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In its commitment to bring the most immersive gaming experience to its fans, ASUS ROG has recently announced the pre-order mechanics for its newest gaming monitor, the 4K 144Hz ROG Swift PG27UQ, What’s more, they’re bundling an ROG Claymore Gaming Keyboard, absolutely FREE! The ROG Swift PG27UQ is the world’s first gaming monitor to offer 4K UHD visuals at a stunning 144Hz overclockable refresh rate for the ultimate gaming experience. It’s also the first to have HDR 1000 certification, the top standard for HDR quality. Its IPS panel with quantum-dot technology also gives it a professional grade 97% DCI-P3 and 99% Adobe RGB color gamut, which means you get  more realistic colors and smooth color gradations, and each unit is factory pre-calibrated with a color accuracy ∆E value below 3.0. The PG27UQ features NVIDIA G-Sync display technology, which delivers silky smooth, tear-free gameplay, giving you an edge in a variety of…

Just when we thought ASUS was just about done presenting its new consumer products for Computex 2018, they had one more ace in their hand. And while still a concept, the company was very bold to show a working prototype – meet Project PRECOG, a dual screen laptop imbued with AI features. So what’s the good in having a laptop with two screens? well, one is it offers new ways to consume and present content – you can for example, turn the laptop into a book-like screen. Or lay it flat on the ground and play games with a friend. Imagine the vast amount of content that can be created if the machine is that flexible. The laptop can also adapt itself to whatever you’re doing – say you have an external keyboard and mouse connected. When you remove them, the second screen can automatically turn itself into a touch…

As if its ROG event wasn’t enough, ASUS also unleashed a new lineup of premium consumer notebooks at this year’s Computex in Taiwan. One of these is the new ZenBook S. The ZenBook S is a premium ultraportable laptop designed to deliver effortless portability without any compromise to performance, connectivity and durability, as it’s tested to meet the MIL-STD-810G standards. It has in fact received both the Best Choice of the Year and Best Choice Golden Award at Computex 2018. Finished in Deep Dive Blue and elegant Burgundy Red, the ZenBook S features an ultra thin profile of just 12.9mm, and an ultra light body that weighs just 1kg. It also bears the iconic Zen-inspired spun metal finish to add a luxurious feel. Its ErgoLift hinge lets you type with the same feel as if you were using a regular desktop keyboard, and also adds extra space for ventilation, and…

ASUS wasn’t done with its surprises at Computex 2018, as it also introduced the new Strix Chassis for all those who want a case that would go well with their ROG themed rig. Design in aluminum and smoked glass, the ROG Strix Chassis features addressable AURA Sync Lighting Technology, along with an ergonomically woven pattern handle, making it easier to transport your rig from point a to point b. The case is designed best for EATX motherboards, plus provisions for liquid cooling upgradeability with dual 360 radiators at the top and front. The ROG Strix Chassis comes pre-installed with magnetic bearing PWM 140mm fans, and comes with a USB 3.0 Quick Charge 3.0 port, a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, a tool-free ROG SSD caddy, a magnetic dust filter and a vertical graphics card design for effortlessly clean builds.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1, the new crown jewel of ASUS’ Zenfone Max lineup is finally here in the Philippines. And what’s even better? it’s got an extremely attractive price tag of PhP9,995. Let’s take a look at what you’re getting. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 has 3GB of RAM, along with 32GB of storage. At its core is a Snapdragon 636, the same chip that runs the Zenfone 5. The only difference is that its AI features aren’t present. The device has a 5.99-inch FHD+ display that sticks to an 18:9 aspect ratio, so yes, no notch here. As to whether they’ll bring the 4GB or 6GB variants here, that’ll depend on user feedback. For imaging, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a 13MP + 5MP dual rear camera system capable of 4K video recording. It also has a 8MP front camera with LED flash. Oh and did I mention…

The ROG Gladius II gaming mouse that we reviewed way back was one of my personal favorites from the brand due to to its vast feature set, along with dimensions that were a perfect fit for my hand. Now though, ASUS ROG has opted to release a wireless version of the Gladius II, adding more convenience and less clutter. Apart from that, it’s still the great product that it is, with a DPI target button that delivers a burst of high or low DPI only at times when you need it, and a 16000 dpi sensor for absolute precision. The mouse features ergonomic contours to enhance comfort, along with with an exclusive socket design that allows for easy switch-replacements and Aura Sync which synchronizes the lighting effect with other compatible devices, adding that extra visual zing to your setup.

It is normal for a smartwatch to count your steps, check your calories burned, and even show you a demo of what exercise you would like to focus on. Today, ASUS just upgraded their smartwatch, the VivoWatch, by adding a unique feature that allows it to detect Blood Pressure in just 15 seconds. Ladies and gents, this is the ASUS VivoWatch BP. The inspiration for adding the Blood Pressure Tracking on the VivoWatch is the increase of the people having hypertension worldwide. Based on their statistics, an increase of 60% is projected for the year 2025. They also claim that it will most likely happen. Now, the main aim of ASUS is to make a Blood Pressure monitor as portable as possible and amazingly, they did it. For the ASUS VivoWatch BP, you still get what a normal smartwatch can do like tracking your activities, checking your heart rate, level…

Now this is something that I’ve personally been waiting for very long. Now, ASUS Republic of Gamers have done it. Their own RGB mousepad. Named the Balteus Qi, this one is more than just your ordinary gliding pad with fancy lights. The Balteus Qi measures at 370 x 320mm in portrait orientation, providing ample space both for gaming and CHARGING. Yes, you’ve read that right. This device also functions as a Qi wireless charger and features 15 individually customizable Aura Sync RGB lighting zones that can also be controlled with a dedicated button.  There’s also a USB 2.0 passthrough port for connecting another device. Don’t need the wireless charging feature? there will also be another variant named the Balteus, which is basically the mousepad minus the wireless charging capability.

ASUS ROG’s surprises didn’t end with the Ryujin AiOs, as the brand has also announced its first power supply unit in the form of the ROG Thor 1200W Platinum. Featuring an IP5X-certified 135mm wing blade fan, along with an OLED display and 100% Japanese capacitors, the ROG Thor is also 80 Plus Platinum certified for energy efficiency, has a 10-year warranty, and also comes with Aura Sync compatible for synchronizing with other compatible devices.

It is a fancy day for gamers today as ASUS Republic of Gamers just released its one of the most powerful gaming headsets to date: the ROG Delta. This gaming headset is packed with outstanding specs specifically for gamers that enjoy FPS and 3rd person games which have become widely popular nowadays such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) and Fortnite Battle Royale. What’s New? Just by merely looking at it, the newest ROG Delta is a lot different from the ROG Strix Fusion. Its build is mainly made from hard plastic mixed with graphite metallic. The earcups are genuinely made from leather and are very comfortable to the ears . Aside from this, the ROG Delta has finally added tactile buttons that can turn off your Aura Sync RGB circular lights and a volume wheel for your complete control. Additionally, the ROG Delta is compatible with Type C connector with included…

Apart from the new Delta Gaming Headset, ASUS ROG also unveiled a new  high-end gaming router – the ROG Rapture GT-AX1100. The ROG Rapture GT-AX11000 is the world’s first 10 Gigabit Wi-Fi router that supports the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard, which allows for 2.53x higher data compared to the 802.11ac 4×4 router. Furthermore, OFDMA support in the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard allow for multiple devices to be grouped in each channel. This results to improved network efficiency by up to 4 times and reduced latency. The device provides triple-level game acceleration for game traffic from the device to game servers. It also features a 2.5-Gigabit gaming port which prioritizes the device connected to it with 2.5 times transmit speeds, making ti a very good companion for 5 Gigabit LAN. Users can turn Game Boost mode on and off to prioritize gaming traffic on the network, resulting to even better performance without the…

At its launch event for Computex 2018, ASUS ROG finally unveiled its first ever AiO cooling solution that offers more than just RGB lighting, the Ryujin and Ryuo Series. ROG Ryujin 240 and 360 The ROG Ryujin 240 and 360  are the firs AiO CPU coolers to have a 1.77-inch LiveDash color OLED display, which shows real-time performance figures. Both devices feature an embedded micro-fan to provide additional cooling to the VRM  and M.2 SSDs located near the CPU socket, which in turn temperatures by up to 20°C,  add to that, Noctua industrial PPC radiator fans that improve airflow while remaining relatively quiet. For unified aesthetics, the ROG Ryujin series also features Aura RGB lighting, along with reinforced sleeved tubing for better durability. ROG Ryuo 120 and 240 For those with compact to mid-sized gaming rigs, the ROG Ryuo 120 and 240 features ROG designed radiator fans to provide optimized…

Mobile gaming is a big thing these days. And today, ASUS ROG has shown that it knows when to jump in on the trend. With the numerous requests and speculations floating around,  perhaps one of the most-awaited devices from the brand has finally been unleashed, and it’s shaping up to be a dream for the mobile gamer. Meet the ASUS ROG Phone. I’d say this right off the bat, it looks striking, like it screams power in every corner. For what it has though, it remains to be quite manageable in terms of size. You get a full-screen display so that your games can take advantage of more real estate. And what better way to enjoy your games even more, than with front-firing speakers. The phone’s display has a 90Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time to make your visuals smooth and fluid. The device also features air triggers,…

On its grand event for Computex 2018, ASUS unveiled the latest iteration of its high-end consumer notebook, the Zenbook Pro 2018, which now comes with Intel’s 8th Gen processor, and take note, a touchpad that also works as a multi-purpose secondary screen. The ZenBook Pro 2018 still bears the company’s signature design that’s found on its Zenfone series. The device comes in two variants -the  15.6-inch model has a  4K UHD display, and is powered by a Core i9 hexa-core chip, while the latter has a Core i7 quad-core processor under the hood. Both can have up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and up to a 1TB PCIe x4 SSD. In terms of graphics, the 14-inch model has an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050, Max-Q. That means that the laptop can remain slim while still hosting a very capable graphics card for your performance cravings.  The larger one on the other hand,…

After months of waiting, it seems that the flagship device of the Zenfone 5 series, the Zenfone 5Z, is finally making its way to the Philippine market, as ASUS Philippines has just announced the pre-order details for the device. The pre-order period will be from June 4 to 17, 2018, and can be placed through this link . You’ll be required to fill out an online reservation form with your personal information. Once done, you’ll receive a confirmation email, which you’ll need to print out and bring to the nearest participating store along with a reservation fee of PhP3,000, which will be deducted from the device’s SRP of PhP29,995. Those who pre-order will also receive the following freebies, and can claim their units starting June 18, 2018. JBL T450 Headset worth PhP1,699.00 ASUS ZenPower Slim 3000 worth PhP519.00 ASUS Zenfone 5Z Clear Case worth PhP699.00 The Zenfone 5Z is the current crown…

Today, ASUS has confirmed what a lot of fans have been eagerly waiting for – the local launch of the Zenfone Max Pro M1. And while there’s still no exact date and pricing, what we do know is that it’ll be some time in June. That’s not exactly a long wait. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 will be available in 3GB and 4GB variants, both with the mid-range Snapdragon 636 under the hood. Yes, that’s the same chip that powers the Zenfone 5. Whether the phone will also have AI-enhanced features is still a question. The device sports a 6-inch FHD+ display that sticks to an 18:9 aspect ratio, so yes, no notch here. We might be looking at 32GB and 64GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. For optics, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a 13MP/16MP + 5MP rear camera system, the later used for depth-sensing. It…

If you’re looking to upgrade your rig soon, ASUS Republic of Gamers is offering awesome product bundles to give you the best gaming experience! to top it off, you’ll even get Steam credits for FREE! Promo Mechanics To get the FREE Steam Credits, you must purchase any of the following bundles: Purchases must be made as a set and bought at the following stores: Complink Davao Futurebright Enterprises EASY PC Gaisano Interpace Computers JDM Techno Computer Center Octagon Computer Superstore PC Configure PC Express PCHub PC Quickbuys PC Worx To claim the freebie, the customer must submit a proof of purchase along with the serial numbers of the items purchased here. Lots of freebies are also up for grabs at the PUBG SEA Championship, happening on June 9 to 10, 2018 at the SM City North EDSA Skydome.

When we talk of camera performance, a lot of people not only look up through actual photos, but what its DxOMark score is. To put it simply, it’s an industry standard that tells you how good your device’s camera is.  More or less. Recently, DxOMark released its full review for the new Zenfone 5’s cameras – and it scored 90 overall (Photo: 93, Video: 86),  impressive for a mid-range device. To give you a short summary of just how they were able to arrive at that score, the Zenfone 5’s cameras went under a series of tests to see how they would fare in various shooting conditions. They also tested its zoom and bokeh capabilities, plus factors such as flash. contrast, color, texture, and more. The ASUS Zenfone 5 has a dual rear camera system, composed of a 12MP main sensor, along with a secondary 8MP sensor with a wide-angle…