Latest Asus laptop reviews

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 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 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 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 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 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 ZenBook Flip UX360CA review: Design downers
3.0 stars

Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA review: Design downers

By Andrew Williams

Just being a laptop doesn't cut it anymore. The Asus ZenBook Flip UX360CA plays at the level you need in order to walk with the Windows 10 cool crowd, complete with a hinge that lets the screen flip around to form this month's least likely tablet.It's... Read more

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

Asus ROG GX800 preview: Best gaming laptop ever? 4K and GTX980 suggest so

By Cat Thomas

Asus unveiled its latest liquid cooled gaming laptop at Computex this year and, as expected, it’s a heavyweight.The Republic of Gamers is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year and the Asus ROG GX800 appears to be the company's thank you to its... Read more

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review: Plenty of pros with some amateur lows
4.0 stars

Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 review: Plenty of pros with some amateur lows

By Andrew Williams

First things first: forget the "Pro" bit. The Asus ZenBook Pro UX501 isn't some stuffy laptop meant to display dreary Excel spreadsheets in glass-walled meeting rooms for people in suits.The name undersells how fun this laptop can be. As well as looking... Read more

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review: Flippin' good value
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA review: Flippin' good value

By Andrew Williams

Asus doesn't half like to stick it to Apple when it can. First the ZenBook UX305 from last year showed Apple up by being what the rapidly-ageing MacBook Airs should be. Now the Asus Transformer Book Flip TP200SA laughs right in the face of the 12-inch... Read more

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Split personality
3.5 stars

Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi review: Split personality

By Andrew Williams

Do you believe the hybrid hype? Windows tablets have failed to really take off in the way Android and Apple tablets have, but Windows is where it's at if you're after a hybrid for productivity. The Microsoft Surface 3 proved that.The Asus Transformer... Read more

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: King of the mid-range
4.5 stars

Asus Zenbook UX305 review: King of the mid-range

By Mike Lowe

The mid-range laptop market tends to be a sea of nondescript plastic. Who knows, perhaps that's an incentive to spend more cash for something a little more luxe. Not so with the Acer Zenbook UX305, however, which could well be the new poster boy for the... Read more

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review: Budget 2-in-1 makes its mark
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book T100 Chi review: Budget 2-in-1 makes its mark

By Mike Lowe

It's all Zen and Chi over at Asus HQ of late. The company's latest laptop-meets-tablet, the Transformer Book T100 Chi, has meditated its way to a slimmer, fitter state than its more letter-laden T100TAF predecessor, presenting a slender design that incorporates... Read more

Asus Transformer Book Chi series pictures and hands-on: T300, T100, and T90

Asus Transformer Book Chi series pictures and hands-on: T300, T100, and T90

By Elyse Betters

Asus has unveiled a few Windows 8.1-powered devices at CES 2015 in Las Vegas. They're 2-in-1s under the Transformer Book Chi series.Jonney Shih, CEO of Asus, called the new laptops the "ultimate dream machine" and repeatedly compared them to Apple's MacBook... Read more

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

Hands-on: Asus EeeBook X205 review

By Mike Lowe

Budget laptops are ruling laptop volume sales at the moment, thanks to Chromebook, and that's been enough to make Asus take note. The company's new EeeBook X205 is a reimagination of the 2007 Eee PC in a refreshed format, some seven years on. If you're... Read more

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

Hands-on: Asus ZenBook UX305 review

By Mike Lowe

As laptop makers eye up the future of the market, there's been a divide between the high-end and the affordable budget ranges that has seen the middle section squeezed in different ways. Those laptops near but in excess of £1,000 aren't selling like... Read more

Asus X102B review
3.5 stars

Asus X102B review

By Stuart Miles

When you start to look at budget laptops, the first thing most people will tell you is to go with a Chromebook. Google's Chrome OS laptops from HP, Acer, and others are affordable, lightweight, and somewhat easy to use - so long as you've got an internet... Read more

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

Asus Transformer Book V pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Asus are fond of combining devices to give all-in-one solutions, but they appear to have excelled themselves with the newly-announced Transformer Book V5. Pocket-lint was on hand at Computex 2014 to check out this mysteriously epic sounding device.The... Read more

Asus Zenbook NX500 pictures and hands-on

Asus Zenbook NX500 pictures and hands-on

By Cat Thomas

Pocket-lint got to have a brief play-around with Asus' new Zenbook, the NX500, today at Computex and it left a very pleasing impression on most of our senses.Asus seemed pretty proud of the new Zenbook NX500's display, and rightly so. At 100 per cent... Read more

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 pictures and hands-on

Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300 pictures and hands-on

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Asus Transformer Book T100 review
4.0 stars

Asus Transformer Book T100 review

By Mike Lowe

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,... Read more

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

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

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

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

By Mike Lowe

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... Read more

Asus VivoBook S500 review
3.0 stars

Asus VivoBook S500 review

By Ian Morris

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... Read more

Hands-on: Asus Transformer Book Trio review

Hands-on: Asus Transformer Book Trio review

By Cat Thomas

After last year’s launch of the dual-screened Taichi at Computex, Asus has a bit of a reputation to maintain and it didn’t disappoint this year with the announcement of the Asus Transformer Book Trio – a three-in-one mobile device which switches... Read more

Asus Zenbook Infinity pictures and eyes-on: Gorilla Glass 3 lid, Haswell and more

Asus Zenbook Infinity pictures and eyes-on: Gorilla Glass 3 lid, Haswell and more

By Rik Henderson

Asus has unveiled its new touchscreen ultrabook, the Zenbook Infinity, which comes with a Gorilla Glass 3 lid to avoid scratches and dents on the outside of the case, rather than just the inner.During its Computex 2013 press conference in Taiwan, the... Read more

Asus VivoBook S400 & S200 notebook pictures and hands on

Asus VivoBook S400 & S200 notebook pictures and hands on

By Mike Lowe

There's a slice of Windows 8 pie for everyone, as Asus proves with its budget-yet-capable VivoBook series. It's coming to the UK in its 11.6-inch S200 and 14-inch S400 guises, and Pocket-lint was on hand at Asus's Windows 8 announcement to get a closer... Read more

Asus ZenBook U500 pictures and hands-on

Asus ZenBook U500 pictures and hands-on

By Chris Hall

Asus has very clearly been reading the orginal Ultrabook memo from Intel and come out with the slimmest and yet powerful laptops you’ll find, and in a bigger form factor than most of these size zeros usually bother with. The Asus Zenbook U500VZ looks... Read more

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a
4.0 stars

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31a

By Hunter Skipworth

The term Ultrabook has become so loose now that just about everything which isn’t made by Apple and is portable has the moniker slapped on it. The problem is that a lot of the kit released just doesn’t cut it, with most being far from ultra.Another... Read more

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A pictures and hands-on

Asus Zenbook Prime UX31A pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

The sequel to Asus's flagship Ultrabook is just around the corner and we have had a play. It's quite a thing to behold, with a 1080p screen that boasts deeper blacks than even the new MacBook Pro. The first time we saw it, in fact ,we didn't realise the... Read more

Asus Taichi pictures and hands-on

Asus Taichi pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

It’s not often you hear a huge room full of journalist get wowed by a new product - unless it’s by Apple of course. But Asus Chairman Jonney Shih managed to pull this off at the company’s press conference in Taipei at Computex when he announced... Read more

Asus UX31 Zenbook
3.5 stars

Asus UX31 Zenbook

By Ian Morris

There's more to life than good looks. And while looking good will get you so far, if you can't do anything useful, then there's no chance you'll ever be a success. Are we talking about Laptops or people here? Well, both, frankly.The Asus Zenbook is a... Read more

Asus Zenbook UX21 and UX31 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

Asus Zenbook UX21 and UX31 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

By Hunter Skipworth

Asus has announced the Zenbook, a slim and sexy Ultrabook. We'd seen the Zenbook UX31 Ultrabook previously, but have now seen both, together, to marvel at their slick design. These laptops are only 11mm at the thickest point, thinner than the MacBook... Read more

Asus UX31 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

Asus UX31 Ultrabook pictures and hands-on

By Stuart Miles

We’ve heard the stories, but we’ve yet to appreciate it in the flesh until now. That’s right, Pocket-lint was present and correct at the first UK showing of the Asus UX31, the company’s new Ultrabook. Shown at an Intel Tweet Up in London to... Read more

Asus U36J
3.5 stars

Asus U36J

By Chris Holmes

Want a thin and light notebook that really is thin and light - and really is a notebook, rather than a netbook with a larger keyboard and screen? With a 13-inch screen and a Core i5 processor in a fingerprint-proof chassis that's less than 20mm thick... Read more

Asus UX series laptop has MacBook Air in it's sights

Asus UX series laptop has MacBook Air in it's sights

By Lars-Göran Nilsson

If you’re a current fan of Apple’s MacBook Air, then Asus just announced UX-series is definitely going to be your cup of tea. It’s Asus first unibody all metal notebook and it’s a clear statement from that company that it wants to compete on equal... Read more

Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6
2.0 stars

Asus Lamborghini Eee PC VX6

By Chris Holmes

Beautifully presented in Asus's signature black coffer, the VX6 is all dramatic angles and chrome inserts as it tries to bring the feel of Lamborghini design to what's essentially a high-end netbook. But is it a luxury sports car or a tricked out go-kart?Supercar... Read more

Asus NX90Jq
4.5 stars

Asus NX90Jq

By Chris Holmes

The Asus NX90 comes in what may be the largest notebook packaging we've ever seen; its very own stylish black monolith, designed to make you feel you're getting something seriously high end. Open it up and you might think you've bought a mirror by mistake.... Read more

Asus N53Jn
3.5 stars

Asus N53Jn

By Chris Holmes

If you think of Asus just for Eee netbooks, it's time to think again. With its sleek curves, Blu-ray drive and Bang & Olufsen audio the N53 is a high-end 15-inch notebook intended to compete with the HP Envy and Dell XPS; but this excellent specification... Read more

Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015PEM review
3.5 stars

Asus Eee PC Seashell 1015PEM review

By Chris Holmes

The tapered matte black (or blue, or red or white) case of the Eee PC 1015PEM not only shows far fewer fingerprints than its glossy 1005PE predecessor; it also conceals an unusually feature-packed netbook, for much the same price. The dual-core Atom N550... Read more

Asus G53JW 3D
4.0 stars

Asus G53JW 3D

By Steve May

The G53JW is the latest in Asus’ hardcore Republic of Gamers range. The spec reads like a wish list for FPS hedonists: Intel i7 Quad Core 740M processor, Nvidia Fermi-derived GeForce GTX460M graphics, Blu-ray writer, 3D. It even ships with a large custom-designed... Read more

Asus Bamboo U53JC
4.0 stars

Asus Bamboo U53JC

By David Phelan

Bamboo is a cool material: it looks good, reduces our use of plastics and is ecologically sound because bamboo is a sustainably renewable source. It's used for the lid and wrist rest for this new 15-inch display laptop from Asus. Asus has made laptops... Read more

Asus G60Vx notebook
3.5 stars

Asus G60Vx notebook

By Duncan Geere

Gaming laptops occupy a strange space in the market. Most hardcore PC gamers like to tweak and upgrade their machines, so opt for cheaper, upgradable desktop towers that they build themselves. More casual gaming fans make do with lower performance on... Read more