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 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

Asus Eee Pad Slider Available Now For $479

Originally introduced in January at CES, alongside the Transformer, Asus has quietly announced the availability of the Asus Eee Pad Slider. You'll recall, the Transformer maintained the traditional tablet...

18 by Jason Inofuentes on 9/20/2011

ASUS P8P67 Review

Today, we will be looking at the ASUS P8P67. Although the board has been available for some time, this is one of ASUS' cheaper full size P67 ATX offerings...

54 by Brendan van Varik on 9/8/2011

File Server Builder's Guide

The proliferation of mobile devices, multi-computer homes, broadband internet access, inexpensive mass storage, and the replacement of many other home electronics by the PC (such as media devices like...

150 by Zach Throckmorton on 9/4/2011

Intel Announces Ultrabook Fund, $300M to Kick off Innovation

At this year's Computex Intel announced a "new" category of notebook computer designed to further blur the lines between traditional notebooks and tablets: the Ultrabook. Requirements for an Ultrabook...

10 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2011

Android 3.2 on the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer: Tested

Back in June, Google announced that Android 3.2 would be arriving beginning this summer for Honeycomb tablets. Motorola, being Google's launch partner for Honeycomb, was first to get the...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/3/2011

Asus Bringing Android 3.2 To Eee Pad Transformers Tomorrow

We're still not sure whether the rumored performance upgrades are baked into Android's latest tablet iteration but we're glad to hear that updates seem to be rolling in quite...

8 by Jason Inofuentes on 7/27/2011

The Summer of Honeycomb, Part 2: Win an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

Want to know if you're the winner of our first Summer of Honeycomb giveaway? Congrats to AnandTech reader jdobratz for winning our first Eee Pad Transformer. Be sure to...

2046 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/17/2011

Fusion E-350 Review: ASUS E35M1-I Deluxe, ECS HDC-I and Zotac FUSION350-A-E

Despite what you could buy many years ago for more than a thousand dollars, you can now get the same performance in a motherboard/CPU combo for under $200. ...

67 by Ian Cutress on 7/14/2011

The Summer of Honeycomb, Part 1: Win an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer

We're all out of memory, congrats to AnandTech reader raimondi1337 for winning our last giveaway of 16GB of G.Skill DDR3-2133 memory. Be sure to respond to my email to...

4181 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 7/8/2011

WarFactory Sentinel: Gaming on a Grand

Getting the monster gaming machines from boutiques in house for testing is often at least interesting if for no other reason than to see just how fast a computer...

37 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/8/2011

Computex 2011: The ROG Releases

This week at Computex, along with the ASUS announcement of the Padfone, the UX series, and the $199 MeeGo netbook, we also have had a glimpse into what the...

17 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2011

Computex 2011: Danshui Bay Concept Motherboard

ASUS have been coming to Computex to sensationalize and dazzle the press with concepts for years, and this year is no different, regardless of whether something is technically feasible...

53 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2011

Computex 2011: Battle of the 600W GPUs

It wouldn’t be a trade show without a little bit of extreme thinking, to grab some headlines and show the punters how creative their engineers are. As part...

13 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2011

Computex 2011: Up Close with ASUS UX Series with SanDisk's U100 SSD

I met with SanDisk earlier today and to my surprise they had an ASUS UX Ultrabook in their meeting room. It turns out that at least one model in...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 5/31/2011

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