I'm thinking about one of these for the kids' bedroom back in Texas so that we can have a multimedia and multipurpose device that we can hook up to a TV monitor but get more general purpose use out of it than we would with just a Fire Stick or something like that.
I've never liked those AV testing suites. They can't really test what is in the real world, so they can be rather misleading. And when someone is really good, their competitors tend to pay for them not to be included in the tests.
It's a good point. If the AV testing company knows about it and tests for it, then chances are all the AV suites have seen it too. It's very hard to get a fair "real world" test of true zero day threats. My thought would be a better metric would be a sort of "time to respond" metric for security companies. When a new vulnerability hits the streets, how long does it take for all the security companies to remedy it? That would take a lot of work though.
I had one of these (older model) Of course only had a one year warranty and at 13 months it starting having a problem where it would not power up. sometimes unplugging the battery would do the trick, but that required using a torq driver to remove the bottom.
It's generally easy to sell to gamers based on slick marketing and the market's desire for performance above all things often means that they have short memories and don't hold vendors accountable for bad behaviour. So the risks to Asus are low, in a year no gamer will care and Asus can do this again. One of the many risks of dealing with consumer grade equipment.