As the motherboard reviewer at AnandTech, I speak to my contacts at the motherboard manufacturers on a regular basis. All the recent talk has had a heavy sprinkling about thoughts, opinions and implementations of USB 3.1. To add to our recent testing, ASUS is today announcing the launch of their USB 3.1 PCIe card along with a variety of motherboard bundles either featuring onboard USB 3.1 or a bundled USB 3.1 card. We stuck the card in the Rampage V Extreme to run the numbers with an ASUS dual mSATA USB 3.1 enclosure. The ASUS Plan Of Attack As we expressed in our previous piece, USB 3.1 adoption will take an excruciating long time, especially as USB 3.0 is only now reaching price party with USB...

An Update on Transformer Prime Battery Life & WiFi Issues

In our review of ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime I mentioned that I couldn't sustain speeds greater than 2Mbps over WiFi on my review unit. In practice, most web...

53 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/2/2011

Holiday 2011 Laptop Buyer’s Guide

We say it every year, but the trends continue so we’ll keep repeating it: laptops and mobile devices are becoming increasingly popular, often at the cost of desktop sales...

87 by Jarred Walton on 12/2/2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime Availability: Week of December 19th

If you're waiting to get your hands on an Eee Pad Transformer Prime, you're going to have to wait a little bit longer. ASUS is expecting the first etail...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/1/2011

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime & NVIDIA Tegra 3 Review

Going from making good motherboards to going head to head with Samsung for Google's affection is a pretty big step for ASUS, but it's one that the company has...

205 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 12/1/2011

Origin PC Offers Ready-To-Ship Gaming System

We've only had the opportunity to look at one Origin PC so far, and while the performance was impressive the packaging was equally so—Dustin had to struggle to get...

20 by Jarred Walton on 11/22/2011

NVIDIA Demos Ice Cream Sandwich Running on ASUS Transformer Prime

Two days after the public release of Android 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich), NVIDIA had it up and running on ASUS' announced but not-yet-released Eee Pad Transformer Prime. NVIDIA sent...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/22/2011

Sandy Bridge-E and X79 – The ASUS P9X79 PRO Review

In the pursuit of sheer performance, a user should aim to combine the ultimate CPU with the ultimate everything else – motherboard, memory, and so on. The latest enthusiast...

55 by Ian Cutress on 11/14/2011

ASUS' Transformer Prime Detailed: Quad-Core Tegra 3 Tablet

Alongside NVIDIA's last remaining architecture disclosures about Tegra 3, ASUS is revealing more information about the world's first Tegra 3 tablet. The Prime is much thinner than its predecessor...

26 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/9/2011

ASUS F1A75-V Pro vs. Gigabyte GA-A75-UD4H – Llano at ~$120

With recent reports showing a profit for AMD from Llano, we can safely say that the processors, and thus the chipsets, are selling. As a result, we have taken...

47 by Ian Cutress on 11/7/2011

ASUS ML248H: Thin for the Win?

One of the main reasons for the move towards LED lighting in home TVs hasn’t been about lower power usage or better performance, but about making that flat panel...

57 by Chris Heinonen on 10/27/2011

ASUS E35M1-M Pro Review - Anyone For Fusion?

The low powered AMD Fusion market is still an active one, and although the ASUS E35M1-M Pro has been available for a while, we have been asked to have...

66 by Brendan van Varik on 10/25/2011

ASUS Zenbook (UX21) Review

Tablets have introduced a number of great features that are currently without equal in the notebook space. They are ultra light, extremely responsive, have tremendous battery life and are...

109 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/22/2011

Asus Teases The Transformer Prime; Kal-El Tablet Due Nov. 9th

With the rapid pace of the tablet market showing no signs of slowing, Asus CEO Jonney Shih pulled out the Transformer successor, apparently called the Transformer Prime, while on...

21 by Jason Inofuentes on 10/19/2011

ASUS Zenbook UX21 Teardown

Since it is a new product line for ASUS we were eager to get a look inside the 11-inch Zenbook as we progressed through our review process. Similar to...

22 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

ASUS Zenbook UX21 First Results: MBA-Like Battery Life Under Windows 7

FedEx dropped off our first Ultrabook this morning: the beautiful 11.6-inch ASUS Zenbook UX21E-DH71. We just got the first battery life results out of the machine and, as expected...

23 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/18/2011

ASUS' Zenbook Lineup: The First Ultrabooks Arrive October 12, Starting at $999

ASUS just announced its first line of Ultrabook PCs under the new Zenbook brand at a press event in NYC. There are a total of five models in the...

51 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/11/2011

ASUS G74SX: Noteworthy Updates to ASUS' G7 Series

Marking the fourth time we’ve taken ASUS’ G7 gaming series for a spin, the G74SX actually changes up the formula from the last-iteration G73Sw in some meaningful ways. Superficially...

44 by Jarred Walton on 10/6/2011

ASUS Eee Pad Slider Review

I understand the appeal of tablets. Regardless of OS, they all provide a far more intimate experience when browsing the web and reading emails. I genuinely prefer doing both...

35 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 10/4/2011

ASUS F1A75-I Deluxe Review – Llano and Mini-ITX

In a world where space is at a premium, the smaller motherboards get, and yet still retain full functionality, never ceases to amaze me. With desktop Llano processors...

52 by Ian Cutress on 10/1/2011

ASUS to Launch UX21, UX31 Ultrabooks on October 11

ASUS' new 11" and 13" Ultrabooks, the UX21 and UX31, were shown off earlier this year at Computex, and now they're ready to come to market: an ASUS teaser...

15 by Andrew Cunningham on 9/26/2011

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