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ASUS Republic of Gamers has just announced that the world’s slimmest gaming laptop refreshed with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX Graphics, the Zephyrus S, is now available for pre-order! With up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with 8GB of GDDR6 graphics memory, the new Zephyrus S GX531 can handle any title you’ll throw at it, allowing you to dominate the battlefield. Specifications Pre-Order Bonus Pre-order your unit from any of the 5 ROG Concept Stores nationwide and receive a special loot pack as an added bonus, on top of the ROG Backpack and ROG Gaming Mouse inside the box.

Last year, we reviewed the ASUS ROG Strix GL504 Scar II, which was nothing short of an impressive gaming machine. Today, we take a first look at its bigger and more powerful brother, the ASUS ROG Strix Scar II GL704. Announced at CES 2019, this beast packs the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, which brings ray-tracing to the table, offering a more lifelike and immersive gaming experience on top of all the usual goodies. Specifications Design The GL704 sports the usual accents of a SCAR laptop, with camouflage patterns on its body, and a two gradient finish on the lid, divided. The ROG logo is also RGB-enabled – a nice touch to add that extra visual zing. You get a huge 17.3-inch display, surrounded by minimal bezels, and packed into a 15-inch body. That basically means you get the same portability, and at the same time, more real estate for…

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, ASUS Philippines has just announced the arrival of a new color for its most compact ZenBook model to date, welcome the ZenBook 13 Burgundy Red. Fall in Love with ZenBook As a special treat, the company also welcomes the love month by giving one lucky winner the chance to surprise their loved one with a new ZenBook! To join: Contest Period (February 11 to February 22, 2019, open to participants 18 years old and above) Follow ASUS Philippines’ social media channels : Facebook,  Instagram, Twitter, Shopee and Lazada Comment a photo of you and your loved one along with your love story on this post, and tell ASUS why he or she deserves to win. include the hashtags #CreativePowerPH and #FallInLoveWithZenBook. Don’t forget to like and share the post, tag 5 of your friends with the caption s well and set it to public. 1 lucky winner will take home…

We’ve recently posted our detailed review of the ASUS ZenBook 13 UX33FN, and we’re impressed with how a product can be so elegant, compact and eye-candy, and at the same time, perform well not just for typical productivity tasks, but also for more resource intensive ones, such as video editing. Now, ASUS has announced a new color option for this well-rounded gadget, just in time for Valentine’s day. Now, customers can experience the portability, features, and performance of the new ZenBook 13 in sweet, luscious Burgundy Red. A Color Perfect for Hearts Day The Burgundy Red cover really does stand out from the rest, exhibiting a sense of luxury and elegance. It’s well-built, despite a body that’s mostly made of plastic. There’s no sign of poor craftsmanship or engineering. The 13.3-inch display has Full HD display utilizes extremely thin bezels, giving you as much real estate as possible. What’s more…

While most desktop gaming PC’s are DIY, wherein the user purchases each part separately, there are also many who prefer a more hassle-free and readily available solution – one such product is the ASUS ROG Strix GL12CX – a tower packed with all the horsepower you’ll need to play any game you’ll throw at it. Specifications Design From the outside, the GL12CX exhibits the design elements that you’ll expect from an ROG product. The striking edges, the armor like front, to the RGB logo and accents, you can immediately tell, this machine is made for play. The machine gives you the convenience of having 4 USB ports, along with a card reader upfront. That means you don’t have to purchase a 3rd party card reader.  The front also houses a hot-swap SSD tray, so you can easily add more storage without the need to use any tool of sorts. The…

ASUS continues to strengthen its ZenFone Max lineup, and has decided to kick off 2019 with the launch of the ZenFone Max M2, a more affordable option for those who want a capable phone without putting a big hole in their wallets. Design Upfront, the ZenFone Max M2 is basically a smaller version of the Pro, thanks to its notched display. The screen suffers from a downgrade to HD+ resolution, in favor of better battery life. Still, text appears sharp enough, and icons don’t appear pixelated from a normal viewing distance. As usual, ASUS once again proves that an affordable device can still look and feel premium. Such as the case with this one. The back panel sports a more traditional matte finish, which compliments the rest of the design elements. The phone doesn’t feel flimsy, and can easily be used with one hand due to a more compact form…

Love is in the air, and this time, ASUS wants to reward a lucky couple with an incredible prize that’s fitting for the season, an all-expense paid photoshoot by none other than Wedding Photography Expert and Pixelmaster, Emir Kahn Bautista! ASUS Max Your Love with the Pro Contest To join the contest, all you have to do is post 3 to 5 of your best photos with your partner, and add a caption that explains how your journey bloomed into a beautiful relationship. Don’t forget to set your post to Public, and add the hashtag #MaxYourLoveWithThePro  The contest runs from January 30 to February 10, 2019! The couple with the best story will win an all-expense paid glam photoshoot with Pixelmaster Emir Kahn Bautista! The winner will be announced on February 11, 2019 So what are you waiting for? join now!

First announced at IFA 2018, the new ZenBook series was certainly one of the head-turners. The ZenBook 13 in particular, has certainly earned the interest of many. It’s just mind-blowing, how they were able to create a device so slim and compact, and still be able to pack in a capable set of hardware to deliver the performance needed for everyday tasks. Specifications Design and Build Quality Of course, as a product gets thinner and slimmer, there would always be the concern about how fragile it becomes. Fortunately, the ZenBook 13 shows no sign of weak construction, despite its mostly non-metal body, except for the lid, which makes use of the pebble design seen on some ZenFone models, making it look very premium. One noticeable change in the design is the screen, which now uses the company’s Nano-Edge display technology, reducing the bezels to a minimum, and giving you more…

These days, a lot of people are investing in laptops not just for work, but also for play, thanks to the portability and convenience that they offer. However, owning one takes a lot of financial and emotional investment. A sudden issue doesn’t only hamper the productive moment, but could also cause undue stress due to the hassle of going through repairs. In its continuous effort to offer a better after sales experience to its customers, ASUS has recently announced its Premium Care program (APC), a warranty extension and service upgrade package that’s available for end-users who have purchased an ASUS laptop within the last 90 days. For a price of PhP3,499, APC allows users to upgrade their existing warranty from the standard two-year global warranty, to a country’s-first, industry-leading three-year GLOBAL warranty that’s recognized in over 50 countries worldwide. To give you an idea, comparable three-year warranty packages from competitors…

ASUS Republic of Gamers has finally announced the arrival of its newest Strix gaming laptops, now powered by NVIDIA’s next generation GeForce RTX graphics, featuring real-time ray-tracing technology for a more lifelike and realistic experiences and absolute performance. Starting January 29, 2019, gamers can experience the next level of gaming with the ROG Strix SCAR and HERO GL504, and the ROG Strix SCAR GL704, powered by up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070. ROG Strix SCAR The ROG Strix SCAR comes in 15.6″ and 17.3″ variant. Both boast 144Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and sport splashes of camouflage, for a look that’s fitting of the best warrior in the battlefield. The SCAR’s WASD keys are accentuated. This makes it easier to find the home row in FPS gaming. Both variants of the ROG Strix SCAR are powered by the Intel Core i7-8750H processor, along with 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM,…

ASUS has just added a new colorway for the recently launched ZenFone Max Pro M2 – Cosmic Titanium that exudes absolute elegance, a perfect partner to the already classy black version. As always, you’ll get to enjoy everything that’s loved about the phone – a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, a powerful Snapdragon 660 AIE, 6GB of RAM for heavy multi-tasking, and 64GB of storage. At the back of the device is a dual rear camera system, composed of a 12MP main sensor, augmented by a 5MP depth sensor. these are further enhanced by AI Scene Detection, 4K Video Recording, and 3-axis, which is also present for its 13MP front snapper. The ZenFone Max Pro M2 runs on stock Android 8.1 Oreo, and packs a massive 5,000mAh battery. Specifications The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M2 Cosmic Titanium variant retails for PhP14,995. For our full review, click here.

ASUS is giving more of its fans a chance to experience the ZenFone Max Pro M2 by announcing a limited-time price reduction exclusive via Shopee, as part of the latter’s Super Gadget Zone Sale! From Jan 21 to 25, 2019, you can get the 4GB + 64GB variant of the ZenFone Max Pro M2 from Shopee for only PhP10,995! That’s PhP2,000 off its regular SRP! The ZenFone Max Pro M2 features a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE processor, along with 4GB/6GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage expandable with a microSD card. It boasts AI-assisted optics, and packs a massive 5,000mAh battery. Specifications For our full review of the ZenFone Max Pro M2, click here.

ASUS is once again redefining the gaming segment with the introduction of the X570ZD. Aimed at those who are just starting to get into gaming, this laptop brings mainstream gaming capabilities in a budget-friendly package. The X570ZD sports a 15.6″ FHD display, and is powered by a quad-core AMD Ryzen R5-2500U, along with 4GB of RAM,  and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card – Specs that serve as a good starting point for casual gamers who are just starting out on their respective journeys. The laptop can also be configured with an M.2 SATA SSD for faster loading times, and up to 16GB of RAM for seamless multi-tasking. It also comes with 802.11ac Wi-Fi connectivity, and is equipped with a USB 3.1 Type-C Gen 1, USB 3.0, and USB 2.0 port for connecting a wide range of external devices. For added peace of mind, ASUS is also offering an…

Following the success of the recently-launched ZenFone Max Pro M2, ASUS is off to a great start this 2019, with the arrival of its smaller sibling, the ZenFone Max M2 – offering great performance and longevity, at an even more affordable price point. The ZenFone Max M2 boasts a large 6.3-inch display with HD+ resolution, and runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 632 octa-core processor which delivers up to 40% better CPU performance, and up to 10% improvement in graphics performance compared to the Snapdragon 626. There’s 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, expandable with a microSD card. For imaging, the device is equipped with a 13MP main rear camera, augmented by a 2MP depth sensor. The device can record videos in 4K, and features PDAF and 3-axis EIS. The 8MP front camera is also paired with an LED flash, and is used for facial recognition. For an immersive listening…

ASUS Republic of Gamers officially unveiled their latest lineup of gaming laptops at CES 2019. This includes ROG Mothership, ROG Zephyrus S GX701, ROG Zephyrus S GX531, ROG Strix Scar II, and the ROG Strix Hero II. All of which are powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX series. The GZ700 desktop replacement emphasizes performance over portability with a traditional clamshell in the ROG G703. It is joined by the ultra-slim ROG Zephyrus S GX531 that goes beyond gaming. While the ROX Strix Scar II and Hero II reprise their roles in the esports arena with portable form factors. The ROG Zephyrus S GX531 is an ultra-slim laptop with high-end gaming components. The slender exterior measures nearly at 15mm thin with a 15.6” display with narrow bezels to squeeze into a smaller footprint. It is powered by the latest Intel Core i7-8750H processor and has a refresh rate of 144Hz.…

ASUS Republic of Gamers announced at CES 2019 their new PNK LTD line of colored gaming peripherals. The line is composed of the ROG Strix Flare keyboard, ROG Gladius II Origin mouse, ROG Strix Fusion 300 headset, and ROG Sheath desk mat in a warm pink and soft grey combination. The ROG Strix Flare PNK LTD is predominantly pink. Among the grey parts include the easy-to-reach media controls on the left are in grey and the detachable palm rest. The customizable acrylic insert still comes with the ROG logo though it comes with blank inserts for DIY designs. It still has the per-key RGB lighting and comes with a range of switch types. The PNK LTD edition has the choice of Cherry MX Red, Brown, or Blue switches. The ROG Gladius II Origin PNK LTD, like the Flare, is predominantly pink. It does retain the Mayan-inspired etchings on the…

The ASUS ZenFone Max Pro M1 has had huge success, thanks to a combination of good specs and competitive pricing. Recently though, the company launched its successor, which offers a new design, plus a number of nifty upgrades. At PhP14,995, the new ZenFone Max Pro M2 might just be the spark plug that the company needs to get back at the competition. Specifications Properly Designed The ZenFone Max Pro M2 benefits from a makeover – a new and more curvy design that makes it easier to hold with one hand. It sticks to a glossy finish at the back. The camera module slightly protrudes, worrisome when you’re not using a case. You’ll be thinking, the glass covering the lens might suffer from scratches. Up front, ASUS looks back at the design of the ZenFone 5, and puts the notch back in the equation. By this time, well, we all just…