A well set-up home entertainment system doesn't only perform well, but looks good too. With so many components to consider such as the television set, speakers, amplifier, set-top decks and networking gear, just how do you go about deciding what to get and managing all of them? HardwareZone teamed up with Home & Decor, Mudian, ASUS, Panasonic and Yamaha to conduct a Smart Home AV PlayTest event to help our readers do just that. Find out what took place!
The Fonepad is ASUS's first foray in making a tablet with 3G phone functions. How different is the ASUS Fonepad from the crop of Samsung Galaxy Tabs that have similar functions? More importantly, can ASUS succeed in this tablet segment? Hit the link to find out more.
ASUS has just announced three new USB DAC and headphone amplifiers and headlining the launch is the critically-acclaimed Xonar Essence One MUSES Edition. We were at the launch event to sample their new audio offerings briefly.
The ASUS GeForce GTX 670 DirectCU Mini OC is a compact form factor graphics card, featuring the NVIDIA GTX 670 GPU that has been mildly factory overclocked to 1,006MHz. It packs 2GB of GDDR5 video memory and a new cooler to accommodate its small size. Check out if this is your ideal new-age graphics card for HTPC and big-screen gaming needs!
The ASUS Taichi 21 is the latest convertible Ultrabook that wields two full HD displays that are placed back-to-back. It's the first time we've seen this form factor on a Windows 8 Ultrabook, so how will it stack up against some of the other Ultrabooks already out in the market? We'll find out.
The ASUS Transformer AIO transforms from a regular AIO desktop into an Android tablet simply by detaching its display. We check it out to see how it performs as an AIO and if there's any sense in having an 18.4-inch tablet. Read on!
NVIDIA's recently released GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost offers great performance and value for its mid-range specifications. Now it's time to see if a custom card can improve on that design. In this head-to-head duel we'll be evaluating models from ASUS and Palit.
AMD's new Radeon HD 7790 plugs the mid-range gap between the S$180-200 Radeon HD 7770 and $255-335 Radeon HD 7850 cards. The Radeon HD 7790 utilizes a completely new GCN (Graphics Core Next) 28nm GPU, codenamed Bonaire. We take a look at it as well as two custom models from ASUS and Sapphire.
NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan is by far the most power consumer graphics card to-date. With its extravagant price tag and limited availability, such cards are hard to come by for most gamers. So we collaborated with NVIDIA and their partners to showcase their Titan cards to our community, while the HWZ editorial team shared insights on optimal in-game settings and deciphering its related jargon.
With the introduction of the AMD Trinity desktop APUs that require the new AMD FM2 CPU socket, there has been a trickle of such motherboards from the usual board makers. We gathered four motherboards from ASUS, ASrock, Gigabyte and MSI that feature the AMD A85X chipset and put them to the test.