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ASUS’ brand new ZenBook Pro comes with one of the most interesting features I’ve seen on a traditional laptop in a long time. Sure, the device comes with excellent specs, a great build and a very nice screen, but the first thing that jumps out to anyone who looks at it is the 5.5-inch screen living where you would usually find a trackpad.
What is it? Is it any good? Is it better than TouchBar? Well, this is everything we currently know about ScreenPad.
No, it’s not a fitness tracker. It’s also not a smartwatch. ASUS‘ brand new VivoWatch BP is something else entirely — at least, according to the Taiwanese company. They’re calling it the world’s first “true health tracker” and it’s all because this wearable can do something very special: It can accurately collect blood pressure data.
ScreenPad. It’s not the most creative name ever, but it is something I’m also kind of surprised nobody else thought of doing to a laptop. I know Razer had that whole “stick your phone in a laptop” thing but that’s not this. This is something else, but at the same time it also feels like it should have been a very obvious thing to do.
Why, then, did nobody do it? Why did nobody slap a screen into the space where your laptop’s trackpad usually sits? Is it because it’s a bad idea? Well, that’s what I tried to find out with ASUS’ brand new ZenBook Pro.
Most smartwatches these days are capable of tracking heart rate but unfortunately, you hardly find one that can track blood pressure. The most portable solution we’ve seen so far is Motorola’s Vital Moto Mod but it looks bulky and it only works with the Moto Z series.
Blood pressure monitoring is actually quite crucial as more than 40% of adults aged 25 years and older suffer from raised blood pressure. To tackle this health issue, ASUS has just introduced the VivoWatch BP. This is the world’s first health band with built-in blood pressure tracking.
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When you think “gaming phone”, you think of devices like the Razer Phone or the Xiaomi Black Shark, both of which have a pretty reasonable “gaming” identity about them. But now, after ASUS’ big ROG launch, there should only be one phone you think of when you think “gaming phone”.
That phone is the ASUS ROG Phone and it is absolutely bonkers.
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If you think about mobile gaming, you probably expect a smartphone with great specs and a big battery. After years of making gaming laptops, ASUS has finally announced the ROG Phone. A radical smartphone for hardcore mobile gamers.