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ASUS FonePad Note brings 6″ Atom-powered attack to Galaxy Note

ASUS FonePad Note brings 6″ Atom-powered attack to Galaxy Note

ASUS has revealed its take on the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the ASUS FonePad Note, a 6-inch Full HD Android phablet brought fresh to Computex 2013 today. Fronted by a 6-inch, 1080p Super IPS+ display running at 450 nits brightness, the FonePad Note comes equipped with a digital stylus for notetaking and sketching - just as Samsung proved there was a market for with the original Note - while on the inside there's a 1.6GHz dualcore Atom Z2560 processor, rather than the ARM chip we might have expected to have discovered.

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ASUS Intel Z87 motherboards gain “EXPERT” model, NFC, and Wi-fi for Haswell

ASUS Intel Z87 motherboards gain “EXPERT” model, NFC, and Wi-fi for Haswell

After the announcement that they'd created a set of motherboards based on the Intel Z87 chipset specifically for the next generation of Intel Core processors, today the team is aiming at making their offering unique with NFC, Thunderbolt, and 4-way optimization. With the ASUS Z87 motherboard lineup, the team at ASUS is pushing DELUXE/DUAL as the first Intel 8 series-based montherboard that'll be certified for Intel Thunderbolt technology. This first board will ship with two Thunderbolt ports right out of the box.

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ASUS Haswell launch begins with all-in-ones and an M51

ASUS Haswell launch begins with all-in-ones and an M51

Today the Intel 4th Generation processor wave begins to creep up once again with ASUS letting it be known that they've got three machines that'll run this "Haswell" generation initially. The first of these is a single black and standard-looking M51 desktop PC - standard looking on the outside, that is - inside it's got a bit more of a punch. Then there's the ET2301 and ET2702, slim form-factor all-in-one PCs as well.

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ASUS PQ321 Ultra HD 31.5″ display brings IGZO to the desktop

ASUS PQ321 Ultra HD 31.5″ display brings IGZO to the desktop

Ultra HD may be gaining momentum, but we're still not used to seeing it packaged so neatly for the desktop as in the new ASUS PQ321 display. Offering 3840 x 2160 resolution spread across 31.5-inches, the new "True 4K" Monitor not only delivers four-times the pixels as regular Full HD, but does so using an IGZO panel that promises improved brightness and detail while sipping less power and coming in thinner than any other Ultra HD display.

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ASUS teases 6-inch “Note” Transformer tablet for Computex

ASUS teases 6-inch “Note” Transformer tablet for Computex

As Computex approaches, so too do the teasers for devices like this action-figure representation of a device ASUS will be showing off. Here the proof is in the pudding as the letters N6-TE tie in with ASUS common past and the Android toy itself. It begins with the letter N and the toy has the most easily recognizable representation of a pen - this means the device will have a "note" functionality and more than likely a capacitive pen built-in.

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Hisense Sero 7 tablets brings NVIDIA Tegra 3 to take on Nexus 7

Hisense Sero 7 tablets brings NVIDIA Tegra 3 to take on Nexus 7

Today the folks at Hisense and NVIDIA have formally introduced the world to the Hisense Sero 7 tablet family, machines that work with specifications ready to take on the likes of the ASUS-made Nexus 7 straight from Google. The Google Nexus 7 works with the same processor as the Pro version of the Sero 7, that being the NVIDIA Tegra 3, here coming in with a few different bits and pieces surrounding this SoC to differentiate the offering.

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Google Maps-driven Map Dive 3D-tracking hands-on

Google Maps-driven Map Dive 3D-tracking hands-on

This week the folks at the development studio known as Instrument have brought a virtual reality demonstration to Google I/O 2013, complete with a multi-display drop from the upper atmosphere down toward the earth in freefall. What this demonstration consisted of was seven 1080p displays, each of them run by their own Ubuntu PC working with a full-screen version of Chrome version 25. A motion tracker works to track the user, their arms, and the angle at which they're standing - or leaning and falling, as it were.

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