asus

Thu
25
Feb
John Lister's picture

FTC Cracks Down on Poor Router Security

ASUS has agreed to government supervision for 20 years after exaggerating the security of its routers. Officials say the company put hundreds of thousands of computers at risk. The company has agreed to a settlement in response to Federal Trade ... Commission (FTC) charges. The alleged breach of rules wasn't in the security flaws themselves, but rather that ASUS continuing to market the routers as "safe" was misleading to customers. Among ASUS's bold claims was that its routers could "protect computers from any unauthorized access, hacking, and virus attacks." This ... (view more)

Wed
31
Jul
Dennis Faas's picture

Asus Ditches Windows RT, Opts for Windows 8.1

PC manufacturer Asus appears to be moving away from plans to build devices running Microsoft's Windows RT operating system, a slimmed-down version of Windows 8. According to Asus Chairman Jonney Shih, the firm is focusing on building tablet ... computers employing the Windows 8.1 platform. In discussing consumers' reaction to Windows RT tablet PCs, Shih noted that "the result is not very promising." Asus is only the most recent PC manufacturer to back away from Windows RT . Lenovo has also decided to cancel all plans for future Windows RT tablets, and that has meant abandoning the firm's IdeaPad ... (view more)

Wed
13
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Asus Windows 8 Tablet Uses New Dual-Core Intel Chip

PC hardware companies Dell and Asus have doubled-down on their enthusiasm for Microsoft's upcoming operating system (OS), Windows 8. Both firms recently revealed plans for new devices running the much anticipated OS. In a recent presentation at ... research firm Gartner's annual security and risk management conference, Dell chief executive officer Michael Dell expressed serious excitement about Windows 8. He made clear that Dell will have a number of Windows 8 devices ready when the new Microsoft OS launches later in 2012. Dell "Super Excited" Over Windows 8 Dell told the crowd that he ... (view more)

Thu
13
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

Ultra-Thin PC Laptops 'Ultrabooks' Hitting Stores Now

There's one market Apple virtually owns but everyone seems to forget about: the ultra-powerful and ultra-portable PC market. The Cupertino-based firm's MacBook Air has really dominated the ultra-portable laptop segment of the computer market, but ... that may be about to change with the release of comparable 'Ultrabooks' from PC makers Acer and Asus. Acer S3 UltraBook Weights Less than 3 Pounds First, Acer's offering. Coming in at just $899, the company's S3 Ultrabook weighs less than three pounds but still manages to pack in a 20GB SSD for Windows 7, a 320GB HDD for all other storage, 4GB RAM, ... (view more)

Mon
23
Aug
Dennis Faas's picture

Asus iPad Killer A Long Ways Off, Say Critics

PC maker Asustek ("Asus") Computer is getting ready to release its competitors for the very popular Applie iPad. Two will run Windows 7, while a third will back the Google Android operating system (OS). Reports say the Asus tablets will ship between ... the end of the year and sometime next spring -- dates some critics consider far too late. Windows 7 Asus Tablet Offers High Power, Price The most elaborate of the Asus devices is the Eee Pad EP121, which is set to target professionals with a 12-inch touch screen and powerful Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Early estimates suggest it will ... (view more)

Tue
01
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

Asus Challenges iPad with Win7 Eee Tablet PC at Computex

Less than two weeks after Hewlett-Packard (HP) announced it would not be using Windows 7 on its upcoming Slate tablet PC, hardware producer Asus says they're willing to step up to the plate and offer their Eee Pad (tablet PC) hosting Windows 7. HP ... announced early last week that it would not use Windows 7 due to underwhelming touchscreen capabilities. HP says it will instead go with the webOS (operating system) when Slate ships this October. Asus Eee Pad Boasts 12" Screen, 10-Hour Battery, Win7 Stepping in to defend Windows 7's compatibility with tablet computers is Asus, who recently ... (view more)

Thu
08
Apr
Dennis Faas's picture

Windows, Chrome Set to Appear on Asus iPad Rival

Taiwan computer manufacturer Asus has announced it will release at least two tablet PCs in the next few months. They'll join a growing list of potential rivals to the much-hyped Apple iPad. Asus is better know for producing netbooks: indeed, it can ... be argued that its Eee PC, released in 2007, helped establish the market for the slimmed-down notebooks designed mainly for Internet browsing and light office tasks. Chairman Jonney Shih told Forbes that Asus is still committed to netbooks, but believes there is a gap in the market between netbooks and smartphones which can be filled by tablet- ... (view more)

Mon
11
Jun
Dennis Faas's picture

ASUS Astounds with $189 Notebook Computer

Get ready for the disposable laptop. ASUS has recently announced a device that won't break the bank after being dropped, doused in coffee, or thrown from a sixth floor balcony. That's right, a sub-$200 laptop, proclaimed the lowest cost and easiest ... to use mainstream notebook, ever. ASUS chairman Johnny Shih stunned his Computex crowd with the device, which weighs just 900 grams. Using Linux technology, the device, dubbed "3ePC", reportedly runs an operating system similar to Windows. Computex attendees say they witnessed Mozilla's Firefox browser being used, meaning it will likely be capable ... (view more)

Thu
10
Oct
Dennis Faas's picture

How can I stop the annoying voice on my Asus motherboard?, Part 2

Yesterday's Visitor Feedback posed the question, "How can I stop the annoying voice on my Asus motherboard during the boot up process?" The answer to this question has been solved: the annoying voice that plagues Michael H. is actually a feature in ... the BIOS which can either be disabled completely, or customized with a different voice. I didn't receive any feedback on how to customize the voice, so I'll just tell you how to disable the darn thing. As Alan H. writes: " The feature that Michael is referring to is the Asus Post Reporter. It is a feature of the Asus P4B motherboard (and on other ... (view more)

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