The ASUS VivoBook Max X541UA isn’t about being ultra-compact, streaming 4K video or dominating at mobile PC gaming. However, what you do get is a full-sized Windows laptop with an Intel Core i5 CPU that costs about the same as the last iPad I bought. Intrigued? Here’s my review.

We are entering into a new era of computing, with applications like virtual reality, 4K video editing and Ultra HD gaming pushing the need for more powerful CPUs. AMD’s answer began rolling out in March: AMD Ryzen processors. Here’s what you need to know about these new multi-core, multi-threading powerhouses.

 It’s tough to beat a convertible, 2-in-1 laptop for versatility. You get a laptop, tablet and everything in between in a single device. With the ASUS VivoBook Flip TP501U, you also get a big, Full HD display, a Core i7 CPU and Nvidia’s 940M graphics card, making this convertible laptop a compelling combination of versatility and power.

I had a chance to review the ASUS ZenBook 4K laptop and if you love 4K than this is certainly a machine for you.

Are you in the market for a new laptop with the power to chew through whatever applications and programs you throw at it, but at the same time won’t devour your budget? I tested out the ASUS X-Series X555QA AMD Quad-Core laptop recently, and I’ll tell you why this computer deserves a closer look.

There is an assumption made by many people that with modern operating systems like macOS and Windows 10, the need for security software goes out the window. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case. The cyber bad guys have upped their game. But installing security software can take the worry out of using your computer.

With increasingly powerful laptops and ever-shrinking desktop PCs, the age-old question of laptop or desktop can be as confusing as ever. Should your next family computer be a laptop or desktop? I’ll try to help you decide which is the best choice for your situation.

 Virtual reality is coming to the PC world in the form of VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. The experience promises to be amazing. Video gaming in particular will never be the same. But replicating an environment you can explore and interact with—in three dimensions—takes an incredible amount of computing horsepower. Is your PC ready for the arrival of virtual reality?

Looking for a cost-effective, capable and easy to set up home computer solution? Check out the ASUS M32BF desktop PC. I put one through its paces to show that this could be a great solution to the new family computer puzzle.

20 years ago, the hottest flame war in computing was Windows versus Mac. Today that rivalry continues, but with a new twist. Who is the best desktop virtual assistant? It’s Siri on macOS versus Cortana on Windows 10.
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