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The ASUS PQ321 4k, the Dream Screen for your Killer Windows Machine…

All technology progresses in measured steps, for processors the measure is speed in Gigahertz, for displays the measure is resolution in pixels per inch. Pushing this boundary to new limits is the brand new 4k monitor by ASUS, the Ultra High-Def PQ321.

As the first consumer oriented 4k monitor the PQ321 brings the new standard 3480×2160 resolution to the desktop. The 31.5-inch PQ321 is no one trick pony mind you, with 10-bit color depth and gaming friendly refresh rates (8ms gtg) this is a monitor that will shine whether it be producing high resolution art work or gaming with unbelievably sharp graphics.

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ASUS RAIDR Express 240GB PCI-Express SSD…

The new era of high performance storage solutions is on the cards, PCI Express 2.0 cards.

Republic of Gamers, ASUS’s hard core gamer division has once again given the world a tantalizing glimpse of the RAIDR Express SSD. Blowing away the SATA bottleneck RADR Express will slot into your motherboard, like a video card.

First shown at this year CES the card has recently made another appearance on the Republic of Gamers website.  A number of working models are now doing the rounds with the tech websites; the final product should be available in May.

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ASUS ROG ARES II. The Battle of the Uber Video Cards Reignites…

The Republic of Gamers, more gaming fanatic than communist enclave, the ROG team are in-fact a group of hard core gamers let loose in the ASUS labs. Developing hardware with the sole purpose of improving your gaming experience, gaining a legitimate advantage is secondary of course. Now the ROG team have released the latest entrant in the Uber Video card category, the ARES II.

The Ares II represents no compromise hardware, with a limited production run of 1,000 cards the Ares will be an exclusive card. Not helping the situation ASUS will price the ARES II at $1,500 USD.

This water cooled monster video card (over 30cm long) is based around a pair of AMD 7970 GHz edition GPU’s coupled with 6GB of Uber fast memory and all built onto a single PCB.

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The War Of The Transforming Devices, Motorolabot Battles ASUStron. The Asus PadFone and Transformer Versus Motorola’s Atrix 2…

Multi-function devices have been with us since caveman first noticed a stick has two ends. In the electronic world mobile phones are the great multi-function device, the caveman’s new stick. Now a new generation of convergence device is beginning to appear, allowing a new generation of smartphone to adapt to the desktop, tablet top or even the dash of your car.

ASUS and Motorola are preparing a new generation of smartphones that promise to eliminate any last remaining aspects of life free of web access. Creating the ultimate convergence device, the Netbook Tablet Smartphone or MultiPhone.

The incredible pace of technologies advancement is responsible for this blurring of the boundaries between mobile and desktop computing. Many smartphones are already powerful enough to cater for day to day computing, surfing the web, the odd document or .pdf and music or videos. Nothing too demanding, but a good majority of what we do during our online lives. Why not leverage that power in your pocket to increase functionality? It’s all about options.

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The ASUS Transformer Prime Mini. The TF300T…

ASUS, as a technology manufacturer how do you follow up such a ground breaking gadget as the Transformer Prime ? You produce a smaller lighter and all-round cuter version of course. The first sightings are speculated to have happened at last month’s CES, with private back room demonstrations given to a select few by ASUS CEO Jerry Shen. Now Taiwanese website NCCC have apparently managed to get some pictures of the new Transformer. Initial impressions seem to suggest this is a 7″ version of the legendary Prime.

While many of the Technorati were distracted by the Apple v Samsung brew ha-ha ASUS managed to sneak up on them all and frankly put both of the headline grabbers to shame. The ASUS Transformer Prime not only captured everyone’s imagination with its catchy name but it also brought with it a number of firsts. By far the most powerful tablet on the market with its NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core CPU and with useability off the charts thanks to its snap on keyboard with integrated battery the Prime is now the new standard in Android tablets and now Prime is getting a little brother.

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Republic of Gamers MARS II, The ASUS Übervideo Card KING…

Über Video Cards, the pinnacle of pixel pushers are the stuff of dreams for us mere mortals. Keeping the dream alive ASUS has released the ultimate Über MARS II video card, the most powerful video card in the world. ASUS has pulled out all the stops for the MARS II, with 22% higher performance than it’s younger NVIDIA GTX 590 the MARS II is a video card on fire.

Hidden under nearly 2kg of aluminium heat sinks sits twin GeForce GTX 580 cores along with 3GB of superfast GDDR5 video memory, a potent combination. If all of this has you salivating and reaching for you wallet, pause and know only 999 of these Über video cards are being produced and each one will cost you $1,400 USD, oouch.

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ASUS ROG G74Sx, Über Gaming Laptop for the Masses…

Über gaming laptops, these Über laptops are more than just a status symbol for the manufacturer and user, this is the modern work-horse computer. Republic of Gamers, the face of gaming at ASUS have released a new contender for the King of Über Gaming Laptops, the ROG G74Sx. ASUS has bestowed the G74Sx with the weapons to take the game to the current king, the Dell Alienware M17x. Boasting the latest generation Intel Core-i7 quad core processor and NVidia’s latest mobile GPU the NV 560 the ASUS has turned up to a knife fight with a 44 magnum. ASUS has managed to deliver an Über Gaming laptop that doesn’t scream look at me, it just does what you require without compromise. Just as happy editing your photo’s and shooting the hell out of your buddies in Battlefield this is a proper Desktop Replacement jack of all trades.

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A New Class of Laptop, ASUS UX31 Ultrabook…

Launched at Computex 2011 the UX31 is part of a new UX Series of laptops from ASUS, also released along side the UX31 was it’s smaller brother the UX21 -11.6 inch screen-. Intels new generation chipset and CPU have allowed power usage and temperatures to drop, essential for this new generation of laptop.

The UX31 and Ultrabook reference design certainly do pack a lot of technology into a sleek and compact design, Intel has tried to make an industry standard model better than the MacBook Air and have generally managed to do just that. The UX31 presented at Computex included a Core i7-2637M –Sandy Bridge CPU– running at 1.7GHz, half the speed of the desktop equivalent. According to ASUS online options will include the cheaper Core i5 as well as the Core i7 CPU as seen in the demonstration models. 4GB of DDR3 Ram is standard along with the SanDisk U100 SATA III SSD, starting at 64GB, options for sizes up to 256GB will also be available. The UX31’s impressive 13.3 inch LED backlight screen boasts 1600×900 resolution, solving the most annoying characteristics of Netbooks, slow speed and low resolution screens. Intel’s anaemic integrated graphics is built into the CPU -keeping power usage down-, which it does very well but at the cost of graphics performance which is still a tad slow, in the same ballpark as most Netbooks. Still there is enough power here to run a second monitor or TV, watch movies and generally plod around as we do.

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