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Oh just one more thing, kthxbye.

Posted on 29th Mar 2010 at 08:25 by Richard Swinburne with 61 comments

Richard Swinburne
I'm leaving. I'm off. It's been lovely, bye bye!

Today is my last official day at Dennis HQ in London, so please don't eat all the biscuits in my absence!

Actually, as far as you're all concerned, I'm not really going anywhere. You'll still be able to read my articles, reviews and blogs - as well as chat in the forum - it's just that physically speaking, I'm moving out. Out of the office and in fact, out of the country. I'm heading east to Taiwan to be among the manufacturers themselves to dig up the latest and greatest info as soon as it's available. Or at least that's the plan!

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AX:GS - The Final Reckoning

Posted on 21st Jan 2010 at 11:10 by Alex Watson with 22 comments

Alex Watson
So here we are, at long, long last - delayed by timezones, product launches, snow, and even Christmas (who could have forseen that, coming, as it did, out of the blue on the 25th of December?), this is the end of the Asus Xtreme Global Summit (AX: GS) competition.

Well, not quite the end - because one bit-tech reader will be heading to Taipei, the capital city of Taiwan, to meet up with various members of the Asus R&D team, including motherboard designers, BIOS gurus and product managers. In addition, the winner will also bag themselves an Asus Sabertooth 55i motherboard. One runner up will also win one of these very sexy boards.

Over the last few months, the lucky readers who won the chance to attend the AX: GS event last summer in London have been blogging about the day and their hardware prizes. We've been scrutinising the blogs, posting highlights here on the bit-tech blog, and we've now picked an overall winner.

Drum roll - or mouse click, whichever you prefer - if you please!

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Asus Xtreme: Global Summit – highlights from the fourth round of blogs

Posted on 14th Dec 2009 at 14:24 by Ben Hardwidge with 41 comments

Ben Hardwidge
We’ve now reached the end of the PC hobbyist’s adventure that was the Asus Xtreme General Summit. Hardware has been tweaked, blogs have been scribed and cake has been eaten, but what did you guys get out of the whole experience? For the fourth and final round of AX:GS blogs, we asked those who attended the event to tell us what they’d taken away from the event, and we’re not just talking about the phenomenally sized bag of silicon swag that was handed out at the end.

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Asus Xtreme: Global Summit – highlights from the third round of blogs

Posted on 26th Nov 2009 at 15:11 by Ben Hardwidge with 7 comments

Ben Hardwidge
Imagine that you’ve suddenly been awarded the job of heading up the R&D team at Asus. You’ve got a crack team of engineers, a limitless budget and a production line at the ready. You now have your chance to rid the world of those little niggles that have repeatedly forced you to yell obscenities at your computer, and the motherboard and graphics card world is your silicon oyster. What would you change? That’s what we asked the bit-tech readers on the AX:GS blogging team to consider for the third week of blogging, and it’s a question that’s inspired a veritable invention book, packed with innovative ideas.

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Asus Xtreme: Global Summit – highlights from the second round of blogs

Posted on 13th Nov 2009 at 17:44 by Ben Hardwidge with 12 comments

Ben Hardwidge
With the prospect of getting your mitts on announced chipsets and top-end hardware, not to mention a booty bag of free hardware, you might think that the hardware at the AX:GS event would be the main subject of all the attendees’ blogs, but this isn’t the case. Although a lot of the AX:GS bloggers did indeed write about the overclocking gadgetry on show at the event, it seems that most of you were also overwhelmed by the exclusive choice of venue.

Skiddywinks, for example, describes the daunting demeanour of the Raddison Edwardian Bloomsbury hotel in his blog. “It was intimidating,” he says, adding that “I felt like such a peasant. Me and my jeans, t-shirt and years-old biking backpack. The people entering there were wearing suits and carrying briefcases. They looked important.”

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Asus Xtreme Global Summit – highlights from the first round of blogs

Posted on 2nd Nov 2009 at 18:11 by Ben Hardwidge with 8 comments

Ben Hardwidge
Following several weeks of prodding, tweaking and possibly lovingly caressing your fancy new Asus kit from the AX:GS event, it’s now time to reveal your first impressions of the hardware you were awarded.

Yes, the first round of AX:GS blogs is now up in lights, and last week’s posts have been successfully digested by the bit-tech judges. Before we share the highlights with you, though, we would like to thank you for your patience while we’ve been ironing out the gremlins with our, ahem, gremlin iron. Thankfully, most of the problems have now been sorted out, and most of you have access to the blogging area on the Asus Republic of Gamers website, but please drop us a line if you encounter any other issues so that we can get them sorted out.

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Asus Xtreme Global Summit – Blog about your prize and win a trip to Taiwan

Posted on 13th Oct 2009 at 17:04 by Ben Hardwidge with 15 comments

Ben Hardwidge
It’s time to flex those fingers, dust off the thesaurus and prepare to start hammering out your own exciting tech journal. If you were one of the lucky winners of a ticket to the recent Asus Xtreme Global Summit in London, then Asus wants you to blog about how you got on with your shiny new prizes. What’s more, your blogging skills could even win you the chance to get flown out to the Asus factory in Taiwan to hobnob with the R&D guys.

In the first round of blogs, we want to read all about your first impressions of the kit you took away on the day. You may have even noticed some interesting features about your new hardware that isn’t widely known, for example. We basically want to know what tasks you’ve thrown at your prize, and how you’ve got on with it. In particular, we also want to know how useful you’ve found any of Asus’ own features that you won’t find on other manufacturers’ hardware.

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