Launched in June last year, ASUS’ ThinkPad-beating ExpertBook B9 is an ultralight, ultrathin workhorse aimed squarely at business professionals. Weighing an incredible 870g, it has the distinction of being the world’s lightest 14-inch business notebook.
The all-new ASUS ZenBook 13 (UX325) and ZenBook 14 (UX425) ultraportable notebooks debut in Malaysia today. Thinner and lighter than the previous generation, the svelte ZenBook Classic duo boasts a comprehensive array of I/O ports, making them the world’s thinnest 13.3- and 14-inch notebooks to offer full I/O connectivity. The new ZenBooks also rock the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors and WiFi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity.
Hot on the heels of the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel, ASUS unleashed the follow-up to its ROG Phone line with two devices—the flagship ROG Phone 3 and ROG Phone 3 Strix Edition. The segment-defining gaming smartphone since the original ROG Phone in 2018, the new ROG Phone 3 is the most powerful ROG Phone to date and now comes with 5G connectivity.
What makes a business notebook? Is it performance? Security? Durability? Reliability? Ultra-portability? Well, ASUS’ new ExpertBook B9 (B9450) looks to meet all of the above, and then some. Should ThinkPad fans be worried?
Taiwanese PC maker ASUS has picked up a handful of top awards for outstanding product design from the esteemed iF Design Award 2020. The brand took the top five position in five categories of the iF World Design Index 2016-2020. The company said the awards are a testament of its “ongoing commitment to superior product design and user experience.”
When it comes to notebook PCs, there’s a PC maker that designs and builds them exceptionally well—ASUS. For decades, the Taiwanese technology giant has been at the bleeding edge of notebook hardware, amongst other things (it also makes killer gaming and networking hardware). Its ZenBook family of premium thin-and-light notebooks has continuously won accolades for design, innovation and performance. One of its latest is the ZenBook 14 (UM431DA), a compact, stylish 14-inch ultrabook that’s powered by the AMD Ryzen processor. ASUS Malaysia has kindly loaned me a Utopia Blue unit for several weeks. Let’s have a look at what’s in the box and a round-up of its specs and features.
There are smartphones. Then there are gaming smartphones. And then, there’s the ASUS ROG Phone II. Following the debut of the earth-shattering original, ASUS more or less sticks to a similar formula. As they say, don’t fix what’s not broken. And of course this baby is anything but broken. I mean you’re talking about the ultimate smartphone purpose-built for gaming. Sorry for coming off as a fanboy, but it is what it is.