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Asus R50a has netbook specs at quadruple the price

Right or wrong, netbooks have trained us to look at an Intel Atom processor, a gig of RAM, a 32GB SSD hard drive and a tiny screen at 1024×600 as a less than $500 purchase, especially when its being released … Continue reading

Asus announces Eee Top, a touchscreen all-in-one

Asus’ latest exploitation of the by now meaningless Eee brand: the Eee Top, a cheap, 15.6-inch all-in-one touchscreen, featuring six USB ports, a 4-in-1 card readers, 160GB of hard drive space and the ubiquitous 1.6GHz Intel Atom and 1GB of … Continue reading

Latest Asus PC cases ship flat-packed

Asus’s newest PC cases for DIY builders ship flat-packed, saving on storage and shipping costs. Obviously not all cases will be able to be broken down like this, especially if they ship with power supplies, but I’m surprised it’s taken … Continue reading

A day with Asus’ EeePC 900a. Verdict: Cheap, capable, compromised

Asus’ EeePC 900A, $300 at Best Buy, soon presents a question: what did they cheat on to get the price that low? As the smallest netbook going that has both a 1.6 GHz Atom CPU and 1GB of RAM (the … Continue reading

Report: Asus gets customer thrown in jail after she threatens to tell press about its dismal tech support

Asus and a customer are locked in a legal battle in China, according to reports, after it had her imprisoned for ten months when she threatened to tell the press about its use of substandard engineering samples to repair broken … Continue reading

Asus prepares its own Android phone

According to the Digitimes, Asus is planing an Android phone of their very own, to launch in the first half of next year. This bit of news leads Gadget Lab’s Charlie Sorrel to evacuate his wishful thinking bladder into a … Continue reading

Asus promises touchscreen Eee in 2009

The next obvious step is the tablet netbook. Tablets have never really hit the mainstream at their price, but a cheap netbook tablet could be marketed as an affordable, digital Etch-A-Sketch, useful not just for idle MS Painting but also … Continue reading

Asus Eee PC S101 is one slender, attractive netbook

The new Asus Eee PC S101 is my new favorite netbook that I probably still won’t buy. It’s gorgeous, but more than that, it’s tiny: 10.2-inch screen, less than 1 kilogram in weight (probably around 2 pounds), and only 1.8-centimeters … Continue reading

Asus adds 3.75G to latest Eee PC; What the hell is “3.75G”?

AsusTek has released yet another Asus Eee netbook, but this one has a cellular radio modem inside, not unlike the thousands of other laptops sold every day. But because their modem uses HSUPA, a slightly faster flavor of 3G than … Continue reading

Asus Eee PC 1000H: a perfectly wonderful netMacbook

One thing we’re all pretty sure Steve Jobs has no intention of announcing tomorrow: an OS X netbook. But why do we need one when the Asus Eee PC 1000H can be purchased for $550 and hacked to run OS … Continue reading