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Asus ZenBook 15 (UX533)

No one’s ever going to call a 15.6-inch laptop an ultraportable, but that doesn’t mean it has to be a king-size slab. At 0.7 by 13.9 by 8.7 inches, Asus claims, the ZenBook 15 ($ 1,349.99 as tested) is the smallest system in its class, coming in under even relatively compact models like the Dell […]

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Asus ZenBook 13 (UX333)

Asus is trying to undercut our laptop Editors’ Choices. At $ 849.99, the ZenBook 13 is a hefty $ 360 less than a Dell XPS 13 equipped with an identical Intel Core i5-8265U processor, 8GB of memory, a 256GB solid-state drive, and a 1080p non-touch display. The difference between the Asus and the Razer Blade […]

Gaming

Asus ROG Zephyrus S (GX701) review

They say limitations inspire creativity. In the case of gaming laptops, the limitations of chassis size and heat management have pushed manufacturers towards interesting and unusual designs. The Asus ROG Zephyrus S is a prime example. A successor to the 15-inch ROG Zephyrus GX501VI, the 17-inch GX701 attempts to contain the power of RTX-20 series […]

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Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701

The 15-inch Asus ROG Zephyrus was one of the first Max-Q gaming laptops we reviewed, targeting the sweet spot between power and thinness using tuned-down versions of high-end Nvidia graphics processors (GPUs). Asus slimmed it more with the Zephyrus S, and it is now beefing up that package in two big ways. The Asus ROG […]

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Asus Chromebook C523

The largest Chromebook that Asus sells serves up a big screen for little money. Many Chromebooks suffer from cramped panels and thick bezels, but the Chromebook C523 flips the script and delivers a roomy 15.6-inch touch display inside a sleek chassis with pleasingly thin bezels—and it does so for well south of $ 400. Add […]

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Asus ROG Strix GL12CX

Like many spendy gaming desktops, the ROG Strix GL12CX (starts at $ 3,299.99; $ 3,799.99 as tested) is all-out racked and stacked for folks who take their play very seriously. With this rig, however, Asus targets the most enthusiastic of that lot: professional (or aspiring) esports players. While this jacked-up PC will please any gamer […]