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The biggest shopping day of the season is just around the corner, but you don’t have to wait for deep discounts at the ASUS Store. Our Black Friday sale has already begun. There’s something for everyone, with deals on smartphones, laptops, and desktops in addition to a couple of gaming machines. Quantities are limited for most of these items, so act soon!
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Zoom into smartphone deals

ZenFone Zoom Holiday bundle: $439 $199
Massively discounted for Black Friday, the ZenFone Zoom blurs the line between camera and smartphone. Its 13MP rear camera with 3X optical zoom takes great pictures from up-close and afar, while its 1080p display lets you see every detail. Throw in the quad-core Intel processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, microSD slot, and unlocked 4G LTE connectivity, and this is a fantastic deal even before you add the included accessories. The $199 bundle comes with a screen protector and your choice of black or orange leather cases.

ZenFone 3 flip covers: $0.01 add-on with phone
If you’re thinking about buying our new ZenFone 3, ordering from the ASUS Store lets you add a flip cover for only a penny. The snap-on shield protects the screen and provides a window for critical information. Normally priced from $25-30, it’s essentially free with the ZenFone 3.

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Versatile 4K laptops

VivoBook Pro N552VX-IB78T: $1499 $1299
Looking for a laptop with everything, including the standard ports everyone else uses? Don’t miss the VivoBook Pro N552VX-IB78T. Content creators and movie buffs will love the 15.6” 4K IPS touchscreen and integrated Blu-ray drive. The quad-core Core i7-6700HQ processor has loads of horsepower for serious work, and it’s backed by a solid spec that includes discrete GeForce GTX 950M graphics, 16GB of RAM, a 512GB M.2 SSD, and 2TB of mechanical storage. With HDMI, DisplayPort, SD, and multiple USB ports (including Type-C) built in, there’s no need for dongles.

VivoBook Pro N552VX-US51T: $999 $799
If you like the VivoBook Pro’s no-nonsense approach but have a smaller budget, the N552VX-US51T lowers the asking price to just $799. The 4K display, GeForce graphics, and plentiful ports remain despite the discount. This time, they’re paired with a slower Core i5-6300HQ processor and half the memory and storage.  At 20% off the usual asking price, this is a great option for anyone looking for an affordable 4K laptop.
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Get your game on

ROG G752VL-UH71T: $1699 $999
Join the Republic of Gamers with over 40% off a monster desktop replacement. The G752VL-UD71T has discrete GeForce GTX 965M graphics that can run the latest titles, plus an anti-ghosting keyboard tuned for gaming. Other highlights include a 17.3” 1080p IPS touchscreen, Core i7-6700HQ processor, 24GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and Thunderbolt 3. Even if you don’t play games, this is a heck of a lot of portable horsepower for only a grand.

ROG G20AJ-US002T: $999 $499
Few gaming desktops are as striking as the G20AJ-US002T. The angular chassis with configurable multi-zone lighting looks like nothing else on the market, making the system equal parts showpiece and PC. Under the hood, you get a Core i7-4790K quad-core processor with discrete GeForce GTX 760 graphics, 8GB of RAM, and a 1TB hybrid drive. Although the GPU isn’t the latest and greatest, slashing 50% off the usual asking price makes it easy to forgive.
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Different takes on ultra-portability

ZenBook UX306UA-UB71: $999 $899
Ultraportable laptops are perfect for professionals, students, and anyone else who needs a full-blown Windows experience on the go. The ZenBook UX306UA delivers that in spades with a 13.3” package that weighs only 2.8 lbs. The 1080p display is great for work and play, and it’s powered by a potent core comprising a Core i7-6500U processor, 512GB SSD, and 16GB of RAM. The backlit keyboard lets you work in the dark, while the Type-C, USB, Micro HDMI, and SD connectivity maintain compatibility with your existing gear.

Chromebook C200MA-DS02: $199 $159
Chromebooks are hard to beat if you just want the basics—especially at this price. For just $159, our Chromebook C200MA-DS02 offers the simplicity and security of Chrome OS in an easily portable chassis. The 11.6-incher is powered by a dual-core Celeron processor with 4GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It has a huge touchpad that’s great for larger hands, and you get a decent selection of ports in addition to all the usual wireless connectivity.
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Just the basics, in desktop form

M11BB-US011S: $349 $199
Sometimes, all you need is a basic desktop. This one is marked down to just $199, a whopping 43% off the usual price. For that, you get a dual-core AMD A4-6300 processor with integrated Radeon HD 8370D graphics capable of casual gaming. 4GB of RAM, a 1TB HDD, and a DVD-RW fill out the rest of the understated chassis, making the M11BB-US011S suitable for homes and offices alike.

M52BC-US004S: $599 $399
Basic desktops don’t have to be short on power. The M52BC-US004S comes with an eight-core AMD FX-8300 processor that’s primed for heavy lifting. Discrete Radeon R7 240 graphics add versatility alongside 12GB of RAM, a 2TB HDD, and DVD-RW drive. The $399 asking price is 33% off the usual sticker.

58 COMMENTS

  1. I was hoping for a sale on the modern gaming laptops, not the ones with the 9 series cards that no one wants. Ah well, I guess I’ll stretch my G75VX for a little longer.

  2. Be aware of Zenfones. I have the Zenfone 2 and Asus refuses to upgrade the OS to Android Marshmallow (v6.0). I’ve called and emailed Asus and there’s no response from them. When it comes time to replace the Zenfone I will look to a different manufacturer.

    • Tony, I’ve learned that some manufacturers of higher-end phones put a time limit on how long they’ll upgrade to new versions of Android. I’ve got a Nexus 6 running Marshmallow 6.0.2 & I just learned Google won’t give it new versions because it’s now more than 2 years on the market, but will continue security patch type upgrades. Annoying, since I’ve had it not quite a year & got it so I could use Project Fi as my service provider. (Now they tell me!) Maybe Asus has the same policy on its ZenPhones.

    • I upgraded my Zenfone 2 months ago to 6.0.1. I have the white zenfone 2 deluxe and its awesome. Also, all versions of the zenfone 2 have v6.0.1.

      • Not true. The Deluxe version came out later, as did the zoom and others. Maybe that’s why you have it. But the basic Zenfone 2 (ZE551ML) does not have it and Asus seems not inclined to provide it to customers.

  3. Thanks everyone else for the support against Dan’s bullying me, a guy without a clue that he’s not the center of the universe. It’s obvious he doesn’t understand the point of that particular punctuation I used, or the following emoji: 👁‍🗨

    Still wondering about sales on tablets, my Lenovo Yoga 2 never thrilled me & is on its way to dying. Nice size, though.

  4. Mindy,

    A few things you might not know. Asus has – on several occasions – stated they will support/upgrade to Marshmallow 6.0 and even the newer 7.0.

    Second, that logic might make sense if the product is several years old, but in this case it was only a few months.

    Apparently there is a DIY method, but there’s no guarantee that will work.

    So I repeat, beware Asus smartphones.

    • I’ve never owned an Android phone (now on fifth generation for me) without rooting it and using a better Android package. For instance, I am now in a Nexus 6 running Pure Nexus 7.0

        • As a previous Zen Fone/Tablet owner I agree, Tony. Once the product is out there isn’t much in the way of supporting the device past the initial factory Android release.

          They do however continue to support the device through firmware updates and I’ve found on occasion they even release the kernal’s source code.

          So not beware, just be aware.

      • I’ve always been afraid to root phones b/c if I screw it up & need service or something, I know the manufacturer will say I voided the warranty by rooting it. Why did you root your Nexus 6? That’s supposed to be a pretty pure version of Android on it. It’s not the Android stuff eating up battery time on my Nexus 6, it’s autostarting Amazon apps, like 4 or 5 different ones! They apparently figured out a way around permissions or I missed something.

        But the Nexus 6 Androif seems pretty straightforward. Unlike the garbage Lenovo put on my Yoga2 tablet they sent me to replace a different tablet that had hardware problems twice with the warranty year (& which they took off the market, as I think they’re doing with the Yoga2.) The Yoga2 trips over its own innards. I tried to disable or remove some of the excess Lenovo junk but just succeeded in making it worse. So much for Lenovo!

        How much better is the Pure Nexus 7 to be worth it to change over for someone like me who knows more about Windows (at least up to 8!) than Android, but also given that they probably won’t upgrade me to 7?

  5. Greetings!!!

    I am very pleasant that you had given us an early Christmas discounts…
    How can i avail/order the said item like ROG G752VL?

    I am craving for the item. I want to order it right now.
    Tell me HOW to order the said item. I’m from the Butuan City (8600), Philippines

    Please ASAP…

  6. I was looking at the spcecs on the ASUS N-Series N552VX-IB78Ti7-6700HQ 2.6 GHz Windows 10 15.6, under description it says it has an i5 chip and in another section it says it is an i7. I am guessing the correct chip is the i7 but want to make sure before I purchase. Anyone know for sure? Thanks!

    • Esera, the model number has i7 in it, so that’s what it has. The i5 model would have i5 after the T in the middle group of numbers & letters.

  7. Dan, grammar and punctuation edits must be ne to you, but you seem a little too excited when you catch an error. I mean this in the kindest way…you are probably one of many adults these days who can’t read.
    Don’t hide your shame behind a bully fest. Give yourself some love now, all those big words you CAN spell. Your secrets are safe with us, well, and the world thru facebook.

  8. Now I have an older Asus Eee PC 1005 Netbook. I LOVED IT, especially the keyboard
    Fit. All of the specs and capacities are almost perfect for my aging and technology updates
    I now have three devices.mobile, desktop and netbook. They will be linked synced in Windows 8.1
    The Asus was raped, scraped, and the criminal escaped. I want a new, unopened, VERY similar FACTORY Machine. Someone suggested the Eee X205 netbook.
    Yes. No? Prices?
    And no diss on old school relics. We are sooner to fossilize and have to work with yesterday to catch tomorrow and today is booked with remedial Win 8.1 for the slow and tech illiterate.
    Besides 10 isn’t really ready yet.
    P.S. Dan. I hope I didn’t reach to high for ‘ya.

  9. Tony, I think maybe you should go to a couple Android geek sites & see what people say about how to do an OTA or other upgrade & how often it works or doesn’t.

    I think it’s rather too convenient that one of the “other popular posts” links at the bottom of my screen is one from Nov. 2015, saying upgrades to Android 6 for ZenPhone2 have been announced & will be coming. Very sophisticated keyword response tracking for a forum or blog comments page!

  10. Mindy, I didn’t see that, but yes, that is the problem. Asus announced the upgrade and have not followed through. There were other announcements as well.

  11. Don’t buy a zenphone 3, their last update sim/wifi bricked my phone and the customer service is not much help, they simply don’t seem to care that their 300 USD phone don’t make call.

    This is not a single man issue BTW.

    • Dede, if you got a new SIM as part of the upgrade, can you go back to the prior one & do a reset? Presumably you have some backups in the cloud or on microSD or USB stick? Or did the OTA/WiFi update just rewrite the existing SIM? Which you got from your phone provider, where they can give you a new one & maybe help you with the whole problem.

    • I agree about the bait and switch. I received the email at 11:48 pm, opened it seconds afterward, clicked on the ROG G20AJ-US002T link, and low and behold temporarily sold out. I couldn’t have done it any quicker. What a crock.

  12. I just went & looked at the details & specs of ZenPhone Zoom. I was drooling for one (as a photographer who prefers not to use DSLRs) until I saw that it was shipped with Android 5 Marshmallow. Why would they do that?

  13. After reading the comments on this page which I thought was a page about Asus products when I started to read it but now realizing it is nothing but a communist left wing idiot page I will never ever ever again purchase a product from Asus for allowing these ignorant garbage mouth socialist communists comments to appear on their website. You idiot whiners need to go straight to bed without your supper you are complete brainless morons with sheep mentality.

  14. I’m still pissed off at ASUS, I purchased 2 z97 pro gamer motherboards in the past year and both were messed up. One ruined 4 3tb hard drives that will no longer boot. The USB ports stopped working and 4 of the sata connectors stopped working. I sent them to the ASUS repair people 3 times each, and they keep sending them back in the same condition telling me they are fixed. I have switched out power supplies, video cards, ram, and hard drives/ssd’s and still can’t use them. I’m out a lot of money, and essentially have a $2,700.00 paper weight. Because the guy I was building it for went somewhere else after waiting 6 months for asus. I’m at a level of pissed you can’t even conceive.

    • I can conceive that level! I had an Asus desktop 5 or 6 years back. I liked it. One day I turned it on & smoke came out. It melted the video card! No reason except I had’t dusted or vacuumed it recently. Apparently somehow it arced from power supply to video card & poof! There was the internal video so I could use it, but when I called Asus, they agreed it was a safety issue & wanted to look at it before they’d replace it – I was supposed to send it in at my own expense, while they thought about it! I don’t think so! Never got resolved.

      Funny thing, I bought an Asus U46E notebook & loved it, other than cheap plastic holding the CD/DVD drive front eventually broke & the whole front piece of it kept falling off. I totally hosed it trying to move & resize partitions on the 1Tb HDD after Win 10 installed & kept saying I was out of space on C:. Nope, they’d added a partition that took it away but it didn’t show up in the partition software. Oops. It tells me it had no OS, please insert something with an OS! In Command Line, with my very rusty DOS, I saw that everything was still there, it just couln’t see it & startup repair couldn’t fix it.

      I’d buy a newer version but it was signicantly more than the Acer E15 I ended up with, with more tech for the money & the prettiest touchpad that is the worst possible, I hate it, I can’t click/tap the right or left area properly with small hands & no demarcation.

      I think I’m waiting for no-touch/no voice response computing- just think it & it gives you what you want but can’t scramble your brain!

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