Asus ZenWatch 3: A quick unboxing

So, I was surprised last Friday to see that Amazon has the Asus ZenWatch 3 available for order. Most sites still indicate the new Android Wear device as “coming soon,” including Asus’ own web site, and so I was quite pleased when I saw it available for order. I received the watch this morning, and […]

ASUS Transformer Book Duet Skimps on the Resolution

As much as I love the idea of a powerful machine that can run both Android and Windows 8.1, it seems like every vendor who’s made one has missed the boat on some important aspect. Of course, Samsung’s ATIV Q, in addition to offering only 4GB of RAM (to be shared between both OSs), was […]

Nexus 5 Screens with Yellow Tint

I mentioned briefly in another post that my first Nexus 5 had a yellow tint to the screen, and the issue seems to be a complaint for a number of Nexus 5 owners since its introduction. I’ll link to two forum discussions that highlight what has become a bit of a minor controversy, at least […]

Is the iPad Making PC Makers Desperate?

This article on IT World says about the myriad product variations on display at the recent Computex show: The products are made possible by better, cheaper components, by the new touch interface in Windows 8 and by Intel’s ultrabook formula. But they’re also driven by a sense of urgency among PC makers, desperate for a […]

ASUS Taichi – My Next Machine?

ASUS teased a couple of new devices in their pre-Computex promotions, and one of them was the Taichi. As we now know, this devices is essentially a dual-screened Ultrabook (likely sans the Ultrabook label, unless ASUS can convince Intel to allow the trademark on such a different device), and will double as a (relatively thick) […]

Is ASUS Making a Dual-Boot Windows 8 and Android Device?

Sure looks like it. Make it a Transformer-like device with keyboard dock, with the high-res screen coming on the TF700 Transformer Pad Infinity, and toss in an active digitizer with pen, and this could be a very exciting device. Check out these videos:  

iPad 3 (2012) vs ASUS Transformer Prime: Wifi Performance

I posted a quick video on YouTube comparing the Wifi performance of the new iPad with the ASUS Transformer Prime (ATP). This video was taken in my home office in the garage, which ironically has the worst Wifi connectivity and throughput of any location in my house. Four walls and about 20 feet separate the […]

A Tale of Two Tablets: the (new) Apple iPad (2012) vs. Android (ASUS Transformer Prime)

The objective of this series of posts will be to shed some light on the question: which is the better tablet platform, iOS 5.1 or an Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. I’ll be using the latest iPad, the “new” iPad, a.k.a. the iPad 3, and the ASUS Transformer Prime (ATP) for the comparison. It’s possible […]

The Horrible Marketing of Android Tablets

The Apple iPad 3 or iPad HD or other successor to the incredibly successful iPad 2 is being announced on Wednesday, March 7, and all signs are pointing to a very compelling device. Android tablets have failed to attain any significant market success (unless you include the Amazon Kindle, and you probably shouldn’t), and so […]

ASUS Transformer Prime Impressions Part 2 – The Good

Introduction – Flawed, but excellent In Part 1, I discussed some issues that seem to have plagued the Transformer Prime’s launch. GPS, wifi strength, light bleed, and such make the Prime an early-adopter’s delight so far, although ASUS continues to release firmware updates that make incremental improvements where possible. And yet, I still recommend the […]