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ASUS ROG Phone getting its game on in the US this month

ASUS ROG Phone getting its game on in the US this month

As hoped and as expected, ASUS’ Republic of Gamers is bringing what is perhaps the most ambitious gaming smartphone to the US market. And it won’t be alone, of course, because the ASUS ROG Phone will also be coming with its entire range of accessories that make it more than just a gaming smartphone. And while interested mobile gamers don’t have to wait that long to get one, it also means they’ll have less time to save for what is, as expected, an expensive kit.

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ASUS Chroembook C423 packs the essentials in a traditional form

ASUS Chroembook C423 packs the essentials in a traditional form

Google might soon be unveiling the top of the line Chromebook for this year but partner OEMs are steering clear by announcing their new devices first. HP has just unveiled the HP Chromebook x360 14 and now ASUS is doing likewise, this time aiming for more budget-constrained buyers. The ASUS Chromebook C423 probably won’t win awards in specs or design but, depending on the price, it delivers all the basic Chrome OS power you need without gimmicks and, hopefully, without a high price tag, too.

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ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

ASUS ROG Phone coming to the US after all

Some may see it as a quickly passing fad but Razer sees gaming smartphones as a potential cash cow. But that might just be because it remains uncontested in the US, where none of the other gaming phones are available. That may change this month if its potentially biggest threat arrives stateside. That seems to be the implication with ASUS’ invitation for an October event that has ROG Phone written all over it. Figuratively, of course.

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ASUS ROG Phone and all accessories come in a suitcase

ASUS ROG Phone and all accessories come in a suitcase

One of the most interesting smartphones of the year is finally about to ship. And, no, we don't mean the iPhone Xs, though that's definitely interesting, too. At least in the niche market of gaming smartphones, the ASUS ROG Phone probably takes the cake in design, functionality, and ambition. After months of waiting, ASUS is finally ready to start selling the smartphone, at least in Taiwan and the details are as crazy as the phone itself. ASUS' review "kit" for media includes so many thing that the entire package have to be shipped in a suitcase.

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ASUS ZenBook line refreshed with a unique touchpad

ASUS ZenBook line refreshed with a unique touchpad

ASUS has unveiled a new lineup of ZenBooks, and perhaps now more than ever, the focus is on design. There are three new ZenBooks in all, with 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch screens. Hardware is similar across all three model - though it's not entirely the same - but what really makes these new ZenBooks stand out from the crowd are their NanoEdge displays.

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ASUS ROG Phone cheaper variant sighted on TENAA

ASUS ROG Phone cheaper variant sighted on TENAA

Before the Galaxy Note 9 finally landed on the market, the smartphone stage was occupied by rather eccentric products like the Vivo NEX S, the OPPO Find X, and, of course, the ASUS ROG Phone gamers’ delight. Of the three, the gaming phone has yet to actually ship. But even before that happens, ASUS might already be doing its typical confusing dance. A certain ASUS Z01QD has popped up at TENAA with unmistakable ROG Phone traits but with slightly different specs and a hopefully different price tag.

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ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is oddly thin: Here’s why

ASUS ROG Zephyrus S is oddly thin: Here’s why

After revealing the Republic of Gamers Strix SCAR II yesterday, ASUS is back with another ROG-branded gaming laptop. This one, however, is a little strange. ROG is calling the Zephyrus S (GX531) the "world's slimmest gaming laptop," and while its overall thickness is certainly impressive (14.95-15.75mm), some interesting changes needed to be made in order to make sure everything is cooled properly.

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ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II packs a big display into a small package

ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II packs a big display into a small package

ASUS Republic of Gamers has announced a new gaming laptop, and this one has an interesting angle to it. Though the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR II (GL704) boasts a 17.3-inch display, ROG says that it's managed to pack that into a 15.7-inch chassis. The idea, of course, is to offer a big display with a smaller footprint than what would usually be required.

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Research discovers Android’s open nature leads to devices shipping with vulnerabilities

Research discovers Android’s open nature leads to devices shipping with vulnerabilities

The Android platform has a reputation for being less than secure, and, despite the system's advantages and improvements, the situation isn't getting any better at the rate it should be. New research from security firm Kryptowire has found that a number of Android devices include vulnerabilities right out of the box, including those shipped directly from wireless carriers. Unfortunately the cause of the problem stems from one of Android's biggest and oldest strong points: its open nature and ability to be modified.

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ASUS ROG Phone pre-order: this is how much it will cost

ASUS ROG Phone pre-order: this is how much it will cost

This year has seen some rather curious smartphones, like the OPPO Find X and Vivo NEX S. When it comes to curiosities, however, the ASUS ROG Phone probably takes the cake. No, it has no elevating camera but it does have an unorthodox design and a set of accessories that truly marks it as a gaming smartphone. ASUS has practically revealed all about it except its availability. Finnish carrier Telia, however, may have jumped the gun and revealed at least one critical piece of the puzzle, which probably shouldn’t surprise anyone.

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ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA ultrabook for travelers now available

ASUS ZenBook 13 UX331UA ultrabook for travelers now available

ASUS has announced the availability of its new ZenBook 13 model UX331UA. This ultrabook is the latest addition to the ZenBook 13 Series, one targeting travelers and others who need a very light, thin laptop. Despite the slim size, ASUS says this ZenBook 13 model has all-day battery life coupled with fast charging technology; with it, the battery can increase from 0% to 60% charge in 49 minutes.

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ASUS ZenFone Live L1 joins Android Go US team

ASUS ZenFone Live L1 joins Android Go US team

You could be forgiven if you immediately dismiss ASUS’ silent new arrival simply because of its name. The company, in its typical fashion, already used the “ZenFone Live” name twice last year. But if you’re actually in the market for a cheap Android phone with (mostly) vanilla software and guaranteed updates up to 28 months, then you might want to pay attention to this new L1 model. We still don’t know the logic behind the naming, but the ZenFone Live L1 is the third Android Go phone to hit the US market.

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