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Two Reasons The Phablet Is Here to Stay
July 9, 2013

While not everyone loves them, more and more companies are starting to produce "phablets", a hybrid of the words "phone" and "tablet" to represent a crossbreed of the smartphone and the tablet. With the recent announcement of its new 6.4 inch Xperia Z Ultra, Sony is the latest heavyweight to enter the phablet phray - going toe to toe with the likes of Samsung, Huawei, Asus and HTC. 

Asus Will Release a 4K 30.5-Inch Monitor in the US this June
May 31, 2013

4K Ultra High-Definition TVs are already on their way to our living rooms, but Asus is planning on giving users the option to connect a next-gen monitor up to their laptops and desktops next month. Scheduled for release in late June, the Asus PQ321 is a 31.5-inch IGZO monitor with 3840 x 2160 resolution. For context, you could fit four 1080p videos on the PQ321's 140 ppi screen without missing a pixel, assuming you have a graphics card that could support such a task. Asus claims the monitor

In Taiwan, Lamenting A Lost Lead
May 12, 2013

Jonney Shih, the chairman of Asustek Computer, has epitomized the Taiwanese electronics engineer for a generation: a slender figure in rumpled, baggy trousers, he once helped Intel solve heat problems in its Pentium 4 microprocessors.

Jonney Shih, the chairman of Asustek Computer, has epitomized the Taiwanese electronics engineer for a generation: a slender figure in rumpled, baggy trousers, he once helped Intel solve heat problems in its Pentium 4 microprocessors.

"I don't think the Taiwanese got very good training to drive the mentality of innovation,"

Asus CEO 'Very Optimistic' About Windows 8 Tablets
May 6, 2013

Look for Windows 8 tablets to have a strong year, says Asus CEO Jerry Shen.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal in an interview published today, Shen said that his company is "very optimistic about sales for Windows 8 tablets this year," adding that he believes Microsoft's support for 7-inch slates will be the central move in the platform's success. Windows 8-based tablets currently measure 10 inches or more in size. Microsoft and its fellow tablet makers reportedly are planning to launch 7-inch slates later this year

Mossberg Reviews Two Low-Cost Tablets
March 19, 2013

If you don't want to spend top dollar for an iPad, Surface, or Nexus tablet you can try the $269 Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9 or the $299 Asus Memo Pad Smart 10. Walt Mossberg gives his take on both tablets. 

Asus Set to Join Lenovo, Motorola with Intel Smartphone
March 18, 2013

Asus is set to launch an Intel Atom-powered smartphone, joining Lenovo and Motorola who have both also experimented with Intel's Clovertrail x86-based chips in their devices. The smartphone will be the second mobile device from Asus in recent times that has adopted an Intel chip, following the debut of the 7-inch Asus Fonepad at Mobile World Congress earlier this year. According to Digitimes, the earliest the new Asus smartphone will arrive is in the month of June. Further details to emerge from the upstream Taiwanese supply chain also point to the Asus

Newegg Launches "Man Cave" Sweepstakes
March 18, 2013

Newegg recently announced the launch of a Man Cave Madness Sweepstakes, and this week also released some statistics about the rise of the man cave phenomenon.

Dell Joins Windows 8 Desktop/Tablet Hybrid Fray with XPS 18
March 14, 2013

Hot on the heels of Asus announcing its Transformer AiO Windows 8 desktop/tablet hybrid, Dell is introducing its XPS 18 "table PC," which it's dubbing the "world's thinnest and lightest all-in-one."

While the Transformer AiO works as a giant tablet that attaches to a docking station that houses PC components, the XPS 18 is a massive slate and desktop all-in-one unit. It includes built-in "feet" to allow it to stand upright on a table, and a powered stand is an optional accessory to use it like a traditional desktop.