The Serial ATA International Organization didn't have much to worry about when hard drives were the primary (only) media. The laws of rotational physics ensured hard drive speeds would not increase dramatically and hence updates to the SATA spec were only seldom needed. However, with SSDs that all changed. NAND provided so much lower latencies and higher throughputs that SATA-IO faced an issue: they couldn't keep up with the speed of SSDs. As a result the SATA-IO had to look elsewhere to increase interface bandwidth but at the same time they had to ensure backwards compatibility. SATA Express, a combination of SATA and PCIe, was born as a result. But what exactly is it and how does it perform? Read on to find out.

ASUS ET2700 All-In-One: Taking A Crack At the 27" iMac

Rounding out Asus’s Computex 2011 day one announcements is the ET2700, the company’s first 27 inch all-in-one PC. The prototype had previously been on display at CeBIT, but it’s getting...

40 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2011

ASUS 2011 UX Series: Ultra Thin and Light Sandy Bridge

ASUS just unveiled its 2011 UX Series, which looks a lot like a MacBook Air: p.p1 span.s1 The new UX comes with a 6Gbps SATA SSD, although ASUS didn’t...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

The ASUS Padfone: A Smartphone That Docks into a Tablet

A number of you have asked for this innovation over the past few months: a smartphone that docks into a tablet. Given that the two platforms generally share the...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

ASUS Eee PC X101: Running MeeGo, Windows Optional - Starting at $199

It wouldn't be Computex without another Eee PC announcement and today's is a big one. ASUS officially introduced the next-generation of Eee PC, the X101: The X101 weighs...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/30/2011

Android 3.1 on the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

I ran into a number of hiccups in my review of the Eee Pad Transformer last month. Some of the issues were of course due to the early nature...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/28/2011

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560: The Top To Bottom Factory Overclock

NVIDIA’s GF104 and GF114 GPUs have been a solid success for the company so far. 10 months after GF104 launched the GTX 460 series, NVIDIA has slowly been supplementing...

66 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2011

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO Review: Our First Z68 Motherboard

ASUS P8Z68-V PRO: Friend or Foe? Yet another 6-series chipset is upon us from Intel. In terms of just consumer level desktop Cougar Point chipsets, this makes the seventh on...

99 by Ian Cutress on 5/11/2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Review

ASUS was at the forefront of the netbook revolution thanks to its close partnerships with Intel and Microsoft. ASUS has been all but absent from the smartphone and tablet...

128 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 4/21/2011

ASUS K53E: Testing Dual-Core Sandy Bridge

Last week, we looked at one of our final Arrandale laptops in the ASUS U41JF, a worthy follow-up to the U-series’ legacy. Today we have another ASUS laptop, this...

78 by Jarred Walton on 4/8/2011

ASUS U41JF: Arrandale's Not Dead Yet

Sandy Bridge laptops are finally starting to trickle into the market, from the usual gamut of manufacturers. Chances are, if your favorite vendor isn’t selling several SNB notebooks already...

25 by Jarred Walton on 3/28/2011

ASUS G73SW + SNB: Third Time’s the Charm?

With the Cougar Point chipset glitch starting to fade away, we’re starting to get Sandy Bridge systems in for testing. ASUS sent us over an earlier version of their...

57 by Jarred Walton on 3/4/2011

ASUS & MSI Announce 6-series Motherboard Replacement Programs

Let’s recap. Intel launched Sandy Bridge. Intel found a bug in the 6-series chipset, necessary for all Sandy Bridge systems. Intel issued a stop shipment on all 6-series parts...

58 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 2/8/2011

The Battle of the P67 Boards - ASUS vs. Gigabyte at $190

In the world of motherboards and manufacturer competition, the idea is to beat your competitor. To develop the product, with more features, more fancy gadgets, and perform better than...

117 by Ian Cutress on 1/20/2011

Ask Your 2nd Gen Intel Core Processor Questions Here, Update: Now with Answers!

ASUS and Intel are putting together a webcast that they've invited me to attend. The topic of discussion? Sandy Bridge. The webcast will air after Intel's official announcement of...

223 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/5/2011

ASUS Announces Eee Pad and Eee Slate Tablets

With CES 2011 upon us, we must acknowledge that 2011 could well be the “Year of the Tablet”. Everyone—Motorola, Dell, HP, HTC, Acer, you name it—is releasing a tablet...

37 by Vivek Gowri on 1/4/2011

ASUS N53JF: Midrange 15.6” 1080p, Take Four

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: a 15.6” notebook walks into the AnandTech labs, sporting NVIDIA’s GeForce GT 425M and a 1080p display…. Yes, for the fourth...

65 by Jarred Walton on 12/28/2010

ASUS MS238H Review - Slim and Affordable

So I have a confession to make. The past few months I've been incredibly preoccupied with smartphones, so much so that the ASUS MS238H has been sitting on my...

38 by Brian Klug on 12/24/2010

ASUS EeePC 1215N: Bringing NG-ION to the 1201

When we first looked at the ASUS Eee PC 1201N last year, we thought it was a unique take on the netbook idea, and possibly one of the first...

41 by Vivek Gowri on 11/25/2010

ASUS UL80Jt: Overclocked i3 ULV

Back when ASUS released the UL80Vt last year, we gave it a glowing review, praising its balance of performance and battery life without breaking the bank. The UL80Vt had...

47 by Vivek Gowri on 11/17/2010

A brief look at upcoming ASUS P67 Motherboards

With the launch of Sandy Bridge on the horizon, the larger motherboard manufacturers are putting the final touches to their products. ASUS, Gigabyte, EVGA, MSI, Foxconn, and others...

53 by Ian Cutress on 11/14/2010

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