In Short

ASUS is a Taiwanese manufacturer with a long history in PC hardware. In 2013, ASUS was the fifth-largest PC vendor by sales, and it continues to hold a spot as one of the leading makers of internal parts such as motherboards and graphics cards. The company is led by chairman Jonney Shih, who often makes energetic appearances at press conferences and ASUS launch events.

ASUS currently has a long list of offerings that include various desktop computers and laptops, as well as Android phones and tablets. ASUS currently offers a variety of laptop computers that range from the Eee line of netbooks to the more high-end Zenbook series. Current devices include the Zenbook UX301LA, Transformer Book T100TA, Transformer Book Flip, as well as other similar options.

ASUS is staying current with devices like the ZenBoox NX500, which offers a 4k touch-screen, 15" screen and excellent graphics ability. Devices like the $199 EeeBook X205TA provide users with a solid device, while still keeping costs low. The X205TA is sporting an Intel Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of flash storage, all in an 11-inch package.