Today’s Deal is on the ASUS built dual-band Google OnHub router. The OnHub router is currently down to $129 at the Google Store and eligible for free shipping. For those who don’t know, the OnHub routers were the predecessor of what is now Google Wi-Fi. It allows easy network management through the Google Wi-Fi app and is completely compatible with the new Wi-Fi models from Google. This router will completely mess with the new ones, giving you complete coverage in your home.
The OnHub has high performance antennas that auto-tune to give you the best Wi-Fi experience in your home without you having to do anything. It does this by moving your device from channel to channel to find the least crowded one on your network.
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Today’s Deal over at Amazon is on the powerful ASUS ZenFone Zoom. This 5.5″ display device with a 13MP rear camera, 64GB of storage and unlocked phone is on sale today for $247. That’s a savings of just over $150 from the normal $399 price. For that price, this is a well spec’d phone. It has an Intel 64-bit Quad-Core processoring running at 2.3GHz and coupled with 4GB of RAM. Storage wise it has 64GB of storage built-in but can be expanded an additional 128GB thanks to the MicroSD slot.
The ZenFone Zoom, as the name suggests, has a 13MP camera with a 3x optical zoom on the rear camera. Optical zooms are not completely unique but they aren’t found often on phones. Having an Optical zoom provides much crisper images over software zooming. The front camera on the Zoom is a 5MP shooter.
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Today’s deal over at Amazon is on a great little Chromebook. The Asus C201 has an 11.6″ display, 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage and is currently down to $159.99 for the Navy Blue model. Equally as important, when the Chrome OS 53 build is made public, the C201 is going to be able to take full advantage of it and run Android apps. That makes this deal a bit sweeter.
The C201 is powered by the Rockchip rk3288 processor that runs at 1.8GHz and the 11.6″ display renders at 1366×768 and is an LED display. Like most other Chromebooks, you have 3 USB ports (2x USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0), an HDMI port, a SD Card Reader and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Overall, a solid package.
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Earlier this week I told you about a great deal on the Asus ZenFone 2 Laser over at Amazon. In that post I mentioned that the phone was due to receive the Android Marshmallow update at some point this month. Well, that has happened. Asus posted in their forums yesterday that the Marshmallow update for the ZenFone 2 Laser is now rolling out to devices and should be coming to yours over the course of the next few days. The new version is build V21.40.1220.1615 for those keeping score at home and will bring the Marshmallow 6.0 update to the device.
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In Today’s Deal update from Amazon, they have a great price on last year’s Asus ZenFone 2 Laser Android phone. The ZenFone 2 Laser comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage and is unlocked for GSM carriers (AT&T and T-Mobile). Today you can pick one up for $199 at the online retailer. It’s a great price for a pretty powerful phone that, as the name suggest, uses laser focusing technology for the 13MP rear camera that is built into it. Better yet, it is a dual-SIM device and if you need more storage than the 32GB built in, you can expand it up to 128GB more with the MicroSD slot.
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On Amazon today, they have a stellar deal on the Asus ZenFone 2. Today you can pick up the 128GB storage version of the phone for just $269.99. That is $130 off the regular price for the phone and it is good today only at the online retailer. This phone is packed with 4GB of RAM, an Intel Atom Z3580 Quad-Core processor running at 2.3 GHz, a 5.5″ IPS display that renders 1080 x 1920 and has a 3000 mAh battery to keep you going for the day. Plus, because Amazon is selling the Deluxe version of the device today, you get two interchangeable backs for the phone: carbon fiber and metallic silver.
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If you want a humongous phone, Asus has you covered. The company over the weekend launched their new ZenFone 3 series of phones with the top-end Ultra coming to market with a massive 6.8″ display. All three phones are aimed at meeting consumers where they want on both a performance level and a display size and while no release date was given on the new lineup, you should expect to seem them at some point over the course of this summer.
The entry level ZenFone 3 is powered by Snapdragon 625 processor, has 4GB of RAM, 32GB of Storage and 16MP rear camera. It also sports a fingerprint scanner and a 5.5″ display that renders at 1920 x 1080.
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The wait for Asus owners to see Android Marshmallow come to their devices trudges on but it looks like next quarter is the light at the end of the tunnel. According to a post made in the Asus Zen Talk user forums, a long list of devices are expected to see the Android 6.0 update in Q2 2016. That means really anytime from April through to the end of June. Yes that’s a big window but it is at least a target and it is likely, given the number of devices they plan to update, Asus will roll them out over the entire quarter.
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