Amazon Prime Day laptop deals 2022: Dates and best early offers on Asus and Acer computers

Amazon Prime Day 2022 is now just two weeks away. The highlight of the shopping calendar has been officially confirmed for 12 and 13 July, with some early deals popping up already. After a sluggish start to the year the globe-spanning sales event promises record-breaking sales for the retail giant.Laptop and Chromebook deals are always popular on Amazon Prime Day, and with the rise of hybrid and remote working leading many of us to upgrade our tech, this year’s sale could see an especially strong interest in the best laptops of 2022. We’re also anticipating discounts across the rest of...
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Find a Chromebook to fit your needs on our top 5 list

The following content is brought to you by ZDNet partners. If you buy a product featured here, we may earn an affiliate commission or other compensation. If you're having a hard time keeping up with the latest hardware releases, here's a news flash: You don't actually have to. These new Chromebook releases are amazing, but so are their older generation laptops, and they're a lot cheaper, especially when you buy a refurbished model.
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Asus’ newest compact Zenbook is a lean, mean OLED machine

If you're looking for a thin and light Windows laptop, many models fall short in graphics performance, but not the new Asus Zenbook S 13 OLED (available at Amazon). Its integrated graphics use the same GPU architecture found in modern game consoles, which deliver better graphics than some other thin and light laptops. It also has a brand new Ryzen 7 processor, which ensures every task is completed lightning-quick. The chassis design is simple, maybe too simple for some, but the OLED display is the shining star of this laptop—that combined with everything else makes this laptop an excellent MacBook rival.
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Asus ProArt Mouse MD300 Review

Many companies are happy to adorn their high-end mice with more buttons than you might think possible. Asus takes a different tack with the creativity-focused ProArt Mouse MD300, equipping it with two scroll wheels—one on top and one on the side—as well as a third, exclusive rotating control dubbed the Asus Dial. Some productivity mice let you click a bunch of buttons; the ProArt MD300 lets you spin a wonderment of wheels. It's a nifty pick for folks such as graphics and video creators, but the mouse carries a steep $180 MSRP. Also, it ignores many potential customers by neglecting a big bastion of creative professionals: Mac users. If you're on Windows, though, and spend lots of time in Adobe software, it could make your fingers very happy.
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Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 Review

The Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 16 (starts at $2,499.99; $3,999.99 as tested) is a cutting-edge gaming laptop for enthusiasts who want the latest, greatest technology—and we do mean, all of it. It’s a refinement of the existing Duo 15, bumping up the screen size while scooting the innovative secondary screen back a bit, to create a closer-to-seamless dual-display setup. It’s an effective design, bolstered by an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and an Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU powering top-end gaming performance. All of this is achieved within a thin, elegant chassis packed with advanced features. You can easily see where the sky-high price comes from, so while it isn’t for most shoppers, the Duo 16 does deliver for deep-pocketed early adopters.

ASUS ROG Phone 6 design may have a cleaner futuristic vibe

While almost any high-end phone is really capable of gaming, there are a few that stand out as having been designed specifically for that purpose. These sometimes have “active cooling technology,” which pretty much just means it has a tiny fan spinning inside, almost like a miniature gaming laptop. These gaming smartphones take after PC counterparts in other ways as well, particularly with the generous use of RGB lights, dark finishes, and sometimes asymmetrical forms. Some gaming computers, however, started incorporating newer design languages that give off a different personality. It seems that the next version of ASUS’ gaming smartphone is following in those footsteps, and the ROG Phone 6 could probably be one of the most handsome gaming smartphones in the market.

How to Enable XMP in BIOS

XMP (eXtreme Memory Profile) is a feature that automatically overclocks your RAM to the highest possible speeds available, beyond the fixed rates at which your RAM comes by default. Most sold RAM slots come with much slower speeds, so it makes little sense not to utilize XMP to get the best performance out of your hardware with just a few simple clicks in the BIOS.

Asus leak gives us an early glimpse at fancy ROG Phone 6 gaming controllers

Gaming-centric Android smartphones are certainly a niche, but maybe one more popular than you might realize. Asus has enjoyed a long presence in this segment, and now the next installment in its iconic ROG (Republic of Gamers) lineup, the ROG Phone 6, is making its debut in early July. The phone has been making its presence known since back in January, and more recent leaks have spared no detail in showcasing the hardware's design. Now some fresh images offer us a good look at the controller accessories Asus has been cooking up.
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Asus updates one of its older gaming phones to Android 12

Asus and Lenovo are among the few handset makers that continue to launch gaming-centric smartphones. Unlike typical flagships handsets, the ROG and Legion phones feature some additional components that make them shine at running mobile games such as cooling system, large battery and high refresh rate display. Of course, all...

ASUS ROG Phone 6: Marketing images of upcoming gaming smartphone and two first-party accessories leak ahead of July 5 launch

91mobiles and Evan Blass have collaborated again to share marketing images of the ROG Phone 6, ASUS' next gaming smartphone. Due for release on July 5, ASUS has already confirmed that the ROG Phone 6 will have a 165 Hz display, up from 144 Hz in the ROG Phone 5. Also, the MIIT recently published photos of the upcoming handset, albeit ones that lacked detail.
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Secure Boot is greyed out in BIOS [Fixed]

If the Secure Boot option is grayed out in BIOS on your computer, here is how you can troubleshoot the issue. This guide will show you how to enable the Secure Boot option again in the BIOS as it is required to install the current version of Windows. Secure Boot...