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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
ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) — Review

ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME176C) — Review

<!– //–> As a top 10 manufacturer of tablets, Asus has been a powerhouse when it comes to providing Android tablets. Asus has provided a full range of tablets in varying from factors, from Transformers to Fonepads, Padfones, and MeMO Pads, they know what they’re doing when it comes to tablets, especially Android tablets Asus really came to the fore when they began building the Nexus 7 tablets for Google, which as given Asus a lot of experience in building smaller form factor tablets, but with no new 7” Nexus in sight, the 7” tablet form factor is due for[Read More...]

by 9:51 AM on August 18, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Asus to release their Android Wear watch at IFA next month

Asus to release their Android Wear watch at IFA next month

The IFA tradeshow in Germany next month is shaping up to be a good one, with rumours of new handsets and more from the likes of Samsung and Sony heating up, there’s a new rumour circulating that Asus is about to announce their entry into the Android Wear market. Rumoured to be priced at a much lower price than existing Android Wear watches, Asus is apparently aiming at the $99-$150 price range when it launches, and according to Asus CEO, Jerry Shen, who announced that the watch would debut IFA in Berlin at an investors’ conference on Tuesday. An Asus[Read More...]

by 11:32 AM on August 15, 2014 1 comment Android Wear
Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA — Review

Asus Transformer Book Trio TX201LA — Review

Asus have been selling many different products in Australia for some time now. One of the pivotal moments for Asus as far as Android goes, was when the teamed up with Google in June 2012 to bring us the original Nexus 7. And, as they say, the rest is history. Since then ASUS have been bringing us various devices from a Nexus 7 clone, the Asus MeMo Pad 7 HD, through to their latest release of the Asus Zenfone 4, 5 and 6 smartphones. Now enter, the Asus Transformer Book Trio. Released late last year the Trio is a dual[Read More...]

by 10:08 AM on August 14, 2014 3 comments Design, Reviews, Tablets
Asus Transformer Pad TF103C — Review

Asus Transformer Pad TF103C — Review

Asus began their Transformer Pad series a couple of years ago with the TF101. It was my first foray into the tablet world. In the end I sold it and bought a Nexus 7 (2012) after finding that the 10.1in form-factor was too big for my use-case at the time. The docking station/keyboard that came with it was used once in 4 months. It wasn’t that I didn’t like the tablet. I just didn’t think that the keyboard would be much use it to. Fast forward two years and when the opportunity to try out their newest version of the[Read More...]

by 8:00 AM on August 11, 2014 4 comments Design