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Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime Wi-Fi & GPS problems?

Retailer Clove Technology has withdrawn the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime from sale, issuing a statement casting doubt on the Prime's functionality. Part of the statement says:"We are at this time not satisfied that all units we could provide you with are working correctly, and performing to the standard we expect of the unit.

February 2, 2012

Thunderbolt due to strike Windows PCs in 2012

Thunderbolt, Intel's high-speed communications protocol, is coming to Windows PCs in 2012.Acer and Asus should bring out Windows devices — including Ultrabooks — that support the high-speed interconnect technology next year, Mooly Eden, Intel's general manager of PC client devices, told attendees at the Intel Developer Forum on Wednesday.

September 14, 2011 by

ASUS adopts long-life notebook battery

ASUS is the latest notebook vendor to start using Boston-Power Sonata lithium-ion technology to help extend the life of its notebook batteries.The batteries are now standard for ASUS B series models, which makes this the first big company to begin using Sonata technology as the standard offering with its commercial notebook.

August 12, 2010 by

Asus Immensity X58 motherboard includes built-in ATI Radeon video card, Lucid Hydra graphics tech

Here's a different kind of motherboard that not only may appeal to DIY system builders but also possibly to desktop manufacturers. Asus is showing off at Computex a "concept" board that includes an ATI Radeon discrete graphics card built onto it, as well as Lucid Hydra technology that allows that Radeon card to work in tandem with another graphics card, regardless of whether it's ATI or Nvidia.

June 3, 2010 by

More laptops with Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics announced at Computex

Nvidia's Optimus technology, which allows a laptop to switch between integrated graphics and its discrete card depending on what type of application is running, was launched several months ago, but was only introduced for a handful of systems (mostly from Asus) since then. This week's Computex show has changed that, as more than a dozen notebooks using Optimus have been announced here.

June 2, 2010 by

Asus announces first laptops using Nvidia Optimus switchable graphics

Along with Nvidia's announcement today that it's upgraded its Hybrid SLI switchable graphics mobile solution to the company's new Optimus technology, Asus has disclosed the first five laptops that will support the graphics platform, ranging from thin-and-lights to bigger, more multimedia-friendly machines.The UL50VF-A1 (pictured above) is the one that's making the rounds of reviewers, including PC Magazine and Laptop Magazine.

February 9, 2010 by

Acer Perspire One

I had ordered an Asus Eee from Amazon way way back in July, to jump on the overcrowded netbook bandwagon, and to be able to flourish redundant technology on the tube with a knowing smile that within a year everyone's niece and nephew will have one at playschool. But the Eee didn't go "Eeeeee" all the way home.

September 10, 2008 by

MobileTechRoundup show #116, Me and my Shadow

Please excuse my lame intro singing in MobileTechRoundup show #116 as I sing a few words of the popular tune that goes with my Shadow. The show gets much better after that as James, Kevin, and I chat about the Shadow keyboard, Nokia's tactile feedback technology, the Android announcement, N95 accelerometer, a couple pieces of freeware, and the Asus Eee PC.

November 12, 2007 by

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