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Intel, Asus charge sneak into US mobe market with ATOM-powered PadFone X mini

Intel on Wednesday reached a new milestone in its quest to become a player in the mobile phone market, with the launch of the first-ever Atom-powered Android 4.4 smartphone for the US market. The Asus PadFone X mini will feature not just a dual-core Intel Atom Z2560 processor clocked at 1.6GHz but also an Intel XMM 7160 LTE …
Neil McAllister, 15 Oct 2014

Tooled-up Ryobi girl takes nine-inch grinder to Asus beach babe

We're obliged to veteran Reg reader Chris Winpenny for nominating what he believes to be a worthy successor to Asus' famous blonde beach babe – last seen enjoying an Eee Pad Transformer Prime before the sun set on her PC-punting career: Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend The original Asus beach babe Enter Ryobi grinder …
Lester Haines, 23 Apr 2014
ASUS Transformer Book V

ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

ASUS has launched something entirely new – and odd – at Computex. The Transformer Book V is a Windows laptop that, should you choose to detach the keyboard, becomes a Windows tablet. There's something odd at the back of the tablet: a broad groove that houses a five inch Android phone. When the phone is in the slot the tablet …
Simon Sharwood, 02 Jun 2014
Asus Chromebox, front view

Asus unveils dirt-cheap Chromebox desktops with Haswell chips

Plenty of vendors offer Chromebooks, but if mobility isn't your bag, Asus has announced a compact Chrome OS desktop at a price that's hard to beat. Asus isn't the first company to offer Chrome OS in a desktop form factor. That would be Samsung, which launched the original Chromebox in 2012. But vendors have shied away from the …
Neil McAllister, 04 Feb 2014
Asus MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet

You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad

What’s the best affordable 7-inch tablet? Surely it’s got to be either the Nexus 7 or the LG G Pad 8.3 or if the pair of them are too dear, the Hudl – right? Wrong. Asus MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet Asus MeMO Pad 7 Android tablet Asus’s new £120 MeMO Pad 7 may not be better than the Google, LG and Tesco devices in all areas but …
Alun Taylor, 28 Jul 2014

Asus staggers into summer heatwave thirsty for sales, sweating profit

The fire raging across the traditional PC industry has reached the door of Taiwanese titan Asus - which watched its sales and profits go up in smoke. The world's fifth largest PC maker - which has done a better job than many of its peers in traversing the notebook market's shift to tabs - posted a decline in both the top and …
Paul Kunert, 01 Aug 2013
Google Nexus 7 2 flanked by the Asus MeMo Pad FHD 10

Google to snub Samsung, hand Nexus 10 to Asus – report

Google has dumped Samsung as the maker of its Nexus 10 fondleslabs and switched to Taiwanese manufacturer Asus, reports Geek.com. The report cited "multiple sources" as claiming the Nexus 10 refresh would be available on the Google Play Store in time for the holiday season. A screen capture of a retailer's leaked stock lookup …
Asus Z97-A motherboard

Asus Z97-A puts Intel's 9 Series chipset through its paces

Here we are again. Another Intel chipset series sees the light of day – but at least this time there isn’t a new socket to contend with... Well, at the very high end there is, but that’s for the X99 Express coming later. Intel 9 Series chipset overview At launch there are two 9 series chipsets: the Z97 Express and the H97 …
Simon Crisp, 27 May 2014

Chromebooks, phones ... how PC maker Asus hopes to stay in the black

Trade has been brisk for Taiwanese slab-cum-notebook builder Asustek, but the shine has not yet returned to its financial figures. According to fresh paperwork filed by the company, sales for the third quarter of 2013 came in at NT$107.44bn ($3.6bn, £2.2bn), a slide of four per cent on the same period a year ago but a gain of 19 …
Paul Kunert, 14 Nov 2013
Google Nexus 7 Android tablet

Asus offers compensation to pre-price drop Nexus 7 buyers

Asus customers who forked out for a Nexus 7 before the price drop on 29 October have been offered a £25 gift voucher in consolation. The coupon is limited to those who bought their device directly from Asus or Google, and not only must the slate be registered with Asus, but customers will have to provide proof of purchase too. …
Caleb Cox, 10 Nov 2012

Asus boss flushes down tabs, says 'Windows RT has not been successful'

It takes a big company to admit it's wrong - and Taiwanese PC maker Asus has finally conceded that it can't keep making Windows RT tablets that folk simply don't want to buy. "It's not only our opinion, the industry sentiment is also that Windows RT has not been successful," said Asus CEO Jerry Shen told the WSJ ahead of its …
Paul Kunert, 09 Aug 2013

Asus: PC market still burning, but folks are guzzling our tablets

Asustek Computer Inc is surfing the slabbie sales swell better than most of its peers, if calendar Q1 financials are a decent metric. The Taiwanese producer of own-branded tabs - it also makes Google's Nexus 7 - pushed up turnover 16 per cent to NT$105,157bn (£2.29bn) in the first three months of 2013. The bottom line also …
Paul Kunert, 07 May 2013
Asus Eee PC X101CH

Asus CEO sounds netbook death knell

Asus CEO Jerry Shen has apparently called time on the company's pioneering Eee PC family of netbooks. Shen has said Asus will make no more of the devices, and when current stocks have shipped that will be that, Digitimes claims. Shen is reported to have blamed the move on falling netbooks sales in emerging markets and upon the …
Tony Smith, 03 Sep 2012
Asus Transformer Book Trio

This THREESOME is a HANDFUL: It’s the Asus Transformer Book Trio

No matter what sort of tablet you prefer, be it an iPad or an Android slate, there will be times when you will also need a good old-fashioned Windows laptop too. Asus, which has form when it comes to cooking up strange combo designs - witness the PadFone - obviously thinks that’s the case as the new Transformer Book Trio is both …
Alun Taylor, 03 Feb 2014
Google Nexus 7 2 AnTuTu score

Asus will bung 'Nexus 7 2' fondle-droids on Blighty's shelves this month

Asus has confirmed the UK release date of the new Nexus 7 tablet, or 7 2 as it has become known, the latest Android 4.3 fondleslab it makes for Google. The quad-core, full HD 7in slab will be available from 28 August in both 16GB and 32GB capacities at £199 and £239 respectively. Google Nexus 7 2 flanked by the Asus MeMo Pad …
Bob Dormon, 09 Aug 2013

Asus gets paid handsomely for swallowing Google's Jellybean

ASUSTeK - Asus to you and me - has pulled a surprise jump in profit out of the bag as its tablets make up for slow PC sales. The Taiwanese firm reported its largest quarterly profit in more than four years, spurred by its partnership with Google on the Nexus 7 and the enduring popularity of its own-brand snap-on keyboard …
Google Nexus 7 Android tablet

Asus: we ship a million Google's Nexus 7s monthly

Asus is shipping around one million Nexus 7 tablets a month, the company has claimed. Google's affordable fondleslab was hugely popular with consumers and rapidly sold out during its first product run. However, exact figures remained hazy. Now manufacturer Asus finally lifted the veil. "At the beginning, it was, for instance, …
Caleb Cox, 31 Oct 2012

Asus boasts of Haswell fondleslab threesome to get Acer hot under collar

Asus did its best to upstage local rival Acer on Monday, unveiling a 3-in-1 notebook-desktop-tablet Android-Windows 8 hybrid - plus a 6in “phablet”, and the world’s first Tegra 4-powered fondleslab. Never one to hide his firm’s light under a bushel, chairman Jonney Shih was in a typically gung-ho mood as he used a 45-minute pre- …
Phil Muncaster, 03 Jun 2013
Google Nexus 7. Source: Gizmodo Aus

Asus pledges Android 4.2 update for Google Nexus 7

Asus has confirmed that the Google Nexus 7 tablet will be getting Android 4.2 “in the very near future”. It’s no great surprise, the 7 being a Google-branded gadget an’ all, but the new will reassure Nexus 7 owners who noted that while the new Nexus 4 smartphone from LG and the Samsung-made Nexus 10 tablet, both announced a week …
Tony Smith, 02 Nov 2012
High-altitude snap from Dave Akerman's Cloud 7 payload

Asus eyes China and Japan for private cloud growth

Taiwanese hardware giant Asus has confirmed it’s eyeing expansion for its burgeoning enterprise cloud services business to China and Japan in 2013. The firm has been offering cloud services since 2008 under its Asus Cloud business and it now has datacentres in the US, China and Taiwan – providing secure web storage and file …
Phil Muncaster, 22 Nov 2012

Intel and Asus put the dual boot in, offer 2-in-1 lapslab WinDroid

Intel is attempting to knock rivals' SoCs off with a dual-boot platform that lets you flip between Windows 8.1 and Google’s mobile operating system on the same device. The chip giant announced delivery of dual-OS at CES 2014 with PC partner Asus, with the PC maker delivering the laptop/tablet hybrid to run it on: the 2-in-1 …
Gavin Clarke, 10 Jan 2014
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Asus: Ice Cream Sandwich Transformer Pad out in May

Asus UK has confirmed that the Transformer Pad TF300T - farewell, Eee branding… - will be out over here late next month, though not on widespread availability until the end of June. The Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet will retail for £399, but that includes the machine's clip-on keyboard-cum-battery extender. Asus said it …
Tony Smith, 23 Apr 2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Android tablet and dock

Asus Transformer Prime tablet reboot fix fails to show

Asus has apologised for the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet firmware update no-show and pledge to get the code out soon. The patch, intended to fix the Prime's random reboot bug, was due to have been posted last week. On Friday, Asus said the the code was "rolling out". But the update did not materialise - due to "a couple of …
Tony Smith, 13 Feb 2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime TF201 Android tablet and dock

Asus posts patch for Prime random reboot bug

Asus UK has posted a firmware update for its Android tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The new code fixes the fondleslab's "random reboot problem", the company claimed. Asus Transformer Prime Tweet This glitch has tried the patience of a fair few Prime owners, and we wonder if it was one of the factors that persuaded UK …
Tony Smith, 09 Feb 2012
Asus Eee Pad

Asus-made Google pad set for June debut

An Asus staffer has let slip that the Taiwanese tablet maker is indeed working on a seven-incher for Google and that the gadget will be announced at the end of the month. The Android 4.1 standard bearer seems set, then, to be unveiled at Google I/O, the online advertising giant's annual technology conference, says Android …
Tony Smith, 11 Jun 2012
Asus Padfone

Asus peddles three-in-one smartphone, tablet, netbook

Reg Hardware Mobile Week Asus has officially launched its anticipated Padfone at MWC 2012, the all-in-one smartphone, tablet and netbook it announced almost a year ago. Asus Padfone The phone itself features a 4.3in display with the choice of either 16GB or 32GB of storage. There's also an 8Mp camera and 1GB of memory, …
Caleb Cox, 27 Feb 2012
Samsung Google Ice Cream Sandwich invite

Asus teases MWC 'retina display' revelation

It's official: Asus has begun posting its Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Eee Pad Transformer tablet. The pad, aka the TF101, will get updated first in Taiwan, Asus said, but pledged to roll out the new Google operating system "in other regions soon". The update takes the TF101's system software to release 9.2.1.11 …
Tony Smith, 24 Feb 2012

Asus doubles up phone-slate combo's specs with Padfone 2

Asus has refreshed its three-in-one smartphone, tablet and notebook concept and unveiled the all-new Padfone 2. As with many products that take far too long to materialise, the original Padfone was a great idea on paper that never quite lived up to its hype. By the time it was eventually launched, at Mobile World Congress (MWC) …
Caleb Cox, 16 Oct 2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend

Hasbro fails to win Asus Transformer Prime ban

Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet-cum-netbook has not ridden roughshod over toy giant Hasbro's intellectual property rights, a US court has suggested. Hasbro, which flogs a series of plastic robots that can "transform" into cars, aircraft, lorries and such, sued the Taiwanese company in December 2011, claiming that its …
Tony Smith, 28 Mar 2012
Asus Eee Pad Slider hybrid netbook-tablet

Asus names Eee Slider release date

Asus' Eee PC Slider - described by the company as a tablet, but really a hybrid device - goes on sale in the UK next week. First demo'd way back in March 2011 - we tried it out back then - the Slider is a 10.1in, 1280 x 800 screen on the back of which Asus has built a slide-forward base unit, complete with Qwerty keyboard. Asus …
Tony Smith, 20 Oct 2011

Next-gen Asus Eee Pad Transformer spied

A previously unseen Asus tablet has surfaced on the web prompting speculation that the Taiwanese company is working on the successor to the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. Not that there's much in the leak that gives any hint one way or the the other. All we have is a snap of a tablet - a ten-incher by the look of it - and the model …
Tony Smith, 03 Feb 2012
Asus Eee PC 1025C Atom netbook

Asus updates netbook line with Intel, AMD chippery

CES 2012 Week Asus has formally outed its next netbook release: the Eee PC Flare series. The Flares are a long cry from the clunky, chunky SCCs of yore - even if the spec isn't. Asus Eee PC 1025C Atom netbook Flare: Eee PC 1025C Yes, we're talking 10.1in, 1024 x 600 display, Windows Starter 7, 1GB of memory, 2.4GHz 802.11n …
Tony Smith, 09 Jan 2012
Asus Transformer Book T100 separated tablet from keyboard

Asus Transformer Book T100: Xbox One? PS4? Nah, get a cute convertible for Christmas

The Asus Transformer Book T100 looks like it’s going to be surefire hit, but not because it runs a quad-core Intel "Bay Trail" Atom processor. And not because it’s a convertible taking on tablet form or becoming and touchscreen notebook in a snap. And not because it runs Windows 8.1 and not one of the original wishy-washy …
Bob Dormon, 29 Nov 2013
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend

Asus promises to open Prime bootloader

Asus has pledged to release a tool that will unlock the bootloader built into its Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, possibly from 12 January, the date on which it will be pushing out the gadget's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The Taiwanese firm blamed its decision to encrypt the Prime's bootloader in the first place on …
Tony Smith, 04 Jan 2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Asus Tegra 3, Android 4 tablet priced up for Brits

Online retailer Clove has priced up the eagerly anticipated Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime - a tablet will not only serve up a slice of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich but also Nvidia's five-core Tegra 3 chip. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Clove wants £551 for the 10in tablet, which incorporates 64GB of solid-state storage, 2 …
Tony Smith, 13 Dec 2011
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend

Asus outs 1920 x 1280 Android ICS tablet

Reg Hardware Mobile Week Asus has joined Huawei to become a second announcer of a 10in tablet with a 1920 x 1280 display - the one it was teasing us about last week. Enter the Transformer Pad Infinity - say farewell to the Eee Pad brand, folks - a 586g tablet based on a 1.6GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 CPU and packing 16-64GB of Flash …
Tony Smith, 27 Feb 2012

Asus primed for 7in tablet outing

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicks off in Las Vegas next week, and the rumour-mill is awash with whispers of what to expect. The latest: a 7in Android tablet from Asus. The company might have a Christmas hangover from its spat with Hasbro over use of the name 'Transformer', but word has it that the Taiwanese outfit is …
Caleb Cox, 03 Jan 2012
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Google, Asus co-brand tablet to take on Amazon Kindle Fire

Asus and Google are working on a co-branded 7in tablet designed to take the fight to Amazon's Kindle Fire, but the gadget won't be unveiled to the public before May. So say unnamed industry sources, cited by DigiTimes, who add that the Android-running tablet will be the first to use Google's new Play online shop. As such, the …
Tony Smith, 09 Mar 2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend

Asus pushes Prime pre-orders

Asus has said some 16 UK retailers are now taking advance orders for its Nvidia Tegra 3-based Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet-netbook combo, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The list of sellers includes all the familiar names, including Amazon, Argos, Asda, Comet, Currys, eBuyer, John Lewis, PC World and Tesco. The price …
Tony Smith, 16 Dec 2011

Asus phone-tablet pair set for 2012 launch

Asus' tablet-docking smartphone, the Padfone, will make its debut at Mobile World Congress 2012 and sport an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. The company's anticipated tablet-uniter will touch down early next year, says netbook journalist Nicole Scott, who claimed to have good authority when she made the announcement during an Engadget …
Caleb Cox, 05 Dec 2011
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Asus: We are NOT killing off Transformer Prime

Asus has not placed the Eee Pad Transformer Prime on the scrap-heap just yet, but availability has been so poor that channel folk can be forgiven for thinking it had been killed off, the vendor has admitted. Typically, non-iPad vendors have struggled to create the same level of hype around their tablets that Apple has mastered …
Paul Kunert, 12 Mar 2012
Google Nexus 7 Android tablet

Rumour: Asus rejects $99 Nexus 7... rumour

Google and Asus won't be releasing a $99 (£61) Nexus 7 tablet, the second of those two partners has insisted. Somewhere on the internet, someone has suggested that the pair have just such a plan in mind. The $199/£159 price point will be maintained for a higher spec model, goes the theory, while the pared-back entry-level model …
Tony Smith, 27 Sep 2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend

Asus asked to decrypt Eee tablet bootloader

Asus' decision to encrypt the bootloader built into its Eee Pad Transformer Prime has prompted prospective punters to petition for the practice to end. Users recently discovered that the Hasbro hated Prime's bootloader is sealed from prying eyes with 128-bit AES encryption - a move that, intentionally or not, prevents owners …
Tony Smith, 03 Jan 2012
Asus PadFone 2

Review: Asus PadFone 2 phone-tablet combo

I thought the first Asus PadFone was a jolly good idea the moment I clapped eyes on it. Sadly it never made it to these shores but the PadFone 2 has. In a nutshell, what we have here is an Android smartphone that can be docked into a dumb tablet giving you not only a choice of two screen sizes but also the convenience of one …
Alun Taylor, 18 Apr 2013
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend

Asus prices up five-core Eee Pad Android tablet

Asus' Eee Pad Transformer Prime, the first Android tablet to be based on Nvidia's five-core Tegra 3 chip, will arrive in Blighty early next year. Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime The 10.1in successor to Reg Hardware's Editor's Choice high-end Android tablet will come with Android 3.2 Honeycomb pre-loaded, but Asus pledged the …
Tony Smith, 09 Nov 2011
The Register breaking news

Asus eyes Android, Windows 8 tablets in 2012

An interesting snippet emerges from Asus' latest financial results presentation: it expects to sell rather fewer tablets in the Christmas period that it did during Q3. Asus' Eee Pad shipment outlook reveals the company shipped 400,000 tablets - Eee Pad Transformers in the main - in Q2, followed by 800,000 more in Q3. These, Asus …
Tony Smith, 01 Nov 2011
Asus N550JV-CM067H quad-core Core i7 notebook

Asus NV550JV 15.6in full HD notebook - the one we didn't have to send back

When Asus sent the N550 to Vulture Central, I sent it back: the wrong model had been dispatched. Having seen so many tiresome comments following El Reg laptop reviews along the lines of “when I saw it was only 1366 x 768 I stopped reading”, I wasn’t going to proceed with this spec - and with more than these moans as …
Bob Dormon, 26 Sep 2013
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend

Asus drops GPS from tablet spec after issues emerge

Asus has dropped the word 'GPS' from its Eee Pad Transformer Prime spec sheet after early adopters of the 10in Android tablet found the gadget's satnav tech doesn't work too well. Forum postings between Christmas and the New Year show a number of Prime owners peeved by the tablet's apparently poor ability to pick up a GPS signal …
Hard Reg, 03 Jan 2012
Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime and friend

Asus tackles Eee Transformer Prime tablet GPS woes

Asus has begun rolling out a firmware update for its Eee Pad Transformer Prime that some owners are suggesting goes some way to solve the tablet's GPS problems. Meanwhile, British Prime owners are being offered an extended warranty period in case they're troubled by ongoing GPS issues - or are struck by newly emerged Wi-Fi woes …
Tony Smith, 19 Jan 2012
Kinect

Microsoft builds Kinect into Asus laptops

Microsoft and Asus have built a laptop with Kinect motion-sensing technology on board. Two prototype machines were recently seen, but not used, by The Daily, the website says. The two notebook PCs feature extra, Kinect-oriented distance sensors built into their screen bezels alongside their regular webcams. Microsoft is keen to …
Hard Reg, 30 Jan 2012