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Asus C200 and C300 Chromebooks officially arrive in Australia

Asus C200 and C300 Chromebooks officially arrive in Australia

Asus has been producing ChromeOS devices for a little while now, offering their Chromebox first, but they’ve now followed up by launching their C200 and C300 Chromebooks in Australia. The 11.6″ C200 and 13.3″ C300 Chromebooks from Asus are a pretty nicely specced pair of Chromebooks. The C200 began selling on Kogan last month, but now Asus has updated their website to show the devices are now available, including giving a list of specs for both devices. Specs for the Chromebooks are still a little shaky, as we’re waiting on more information from Asus on the launch. C200 C300 Screen:[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on October 21, 2014 2 comments Chromebook
Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Ausdroid Podcast 125 – Nexusapalooza 2014

Welcome to episode 125 of the Ausdroid podcast! This week’s podcast was all Nexus, all the time. With not one, not two but three new Nexus devices announced just a day before we recorded, spirits were high and bank accounts were looking wary all night. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: Android 5.0 Lollipop Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player announced Australian carriers and retailers. Bonus: Financial impact! We ran a Google document throughout the show for both ourselves and users in the live chat to tally up how much money they were going to give[Read More...]

by 5:25 PM on October 18, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Meet Google’s new Nexus family: Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Meet Google’s new Nexus family: Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player

Google has just announced the latest members of its Nexus family, the Nexus 6 smartphone made by Motorola, Nexus 9 tablet made by HTC and surprised us all with the first Android TV device – the Nexus Player made by Asus. Each of the new devices runs Google’s new Android 5.0, finally officially christened “Lollipop”. Click here check out our Android Lollipop coverage. Google is embracing colour choice options from the beginning this year, with the Nexus 6 available in blue and white, and the Nexus 9 available in black, white or gold (sand). Each device has a black bezel[Read More...]

by and 4:58 AM on October 16, 2014 25 comments Android TV, Phones, Tablets
Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear Specs comparison

Android Wear is a new device category, there’s three watches now on the market, with another three about to hit. There’s common hardware to each of the Android Wear watches on the market, but there’s also some differences and we wanted to check out what differences there are and which will suit you spec wise, so we’ve laid them all out in a single table so you can check each of them out and see for yourself. Screen: 1.65” IPS LCD 1.3-inch P-OLED Display 1.63” SuperAMOLED (278 ppi) 1.56″ Backlit LCD AMOLED1.63″ 278ppi touch display 1.6” Transflective Display Resolution: 280[Read More...]

by 9:00 AM on September 21, 2014 8 comments News
Grab an Asus Chromebook C200 from Kogan now

Grab an Asus Chromebook C200 from Kogan now

Asus has so far kept their ChromeOS devices limited to the Chromeboxes released earlier this year. But Kogan has begun selling their entry level Chromebook in Australia offering the Chromebook on their website for $359. The specs are fairly basic, but includes the Intel Bay Trail-m Celeron N2830 processor clocked at 2.4GHz. The usual 1366×768 resolution is painted on an 11.6″ display which from reports seems to be quite decent. While a smallish 16GB drive is included, there’s the usual SD/MMC card slot to expand locally (including USB drives) and it qualifies for the 100GB Google Drive storage offer which[Read More...]

by 9:06 PM on September 16, 2014 0 comments Chromebook
Ausdroid Podcast 121 – The IFArola Z360+1 Compact Edge

Ausdroid Podcast 121 – The IFArola Z360+1 Compact Edge

Welcome to episode 121 of the Ausdroid podcast! After a spell away, we’re back with a bumper episode covering the big Android announcements last week, both from IFA 2014 and Motorola. With Jason Murray, Dan Tyson and Scott Plowman. Topics: LG G Watch R Asus ZenWatch Sony Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact Sony Smartwatch 3, Smartband Talk Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge Samsung Gear VR (although we spent most of this time talking about Google Cardboard) Motorola 360 launch The New Moto X The new Moto G Listen to this episode Download this episode MP3 Subscribe[Read More...]

by 10:50 PM on September 9, 2014 0 comments Podcast
Asus updates its MeMO Pad 7 at IFA

Asus updates its MeMO Pad 7 at IFA

Asus just announced a refreshed MeMO Pad 7 at IFA 2014. Derek Yu, Senior Product Director, took to the stage to guide us through the new tablet’s features. The company wants its new tablet hang with fashionable accessories – “high fashion meets high definition”, if you will. We’re not sure that’s something we’ve needed in our tablets until now, but if Asus wants to take a shot at it then they’re more than welcome to do so. Visually, the tablet takes a cue from the company’s Nexus 7 (2013) – at least in the front with its larger bezels above[Read More...]

by 10:19 PM on September 3, 2014 1 comment Tablets
Asus announces the ZenWatch at IFA

Asus announces the ZenWatch at IFA

Asus just made their much-rumoured ZenWatch, powered by Android Wear, official at IFA 2014. Mitch Yang, Vice President of Asus’ Design Centre, took to the stage during the company’s presentation sporting the watch on his wrist. With a focus of high quality materials, the ZenWatch features a stainless steel body with a soft stitched leather strap with the familiar “quick release” clasp that seems to be popular with Android Wear device manufacturers. It’s not known yet weather you’ll be able to replace the leather strap with your own. The ZenWatch certainly gives a good first impression with its shiny metallic[Read More...]

by 10:00 PM on September 3, 2014 2 comments Android Wear, News, Smartwatch
Asus CEO talks about availability and pricing for the upcoming ZenWatch

Asus CEO talks about availability and pricing for the upcoming ZenWatch

IFA this year will see at least two Android Wear devices announced, with a rumoured third possibly coming as well. Of the Android Wear watches coming, the Asus ZenWatch has been rumoured as being the cheapest we’ve seen yet and Asus CEO Jerry Shen has spoken to the media prior to heading to IFA, about when we should see the ZenWatch and how much it will cost. While no mention of the rumoured $99-$150 price range was mentioned, he did tell media that the watch would ship at a sub-US$200 price point. Availability wise, the watch is apparently due to[Read More...]

by 4:34 AM on September 2, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Buy an Asus Chromebox from Kogan for just $249

Buy an Asus Chromebox from Kogan for just $249

ChromeOS has just gotten a big shot in the arm in Australia, with online retailer Kogan announcing availability of the Asus Chromebox on their store. Kogan are now taking orders for the Asus Chromebox (M039U) – the Celeron based unit – for just $249 (with shipping additional), with units beginning to ship from the Kogan warehouse on the 9th of September. The Asus Chromebox (M039U) contains a good basic hardware specification, containing : Intel Celeron 2955U Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000/4400 GPU 2 GB Dual Channel 1600MHz DDR3 RAM 16GB SSD with SD/MMC card reader Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps, 4x USB 3.0,[Read More...]

by 11:07 AM on September 1, 2014 5 comments ChromeBox
Asus outs the ZenWatch in a new teaser

Asus outs the ZenWatch in a new teaser

The race is on to gain mind-share for the next Android Wear watch release. In a market where Google is apparently going to be controlling the software side of things, OEMs are rushing to get hardware to market and today we get another look at what Asus has up their sleeve (Gee, this pun is going to get old). They’ve shared a tweet which includes the thirty-five second trailer video for the ZenWatch, which shows an ever so slightly curved display, as well as what appears to be a brushed metal clasp on the band. Marvel at how time will[Read More...]

by 11:45 PM on August 27, 2014 0 comments Android Wear
Asus teases their IFA smartwatch announcement again – curved screen incoming?

Asus teases their IFA smartwatch announcement again – curved screen incoming?

Asus has a smatwatch coming at IFA next week, they’ve announced it previously, and today they’ve followed up with a closer look at their watch revealing a few things about the design. The picture contains the same quote from Lebanese artist, poet, and writer, Khalil Gibran as the last teaser – Time has been transformed and we have changed. The sketch that they’ve released – while possibly not of the final product – shows that the watch will have a slightly more ergonomic curved design, with seemingly a matching curved display. While not 100% clear, one of the descriptions attached[Read More...]

by 6:00 PM on August 26, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Manufacturer
Asus teases their Android Wear Smartwatch to be announced at IFA

Asus teases their Android Wear Smartwatch to be announced at IFA

Asus CEO, Jerry Shen announced to a group of investors last week that Asus would be announcing their Android Wear smartwatch at IFA. True to form Asus are now teasing the release via their social media channels. Posts have appeared on the Asus Twitter and Facebook pages showing a quote from Lebanese artist, poet, and writer, Khalil Gibran. The quote is quite obviously a thinly veiled reference to a watch, as is the image, clearly a silhouette of a watch. Something #Incredible is going to happen at #IFA2014, see you there! pic.twitter.com/1Dr2zAo06I — ASUS (@ASUS) August 19, 2014 The Asus[Read More...]

by 8:35 PM on August 19, 2014 1 comment Android Wear, Manufacturer