Breaking, Business, CPU, Gaming, Hardware, News, Virtual Reality (VR)

ASUS Expedition Targets eSports and VR Cafes

Gaming is not just popular in China, it’s more widespread than mainstream sports. For example, there are over 540 million registered gamers in China. United States has 325.5 million, while European Union has 510.1 million people. Unlike its western counterparts, massive number of gamers in China play not in their homes, but rather in locations such as iCafes i.e. ‘internet cafes’. According to a report from Niko Partners, the research company in Asian Games Market Intelligence, in 2015 there were 146,000 icafes with 20 million daily users. In 2016., revenues from mobile, PC and console games in China exceeded $26 billion. Besides the mobile gaming, internet cafe is

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Apple, Breaking, Business, Event, Hardware, News, OSx, VR World

Five Days Later: A Hard Look at New Apple Macs

Apple’s event took place on Thursday, October 27th, 2016. We were on the live stream to see the first new hardware presented and were left wondering is the spirit of Apple, company which sparked a lot of emotions from the second return of Steve Jobs to his untimely departure. The new MacBook Pro, available in Silver and Space Gray configurations, refreshed for the first time since May 2015. It’s available with either a 13- or 15-inch display featuring a touch bar, simply called Touch Bar, replacing the row of function keys. The Touch Bar was initially evidenced by a set of product photos leaked by Apple itself ahead

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Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), News, VR World

ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q Gaming Monitor Revealed

Earlier this week, Asus announced two new 27-inch monitors; the PG279Q and PG27AQ. After years of slow improvement in the monitor business, we are finally seeing an influx of 4K models with superb image quality and amazing display speeds. Yes, speeds. With 27 inches of sizes, both these beasts are somewhat smaller than the 30 inches sized flagships we’ve grown a custom to see lately. But overall, nobody should take this as a drawback. Out of these two, the ASUS ROG PG279Q is the more run of the mill product. It features a 2560×1440 resolution, but it also comes with an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel

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Gaming, Hardware, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing, VR World

ASUS ROG GX700 Water-Cooled Gaming Laptop Revealed

The ASUS ROG GX700 is a beast posing as a laptop. It caters to the high-performance oriented gaming crowd more than it does to anyone else. It’s not an ultra portable machine, but it never intends to be one either. The GX700 displays a novelty in laptops; water cooling. While its portability is an issue compared to ultrabooks and similar machines available today, the sheer power of this particular laptop makes it irrelevant in most situations. The ASUS ROG GX700 water-cooled gaming laptop features an Intel Core i7-6820HK Skylake processor, an nVidia GeForce GTX 980 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 memory and plenty of power

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Analysis, Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Business, Enterprise, Exclusive, Opinion, VR World

ASUS Enterprise Road to Nowhere – Whither Taiwan IT Industry?

Taiwan IT industry, for a long time the leading among all Asian nations in terms of hardware manufacturing, has had its ups and downs over the decades. Does anyone still remember FIC (First International Computer), once the world’s leading mainboard maker? Or Elitegroup as the close second, while today’s leaders, Gigabyte, ASUS and MSI were far behind? Not many do… The gigantic Formosa Plastics consortium, which owned FIC, continued down the road with VIA Technologies and HTC, showing their love for three lettered acronyms. While these two still survive, the twisted sense of marketing and PR in these companies – one of the stones around their

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2015, Asia Pacific (APAC), Computex Taipei, Event, Global Politics, Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile Computing, Taiwan, VR World, Wearables

Asus Brings Wearables, Tablets to Computex 2015

Asus starts another Computex by launching new wearables and tablets at the show in Taipei.

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VR World

Gigabyte Overtakes Asus To Become Largest Motherboard Vendor In Q1 2015

The motherboard segment as a whole, however, is set for a decline when compared to last year.

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Asia Pacific (APAC), Business, Global Politics, Hardware, India, Mobile Computing, VR World

Asus Zenfone 2 To Launch In India By The End Of April

The Zenfone 2 will be the first device in India to offer 4GB RAM.

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Business, Exclusive, Global Politics, Opinion, US, VR World

Thomas Pabst: Is the Computing Business Getting Boring?

Tom’s Hardware founder and VR World Industry Fellow Thomas Pabst takes a good hard look at where the PC business is going in his inaugural column.

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Business, Hardware, VR World

Asus Settles With FCC For $240,000

Fine settles case of WiFi routers and tablets broadcasting beyond permitted power.

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Apple, Asia Pacific (APAC), Breaking, Business, Companies, Global Politics, Hardware, Mobile Computing, Taiwan

Asus’ Balls of Steel vs. Apple’s Golden MacBook and Watch

Asus gets aggressive in its marketing, and goes after Apple’s two new flagship products.

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Hardware, VR World

Asus Zenbook UX305 Now Available For Order at $699

Asus might have a Macbook Air killer on its hands.

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Apple, Business, Companies, Hardware, Mobile Computing, VR World

Tablet Market Enters Its Maturity: Research

Research said that the total amount of global tablet shipments has slowed down.

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VR World

The iPhone 6 Is the Best-Seller in Taiwan for December: Statistics

The iPhone 6 64GB was the most popular smartphone in Taiwan for last December

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VR World

Acer and Asus Losing Competition to Rivals in the Europe, Middle East and Africa: IDC

IDC’s latest report said that Acer’s and Asus’ business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa is shrinking

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2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, VR World

CES 2015: Asus Unveils Zenfone 2 With 4 GB RAM, Zenfone Zoom

Asus’ Zenfone 2 features stellar hardware for the $199 asking price.

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2015, Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Event, Opinion, VR World

PC Enthusiats: What Can We Expect to See at CES 2015?

CES Logo

With CES right around the corner and the industry’s marketing efforts going into overdrive, what is it that we will likely see next week?

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VR World

Most Taiwanese People Possess Mobile Devices: Research

Institute for Information Industry’s latest research discovered that most Taiwanese people are mobile device users

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Exclusive, Hardware, Reviews, VR World

Asus Rampage V Extreme: An Overclocking Monster

Asus Rampage V Extreme -Large

Asus’s Rampage V Extreme show why it is the king of the X99 motherboards with its sunning performance and the unbeatable uncore/cache overclocking.

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VR World

Asus Goes Small With The Xonar U3 Plus DAC

Asus’ Xonar U3 Plus delivers great audio to users on the go.

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