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4
Sep

Acer’s CEO says merging with Asus is unlikely due to Taiwan’s Fair Trade laws


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It wasn’t too long ago that Asustek was muted to be discussing a takeover of its struggling local rival, HTC after its own mobile division posted a profit. However, the takeover rumour was strongly refuted by HTC shortly after becoming public news. Today, we have Acer’s CEO, Jason Chen, shooting down talk of a merger between itself and Asustek, stating that the joining of the two companies would violate Taiwan’s Fair Trade laws.

A merger between Acer and Asustek would result in a combined market share of over 70% in Taiwan, creating an unhealthy monopoly in the eyes of the government’s regulatory bodies.

That being said, Acer’s CEO isn’t against the idea of the company being taken over by someone. Acer’s stock price has plummeted by 50% since April, and the company made just $5.4 million in profit for the first half of 2015 compared to $15 million the previous year. The trend is continuing, because July’s revenue saw a year-on-year decline of 33%.

All of this makes Acer a target for a hostile takeover, something that Acer founder, Stan Shih, actually welcomes as he believes the buyer could end up buying an empty shell due to the existing management quitting Acer. Whether it’s merely bluster or shrewd business sense, it’s clear that Acer’s situation could result in significant changes ahead for the Taiwanese manufacturer, although a merger with local rival Asustek would appear to be off the cards.

 

Source: DigiTimes
Via: PhoneArena

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4
Sep

IFA Day 1: 4K Smartphones and water-cooled laptops


IFA 2015: Day One Recap

IFA started with a bang as Sony whipped out the Xperia Z5 Premium, a smartphone that comes with the “world’s first” 5.5-inch 4K display. That was swiftly followed by the launch of Huawei’s Mate S, a phone that’s designed to kill the iPhone 6 Plus by basically copying its every design feature. Then there was ASUS’ new gaming laptop that’s so powerful it needs its own water pump to keep it cool. We took some time to bring you the most exciting announcements from the show floor, so don’t hesitate before hitting that play button.

Check out all the news from Berlin at our IFA 2015 hub!

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Tags: 2015, asus, Huawei, IFA, IFA2015, MateS, sony, video, XperiaZ5Premium

2
Sep

ASUS ZenWatch 2 will go easy on the wallet when released in October


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ASUS has announced pricing for their new ASUS ZenWatch 2 smartwatch and for those looking to get a smartwatch without dropping a lot of coin, the ZenWatch 2 may be a good option. The different versions of the ZenWatch 2 are slated to be available on retail shelves starting in October. When they arrive, the larger 49mm model will run €149 ($170 USD) while the smaller 45mm version will cost €169 ($190 USD).

The ZenWatch 2 will come equipped with a Snapdragon 400 processor, 512 MB of RAM and a 320 x 320 AMOLED display.

Anyone out there enticed by the ZenWatch 2? Be sure to check back for more IFA 2015 coverage from TalkAndroid.

source: ASUS
via: Engadget

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2
Sep

IFA 2015: ASUS announces the beastly-looking RT-AC5300 router that boasts “world’s fastest Wi-Fi”



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There are some pretty badass looking products being announced at IFA 2015 so far. First, there was the Acer Predator 6 with its sharp edges and now ASUS has announced a router that looks like the top of Saruman’s tower in The Lord of the Rings. Unsurprisingly, the device is being targeted at gamers and people who want 4K streaming to be a reality as the RT-AC5300 router boasts the “world’s fastest Wi-Fi” – on a side now, I feel like ASUS has missed a golden naming opportunity by calling it the RT-AC5300.


If you’re wondering what kind of speeds you can expect with the RT-AC5300 router, ASUS says you should be getting 1Gbps over the 2.4GHz bands and up to 2.167Gbps on the two 5GHz bands available to the router. I’m not great at math, but that sounds like more than enough for most people’s streaming and gaming needs – I think I know what I want for Christmas now.

Source: engadget

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2
Sep

The latest ROG laptop comes with a giant water cooler


ASUS ROG GX700

ASUS is one a rare few companies that’s both a mainstream PC manufacturer and a respected name among the gaming community. Its ROG (Republic Of Gamers) line is a favorite, with giant laptops like the G751 earning top marks from gamers and reviewers alike. We’re looking forward to its replacement, the ROG G752, but first let’s talk about the GX700 in the image above. ASUS is only teasing this laptop, but it’s going to have an overclockable Intel K-series Skylake processor, the latest graphics from Nvidia, and, a 17-inch 4K display. Oh… and that giant thing you see next to it? That’s apparently a water-cooling system. Details are scant, but an educated guess would suggest you’ll only be able to overclock the GX700’s processor and graphics when you’re docked to it. I don’t know whether to laugh or take out my wallet.

On to the thing you’re more likely to buy some time soon: the ROG G752. It takes the basic premise behind the G751 — throw every spec you can into a giant laptop — and updates it for 2015. It’s got a far sleeker profile than last year’s model — it’s still chunky of course, but this looks much more like a laptop and much less like a riot shield.

ASUS ROG G752

You’ll be able to kit it out with your choice of SSDs and HDDs, sixth-generation Core i7 processors (up to i7-6820HK), Nvidia GPUs (up to GTX 980M 8GB), and (up to) a 17.3-inch 4K display (that supports G-Sync). Other specs include Thunderbolt 3.0 and a revamped keyboard with much deeper keys. Expect to hear more on the G752 before it launches this winter from $1,499. ASUS says the GX700 could appear before the year’s out also, but is making no promises.

Check out all the news from Berlin at our IFA 2015 hub.

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Tags: asus, G572, G751, GX700, ifa, ifa2015, RepublicOfGamers, ROG

2
Sep

ASUS unveils the Intel-powered, Windows 10 VivoStick


Intel generated a storm of interest when it launched the HDMI-based Compute Stick, but is anybody willing to buy a tiny, under-powered PC? Who knows, but ASUS has just launched its own model that trumps Intel’s in nearly every way. It’s a lot less clunky-looking and one-ups Intel’s Atom CPU with a Cherry Trail model, while adding an extra USB 3.0 port and headphone jack for good measure. Otherwise, it has the same 2GB of RAM and 32GB storage, and works in the same way: you plug it into any HDMI TV, add a keyboard and mouse, then compute away on Windows 10.

At least, we hope so. As we noted in our review, Intel’s stick is far from a powerhouse and not quite up to its primary task of serving music and video streaming to your TV and sound system. However, at $129, the ASUS VivoStick runs a bit less than Intel’s $150 Compute Stick, which might make it worth the gamble. Availability has yet to be determined.

Check out all the news from Berlin at our IFA 2015 hub.

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Wireless, Storage, ASUS

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Tags: asus, ComputeStick, HDMI, IFA2015, PC-on-a-stick, PC-on-a-TV, USB3.0, VivoStick

2
Sep

ASUS’ ZenWatch 2 is dirt cheap and arrives next month


It’s been a few months now since we first clapped eyes on the ASUS ZenWatch 2, the company’s second stab at an Android Wear timepiece. Today, we’ve got a smattering of new details to go along with those first impressions: specifically, price and availability. The larger 49mm model will cost around €149 (about $170), while the dinkier 45mm variant will set you back €169 ($190). Both will be hitting store shelves worldwide in October. If you need a reminder, the wearables feature a new metal crown, AMOLED screens and a Snapdragon 400 processor. They also support a magnetic charger cable — an improvement over the old plastic cradle — and superior dust-and water-resistance ratings of IP67. It’ll debut in three colors, silver, gunmetal and rose gold, along with a plethora of rubber, leather and stainless steel straps to help you match your personal sense of style.

Check out all the news from Berlin at our IFA 2015 hub.

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Wearables, ASUS

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Tags: androidwear, ASUS, asuszenwatch, asuszenwatch2, ifa, ifa2015, zenwatch, zenwatch2

2
Sep

ASUS unveils the ZenWatch 2 at IFA 2015


For those who aren’t aware, there’s a pretty big tech conference going on over in Berlin. IFA 2015 has kicked off, and news has been pouring out ever since. This time around, ASUS has announced pricing and availability for the ZenWatch 2.

ASUS originally showed off the ZenWatch 2 back in June at the Computex tech exhibition in Asia. However, ASUS was pretty mum about the specs on the new iteration, however, with today’s announcement, we now get some more information.

The ZenWatch 2 will have two size variants, a 49mm and 43 mm size with pricing of €149 (around $170) and €169 (around $190), respectively. In addition, the 49mm ZenWatch 2 will be compatible with most standard 22mm straps, while the 43mm version will be compatible with 18mm straps.

Asus ZenWatch 2

The 49mm ZenWatch 2 will sport a 1.6-inch display, while the 43mm variant will sport a 1.45 inch display. Other than the difference in price and screen size, what’s under the hood will be exactly the same.

  • 320×320 AMOLED Display
  • Wi-Fi Support
  • Snapdragon 400 processor
  • 400mAh Battery for 49mm variant
  • 300mAh Battery for 43mm variant
  • 4GB Storage
  • 512MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 4.1

The ZenWatch 2 will also come in three different colors: Gunmetal Gray, Silver, or Rose Gold and will be officially released sometime in October. As we get more news about the new ZenWatch 2, we will be sure to let everyone know.

In the meantime, drop us a line with what you think about the new ZenWatch 2 from ASUS, in the comments below.

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2
Sep

Here’s how to watch ASUS’ IFA 2015 press event!


It’s nearly ASUS’ turn to take to the stage at this year’s IFA conference, and so we invite you to join us here in Berlin, albeit virtually. The company’s teased a couple of announcements on the social medias, hinting at a new smartwatch and a PC-on-a-stick, among other things. The press conference will kick off in around 30 minutes, so head on over to the livestream page if you’d like to pull up a seat next to us and find out what ASUS has in store.

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Misc, Mobile, ASUS

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Tags: asus, ifa2015, livestream, mobilepostcross

2
Sep

ASUS’ spikey router promises the ‘world’s fastest WiFi’


If you wanted an insane looking router with an almost as-insane boast, then say hello to ASUS’ new router. Touting it as the best for gaming, 4K streaming and smart home networking, the RT-AC5300 router will apparently give speeds that are 67 percent faster than first-gen, tri-band routers. It’s calling it the world’s fastest WiFi. ASUS is promising up to 1Gbps connections over 2.4GHz and up to 2.167Gbps on each of the two 5GHz bands — that’s a lot of data. Google just got a new router challenger.

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Networking, Internet, ASUS

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Tags: 5ghz, asus, asusu, fastestwifi, ifa, ifa2015, router, rtac5300

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