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ASUS unveils new ExpertBook & ProArt StudioBook series

The ideal business suite for those still on work-from-home

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Even as you work from home, ASUS wants you to step up your game. This time around, they have an entire business suite of devices dedicated for the work-from-home lifestyle. They’ve now put business-ready performance inside thinner, sleeker, and more subdued package.

ASUS first unveils the ASUS ExpertBook B9, which they’ve touted as their lightest business laptop. This thin and light device comes with ASUS’ NanoEdge display with a 94% screen-to-body ratio for a wide workspace. It also comes with WiFi 6 connectivity for steady connections throughout your work hours. This, along with a projected 24-hour battery life, makes this a long-lasting device fit for all types of tasks.

For those on the more creative side, ASUS also unveils its ASUS ProArt StudioBook series with powerful hardware to match. This, of course is headlined by the ASUS ProArt StudioBook Pro X, which is best suited for heavy-duty workloads.

It comes with either the latest Intel Xeon or Core i7 processors inside, and NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 graphics for all your complex renders. The device is also designed to run on full capacity every time without the need to throttle to boost performance.

The ProArt StudioBook series also comes with the ASUS ProArt StudioBook 17 and ASUS ProArt StudioBook 15. Both devices are available with either an RTX 2060 inside, or Quadro RTX 3000 Max-Q (StudioBook 17) or RTX 5000 (StudioBook 15). There is also the ASUS ProArt StudioBook One, which promises desktop-grade performance for the creative side.

All of these will be formally launched through the ASUS Philippines’ Facebook page on June 19.

Gaming

Honor launches Hunter V700 gaming laptop with a kickass design

Honor’s first gaming laptop

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Honor’s first gaming laptop has arrived and the brand is confident it can make a mark in the market. Starting with the Hunter V700, the brand says it packs best-in-class performance, excellent heat dissipation, as well as portability.

To start off, the laptop has a very aggressive design that focuses on RGB lighting, ergonomics, and sustained performance. Honor has managed to fill a high-end configuration despite the thin chassis.

It has a 16.1-inch display with a 144Hz refresh rate that’s accompanied by 4.7mm thick bezels, 100% sRGB color, and a maximum brightness of 300 nits. Unlike Apple’s laptops, Honor has managed to pack a USB-A port, HDMI, and an RG45 ethernet jack.

Honor has also included a new hinge that it likes to call Wind Valley design. According to the brand, the design facilitates up to 40 percent more volume of air for cooling.

“Traditional gaming notebooks tend to be thick and heavy to meet the high-performance and heat dissipation requirements expected in this category. Honor believes the pursuit of performance can co-exist with a lightweight and portable design,” Honor said in a statement.

The Honor Hunter V700 starts at CNY 7,499 (US$ 1,105) for the Core i5-10300H,  GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 16 GB of RAM, and 512 GB of storage.

It’s followed by a Core i7-10750H with an RTX 2060, along with the same volume of RAM and storage, costing CNY 8,499 (US$ 1,250).

Lastly, you can get a Core i7-10750H, RTX 2060, 16 GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD storage for CNY 9,999 (US$ 1,475). The sale is currently limited to China via VMall.

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ASUS ROG, ACRONYM partner for Special Edition Zephyrus G14

Bringing together impressive power and top-tier design into one device

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ASUS ROG ACRONYM

ASUS ROG pits its ROG Zephyrus G14 as its most all-around gaming laptop. It comes with powerful hardware in a sleek design, along with features fit for a personalized experience. In essence, it’s the ultimate laptop for gamers and content creators, alike. And apparently, ASUS isn’t the only one who sees it that way.

Errolson Hugh, co-founder of leading technical appparel company ACRONYM has his vision of an empowered user. He believes that more empowered users aren’t strictly just gamers, but is also a thinker and a creator. Since 1994, the company built an extensive portfolio of apaprel sourced from top notch materials.

These initiatives make ACRONYM an ideal partner for ASUS ROG, and it’s seen in their Special Edition Zephyrus G14. In terms of hardware, the Special Edition ROG Zephyrus G14 still carries the latest AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and NVIDIA RTX 2060 GPU. Now, ACRONYM infuses its own design philosophy and brings distinct visual features to the device.

Pricing and availability for the Special Edition ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 have yet to be announced.

SEE ALSO: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 review

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Accessories

Huawei MateBook X (2020) + FreeBuds Pro + Watch GT 2 Pro Hands-On

Huawei ecosystem done right

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It seems like the pandemic isn’t stopping companies from announcing their newest tech. Today, Huawei announced not just new software features, but also their latest hardware in the annual Huawei Developers’ Conference (HDC).

Whether it’s the newly-updated MateBook X, Pro-rated iterations such as the FreeBuds Pro and the Watch GT 2 Pro.

Head over to our latest hands-on video as we talk about these devices and how Huawei’s seamless ecosystem can make your life meaningful.

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