Reviews & hands-on

  • Audio 4 out of 5

    Asus Xonar Essence STU review

    By 28 March 2014

    After quite some years of CD, music seems to have taken something of a backwards step, at least in terms of quality. If you bought a lot of CDs, you've probably heard how good they sound, and MP3 may be a bit of a disappointment as a result. Of course,...

  • Phones

    Asus Zenfone: Hands-on with the budget 4, 5 and 6-inch Android smartphones

    By 6 January 2014

    Asus has already proven that just because something is affordable doesn't mean it needs to look and feel cheap. Think Nexus 7 and you'll have an idea what we mean. But at the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 in Las Vegas the Taiwanese company pushed a lot...

  • Laptops

    Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 pictures and hands-on

    By 6 January 2014

    As if a two-in-one wasn't enough, Asus has gone down the road of "four-in-one" with the Transformer Book Duet TD300. Part laptop, part tablet, all Windows 8.1 and all Android - is it the ultimate device without compromise or a confused take on the multiples...

  • Tablets 4.5 out of 5

    Asus Transformer Pad TF701T review

    By 30 December 2013

    Is it a laptop? Is it a tablet? The Asus Transformer Pad TF701 straddles the divide between the two forms, marrying together an Android tablet and keyboard dock into the one affordable device. The TF701’s 10.1-inch screen delivers a whopping 2,560 x...

  • Laptops 4 out of 5

    Asus Transformer Book T100 review

    By 6 November 2013

    Hybrid laptop-tablet Windows 8 machines have been spilling onto the shelves at an exponential rate of late. But none have been positioned like the affordable Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10.1-inch two-in-one device has budget buyers in its sights,...

  • Laptops

    Asus Transformer Book T100 pictures and hands-on

    By 31 October 2013

    There's something alluring about the Asus Transformer Book T100. And that's its price. At £349 it's an incredibly accessible Windows 8.1 device, it's even knocking on the door of Chromebook territory, but with far more grunt and ability behind it. The...

  • Tablets

    Asus MeMO Pad 10 hands-on: tablet looks pretty in pink, launches alongside MeMO Pad 8

    By 7 September 2013

    In among the wash of black and white tablets at this year's IFA electronics show in Berlin, Asus caught our attention by showing off the new MeMO Pad 10 in a dashing pink finish. Also announced alongside is the smaller MeMO Pad 8, but we were only able...

  • Phones

    Asus Fonepad 7 hands-on: tablet-meets-phone update has minimal tweaks compared to original

    By 7 September 2013

    Asus sure did push out the goods at this year's IFA electronics show in Berlin. The Fonepad 7 is an update to the original 7-inch 3G tablet that joins the also-announced FonePad 6 Note in the line=up, albeit that the 7 comes without an included stylus....

  • Phones

    Asus PhonePad Note 6 hands-on: Bigger-than Galaxy Note, less aspirational feature set

    By 7 September 2013

    There's an ongoing argument about when a phone becomes a tablet or a tablet becomes a phone. Asus is sitting on the fence with the delivery of its PhonePad 6, a 6-inch, stylus-included tablet-meets-smartphone that's clearly got its eye on the Samsung...

  • Laptops

    Asus Transformer Book T300 hands-on: Move over Surface, Asus wins at HD laptop-meets-tablet design

    By 7 September 2013

    When it comes to laptop-meets-tablet devices Asus knows what it's doing. The latest Transformer Book T300 is proof of that - it's a super-high-resolution Windows 8 device that, from what we've seen at the IFA electronics show, has the upper hand compared...

  • Laptops

    Asus Zenbook UX301 hands-on, Gorilla Glass-topped laptop is a stunner

    By 6 September 2013

    With so many laptops on the market it takes something special to impress us. And that's exactly what the Asus Zenbook UX301 did at the IFA electronics show when we popped in to Asus' tranquil off-site showroom. The 13.3-inch stunner is slim and the topped...

  • Tablets 4 out of 5

    Nexus 7 review (2013)

    By 1 August 2013

    People claim to buy different tablets for different purposes. Some want a brilliant display and powerful chip for gaming, while others want a smaller display and decent specs for simply reading eBooks. However, there is also that group of people who just...

  • Tablets

    Nexus 7 (2013) pictures and hands-on: Yes, the screen really is that good

    By 24 July 2013

    Google has updated the Nexus 7, acknowledging Asus as the manufacturer but taking the approach that this is very much a Google product, one of the Nexus family, a true follow-up to the most popular Android tablet to date. Pocket-lint was at the Google...

  • Laptops 3 out of 5

    Asus VivoBook S500 review

    By 5 June 2013

    Asus has gone from a company that mostly made computer components like PC motherboards and graphics cards, to a being big player in laptops, tablets and even phones. It is without doubt one of the most interesting companies that has appeared in a world...

  • Phones

    Asus Fonepad Note FHD 6 pictures and hands-on

    By 3 June 2013

    Asus upped the ante in its quest to seize a larger slice of the Smartphone/phablet pie with the announcement of its 6-inch Fonepad Note FHD 6 at Computex on Monday. Up against the Samsung Galaxy Note II and the Huawei Ascend Mate, the FonePad Note slots...