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ASUS is calling out to all ZenFone Max Pro M1 users out there to showcase just how they are able to maximize the phone’s great battery life with the Man vs Max Mission! https://www.facebook.com/ASUSph/videos/716444205356535/ Joining the contest is quite simple (Open to ZenFone Max Pro M1 users only) Be sure to like the ASUS Philippines and ZenTalk Philippines Fan Pages on Facebook. Also, be sure to like and share this post, tag ASUS Philippines, and add the hashtags #ManVsMax and#ZenFoneMaxPro Comment two (2) screenshots the “Battery” window/page in your ZenFone Max Pro’s settings. (like the example below). To take a screenshot with your ZenFone Max Pro, go to your phone’s settings > battery, then screenshot. Include a caption that answers the question: “How many activities can you do with the #ZenFoneMaxPro in one full charge? ” explain how you were able to maximize your phone’s battery in one single charge.  Ensure that it’s…

If you’ve got your mind set on buying a new gaming laptop, you may want to hold off your horses for now, as ASUS Republic of Gamers have just announced the newest addition it ROG Strix lineup. Welcome the Strix SCAR II (GL704), a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with extremely slim bezels that allow it to be housed on a 15.7-inch chassis, making it the first laptop of its class that’s less than 400mm wide. It utilizes a display that’s made in collaboration with AUO, and features 144Hz refresh rate, and 3ms response time. This in turn, leads to crisp visuals and a truly immersive gaming experience. Thanks to a full sRGB color gamut, the screen can also show truly vivid colors, allowing you to see the game as intended by the developers. The Strix SCAR II is designed with FPS games in mind, reflected by its Kevlar and camouflage textures. The…

Remember the ROG Zephyrus? yes. It’s that beastly gaming laptop from ASUS Republic of Gamers which at its time, was named as the slimmest in the world. Well, that changes today, as the crown is now worn by the newest member of its Zephyrus lineup. Say hello to the new ROG Zephyrus S. At just 14.95~15.75mm thin, this masterpiece is 21% slimmer than the original Zephyrus, and utilizes an all-metal chassis made from a mix of aluminium and magnesium alloys. This ensures the perfect balance between durability and weight. In fact, it takes nearly 72 minutes just to carve out the intricate details, which results to a lid that is remarkably rigid, yet slim. Its engineering samples have also met military-grade durability standards for jolts and vibration. The lid design is composed of a stealthy surface, accentuated with copper highlights, plus a surgical slash that separates competing textures. Similar line also…

ASUS has just announced a price reduction to the ZenFone 5Q, making the most affordable of the ZenFone 5 series, even more pocket-friendly, as it’s now priced at PhP14,995. That’s PhP2,000 off its original price! As a refresher, the ZenFone 5Q features a 6-inch FHD+ display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, which means there’s no notch, if that’s even significant to you. Under the hood is a Snapdragon 630, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. The device houses dual rear and front cameras – 16MP + 8MP at the rear, and 20MP + 8MP up front. Both secondaries being a wide-angle camera, so you can include more scenery and subjects in every shot. The ZenFone 5Q comes with ZenUI 4.5 on top Android 7.1.1 Nougat, and packs a 3,300mAh battery. Specifications For our full review of the ASUS ZenFone 5Q, click here.

Following its official announcement a few days ago, ASUS has officially launched its newest entry-level offering during the SM Cyberzone Mobile Fest, held at The Annex at SM City North EDSA. Welcome the ZenFone Live L1. The ZenFone Live L1 has a few tricks up its sleeve that make it a worthy upgrade from its predecessor, such as a more powerful Snapdragon 425, along with a larger 5.5-inch 18:9 display with a slightly higher resolution. It still has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which you can expand using a microSD card. For optics, the device has a 13MP sensor at the rear, equipped with PDAF for faster focusing, along with a 5MP front shooter. It also runs on the new ZenUI 5.0, which brings face unlock, and houses a 3,000mAh battery. ASUS also invited YouTube sensation Shekainah “Shek” Chen of Shek’s Diary, who shared some tips for aspiring vloggers, and…

ASUS Republic of Gamers is widely known mostly for its graphics cards, motherboards, monitors, and peripherals. While mostly out of the spotlight, they also have a number desktop machines. Just recently, the brand formally introduced its newest warrior on the battlefield, the Huracan G21, created to give you an immersive experience, along with all the perks and conveniences of the ROG ecosystem. https://www.facebook.com/gadgetpilipinas/videos/10155875254213337/ The Huracan is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or 1080 graphics card. For storage options, you can have it configured with a 1TB 7200rpm SATA Hard Disk Drive along with up to a 512GB M.2 SSD, with support for Intel Optane Memory. One iconic feature of the Huracan is its magnetically-secured side panel that you can flip to increase airflow to the system, and improve cooling and boost performance. It also allows you…

ASUS has just announced a new notebook that’s perfect for students and casual gamers. Say hi to the X560UD- perhaps one of the most bang for the buck notebooks you can get today. The X560UD features a 15.6″ 60Hz FHD IPS NanoEdge display which results to a screen-to-body ratio of just 77.1%. Designed for both style and performance, it can be configured with an 8th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7 processor, up to 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSHD or HDD, up to a 256GB SSD, and a 4GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics card. As for ports, you get a combo jack,  a USB 3.1 Gen 1 port, 2 USB 2.0 ports, an HDMI port, and a card reader. The base model of the X560UD (i5, 4GB, 1TB, GTX 1050) comes with an unbelievably affordable price tag of just PhP39,995. I’d say a proper price for an entry-level…

Houses in the Philippines are usually made of thick concrete walls, which lead to a major degradation of Wi-Fi signal, especially when you’re far away from the router. This also causes dead spots around the house. These are issues that the new ASUS Lyra Trio mesh system aims to address. Featuring a unique pyramid antenna design, it allows signals to bounce off vertically and horizontally, which helps to transmit them through walls. Pairing with other nodes can let you maximize its coverage up to 5,400 sq ft, eliminating any dead spots in the area. For multi-tiered houses, the Lyra Trio’s seamless roaming also connects you to the hub with the strongest Wi-Fi signal when moving around the house. Transition is so smooth that there’s no interruption, even when you’re chatting or streaming a video. So of course, you want one. The good news? ASUS is giving out Lyra Trio AC1750…

Remember the ASUS Zenfone Live? the phone which had the BeautyLive app that allows you to beautify yourself even during a livestream? Well, the company has now announced its successor, the new ZenFone Live L1. The ZenFone Live L1 offers a number of nifty upgrades from the previous version, such as a more powerful chip in the form of the Snapdragon 425, and a larger 5.5-inch 18:9 display with a slightly higher resolution. It still has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which you can expand using a microSD card. As for its cameras, the device packs a 13MP sensor at the rear, equipped with PDAF for faster focusing, along with a 5MP front shooter. It also runs on the new ZenUI 5.0, which brings the much-loved face unlock feature, and houses a 3,000mAh battery. The ASUS ZenFone Live L1 will retail for only PhP5,995 when it becomes available…

In its efforts of expanding its reach to more cosumers, ASUS announced the opening of its official online stores in Shopee, the leading E-Commerce platform in SEA and Taiwan. These online stores will serve as a gateway for the brand’s customers all over the country for accessing its whole product range – from smartphones, consumer notebooks, gaming notebooks, and other devices, all through a hassle-free and convenient shopping experience. The ASUS and ZenFone stores will carry the brand’s entire lineup of smartphones, including the new ZenFone 5Q, 5, and 5Z, as well as the battery king, the ZenFone Max Pro M1 4GB/64GB variant (which will be available in Shopee starting July 28),  premium and stylish notebooks such as the ZenBook Pro 15 and Vivobook S14 and S15, 2-in-1s, convertibles, and all-in-one PCs.  The ROG store on the other hand, will offer the new GL504 gaming laptops. To see the full lineup of products…

During its Max Pro Game Zone event at the SM North EDSA Annex, ASUS finally revealed that the 4GB/64GB variant of the very popular ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 is coming to the Philippines this July. The Zenfone Max Pro M1 received mostly positive reviews from the tech community, regarded as one of the better phones in its price range, thanks to a combination of a huge screen, a powerful mid-range processor, dual rear cameras, and outstanding longevity, all for an unbelievably affordable price of PhP9,995. The device features a 6-inch Full HD+ 18:9 display, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, the same one that runs on the Zenfone 5, minus its AI capabilities. With 4GB of RAM on board, multi-tasking should now be a breeze. With 64GB of storage, you’ll even have more room for all those games you’ve been wanting to install, as well your…

Planning to get yourself an NVIDIA GTX-10 series  soon? well, now’s a pretty good time, because NVIDIA has partnered up with ASUS for an exclusive promo! Customers who will purchase an ASUS GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1060, GTX 1070, GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, Notebook, or Desktop between June 1 and July 31, 2018 will have a chance to win these awesome prizes! 1 lucky winner of a physical PUBG Aluminum Loot Crate, a PUBG North Face Backpack, an ASUS GeForce GTX 1070Ti Graphics Card, An ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q Gaming Monitor, and an ROG Strix Fusion 500 Gaming Headset. (Worth PhP134,000) 1 second prize winner of an ASUS TUF Gaming FX504GD notebook worth PhP54,995 20 winners of a PUBG hoodie and t-shirt worth PhP8,000 All you have to do is provide the necessary information in this link, and you’re in! Remember, a higher…

It’s always important to be able to appreciate the visual quality of video games. And for that, you’ll need to have the proper monitor, packed with features that will not only let you enjoy the eye-candy graphics, but will also give you that little but essential competitive edge. The ASUS VG248Q is one of the company’s previous attempts to cater to that specific market. It offers 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time, which are core to fast-paced games, and can even make general use, just a bit more visually appealing. ASUS VG248QE Monitor Specs Design and Build Quality The very first thing that you’ll notice with the VG248QE is that, unlike ASUS’ current lineup of monitors, it utilizes a glossy finish, which was quite a popular design language back then. And while I’m personally not bothered by that at all, I can see why it’s a “love it or…

2 years ago, ASUS opened its first ROG Concept Store in the Philippines at SM Megamall. Since then, it has been the go-to place for gamers to try out and purchase the newest gears from the brand. In celebration of “Capital” of the republic’s 2nd year anniversary, ASUS ROG has just announced its latest promotion, where 15 lucky customers will get a chance to own an ROG Notebook at 50% off on June 28, 2018! To register for the promo, all you have to do is go to the ROG Store in Megamall on that same day and fill in some details. No purchase required. There’s no information as to which models will be sold at 50% off, but what ASUS ROG has noted is that you can expect some i5/i7+GTX1050/1060 models. These will also be open box units, which means they’ve been used as display products in-store, but will…

After two days of gunfight and nerve-wracking moments, one team rose to the top of the leaderboards, beating 19 others. Team ArkAngel wins the Philippine Finals of the PUBG SEA Championship, which was held at the SM City North EDSA Skydome last June 7, 2018. The champions took home a cash prize of PhP70,000 and four ASUS ROG PC sets worth PhP175,000! Following closely was 2nd placer, team Bosons.Anonymous, 3rd Placer DOGZ, and 4th placer MINESKI. Four teams represented the Philippines in the recently-concluded SEA Regional Finals, held in Thailand. Apart from the tournament itself, ASUS ROG also showcased its lineup of gaming machines, including the ones that were given to the champions, and made exclusively with ROG and partner components. There was also a raffle draw, in which a number of ASUS ROG Peripherals were given away. There was also an experience zone, wherein visitors can experience ROG’s gaming…

Following its successful launch, the Zenfone Max Pro with its 6-inch FHD+ display, Snapdragon 636 processor, and 5,000mAh battery is now available exclusively from Lazada for only PhP9,995! Order now and get a chance to win a trip to Prague, Czech Republic! ASUS has also announced its Power Up Your Prague Trip promo, wherein those who pre-ordered, and those who will buy a unit until the end of the promo period can get a chance to win an all-expense paid trip for 1 for 5 days and 4 nights to Prague, Czech Republic including airfare, hotel accommodation, insurance, coverage, city tour, and pocket money. For more details, click here. You may also want to check out our full review of the ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1.

The Zenfone Max Pro M1 is one of the most-anticipated devices from ASUS. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s a combination of powerful mid-range hardware, a huge 5,000mAh battery, stock Android, and an unbelievably affordable PhP9,995 price tag. Unboxing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5t2uaCubVrY ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1 Specs Design and Build Quality Looks-wise, the Zenfone Max Pro resembles the Zenfone 3 Zoom, with also a bit of the Zenfone Max Plus M1 – the matte finish at the back makes it easy to grip, which in turn makes one-handed operation a breeze. All the buttons are located on the right side and feel very tactile, while the left houses a triple slot tray. That means no need to sacrifice a SIM slot for your memory card. At the top of the device is a secondary noise cancelling microphone, while the bottom houses the speaker grill, headphone jack, and a standard…

ASUS Republic of Gamers has recently announced the local pricing and availability of on of its most powerful gaming laptops to date, the ROG Chimera G703, which boasts nothing but the best hardware to deliver an immersive gaming experience to those who can wield its power. The G703’s overall design features the same well-loved bio armor design with quad vents, and is the first gaming laptop with a 17.3-inch Full HD IPS-level display that boasts 144Hz refresh rate and G-Sync Technology, giving you smooth and fluid visuals in just about every title. On the keyboard, each individual backlit key now features ASUS Aura Sync, letting you synchronize its lighting effect(s) with other compatible devices in the ecosystem. This beastly laptop can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, 64GB of RAM,  a 2TB HDD paired with a 512GB PCIex4 NVMe SSD, a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080…