I am a computer guy. Friends and family often ask about computer manufacturers or buying advice.
I recently was asked this: Is ASUS a good brand?
ASUS is one of my favorite brands for desktops and laptops.
- POWER UP YOUR PLAY - Draw more frames and win more games with Windows 11, a 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13650HX processor, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU at 140W Max TGP.
- BLAZING FAST MEMORY AND STORAGE – Multitask swiftly with 16GB of DDR5-4800MHz memory and speed up loading times with 512GB of PCIe 4x4.
- ROG INTELLIGENT COOLING – To put this amount of power in a gaming laptop, you need an even better cooling solution. The Strix features Thermal Grizzly’s Conductonaut Extreme liquid metal on the CPU, and a third intake fan among other premium features, to allow for better sustained performance over long gaming sessions.
- SWIFT VISUALS – The Strix G16 has a fast FHD 165Hz panel to make sure you never miss a moment. It also covers 100% of the sRGB color space and feature Dolby Vision, Adaptive-Sync support, and an 90% screen-to-body ratio for a stellar gaming and viewing experience.
- MUX SWITCH WITH ADVANCED OPTIMUS - A MUX Switch increases laptop gaming performance by 5-10% by routing frames directly from the dGPU to the display bypassing the iGPU. With Advanced Optimus the switch between iGPU and dGPU becomes automatic based on the task, optimizing battery life.
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- Low-latency wireless audio: Gaming mode offers greater synchronization of audio with video for competitive gaming.
- Active Noise Cancelation (ANC): Hybrid ANC technology detects and filters out noise coming from inside and outside the headphones, enabling immersive audio experiences.
- Extensive battery life: Features 27-hour battery life with quick-charge technology.
- Wireless charging: Case can be charged conveniently via wireless charging.
- High-efficiency WiFi 6 – Ultrafast WiFi 6 tri-band boosts speeds up to 11,000 Mbps, with 160 MHz channels for better efficiency and throughput.Power Supply : AC Input : 110V~240V(50~60Hz), DC Output : 19 V with max. 3.42 A ；19.5 V with max. 3.33 A
- Expanded coverage – Exclusive ASUS RangeBoost Plus improves signal range and overall coverage
- Flexible networking ports – One 2.5 G port and one 10 G port can be configured for either WAN or LAN operation
- Extreme quad-core CPU power – High-performance WiFi chipsets and 64-bit 2.0 GHz quad-core CPU take wireless signal processing to the next level
- Triple-level game acceleration – Online gaming gets network prioritization every step of the way, from PC to game server
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ASUS mainboards, desktops
I have built computers with DFI, ASUS, and ASRock motherboards.
For somebody who likes to fiddle with the BIOS, I find ASUS have a lot of great functionality and settings. For overclockers, this is great.
Despite my overclocking abuse, ASUS computers tend to be stable and last a long time.
For example, I built an ASUS desktop in 2009. The unit is still operational in 2016. The hardware is out-of-date and slow compared to modern computers but my point: It still works.
ASUS does have a good reputation among system builders for being higher quality than its competitors. This has always been the “word on the street.”
One grumble, though: ASUS mainboards tend to cost more. Cost can be an issue when building a system, so it is important to note.
But, not all are expensive. I bought a ASUS laptop for under three bills about a year ago.
Is ASUS a good laptop brand?
My most recent purchase was an ASUS laptop, specifically the X551M. The X551M is a very inexpensive model.
I was not sure how it would hold up because it is used when I travel.
So far, all is well. While in my backpack, it has had 15 lbs worth of gear on it, and the plastic is still in good shape.
The unit has never overheated, and the fan is not loud at all. (I am very picky about having a quiet PC.)
The keyboard is not cramped, and the battery life is good. I did pick up a different mouse because I do not like using the touch pad.
Every computer I have runs Linux, which means I need a manufacturer who supports that operating system. (ASUS’ website lists computers compatible with Fedora, Open Suse, RedHat, and Ubuntu.)
My laptop does. It boots Linux and Windows without an issue. I use Linux 90 percent of the time and have not came across any hardware compatibility issues. The X551M has been reliable.
Although I use Linux most of the time, I still needed a backup of the Windows operating system in case I needed to reinstall. The X551M does not come with a recovery disk.
I had to buy an additional flash drive and create a backup. For me, this was not an issue. For somebody who does not know this, it could mean the difference between having a working computer and a paperweight. I thought I would make note of it.
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ASUS was founded in 1990 and headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.
They offer a plethora of electronical equipment, from PC parts and accessories to notebooks to smartphones.
According to Forbes, ASUS does $15.75 billion in sales and has more than 6,000 employees.
I hope this answers the question: Is ASUS a good brand?