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ASUS Republic of Gamers has recently announced a new gaming monitor that’s set to be available in the Philippine market very soon – meet the ROG Strix XG438Q. The XG438Q is the world’s biggest and fastest 4K UHD FreeSync 2 HDR Gaming Monitor, offering the best balance of smooth and high contrast HDR performance for a next-level gaming experience. Its 43″ 4K UHD Panel is backed by 120Hz refresh rate, HDR technology with 90% DCI-P3 prefessional color gamut coverage, and DisplayHDR 600 certification. It also supports AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR Technology. Pricing ASUS ROG Strix XG438Q is priced at PhP69,000 and is set to hit shelves this September.

ASUS ROG continues to expand its coverage in the Metro, this time, by opening its newest concept store located at the heart of what can be considered as one of the prime spots for purchasing anything PC-related, Gilmore. https://www.facebook.com/gadgetpilipinas/videos/2303906456401713/ The store exudes a modern and eye-candy design, showcasing its entire lineup of components, peripherals, gaming desktops, and gaming laptops, most of which can be tested by customers for a more hands-on experience. New Products! On opening day, the brand also unveiled a number of new products for the Philippine market. Pricing and Promo ROG Strix Carry, ROG Strix Scope, and ROG Swift PG35VQ, are priced at PhP3,590, PhP7,890 and PhP171,120 respectively. There’s also an on-going promo which bundles premium items with select ROG products, and with every purchase of complete ROG PC Builds. To know more, click here.

In celebration of ASUS’ 30th year anniversary, and to show its gratitude for the support from its loyal fans, ASUS Republic of Gamers has recently launched its Elite Rewards Program. Participants can collect points by completing tasks, such as using the official ROG hashtags when posting product and event related content, subscribing to ROG’s social media pages, and reviewing ROG products. They can then exchange these points for exclusive and official ROG merchandise and prizes. Prizes include limited edition accessories such as ROG keycap keychains and exclusive ROG shirts, to more premium products like the ROG Strix Fusion headset, and the ROG Phone. The program has four tiers – Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum depending on participation and the amount of points earned. Each tier also comes with exclusive perks and privileges – Annual gifts for Gold and Platinum tier users, and accelerated rates for earning points.  The best ROG…

ASUS Republic of Gamers is set to open its newest concept store at one of the prime locations for gadgets and computer parts, Gilmore in Quezon City. To celebrate this momentous event, the gaming brand has announced a grand opening promo, wherein every purchase of select ROG products will come with a premium bundled item. Better hurry though, as this promo is only valid from July 30 to August 14, 2019. The first five customers to purchase a full ROG Strix PC Build will get a 1/100 Hi-Resolution Model Astray Red Frame Gunpla, while the first five to purchase a high-end ROG PC Build will receive a Nintendo Switch and 2 games. For the full promo mechanics, click here.

ASUS Philippines recently announced its partnership with Schneider Electrics to deliver uninterrupted Internet connectivity to Filipinos by bundling select ASUS routers with APC’s compact Back-UPS Connect Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). With unexpected power outages happening, productivity tends to decrease due to sudden  loss of connectivity. Blackouts can also cause sudden electrical surges that may disable electronics. A UPS is designed specifically to tackle these kinds of situations. In addition to providing continuous power after a brownout, it also protects devices from damaging voltage fluctuations. Paired with ASUS’ wide range of feature-packed routers, people now have an opportunity to finish important tasks and manage affairs, even for a limited period of time. Back-UPS Connect can provide power not just for ASUS routers, but for other small devices for up to 150 minutes. That’s more than enough to send that time-sensitive files to peers or transfer a large post-processed video file to…

ASUS Philippines and Shopee are teaming up again, this time, with a new set of exciting deals in Shopee’s 7.7 Lowest Price Sale, happening from July 5 to 7, 2019. Experience a balance of performance and portability with ASUS’ X407 notebooks, now at affordable price – a limited time offer at the ASUS store in Shopee. Product Specs SRP Special Price ASUS X407MA-BV003T Gold INTEL CELERON DUAL CORE N4100 4GB DDR4 500GB HDD 14″ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 18,795 Php 16,850 ASUS X407MA-BV002T Gray INTEL CELERON DUAL CORE N4100 4GB DDR4 500GB HDD 14″ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 18,795 Php 16,250 ASUS X407UA-BV133T GOLD Intel Core i3-7100U Processor, 2.4GHz (3M Cache) 4GB DDR4 1TB HDD 14′ HD INTEL HD WINDOWS 10 WIFI/BT/CARD READER/WEBCAM/BAG Php 27,995 Php 23,309 So what are you waiting for? head to the ASUS store on Shopee and…

Due to the overwhelming response from consumers, ASUS Philippines has announced that it will be extending its current Back to School Promo, called “Expand Your Horizons.” Until July 15, 2019, every purchase of a qualified ASUS Notebook comes with up to PhP8,000 worth of bundled items! all of which can help users expand their horizons with a perfect combination of portability and performance. Experience the ASUS ZenBook series which highlights its portability and high performance mixed with elegant and premium design, together with the Kingston HyperX Savage EVO 480GB External SSD, enjoy the VivoBook and VivoBook S lineup for their unmatched versatility for work and play with a Hydroflask 32oz or 21oz tumbler, and last but not the least, get great performance at affordable prices from entry-level laptops along with the ASUS ZenPower Slim 3,000mAh Powerbank. To avail of this promo, you may visit any ASUS or ROG concept store…

After the ASUS Launch Event in Taiwan for Computex 2019, we and a few other media friends were given some time to talk to some of the top hats from ASUS, and were given the opportunity to ask them questions about where the company was headed, and about the products that they’ve launched and are planning to launch. I was joined by John Nieves of Unbox.ph, BossMac Suba of Back2Gaming and Leo Bien Durana of TechPorn, three of the biggest authorities when it comes to tech reviews in the Philippines. We were joined by Jackie Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of ASUS’ Worldwide Sales for the Open Platform Business Group, Albert Chang, General Manager for Motherboard and Server Business Unit, Sharon Pan, Division Director of Product Marketing Division, Motherboard Business Unit, James Lee, Deputy Division Director, Product Management Division, Display Business Unit. We asked them three questions -…

The ASUS ZenFone 6 features one of the most unique take on the motorized camera module – It flips. And thanks to more gears, it can also be set to whatever angle you want for capturing that moment. Of course, any motorized mechanism raises the issue of duarbility, especially when it’s a part that will be used more often than the others. Recently, Zack from JerryRigEverything went on to put the ZenFone 6’s camera to the ultimate durability test, to see if it can hold out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPv9XPHMYfg The test reveals that the housing of the camera, and also the area where it retracts are both made of metal. He also forced the camera to open without the camera app, held the camera to see if the phone would flip instead, and checked if the mechanism was strong enough to pull items such as a screwdriver, or an instruction booklet. He…

ASUS ROG has announced its back to school promo, in which those who will purchase select ROG and TUF Gaming laptops between June 15 to July 31, 2019 at any ASUS and ROG authorized reseller nationwide will receive up to PhP120,000 worth of bundled premium items! The bundled items may include an ROG Gaming Chair, an ROG Ranger 2-in-1 Backpack, the ROG G-Shock Watch, an ROG Jacket, an 8GB RAM stick from ADATA, an ROG Collection Shirt, and more. Study and Play with Powerful ROG Gaming Desktops – Now at more Affordable Price You can also get up to 20,000 off on select ROG and TUG Gaming Desktops, perfect school companions for serious schoolwork, intensive projects and after school gaming. Equipped with Intel’s 8th Generation Core Processors, NVIDIA GTX Graphics, flexible modules for easy replacement of parts, and reliable build quality, ROG Gaming Desktops will last you for many semesters…

ASUS has announced a new deal for its Back-to-School season with a PhP2,000 permanent price drop for select VivoBook S models. What’s more, every purchase of an ASUS VivoBook S laptop until June 30, 2019 also comes with a Hydroflask 32oz wide mouth vacuum tumbler worth Php 2,490! Go to your nearest ASUS Concept Store and authorized resellers, and experience the elegant style and powerful performance of ASUS Notebooks.

ASUS Republic of Gamers announced at Computex 2019 their new ROG Strix series power supply units (PSUs). The new ROG Strix PSUs bring high-end performance to the gaming audience. The roster consists of 750W and 650W models armed with massive ROG heatsinks and a 135mm axial-tech fan which delivers cooler operation and less noise. A mix of Japanese capacitors and low RDS(on) MOSFETs provide the foundation for a 10-year warranty and have helped the Strix PSUs earn an 80 PLUS Gold certification. The result is a quiet and efficient power supply with the endurance to handle even the most intense gaming scenarios. Strix PSUs also feature fully-modular cables to reduce clutter along with a selection of stickers and a magnetic badge that can be used to customize aesthetics.

ASUS Republic of Gamers has unveiled its new ROG Strix liquid cooling solution. The Strix LC RGB fans deliver high-performance liquid cooling to maximize the value of an unlocked Intel Core or AMD Ryzen CPU. The ROG Strix LC RGB comes in 120, 240, and 360 mm variants for a variety of builds. The ROG-designed radiator fans optimize both airflow and static pressure, improve acoustics, and feature addressable RGB. It also includes ROG stickers on the spindles for a bit of extra flourish. The RGB AIO fans also offer full Aura Sync support, enabling to integrate seamlessly with existing setups.

Showcased at ASUS ROG’s House Party, the entire lineup of its PNK LTD peripherals which include a Strix Fusion 300 Gaming Headset, a Gladius II Gaming Mouse, a Strix Flare Gaming Keyboard, and an ROG Sheath is now available for pre-order! The ROG Strix Flare PNK LTD boasts Cherry MX switches which offer one an optimal experience for both typical productivity work, or gaming. You can customize the keyboard’s lighting effects, and thanks to Aura Sync, you can even sync the effects with other compatible devices. A badge that’s fully illuminated can also be detached and customized with your own logo, giving your keyboard a more personal touch. The ROG Strix Fusion 300 PNK LTD is powered by ASUS’ 50mm Essence drivers, packed in an exclusive airtight chamber to deliver base with an impact, and a rich sound that should please most gamers. Its on-board 7.1 surround sound immerses you…

In its official Weibo account, ASUS ROG announced that it will “conduct in-depth cooperation” with Tencent Games in order to optimize its games on the hardware (possibly the ROG Phone 2), in order to deliver a better experience. The device is expected to launch  in China some time this July. Another post on the brand’s Weibo account translates to: On June 5th, ROG and Tencent Games officially signed, the two sides will play their respective advantages, strengthen the deep integration of game mobile phone hardware and software, and strongly launch ROG game mobile phone 2 (Tencent game customization), giving players a hearty, impeccable immersion Game experience. Unfortunately, there’s still no information regarding the specs of the next ROG Phone, but still, this is big news, as it confirms that a 2nd iteration is definitely on the way. Sources 1, 2 via

ASUS has just announced a compact, lightweight, and durable 15-inch laptop for business users, the ExpertBook P3540. The ExpertBook P3540’s 15.6-inch NanoEdge display features 5.6mm side bezels which minimizes the overall footprint of the laptop, and allows it to have a slim chassis. In fact, it only weights 1.7kg. Under the hood, it houses up to the latest 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor and has a dual storage option which features both SSD and a high-capacity HDD. This is all complemented by an optional high-capacity 70Wh that can last up to 16 hours on a single charge. The large battery offers day-long power for longer productivity when away from power outlets. It also has a comprehensive set of I/O ports which includes four USB ports, an SD card reader, and an HDMI, LAN, and VGA ports. The more business-geared laptop also features a full-size keyboard which includes a full-size…

ASUS has just announced at Computex 2019 its upgraded version of the ScreenPad – the ScreenPad 2.0. This along with the NanoEdge display are featured in the refreshed versions of the ASUS VivoBook S14 and S15. The ScreenPad is the innovative technology from the company that makes the trackpad double as a secondary screen. The ScreenPad 2.0 continues where its predecessor left off and builds upon it. It now has a larger 5.65-inch touchscreen powered by the new ScreenXpert software. The interactive secondary screen allows more efficient workflow. It includes a collection of utilities to boost productivity. Some of these include Quick Key which enables one-tap automation of complex keyboard sequences, Handwriting for natural text input, and Number Key for rapid data entry. It also features a smartphone-like interface for a more intuitive experience. The hardware is also more energy efficient allowing for 2.5x longer battery life when the ScreenPad…