Android Police

ASUS

...

ASUS ROG Phone review: A few stumbles can't stop this gaming-phone heavyweight

Smartphones have achieved the ridiculous level of market penetration they have thanks in no small part to their universal utility: While in the not-too-distant past you might have carried around a separate MP3 player, game console, PDA, flashlight, and any number of other accessories in addition to your cell phone, having all this functionality baked into one device is what helps make the general-purpose smartphone so appealing. But lately we've been seeing the emergence of more specialized phones, and easily the most visible segment there has been hardware targeted at gamers. Today we're looking at just how successful one of those efforts has been, as we review the ASUS ROG Phone.

Read More
...

Unlimited power: ASUS ROG Phone charges when plugged into itself, solves world's battery problems

Battery technology has been slow to evolve, which limits how much processing power we can pack into pocket-sized devices. If only there was some magical new technology that could solve the world's battery woes. Graphene? Lithium-air? No, the answer, friends, is the ASUS ROG Phone. This modern marvel of mobile technology has two USB-C ports, so obviously, it can charge itself.

Read More
...

Asus Chromebook C423NA review: A cheap, big laptop with some obvious caveats

We've said before here at Android Police that Asus makes some of the best Chromebooks on the market, but bumps in the road are inevitable. Take the last one we reviewed, the C223NA. Corbin came away under-impressed, so we hoped that Asus' next offering would hearken back to what made us fall in love in with the Flip C302. Unfortunately, what I have here, the C423, does not accomplish that.

Read More
...

Asus Chromebook Flip C302 is $400 ($99 off) on Amazon for Black Friday only

As far as Chromebooks go, the Asus Flip C302 is still one of our favorites. It has an awesome feature set and is still one of our top picks for a Chrome OS device that isn't a Pixelbook. And it is Amazon's deal of the day: $399.99, or a $100 off.

Read More
...

Asus Chromebook C423NA drops to $230 ($40 off) at Costco and B&H

Chromebook deals abound this holiday season, so this one isn't too surprising. Asus' recently-announced C423 is down to $229.99 at Costco and B&H from the $269.99 MSRP, with some other outlets asking a tad more.

Read More
...

[Update: Now for ZC520TL] Asus ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL) gets Android 8.1 Oreo update

Buckle up, Asus lovers and users, the ZenFone series is starting to get its Android 8.1 update and the first lucky device is the ZenFone 3 Max (ZC553KL). The two-year-old phone had already received Nougat 7.0 a year ago and an update to Zen UI 4.0 last December, but Oreo 8.1 is certainly a nicer milestone to cross and a sign of Asus' commitment to updating most of its product line.

Read More
...

ASUS Chromebook C300SA down to just $160 new ($70 off) or $130 refurbished ($100 off)

Deals are obviously flying all over the place at the moment, but we've just found one of the best ones on Amazon. If you're looking for a budget laptop to surf the web on or give to one of your children, this ASUS Chromebook for only $159.99 from Amazon could be the perfect buy.

Read More
...

ASUS Chromebook C523 discounted to $240 ($30 off), even though it's not out yet

Asus quietly unveiled its first 15-inch Chromebook last month, the C523. It's a lower-end Celeron model, and the original price of $270 was a bit too much for the hardware inside. It seems Asus has realized that, because the price has now dropped to $239.99 even though the laptop is still on pre-order.

Read More
InBrief
...

Android 8.1 Oreo is rolling out to the Asus ZenFone Max Plus M1 (ZB570TL)

...

[Update: Will cost $270] ASUS announces its first 15-inch Chromebook, the C523

There aren't many Chromebooks larger than 13 inches across, with the current leader being the Acer Chromebook 15. There will soon be at least one more option, because Asus just revealed its first 15-inch Chromebook — the C523.

Read More