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5 Reasons why Asus Zenfone 5 is the choice mid-price phone for 2018
5 Reasons why Asus Zenfone 5 is the choice mid-price phone for 2018 By Pocket-lint Promotion

When it comes to mid-price phones, the Asus Zenfone 5 offers an impressive spec sheet and points of difference that make it the phone to challenge its competition.From its glass-back and ultra-trim bezel design, to its unusual dual camera setup and Hi-Res... Read more

Best Three Peaks Challenge tips and tricks: Master the mountains
Best Three Peaks Challenge tips and tricks: Master the mountains By Pocket-lint Promotion

The Three Peaks Challenge is one of the most popular walking events in the UK. The aim is to cover the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales, and do so in under 24 hours.There are many forms of the Three Peaks Challenge, with people choosing... Read more

Searching for zen: Pocket-lint's adventure on the Three Peaks Challenge
Searching for zen: Pocket-lint's adventure on the Three Peaks Challenge By Pocket-lint Promotion

Some experiences leave a lasting imprint. Having fought through tumultuous conditions on the previous venture, Pocket-lint and Asus teamed up to tackle the Three Peaks Challenge a second time.The aim was climb the UK's highest peaks - Ben Nevis, Scafell... Read more

Asus ZenFone 5 now available to pre-order with a limited time discount
Asus ZenFone 5 now available to pre-order with a limited time discount By Max Langridge

After being unveiled at MWC 2018 back in February, the Asus ZenFone 5 has officially launched and is now available to pre-order.  Asus ZenFone 5 initial review: Is this the phone to take Asus to the big time? Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone... Read more

Asus Zenfone 5 review: The mid-price phone to take Asus to the big time?
4.0 stars Asus Zenfone 5 review: The mid-price phone to take Asus to the big time? By Mike Lowe

Historically, Asus hasn't been a major player in the UK's mid-price phone market. But times are a-changing, as the 2018 Asus Zenfone 5 shows. Fresh off the back of the recent iPhone X launch, this £350 Android handset certainly apes portions of Apple's... Read more

Asus Precog initial review: Beautiful concept notebook with dual screens
Asus Precog initial review: Beautiful concept notebook with dual screens By Cat Thomas

Asus unveiled its work-in-progress in the Precog project at its Computex 2018 press conference in Taipei. And there were more than a few "oohs" and "aahs" from the audience as head of global marketing, Marcel Campos, held up a petroleum rainbow shimmering,... Read more

Asus VivoBook S13, S14, S15 and ZenBook S in photos
Asus VivoBook S13, S14, S15 and ZenBook S in photos By Cat Thomas

When Asus chairman Johnny Shih took to the stage at this year’s Computex press conference he was eager to point out that, while Asus has a reputation for innovating and releasing high end products aimed at the professional market, it also champions... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 initial review: Enter the age of the ScreenPad
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 initial review: Enter the age of the ScreenPad By Cat Thomas

Taiwan's Computex is the show to be at if you want to see the latest and greatest notebooks and Asus hasn't disappointed us with its latest ZenBook.The Asus ZenBook Pro 15 is a device clearly made with creatives in mind and, as we’ve come to expect... Read more

Asus VivoWatch BP initial review: Read your blood pressure on the go
Asus VivoWatch BP initial review: Read your blood pressure on the go By Cat Thomas

Among other announcements at this year’s Computex in Taipei, Asus announced the VivoWatch BP.It is the world’s first wearable, blood pressure-reading smartwatch and Pocket-lint was on hand to give it a whirl.The VivoWatch BP has a medical grade silicon... Read more

Asus ROG Phone initial review: The serious flagship smartphone for PUBG gamers and more
Asus ROG Phone initial review: The serious flagship smartphone for PUBG gamers and more By Cat Thomas

Asus' gaming brand, Republic of Gamers, unveiled its latest gadget to keep you gaming no matter when or where during its Computex 2018 press conference. The ROG mobile phone is designed specifically for gamers and it could even be the most powerful phone... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 has a second touchscreen for a mousepad
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 has a second touchscreen for a mousepad By Rik Henderson

It's Computex in Taipei this week and that means a whole stack of notebooks, hybrids and other types of laptops will be announced and shown for the first time. None though will look quite as cool as the Asus ZenBook Pro 15, we feel.That's because, as... Read more

Asus VivoWatch BP is a fitness tracker and blood pressure monitor in one
Asus VivoWatch BP is a fitness tracker and blood pressure monitor in one By Max Langridge

Asus has announced a new wearable at Computex 2018 called the VivoWatch BP, with the BP standing for Blood Pressure. That's because this wearable is one of the first in the consumer space to be able to measure your blood pressure and it doesn't need an... Read more

Asus ROG Phone takes on Razer for gaming, world's first with 3D vapour-chamber cooling
Asus ROG Phone takes on Razer for gaming, world's first with 3D vapour-chamber cooling By Rik Henderson

Asus has announced a smartphone primarily dedicated towards gaming.Seen as a major rival to the Razer Phone, the ROG Phone under the Republic of Gamers brand has a unique GameCool 3D vapour-chamber cooling system to keep it running smoothly no matter... Read more

Asus announces Chromebox 3 mini-PC with Intel 8th Gen chips and 4K UHD support
Asus announces Chromebox 3 mini-PC with Intel 8th Gen chips and 4K UHD support By Max Langridge

Asus has announced the latest generation of its Chromebox mini-PC series, the Chromebox 3. The mini Chrome OS-powered computer, first launched in 2014, is a versatile machine, capable of being used as a regular computer or as a media streamer connected... Read more

Asus' Zephyrus M is a supercharged and relatively thin six-core gaming laptop
Asus' Zephyrus M is a supercharged and relatively thin six-core gaming laptop By Dan Grabham

Asus’ Republic of Gamers line has often impressed with its supercharged gaming laptops and its latest Zephyrus M is no different – a relatively thin, brushed aluminium 15.6-inch laptop that’s 17.5mm at its shallowest point.Powered by the latest... Read more

Asus: "Why a notch? Because the user wants the biggest screen possible"
Asus: "Why a notch? Because the user wants the biggest screen possible" By Dan Grabham

Asus this week launched the Zenfone 5 but according to its head of global marketing, it is still learning a lot about the smartphone market.“In terms of smartphones, we’re just babies. We’re still learning” said Marcel Campos at a press event... Read more

Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone 5Z - but we won’t get the latter until later in 2018
Asus reveals ZenFone 5 and flagship ZenFone 5Z - but we won’t get the latter until later in 2018 By Dan Grabham

Asus has revealed three new phones in the form of the mid-range ZenFone 5 and flagship-spec ZenFone 5Z.Both have so-called notches at the top of the screen, leading to inevitable comparisons with other handsets already out there. According to Asus, it’s... Read more

New Asus ZenFone 5 heading to Mobile World Congress 2018
New Asus ZenFone 5 heading to Mobile World Congress 2018 By Rik Henderson

Asus has confirmed that it will launch a new version of its ZenFone 5 smartphone during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of February.It tweeted a save-the-date announcement earlier today, with an image of a giant, swirling "5". The event,... Read more

Asus ZenBook 13 initial review: The light fantastic
Asus ZenBook 13 initial review: The light fantastic By Dan Grabham

Wow, this thing is LIGHT. If you're in the market for a power portable that won't feel heavy in your bag, this is pretty much where it's at. Weighing in at just 985g, the ZenBook 13 (UX331UAL) is significantly lighter than many rivals and still features... Read more

Asus ZenBook 13 and stylish X507 lead 2018 laptop line-up
Asus ZenBook 13 and stylish X507 lead 2018 laptop line-up By Rik Henderson

Asus is to show two new, light and portable laptops at CES 2018 in Las Vegas this week.The ZenBook line has been targeted at the MacBook crowd for a while, and 2018's Asus ZenBook 13 (product code UX331UAL) is about as close to its competitor as you can... Read more

Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected
Asus NovaGo initial review: Windows 10 but always connected By Chris Hall

Asus is no stranger to innovation, so when Qualcomm told us that Windows on Snapdragon was ready to meet its public, it was no surprise to see Asus as the first company to step up and present its solution.The aim is simple: to give you a laptop that's... Read more

Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset review: The best WMR headset?
3.5 stars Asus Windows Mixed Reality Headset review: The best WMR headset? By Adrian Willings

Windows Mixed Reality (WMR) is Microsoft's route into virtual reality (VR) experiences for Windows, without the need for an ultra-fast and expensive PC setup. There are a variety of third-party headset options, of which the Asus Windows Mixed Reality... Read more

Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd
3.5 stars Asus ZenFone AR review: You know when you've been Tango'd By Cam Bunton

Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are two areas of huge potential, especially as all major manufacturers and platform developers are involved, whether it be for mobile or desktop.For Google, Project Tango was the first major push towards... Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop
4.0 stars Asus ZenBook Flip S review: One flippin' good-looking 360-degree laptop By Andrew Williams

Asus was the original pioneer of modern hybrid computers. Give us half a chance and we'll start reminiscing about the old Transformer tablets, a bit like your grandad talking about "the good old days". Times they were a-different back in 2011.More recently... Read more

Asus Zenfone 4 Pro preview: The true flagship of the Zenfone family
Asus Zenfone 4 Pro preview: The true flagship of the Zenfone family By Chris Hall

Asus has launched a full family of Zenfone 4 devices and it's serious about gaining some traction for these devices in the UK and across Europe. Different devices are launching in different territories and while the UK is slated to get the Zenfone 4... Read more

Asus Zenfone 4 bringing its affordable dual camera skills to the UK
Asus Zenfone 4 bringing its affordable dual camera skills to the UK By Chris Hall

Asus is making a march back into the UK and Europe, setting the price of £450 against its Zenfone 4 model, launching into Europe at the company's We Love Photo event in Rome.Asus has had a marked absence from a number of smartphone markets, with the... Read more

Asus Zenfone 4 preview: A dual camera attack on the mid-range
Asus Zenfone 4 preview: A dual camera attack on the mid-range By Chris Hall

The Asus Zenfone 4 is a mid-range handset that comes with the addition of dual cameras on the back of the phone. Asus is shaking things up in the smartphone race, bringing a second wide-angle lens to the party.The Zenfone 4 has launched in a number of... Read more

Can I watch the Asus Zenfone 4 launch online and what should I expect from the We Love Photo event?
Can I watch the Asus Zenfone 4 launch online and what should I expect from the We Love Photo event? By Chris Hall

Asus is preparing itself for a huge international launch event in Rome. It has dubbed the event "We love photo" and it has been quite clear that this is for the Zenfone 4, its latest smartphone.Asus has something of a chequered history with smartphones.... Read more

Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips
Asus ZenBook Flip laptops now come with Intel’s latest quad-core chips By Elyse Betters

Asus has updated a few laptops that it introduced at Computex in May.While at IFA 2017 in Berlin, the company announced its range of ZenBook Flip-branded laptops will now come with Intel's new 8th-generation Core chips. We don't yet know exact UK pricing... Read more

Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total
Asus' new ZenFone 4 series is official, with five smartphones total By Elyse Betters

Asus has announced several new ZenFone 4 smartphones.Last week, Asus accidentally publishing listings for several ZenFone-branded smartphones, revealing specs and everything you could want to know, but now, those listings have officially gone live. Asus... Read more

Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones
Asus just accidentally leaked out four different ZenFone 4 smartphones By Elyse Betters

Asus is a week away from announcing the ZenFone 4, but thanks to a new leak, we know all about it (and its three siblings).Here's the thing: Asus accidentally publishing listings for four ZenFone-branded smartphones via its French website, which means... Read more

Asus to unveil new ZenFone 4 at 19 August event, likely coming to UK
Asus to unveil new ZenFone 4 at 19 August event, likely coming to UK By Elyse Betters

Asus is coming out with a new ZenFone.Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while it's impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change, as it appears to be making a comeback to the UK,... Read more

Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR
Asus Zenfone 4 teased as company makes a comeback to the UK with Zenfone AR By Chris Hall

Asus has been a little quiet in the UK recently when it comes to smartphones, while impressing with phones in the US and Asia. That may be all about to change as the company appears to be making a comeback to the UK, listing the Asus Zenfone AR on pre-order... Read more

Asus' new VivoBook S has MacBook-like looks - but at a better price
Asus' new VivoBook S has MacBook-like looks - but at a better price By Elyse Betters

Asus introduced a VivoBook S laptop line at Computex earlier this year, and now it’s launched a new addition to that line.Called the S510, it features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1280) display, seventh-generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8GB of RAM,... Read more

Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: Chrome OS is about to enter a new league
4.0 stars Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA review: Chrome OS is about to enter a new league By Andrew Williams

The main aim of most Chromebooks is to offer a decent computing experience for little cash. That price proposition is changing, though, with higher-end models such as the Asus Chromebook Flip C302CA entering the market.The Chromebook Flip is a Chrome... Read more

Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender?
4.0 stars Asus ZenPad 3S 10 review: Android's savviest iPad contender? By Cam Bunton

People aren't buying tablets at the same rate they were a few years ago. Because of that, manufacturers have responded by simply releasing less product.But that doesn't mean there aren't new and exciting options. For iOS users, there's the latest iteration... Read more

Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter
Computex 2017: All the announcements that matter By Elyse Betters

Computex 2017 is officially underway.Companies use the annual Taipei, Taiwan-based technology trade show to show off their latest PC products and components. Last year, everything seemed to be related to virtual reality, with several brands unveiling... Read more

Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture
Asus ROG Zephyrus preview: Ultra-slim gaming laptop with Nvidia's latest architecture By Cat Thomas

The opening day at this year’s Computex saw some impressive announcements from Nvidia regarding its new Max-Q architecture.It was also the first to show off Republic of Gamers' (ROG) exceptionally impressive-looking gaming Laptop: the Zephyrus. Essentially... Read more

Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen
Asus Zenbook Pro UX550 preview: Next-level machine with a 4K touchscreen By Cat Thomas

Asus’ Zenbook range has quite the following with its glorious designs and excellent specs at very competitive prices.At the Asus press conference held ahead of Computex on Monday, the latest addition to the family was announced, and it appears to be... Read more

Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane
Asus Vivo Book Pro S15 preview: The world’s first laptop with Intel Optane By Cat Thomas

Asus spruced up its Vivo Book range, with the Vivo Book S and Vivo Book Pro S15, which appeal to the budget-conscious end of the market.Vivo Book Pro S15The Vivo Book Pro S15 is looking like a steal, starting at just a shade over £600. For your money,... Read more

Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit
Asus Zenbook Flip S preview: Super thin convertible jam packed with top-shelf kit By Cat Thomas

Asus started off its press conference at Computex in Taipei on Monday by announcing an all-new device: the 13 inch Zenbook Flip S.As you may have inferred from the name, this is convertible, and we have to say it looks pretty sleek. At just 1.1kg and... Read more

Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch
Asus might never make another ZenWatch Android Wear watch By Elyse Betters

Remember the Asus ZenWatch line? Well, it could be done for good.Asus's first ZenWatch debuted in 2014, and it was followed a year later by the ZenWatch 2, both of which are square. Then, in 2016, ASUS released the ZenWatch 3 with a round-face. But don't... Read more

Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials
4.0 stars Asus Transformer Mini T102HA review: Great battery and price point, but limited performance credentials By Andrew Williams

The Asus Transformer Mini T102HA is a hybrid for people who want a Surface Pro 4 but can't face the price.It's smaller, far cheaper and, simply put, not as good. But it is really quite a lot cheaper - around £360 at the time of writing - and still has... Read more

Asus ZenBook 3 review: A super-thin MacBook killer?
3.5 stars Asus ZenBook 3 review: A super-thin MacBook killer? By Andrew Williams

Where Apple goes, others follow. The Asus ZenBook 3 is this effect in action, taking the much-loved ZenBook design, removing most of the ports and squashing down the keyboard.Not all of the design changes work that well, but this little laptop is at least... Read more

Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom preview: The mid-ranger cameraphone By Elyse Betters

Asus went after mixed reality geeks with the ZenFone AR, but with the  Zenfone 3 Zoom, it's targeting photographers.All the major smartphones from this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had multiple camera lenses, including the ZenFone 3... Read more

Asus ZenFone AR preview: A solid introduction to mixed reality
Asus ZenFone AR preview: A solid introduction to mixed reality By Elyse Betters

The first phone with both Google Tango and Google Daydream is here.While at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Asus unveiled the ZenFone AR, the second Tango-enabled phone to debut. What makes this interesting is that it also comes with Daydream,... Read more

Google Tango gets another phone in the Asus ZenFone AR
Google Tango gets another phone in the Asus ZenFone AR By Elyse Betters

Asus officially unveiled the ZenFone AR during its press conference at CES 2017, despite Qualcomm accidentally leaking details about the phone just days before. Asus Chromebook Flip is now a 12.5-inch awesome machine The ZenFone AR is the world's first... Read more

Asus Chromebook Flip is now a 12.5-inch awesome machine
Asus Chromebook Flip is now a 12.5-inch awesome machine By Cam Bunton

Asus has followed up on its popular Chromebook Flip with a brand new model. It comes with a refreshed design, more powerful components and a much higher price point. While the previous Chromebook Flip was an affordable mini tablet-sized slim Chromebook... Read more

Asus Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA) review: Not transforming the 2-in-1 market
3.0 stars Asus Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA) review: Not transforming the 2-in-1 market By Mike Lowe

The 2-in-1 market has seemingly settled on a solution: create devices that ape the Microsoft Surface. Acer has done it. Lenovo, too. And now it's Asus's turn, with the Transformer 3 Pro.But the Taiwanese company has been clever about its angle; the Pro... Read more

Asus ZenPad 3S 10: Hello iPad lookalike
Asus ZenPad 3S 10: Hello iPad lookalike By Britta O'Boyle

The Asus ZenPad 3S 10 is a 9.7-inch tablet that could easily be mistaken for an iPad, certainly on first glance. The device, which was on display at the company's event in Berlin in the run up to IFA, offers a lightweight design, with a premium, compact... Read more