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  • Report: Asus Retains Previous Tablet Forecasts, No Plans To Cut Prices

    Report: Asus Retains Previous Tablet Forecasts, No Plans To Cut Prices

    Asus does not plan on participating on the recent tablet price cutting wars. CEO Jerry Shen will not race RIM or HTC to the bottom and currently has no plans to cut the original Transformer’s price. This comes by way of a Digitimes report that also states the company is on schedule to launch the second generation Transformer tablet for $499 and meet their initial shipment forecast. Read More

  • Asustek To Start Marketing Its WAVI Xtion Controller And Its Kinect-Like Features This October

    Asustek To Start Marketing Its WAVI Xtion Controller And Its Kinect-Like Features This October

    Asus is hoping to capture some of the Kinect’s good will starting this October by kicking off a marketing campaign for its motion controller clone. The WAVI Xtion was created in partnership with PrimeSense, the same group partly responsible for the Microsoft Kinect — hence the familiar design and capabilities. Asus demoed the device last January at CES 2011, but Digitimes is… Read More

  • Here Come The MacBook Air Clones! Asus Set To Announce 5+ Ultrabooks

    Here Come The MacBook Air Clones! Asus Set To Announce 5+ Ultrabooks

    The day of the Ultrabook is nearly upon us and per Asustek chairman, Jonney Shih, the PC maker has five to six models on the bill for an October release. Prices are said to start out $899 but also reach $1,999. That’s notable higher than Intel’s target price of $999 and under. Still, if Intel has its way, ultrabooks will be the next big thing in PC notebooks. The ultra-thin… Read More

  • The Asus Transformer Is Now Available For $349 At Walmart

    The Asus Transformer Is Now Available For $349 At Walmart

    Remember when the Asus Eee Pad Transformer was the hottest thing since Laserdisc? Remember when it was hailed as an iPad killer with its fancy IPS screen, low price and sweet name. Autobots, unite! Well, Walmart is currently selling it for $350, which puts it at the low-end of the Honeycomb tab price scale. Jokes aside, it’s actually a great deal for an Android tablet. Read More

  • Apple Leads In West European PC Growth, Competitors Tank

    Apple Leads In West European PC Growth, Competitors Tank

    Western Europe is a tough place to be for PC manufacturers right now. According to a report from technology research firm Gartner, sales are down nearly across the board, with just a single exception: Apple. Read More

  • The Netbook Lives! Asus Launches Product Page For The MeeGo Eee PC X101 Netbook

    The Netbook Lives! Asus Launches Product Page For The MeeGo Eee PC X101 Netbook

    Asus’s next-gen netbook, the MeeGo-running Eee PC X101, is nearing launch and just earned its very own product page on the company’s website. This notebook, and its slightly more bloated brother, the Windows-ifed X101H, are nearing launch and ready to usher netbooks into a new age of prosperity. Netbooks aren’t dead. As much as some feel that they hurt the personal… Read More

  • Will Asus’s Kinect Clone End Up Like Its Wii Clone?

    Will Asus’s Kinect Clone End Up Like Its Wii Clone?

    Asus has been working with Kinect co-creator PrimeSense to put together a PC-based version of Microsoft’s hit depth-detecting game controller. The thought, I presume, was that PC gamers and hackers would like a native device and an open platform for gesture-based game and OS controls. Their creation has been around for a bit, but we haven’t heard much regarding it, perhaps because… Read More

  • ASUS Eee Pad Slider Will Be Delayed Until Fall

    ASUS Eee Pad Slider Will Be Delayed Until Fall

    The ASUS Eee Pad Slider, a tablet with sliding keyboard that was supposed to launch in August has been delayed until the Fall, according to the ASUS Facebook Page. “Eee Pad Slider will be coming to the UK this Autumn” and ASUS will “confirm dates and pricing later in July.” Read More

  • Weekend Giveaway: Man Cave Gear For Pops

    Weekend Giveaway: Man Cave Gear For Pops

    Poor dad. He’s always getting shafted when it comes to Father’s Day. Usually he gets a tie or a chess set or a fancy prize-winning goat (it was a weird year that year at the Biggs house, let me tell you). But does he ever get a full home gaming/3D video/Blu-Ray playing All-In-One gaming center? With speakers? And fancy lights? Well now you can send Dad what he really wants. Read More

  • Intel Pitches New Category Of Thin And Light Laptops: "Ultrabooks"

    Intel Pitches New Category Of Thin And Light Laptops: "Ultrabooks"

    Intel is using the yearly Computex Taipei exhibition in Taiwan as a platform to pitch a new category of laptops. Dubbed Ultrabooks, these devices are supposed to have three distinct features: they are thinner (less than 20mm/0.8 inches) and lighter than most existing laptops, and they should be priced below $1,000 in order to become mainstream. Read More