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ASUS ZenFone 5Z review: A compelling alternative to the OnePlus 6

The ZenFone 5Z delivers incredible performance at less than half the cost of ‘true’ flagships.

After a strong initial showing with the ZenFone series, ASUS faded from relevance in the last few years owing to a combination of uninspiring designs and inability to match up to the likes of Xiaomi, OnePlus, and Honor. OnePlus, in particular, has come to dominate the affordable flagship space, with the OnePlus 6 now the benchmark that other $ 500 phones have  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 5 review: A mostly marvelous mid-ranger

After a couple of phones in 2017, ASUS is properly back in contention in the British market with the ZenFone 5.

ASUS has been making phones for many a year now, but in the case of the British market, after the first generation, things just, well, stopped. It restarted in 2017, but as we hit summertime in 2018, finally, ASUS has a phone that hits the right spot at the right price.

The ZenFone 5 is on  [Read More…]

ASUS Zenfone Max (M1) with 4,000 mAh battery goes up for pre-sale in the US for $169

If you’re looking for a phone that won’t break the bank, consider ASUS’ new Zenfone Max (M1) offering. The phone just went on pre-sale in the US via B&H and is available unlocked for only $ 169.

Interested parties can get the phone in black, rose gold or red. The handset is compatible with only GSM/LTE carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T.

The new model shouldn’t be confused with its larger brother, the Zenfone Max Plus (M1) which also launched in  [Read More…]

ASUS ZenFone 5Z with Snapdragon 845 debuts in India for just ₹29,999 ($440)

ASUS is taking the fight to OnePlus in the mid-range segment.

We’ve seen ASUS take an aggressive stance in India’s budget segment with the ZenFone Max Pro M1, and the Taiwanese manufacturer is now doing the same in the mid-range category with the launch of the ZenFone 5Z. The ZenFone 5Z sits at the top of the ZenFone lineup, and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset.

The phone also features a 6.2-inch 19:9 FHD+  [Read More…]

The Asus Chromebox 2 mini PC is down to its lowest price

Get online fast.

The Asus Chromebox2-G096U mini PC is down to $ 197.24 on Amazon. This mini PC has been selling as high as $ 220 recently and regularly sells around $ 210. The drop to $ 197 is the lowest we’ve ever seen and beats out previous deals by at least a few bucks. These PCs are already priced to be as inexpensive as possible, so it’s rare for them to drop at all and any sale is  [Read More…]

Asus ZenFone 5Q now available for $299 in the U.S.

You can buy it at Amazon, Best Buy, B&H, and Newegg.

During MWC 2018, Asus announced the ZenFone 5, 5Z, and 5 Lite. The 5 and 5Z picked up a lot of attention for being shameless iPhone X clones, but the 5 Lite ditched the notch in favor of a basic, functional budget offering. Today, it’s been confirmed that the phone is now available in the U.S.

Launching in the States as the ZenFone 5Q, the phone  [Read More…]

ASUS’ new VivoWatch BP smartwatch can monitor your blood pressure

ASUS at Computex 2018 unveiled a new smartwatch called the VivoWatch BP, which puts a focus on health tracking.

The device takes advantage of ASUS’ HealthAI technology to enable users to keep track of their health stats including heart rate, sleep quality, activity data and distress index.

On top of that, the VivoWatch BP also provides real-time blood pressure measurements in 15 seconds. This is something that isn’t normally found in most smartwatches. Usually intelligent timepieces can only measure heart  [Read More…]

ASUS unveils blood pressure-reading VivoWatch BP

ASUS sticks it to hypertension at Computex 2018.

Today at Computex 2018 in Taipei, ASUS has unveiled a new health-focused wearable designed to accurately measuring and tracking blood pressure. In a break from the general-purpose smartwatch focus of the ZenWatch series, the new VivoWatch BP can last for 28 days between charges, and is instead intended to help the 20 percent of all adults who suffer from hypertension.

The device includes grade ECG (electrocardiography) and PPG (optical)  [Read More…]

This commercial makes the ASUS ZenFone 5 appear not terrible

At least the commercial is good.

When we were first introduced to the Asus ZenFone 5 at MWC this February, we came away feeling…less than excited. The ZenFone 5 is one of the most shameless iPhone X clones we’ve seen so far in 2018, and to help get your mind off its notch and vertical dual cameras, Asus has created a commercial for the phone that’s actually not terrible.

In fact, it’s pretty great.

After having OK GO  [Read More…]

Asus ZenFone 5Q up for pre-order in the U.S. for just $299

The phone officially launches July 31.

During MWC 2018, Asus announced the ZenFone 5, 5Z, and 5 Lite. The 5 and 5Z picked up a lot of attention for being shameless iPhone X clones, but the 5 Lite ditched the notch in favor of a basic, functional budget offering. Today, it’s been confirmed that the phone is coming to the U.S.

Available in the States as the ZenFone 5Q, the phone is available for pre-order on Amazon  [Read More…]