asus has unveiled a slew of new products at Computex 2016 and among them are some new monitors including the ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor that is aimed directly at the gamers out there. The display has a 24.5-inch viewable image size and sports 1920 x 1080 resolution. The native refresh rate is very fast at 240 Hz.

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ASUS ROG welcomes new gaming PCs and accessories at Computex 2016

ASUS ROG welcomes new gaming PCs and accessories at Computex 2016

Computex is, of course, all about computers and computing. While analysts and pundits point out how the personal computer is dying, the one area where it still has a firm hold on is gaming. So aptly, ASUS has unveiled, in addition to its more professional and suave ZenBook products, a whole host of ROG, short for Republic of Gaming, desktops, laptops, and components that promise to give gamers the ultimate, no holds barred gaming experience that money can buy, including what ASUS claims is the world's most compact gaming desktop, the ROG G31 Edition 10.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 family continues bang for buck tradition

ASUS ZenFone 3 family continues bang for buck tradition

At Computex 2016, ASUS unloaded a ton of new devices for consumers to gawk at and drool over. While majority of those were, as expected, Windows PCs, ASUS also had something in store for the Android fans in the crowd. Giving credence to earlier leaks, it unveiled not just one but three ZenFone 3 models, each with its own story to tell. And like the ZenFone 2 before it, they are primed for performance, but this time with Qualcomm Snapdragons instead of Intel Atoms for processors.

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Asus Zenbo robot is a connected assistant and playmate

Asus Zenbo robot is a connected assistant and playmate

Another cool device that Asus is highlighting at its Computex 2016 booth is the Zenbo robot. Zenbo is a home robot designed to provide assistance, entertainment, and companionship to families with the ability to be different things to different family members. Zenbo can move independently and understand spoken commands. The robot is particularly focused on helping the elderly.

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Asus ZenBook 3 aims directly at the MacBook

Asus ZenBook 3 aims directly at the MacBook

Many people buy MacBook computers not because they really love MacBooks, but because there are seen as prestigious to own. Asus has a new version of the ZenBook called the ZenBook 3 that it is showing off at Computex 2016 and it wants you to believe that this is the most prestigious notebook anywhere. While you can't measure prestige, the ZenBook 3 is very slick with an 11.9mm thick chassis and a weight of 910g.

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Asus Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 PC packs Core i7 and 1TB SSD

Asus Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 PC packs Core i7 and 1TB SSD

Asus has rolled out some new Transformer notebook computers at Computex starting with the Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 notebook computer. This little PC looks a lot like a Microsoft Surface 4 Pro, but has more storage space and RAM packed inside. Despite being 9.35mm thick, the machine has a Core i7 processor, 1TB PCIe SSD, and 16 GB of RAM.

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ASUS ZenFone 3 will be launched in June

ASUS ZenFone 3 will be launched in June

ASUS will launch the ZenFone 3 in June, the company’s CEO has stated. More than 90-percent of the next-generation ZenFone handsets will feature Qualcomm processors, as well, with the remainder using MediaTek instead. Following the early summer launch, ASUS will start shipping the phones in six countries this upcoming August.

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ASUS ZenFone Go TV has a built-in digital TV tuner

ASUS ZenFone Go TV has a built-in digital TV tuner

ASUS has launched an interesting addition to its ZenFone lineup: the ZenFone Go TV smartphone with an integrated TV tuner. As expected, the tuner allows users to receive and watch local over-the-air TV channels wherever there is reception, providing an alternative to data-hungry video streaming services like Netflix. The smartphone supports the DTV channels available in 41 countries.

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Asus VivoBook E403SA notebook has up to 14 hours of battery life

Asus VivoBook E403SA notebook has up to 14 hours of battery life

A very thin and lightweight notebook and a notebook with good battery life don’t always go together. The problem is thin and light machines often can't pack a large enough battery to give an all day runtime with use. The Asus VivoBook E403SA is thin with a profile of 17.9mm and it weighs in at 1.5 kg.

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Gartner, IDC: PC shipments off to a bad start in 2016

Gartner, IDC: PC shipments off to a bad start in 2016

The PC market just can't seem to catch a break. After 2015 was practically declared the worst year for PC sales, it seems that 2016 might be even worse. At least if figures for the first quarter are omens of things to come. While differing slightly on specific numbers, both Gartner and IDC agree on one depressing thing: PC shipments have substantially declined last quarter compared to 2015's opening quarter. While both do see some hope near the end of the year, that salvation might come a bit too late for the ailing market.

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