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  • A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March
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    A week in reviews: 24 - 28 March

    By 29 March 2014

    It's the week when HTC claimed all glory by announcing and releasing its latest handset, the new HTC One (also known as the M8), in the same day. We had one acting as our day-to-day phone the week prior and have dug deep to deliver the verdict on whether...

  • Asus Xonar Essence STU review
    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,...

  • Asus exploring voice, hand movement control for upcoming wearable
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    Asus exploring voice, hand movement control for upcoming wearable

    By 10 March 2014

    Asus is exploring voice and hand movement control for its upcoming wearable, Asus chairman Jonney Shih told Focus Taiwan.  The first wearable is presumed to be a smartwatch, following the rest of the industry, and Shih said it will be used to complement...

  • Mini Asus Chromebox now available for preorder, begins shipping on 14 March
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    Mini Asus Chromebox now available for preorder, begins shipping on 14 March

    By 7 March 2014

    You can now preorder Asus' miniature Chromebox at a select few online retailers. The Asus Chromebox debuted in February. It is just 4.880-inches wide and 1.65-inches tall and runs Google's Chrome OS, making it the world's smallest Chrome computer. Asus...

  • Android surpassed iOS to become top tablet software in 2013, says research
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    Android surpassed iOS to become top tablet software in 2013, says research

    By 3 March 2014

    Android has passed iOS to become the top operating system for tablets worldwide, according to research firm Gartner. Android's tablet marketshare grew to 62 per cent during 2013, compared to iOS' 36 per cent during the same period, according to the research....

  • Asus VivoTab Note 8 now available at Microsoft Store for $329
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    Asus VivoTab Note 8 now available at Microsoft Store for $329

    By 10 February 2014

    Asus has begun to sell the VivoTab Note 8 tablet announced at CES 2014 in January, now available on the Microsoft Store for $329 in the US. The 8-inch tablet boosts the smaller tablet line for Windows 8.1, where a smaller Surface tablet straight from...

  • Asus unveils tiny Chromebox capable of 4K output
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    Asus unveils tiny Chromebox capable of 4K output

    By 4 February 2014

    Asus has unveiled a new Chromebox, set to launch in March for $179.  The mini Chrome OS computer sits 4.880-inches wide and 1.65-inches tall, making it the world's smallest Chrome computer. The Chromebox features 802.11 b/g/n wireless, four USB 3.0...

  • Asus smartwatch with special features to debut in second half of 2014, says report
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    Asus smartwatch with special features to debut in second half of 2014, says report

    By 29 January 2014

    Taiwanese PC maker Asus plans to cash in on the smartwatch trend in 2014. Asus told investors in November that it wanted to launch wearable devices at the Computex Taipei trade fair in June. According to website Focus Taiwan, Asus is developing a smartwatch...

  • Asus Padfone mini coming to the UK, 4-inch phone that transforms into 7-inch tablet
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    Asus Padfone mini coming to the UK, 4-inch phone that transforms into 7-inch tablet

    By 7 January 2014

    Asus is bringing its Padfone mini to the UK. The phone come tablet was launched in Taiwan in December and the manufacturer plans to release it in further territories over the coming months. It comprises two parts, a 4-inch Android smartphone and a 7-inch...

  • Asus VivoTab Note 8 tablet with Wacom Digitizer Stylus announced
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    Asus VivoTab Note 8 tablet with Wacom Digitizer Stylus announced

    By 7 January 2014

    The Asus tablet with Wacom Stylus has been rumoured and leaked, with the Asus press conference passing without any mention. Now Asus has announced it does exist and is coming soon. The Asus VivoTab Note 8 is an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet that comes with...

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

  • Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 pictures and hands-on
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    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...

  • Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T
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    Asus will bring PadFone X to the US through AT&T

    By 6 January 2014

    Asus announced at CES 2014 that it will be bringing the PadFone X to the US in partnership with AT&T. There's no word on when the PadFone X will be available or its price, but AT&T has confirmed it will be the exclusive partner for the device.  The PadFone...

  • Asus ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 line-up announced starting at £60
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    Asus ZenFone 4, 5 and 6 line-up announced starting at £60

    By 6 January 2014

    Asus has announced an entirely new line of multicoloured smartphones called ZenFone that will come in 4, 5 and 6-inch versions. The ZenFone family handsets come with large screens, big batteries, IPS displays with PixelMaster technology and Android 4.3...

  • Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid
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    Asus introduces 13.3-inch Transformer Book Duet Windows/Android tablet-laptop hybrid

    By 6 January 2014

    Asus has revealed a 13.3-inch hybrid at CES 2014 that runs both Windows and Android, while at the same time serving as either a laptop or tablet. Essentially, the Transformer Book Duet is a portable version of the Transformer Book Trio introduced in June. ...

  • A week in reviews: 30 December - 3 January
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    A week in reviews: 30 December - 3 January

    By 4 January 2014

    As we roll back into the office - literally, after too many Christmas mince pies - the year has ticked over into the big 2014. And it's been a busy week of gadget reviewing just ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show 2014 which kicks off in just a couple...

  • Asus VivoTab Note 8 manual published officially
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    Asus VivoTab Note 8 manual published officially

    By 2 January 2014

    Asus has publicly outed its VivoTab Note 8 by publishing its manual on the Asus website. In a rather original move Asus has apparently published the manual on purpose, as it's still available on the Asus site. While this confirms the tablet, and that...

  • Asus Transformer Pad TF701T review
    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...

  • Asus teases 4, 5 and 6-inch smartphone launches at CES 2014
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    Asus teases 4, 5 and 6-inch smartphone launches at CES 2014

    By 29 December 2013

    It's CES 2014 season, and that means plenty of teasers along with it.  Asus has released its second teaser for the early-January tradeshow, this time hinting at smartphones in  4-, 5-, and 6-inch variants. Titled "What's your number?" the teaser takes...

  • Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales
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    Google Chromebooks account for 21 per cent of notebook sales

    By 28 December 2013

    Google's Chromebook platform performed better than expected in 2013. The cheap notebooks running Chrome OS, priced around $200, now claim 21 per cent of all notebook sales, according to research group NDP. The rise came in 2013. Chrome OS made up 0.2...

  • Capture those special New Year’s moments #LovefromAsus
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    Capture those special New Year’s moments #LovefromAsus

    By 27 December 2013

    It's party time. New Year's Eve is almost here and what better way to celebrate 2014 than with a party? The Asus Transformer P1801 will help you do just that. Music time There are plenty of music services you can run from the P1801 and whether it's using...

  • Asus CES 2014 teaser hints at convertible device running both Android and Windows
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    Asus CES 2014 teaser hints at convertible device running both Android and Windows

    By 23 December 2013

    Once you look beyond the cheap graphics and overall American-ness of Asus's new CES 2014 teaser video, you'll notice that the Taiwanese company is hinting at an upcoming device. And it's pretty cool. Asus appears to have developed a tablet-convertible...

  • Sit back and shop #LovefromASUS
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    Sit back and shop #LovefromASUS

    By 20 December 2013

    Imagine that Christmas is done. You've eaten the turkey, the stuffing, and all the trimmings. But before you get into the spirit of New Year's Eve, there are plenty of ways to enjoy your new, all-singing, all-dancing Asus Transformer AIO P1801.  Browse...

  • Nominate a loved one to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 #lovefromasus
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    Nominate a loved one to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 #lovefromasus

    By 16 December 2013

    Pocket-lint has teamed up with Asus (#LoveFromAsus) to give you the chance to win an Asus Transformer AiO P1801 A Windows 8 PC & Android Tablet All-in-One computer.  With a unique form factor the Asus Transformer AiO creates brand new possibilities...

  • All I need for Christmas is the Asus AiO Transformer P1801 #lovefromasus
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    All I need for Christmas is the Asus AiO Transformer P1801 #lovefromasus

    By 12 December 2013

    Every Christmas we can all hold our hands up for being a little guilty of spending over the odds on festive food and drink. Year after year, we promise ourselves that next time we won’t go over the top, yet the mountains of turkey sandwiches feeding...