• Rumor: Eee PC to officially support Windows next year, with 3.8 Million unit sales target?

    Asus thinks it’s going to sell 3.8 Million Eee PCs next year. While that’s a grand notion, it might actually have some substance. According to an anonymous leak, Asus is in talks with Microsoft on adding official Windows support to the sub-sub-laptops, and Intel wants in on the action as well. But even with the “help” of Windows, is 3.8 Million a likely number? No. A… Read More

  • ASUS responds to Eee source code violations

    Earlier this week, we told you about some source code that was missing from ASUS’ Eee PC software. DigiTimes relayed a statement from ASUS today in response to the allegations. "Asustek stated that it has always respected the spirit of the GPL and the failure to make the source code available was due to an omission by one of the company’s software technicians. The company… Read More

  • OLPC and Asus Eee battle for ultra mobile supremacy

    LAPTOP has thrown the OLPC and Eee into a battle of wills and found that (sorry to spoil it for you) the Eee is the superior machine for the money. Just barely, though. The OLPC takes the cake for the Design, Connectivity, and Pricing categories while the Eee cleans up in the User Interface, Learning Curve, Applications, and Specs/Performance departments. OLPC XO vs. Asus Eee PC 701 [LAPTOP] Read More

  • Green Eee (4GB) shows up on eBay Germany

    The green Eee wasn’t supposed to be available until early next year and it was supposed to be the 2-gigabyte version. Well there’s apparently a 4-gigabyte version shipping out of Taiwan that’s only being offered by two Taiwanese sellers on eBay’s German site. Weird. Both sellers appear to be established enough (one’s got a 417 rating, the other is 2260) that… Read More

  • Asus Eee PC Linux source code discrepancies

    A coffee-loving technoweenie named Cliff Biffle has unearthed some interesting information while playing around with his new Asus Eee PC. Apparently, there are GPL violations left and right. The GPL, as you’ll recall, is the license under which the Linux kernel is made available and basically says that you’re free to modify Linux provided you make your source code available to… Read More

  • The most wanted laptop in America is…

    My partiality towards Macs may have clouded my judgment in the past, but a laptop that retails for under $400 and is extremely portable is hard to overlook. That’s why the Asus Eee PC is the hottest selling and most desired notebook this holiday season. They’re harder to keep on shelves then the ever popular Nintendo Wii. Over 10,000 Eees have been sold in the last couple weeks… Read More

  • Asus R50A UMPC does GPS, wins CES award

    Is the R50A for you? According to Asus, it’s "the one indispensable gadget for everyone" thanks to its GPS, 3G/3.5G, webcam, and "full notebook functionality" features. It also has a built-in TV tuner. Everyone needs a TV tuner. The R50A scooped up a 2008 International CES Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the Computer Hardware category. That’s all… Read More

  • OS X on an Asus eeeeeeeeeePC

    Here’s a project for a rainy day. If you don’t want to wait for the Mac Ultraportable that probably won’t come out this month, go ahead and pick up an eeePC and follow these easy instructions to get OS X running on that little beast. Load OSX 10.5 Leopard on the eeePC [UneasySilence] Read More

  • Colorful Asus Eee models due early next year

    The tiny Asus Eee will be available in multiple colors early next year, according to Jenn over at (who is very nice, by the way). It’s thought that these color options will be available on the base-level $299 “2G Surf” model which has no webcam and half the RAM and storage of its now-available $399 big brother (available in black or white). I’ll go out… Read More

  • Apple tablet is real, on its way

    I suppose the previous rumors of a new Apple Newton tablet were true considering Asus has now confirmed they’re ‘helping Apple build a Tablet PC’. There’s no word on when or how far along the tablet is, but we do know that it will be built from scratch instead of using an existing platform from Asus. I think it’s safe to assume that multi-touch will be all over… Read More

  • LAPTOP Magazine reviews the new Asus Eee PC 701

    Those lucky pants-wearing geeks over at LAPTOP got their grubby mitts on the new Asus Eee PC 701 and gave it a full review. The verdict? Four out of five stars and an Editors’ Choice award. Not bad, huh? There will be many who say that for $400 you could buy a full-sized basic laptop running Vista and that to spend the same amount of money on this thing would be downright foolish. Read More

  • Asus's eee PCs get names, specs, real

    When the lines between UMPC and laptop get blurred, we get confused, angry, agitated, and aroused. It’s an odd reaction mixture, sure, but our shrink says it’s natural. That’s what we’re feeling now on news that Asus’s eee PC line has new models and a new naming scheme. Ok, not the most earthshattering news, but those who’ve been anticipating these… Read More

  • Asus set to release three gaming laptops

    Asus is on the verge of announcing three new laptops that are equipped with AMD processors and HD series graphics cards sometime this month. The G2K is a 17.1-inch gaming machine with a 2GHz Turion 64 X2 TL60 processor, 200GB 7200RPM HDD, 2GB of RAM, ATI HD2600 graphics card with 256MB memory, dual-layer DVD burner, HDMI port, 802.11 b/g wireless, Bluetooth, 1.3-megapixel Webcam, TV Tuner with… Read More

  • ASUS Xonar U1 external USB audio scrubber

    These look like very old-school flying saucers, the broken down wobbly ones that low-income aliens fly. To be fair, such technology is still far more advanced than tooling around in a Honda Element all day, so let’s cut poor Zanzork some slack. Anyway, in a desperate attempt to get back on track I’d like to tell you that the devices listed above are not spacecraft. They are… Read More

  • New Photo Of Asus P750 Smartphone

    The Asus P750 is a Smartphone that runs Windows Mobile 6. Ever heard of it? Doesn’t matter. It may or may not be coming here but here’s a new photo of it. It’s got a 520MHz processor, 256MB ROM and 128MB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, FM radio, a 3.2-megapixel camera, and it works on GSM/GPRS networks. Should come out in October, but there’s no word on how much… Read More

  • ASUS To Become "Competitive"

    Watch yo’ back Dell and Toshiba. ASUS, everyone’s favorite OEM parts manufacturer, is splitting up its business into two sectors to become “more competitive” and to put strength into building a name for itself. One unit will be called Pegatron and will work on PC-related products, which I suppose is a fancy word for peripherals, while the other sector that concentrates… Read More

  • Asus Launches the Asus J502 Phone

    Everyone’s favorite motherboard manufacturer, Asus, has now launched a new phone. Called the J502, this phone comes only three months after its predecessor, the J501. Some of its notable features are its 2.4” QVGA display, its 3-megapixel camera and tv-out capability. One of the cooler features included in the new J502 is SMS remote control, which allows the phone’s owner… Read More

  • ASUS Lambo VXS2 Lappy Getting Santa Rosa Treatment

    Not that anyone was scooping up the Lamborghini-branded notebooks from ASUS, but if you did, you might want to try returning it so you can hop on the Santa Rosa bandwagon. Word is that the new version of the laptop will be out in June and features plenty of goodies. A 15.4-inch display, 2.4GHz T7700 Core 2 Duo CPU, Blu-Ray drive, 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT graphics, integrated… Read More

  • Sneak Peek: Asus Bearlake Motherboards

    Intel’s newest chipset, code name Bearlake, is still a few weeks away from an actual launch, but we’ve got some specs that you might find handy in case you’re pondering a new desktop in the near future. The P35 chipset is built on one of the 65nm process nodes and will undoubtedly hit the ground running on Core 2 microprocessors that require a 1,333MHz front side bus. The… Read More

  • Asus J501 Packs It In

    Just released in Taiwan, the Asus J501 is sure to put the mobile phone world on its collective heels. With a stunning 2.2-inch, high-res mirrored LCD and 2-megapixel camera, the J501 is a nicely packaged device. But it’s not your run-of-the-mill cell phone with a decent camera. Oh no, it’s much more than that. The J501’s 2-megapixel camera features an uber-sensitive… Read More