Samsung's 860 Evo 1TB SSD is currently $250, an all-time low

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Samsung's 860 Evo 1TB SSD is currently $250, an all-time low

Samsung makes some of the best SSDs on the market, and the 860 Evo is the company's highest-end mainstream SATA drive. All variants of the 860 Evo are usually priced at a premium, but today you can get the 1TB version for just $249.99 on Amazon.

Asus takes aim at mobile gamers (and Razer) with a feature-packed gaming smartphone

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Asus takes aim at mobile gamers (and Razer) with a feature-packed gaming smartphone

There's always money in the banana stand, and there's always money in mobile gaming. Asus, best known for its motherboards and laptops and monitors, wants in on that action, so it's using the ROG brand to make a smartphone for gamers. Given the complete failure of older gaming phones, I wasn't optimistic. Millions of teens already play Fortnite and PUBG and tons of other games on their phones. What would a gaming phone really offer them? 

Asus' new ROG Strix laptops deliver a thinner bezel, 144Hz IPS screen and improved cooling

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Asus' new ROG Strix laptops deliver a thinner bezel, 144Hz IPS screen and improved cooling

Asus brought a pair of new Strix laptops to Computex 2018, outfitted with some new Coffee Lake CPUs and swanky new screens. It wisely ditched last year's TN screen and fat plastic bezels for big improvements in both tech and aesthetics. The 2018 Strix fits a 15.6-inch screen into a body that's almost an inch narrower than last year's thanks to a much narrower bezel. And this time around it's a 144Hz refresh, 3 ms response time IPS display, much like our favorite gaming monitors.

Asus leads the charge to 802.11ax networking with new routers

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Asus leads the charge to 802.11ax networking with new routers

We’ve been hearing murmurs of coming 802.11ax gear since last fall. This latest iteration of the 802.11 wireless networking standard, also known as ‘High Efficiency Wireless,’ promises faster throughput, with extended range compared to the current 802.11ac standard, and is specifically targeting congested wireless environments that can bring current gear to its knees. At Computex today, Asus announced new router gear that supports the current iteration of 802.11ax, which is a draft version expected to be finalized next year.