The ROG Swift PG348Q gaming monitor is ahead of the ultra-wide curve

It’s here! After months of anticipation, the ROG Swift PG348Q is finally available. And it’s glorious. Much of the excitement surrounds the specifications, which read like an enthusiast’s wish list for a premium gaming monitor. The 34” ultra-wide screen stretches its panoramic 21:9 aspect ratio across a gentle 3800R curve. It’s based on a matte…

Hands-on with the ROG Spatha wireless gaming mouse

Warriors in ancient Rome knew the importance of having the right weapon for battle. Light infantry wielded Gladius swords that were shorter and easier to swing, while heavy infantry and cavalry brandished longer Spatha blades with greater reach. The designers and engineers in our Republic of Gamers division are just as savvy. After developing an…

9 things you can do with the VivoStick TS10

At just over five inches long and only 75 grams, the VivoStick TS10 is the smallest PC ASUS makes. But don’t let its size fool you; the VivoStick is much more capable than its pocketable dimensions imply. Plug it into an HDMI port, and you can turn any screen into a fully functional Windows machine….

A tale of two Mini-ITX gaming PCs

A lot of PC games are best played at a desk, a couple feet from a monitor, with a keyboard and mouse in hand. The action is more immersive when it’s right there in front of you, and the tried-and-true PC inputs are much more precise than gamepads. Still, there’s something to be said for…

The ASUS C202 Chromebook teardown

Chromebooks are a natural fit for schools. Entire classrooms can be outfitted with capable computers at a relatively low cost, and Chrome OS offers a secure environment that’s easy to manage at scale. It’s no wonder Chromebooks are becoming more popular in K-12 schools. But not just any Chromebook will do. Children are one of the…

ASUS DisplayWidget simplifies monitor tweaking—with an automated twist

ASUS constantly strives to help users fine-tune their hardware. But it’s not enough to just provide access to extensive configuration options—making adjustments needs to be as easy as possible. That’s why we developed DisplayWidget, a new software utility that lets you take command of select Adaptive-Sync monitors from the Windows desktop. You can tweak the display…

The snowbound Sabertooth lives

Last month, we took the Sabertooth Z170 S into the snow for a photo shoot highlighting its digital artic camouflage finish. The board spent a couple hours posing in the powder at Whistler Mountain, and it ended up covered in snow. The white stuff got everywhere, including between the pins of the CPU socket and inside the expansion…

On backlight bleed with the ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor

ASUS takes quality seriously, especially on premium ROG products. We’re constantly striving to improve, and part of that effort includes carefully monitoring the community and listening to feedback to ensure we’re meeting expectations. There has been a lot of discussion recently about IPS glow and backlight bleed on our ROG Swift PG279Q gaming monitor, concerns…

Intel talks CPUs and overclocking on the ASUS Straight Edge podcast

The ASUS Straight Edge podcast is a relatively new endeavor that digs into the truth behind the technologies in the PC space. Our latest episode features a couple of Intel veterans: longtime PR manager Dan Snyder and enthusiast strategic marketing lead Aaron McGavock. They answer a stack of questions on everything from CPUs to overclocking to platforms. We also get…

Which Oculus Ready gaming PC is right for me?

Oculus Rift pre-orders start shipping March 28th, but the headset is only one part of the VR equation. The PC it plugs into is critically important because virtual reality is extremely sensitive to performance. Even the slightest hiccup can disrupt an otherwise captivating experience, and powering that experience requires serious muscle. The Rift’s dual displays…