Notebooks
    ASUS Transformer Book T100

    Back to School 4 Top Picks for Best Budget Laptops

    The Asus Transformer Book T100 (starting at $349) is a two-in-one device with a full-size keyboard that completely detaches from a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Reviewers say this convertible model excels as both a laptop and a tablet -- a rare feat. It weighs just 2.4 pounds and blows conventional laptops out of the water with battery life of 11-plus hours more
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    NBC Television Network
    08/05/2014

    Notebooks & Ultrabooks
    ASUS Transformer Book T100

    Back to School 4 Top Picks for Best Budget Laptops

    The Asus Transformer Book T100 (starting at $349) is a two-in-one device with a full-size keyboard that completely detaches from a 10.1-inch touchscreen. Reviewers say this convertible model excels as both a laptop and a tablet -- a rare feat. It weighs just 2.4 pounds and blows conventional laptops out of the water with battery life of 11-plus hours more
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    NBC Television Network
    08/05/2014

    VivoBook X550CA

    Best $600 Windows Laptop

    “I tested various models from the top PC makers. (Yes, I've spent more time with laptops than human beings for the last week.) The 13-inch Asus VivoBook, exclusively available at Best Buy  for $600, impressed me more than evenly priced contenders from Toshiba and Acer.” more
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    Wall Street Journal
    08/05/2014

    Notebooks & Ultrabooks
    V500CA

    Back to School Laptop Editor's Pick for Great Visual

    All You Magazine-August Issue VivoBook V500CA Back to School Laptop Editor's Pick for Great Visual
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    All You
    08/01/2014

    Desktops
    M11AD

    Back to School Guide Editor's pick for Everyday Needs

    All You Magazine-August Issue M11AD Desktop Back to School Guide Editor's pick for Everyday Needs
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    All You
    08/01/2014

    Motherboards
    MAXIMUS VII HERO

    Gold Award

    ROG boards often come with a price premium over other boards just because of the quality design, hardware selection, and impressive gaming-centric software package built in. At $229, the Maximus VII Hero is priced competitively in the category ASUS is targeting. For that price, it will be tough to find a board that offers more in terms of software and innovation for the gamer. If you are planning a new build based on Intel's 4th or 5th generation Core series processors and are an avid gamer, the Maximus VII Hero is calling your name. more
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    Overclockers Club
    05/26/2014

    ROG
    MAXIMUS VII HERO

    Gold Award

    ROG boards often come with a price premium over other boards just because of the quality design, hardware selection, and impressive gaming-centric software package built in. At $229, the Maximus VII Hero is priced competitively in the category ASUS is targeting. For that price, it will be tough to find a board that offers more in terms of software and innovation for the gamer. If you are planning a new build based on Intel's 4th or 5th generation Core series processors and are an avid gamer, the Maximus VII Hero is calling your name. more
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    Overclockers Club
    05/26/2014

    Motherboards
    MAXIMUS VII GENE

    Overclockers Approved

    In the end, we have a mATX offering from ASUS that can easily perform on par with its bigger ATX/E-ATX brethren. Sure, you don't quite have all the PCI-E slots found on the larger boards, but you know that when buying into the mATX form factor. If you're thinking about an enthusiast level mATX motherboard for your next build, the ASUS Maximus VII GENE is definitely worthy of consideration. more
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    Overclockers.com
    05/20/2014

    ROG
    MAXIMUS VII GENE

    Overclockers Approved

    In the end, we have a mATX offering from ASUS that can easily perform on par with its bigger ATX/E-ATX brethren. Sure, you don't quite have all the PCI-E slots found on the larger boards, but you know that when buying into the mATX form factor. If you're thinking about an enthusiast level mATX motherboard for your next build, the ASUS Maximus VII GENE is definitely worthy of consideration. more
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    Overclockers.com
    05/20/2014

    Motherboards
    Z97-WS

    About as good as it gets

    The Z97-WS is the kind of product that feels like it was "designed for me". No BS. Just rock solid.
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    LinusTechTips
    05/15/2014

    Server & Workstations
    Z97-WS

    About as good as it gets

    The Z97-WS is the kind of product that feels like it was "designed for me". No BS. Just rock solid.
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    LinusTechTips
    05/15/2014

    Motherboards
    Z97-A

    Editor's Choice

    It is really hard to believe that this is ASUS's entry-level Z97 motherboard. Even looking back at the Z87-A, this board offers much more and you can see where ASUS made the improvements. If you are looking to get into the Z97 platform at an affordable price the Z97-A is the perfect choice. Right now you can pick up the Z97-A at my favorite online retailer for $149.99, which makes it such a great value. Overall ThinkComputers gives the ASUS Z97-A Motherboard a 9 out of 10 score and our Editor's Choice Award! more
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    thinkcomputers.org
    05/15/2014

    Sound Cards
    Xonar U7

    Dam Good

    With the U7 ASUS has made wonderful strides in improving their USB-based Xonar offerings. What was once a source of derision in the audiophile community may not become an overnight success with it, but there's proof here that USB and audio fidelity can walk hand in hand. More importantly, for the average consumer who needs a fast, pain-free, affordable external upgrade to their existing system's soundcard abilities, the Xonar U7 is hard to beat. It certainly will never replace dedicated PCIe solutions, but for anyone using an SFF or mobile systems this is one of the best options available more
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    Hardware Canucks
    05/14/2014

    Sound Cards and Digital-to-Analog Converters
    Xonar U7

    Dam Good

    With the U7 ASUS has made wonderful strides in improving their USB-based Xonar offerings. What was once a source of derision in the audiophile community may not become an overnight success with it, but there's proof here that USB and audio fidelity can walk hand in hand. More importantly, for the average consumer who needs a fast, pain-free, affordable external upgrade to their existing system's soundcard abilities, the Xonar U7 is hard to beat. It certainly will never replace dedicated PCIe solutions, but for anyone using an SFF or mobile systems this is one of the best options available more
    https://www.asus.com/images/award_logo/2666.jpg Hardware Canucks
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    Hardware Canucks
    05/14/2014

    Sound Cards
    Xonar U7

    Editor's Choice

    The Xonar U7 is truly an incredible audio component at this price point, and would be an excellent piece at substantially more. The versatility of the U7 makes it a perfect choice for a variety of applications, from gaming to strict audio. However, the Xonar U7 seems to fall most naturally into a setting where it would be used for all of these scenarios, and makes a perfect center for a multimedia/gaming/entertainment PC where its incredible staging and versatility can truly be appreciated. For this, along with excellent sound quality, the ASUS Xonar U7 takes our Editor's Choice Award, and receives our highest recommendation. more
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    Hi Tech Legion
    05/12/2014

    Sound Cards and Digital-to-Analog Converters
    Xonar U7

    Editor's Choice

    The Xonar U7 is truly an incredible audio component at this price point, and would be an excellent piece at substantially more. The versatility of the U7 makes it a perfect choice for a variety of applications, from gaming to strict audio. However, the Xonar U7 seems to fall most naturally into a setting where it would be used for all of these scenarios, and makes a perfect center for a multimedia/gaming/entertainment PC where its incredible staging and versatility can truly be appreciated. For this, along with excellent sound quality, the ASUS Xonar U7 takes our Editor's Choice Award, and receives our highest recommendation. more
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    Hi Tech Legion
    05/12/2014

    Motherboards
    Z97I-PLUS

    4 out of 5

    If you're looking for a feature-packed Mini-ITX motherboard to pair with an Intel Haswell chip (plus future-proofing on the CPU and storage fronts), the Z97I-Plus is an excellent, fairly priced option. more
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    Computer Shopper
    05/12/2014

    Motherboards
    Z97-A

    LanOC Recommended

    My time with the Z97-A has been extremely interesting. As always I was extremely impressed with Asus's attention to detail when packing the Z97-A full of features. Typically with a low to mid ranged motherboard like this manufactures seem to try their best to put only the bear minimum in effort into everything. Asus did a great job of giving the Z97-A the best software available as well as the best UEFI BIOS. I was also really impressed with the USB 3.0 performance when using Asus's USB 3.0 Boost. more
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    LANOC
    05/12/2014

    Motherboards
    Z97-A

    Dam Good

    In conclusion, the ASUS Z97-A is the ideal choice for the price conscious buyer who is not willing to give up any of the features or capabilities that you would want from a next generation motherboard. more
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    UNITED STATES
    Hardware Canucks
    05/11/2014

    Motherboards
    MAXIMUS VII HERO

    Editor's Choice

    The ASUS Z97 Maximus VII Hero motherboard representing its ROG "Republic of Gamers" series line up continues to impress with its features rich and rock stable performance. more
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    Pureoverclock
    05/11/2014