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…

The virtual reality future is about to become the present

It’s really happening. After years of development and accumulated anticipation, virtual reality is finally going to be a thing. Production Oculus Rift headsets ship next month, with the HTC Vive scheduled to follow in April, and that’s just the beginning. Investment giant Goldman Sachs believes the market for virtual and augmented reality will be worth…

Gold Edition GTX 980 Ti marks 20 years of ASUS innovation

ASUS has been producing graphics cards for 20 years, a milestone we’re proud to honor with the 20th Anniversary Gold Edition 980 Ti. This occasion recognizes more than just the mere passage of time; it’s a celebration of our relentless drive to raise the bar. We’ve spent the last two decades pushing the limits of…

4K and G-Sync: A perfect match made by the ROG Swift PG27AQ

Superior graphics are a big part of PC gaming’s appeal. We have the best visuals around, in part because we have the best graphics cards and displays to deliver the action to your eyeballs. Nowhere is that more apparent than on ASUS’ new ROG Swift PG27AQ. The latest member of our expanding family of gaming…

TUF’s Sabertooth Z170 S chills in the snow

HBO won’t return to Westeros for months, but winter is already here for the rest of us. So is ASUS’ new Sabertooth Z170 S, which is dressed in matching digital arctic camouflage. The monochrome design provides a stylish foundation for modders and all-white builds while staying true to the principles that set the TUF family…