Background and Identification
AsusTek Computer Inc., more commonly known as ASUS, is an electronics company based in Taipei, Taiwan. Founded in 1989, ASUS began as a computer hardware company, creating computer motherboards for noteworthy companies such as IBM.
ASUS launched their first laptop, the ASUS P6300 notebook computer, in 1996. The ROG (Republic of Gamers) series was created in 2006 for PC gaming. ASUS also has an alternative budget-friendly PC gaming laptop series called TUF (The Ultimate Force). In 2011, ASUS launched the Zenbook series, a line of ultrabooks specifically designed with a slim form factor to compete with similar laptops on the market, such as Acer Aspire, Dell Inspiron, HP Pavilion, and Toshiba Satellite. Also in 2011, ASUS launched the Transformer series, which includes 2-in-1 convertible laptops.
Other popular laptops in the ASUS series include:
- ASUS VivoBook—budget laptop
- ASUS EeeBook—budget laptop (discontinued)
- ASUSPRO—business laptop
- ASUS ExpertBook—business laptop
- ASUS Chromebook
Users can refer to this page for help identifying their laptop model.