Asus is renowned primarily for its “ROG” and “Strix” series of gaming laptops, alongside the “ZenBook” series of ultrabooks that are designed to rival Apple’s MacBooks.
Asus also makes desktop PC hardware, such as motherboards, graphics cards, coolers, power supplies, cases, gaming mice, etc. They started out when a few hardware engineers from Acer got together in 1989 to create their own company in Taipei.
If you own an ASUS laptop, you probably want to know how you can capture a screenshot on it. Well, it’s no different from any other Windows laptop in that regard.
A screenshot is basically like taking a photo of your laptop screen, capturing that specific moment in time.
You can take full display screenshots, or capture specific parts of the screen. We’ll show you how to do both in the next section of this article.
So, why would you want to screenshot? Well, you might be browsing the internet and find something interesting that you wish to store for future reference.
Or perhaps, you are watching a movie or music video and want to capture a still photo.
Maybe you’re playing a game and wish to take a photo of an important play, or the scoreboard so you can show it to your friends.
No matter what you wish to do with your screenshot, it’s a tool that everybody should know how to use. Windows makes the task of taking a screenshot very easy, it’s literally a one-button job.
This is no different from taking a screenshot on a Dell, HP, Acer, or Lenovo laptop. You can use this exact same procedure on any laptop running Windows 8/ 10. The laptop brand has nothing to do with the screenshot taking process, it’s all up to the operating system.
On a Windows 8 or 10 laptop, you simply need to go to the window or webpage that you want to screenshot.
Once you have what you desire on the screen, you can do one of the following-
If you just press the Printscreen key, the screenshot is saved to the clipboard of your system but hasn’t been committed to a file yet.
To store it, you must go into software like paint where you can “paste” the captured photo.
Open MS Paint and press Ctrl + V to paste it in, then you’ll be able to see your screencap in the workspace.
To save this as a file with a name, press Ctrl + S to open the save prompt where you can give this screencap a name and select where to save it.
If you went with the second option (Windows key + Printscreen) your screencap is automatically saved to the C drive, within the “Pictures” folder. However, it is automatically assigned a name by Windows.
You can open the folder and change the name if you wish. In the Pictures folder, there will be a subfolder called “screenshots” where you can find all the screenshots you captured by pressing Windows + Printscreen.
If you’re familiar with Greek mythology, you might have heard of Pegasus- the offspring of Poseidon, a winged white horse. Asus was founded by former Acer hardware engineers back in 1989, within Taipei city (capital of Taiwan).
Back then, Taiwan wasn’t the tech hotspot that it is today. Taiwanese companies were often sidelined by chip manufactures like Intel in favor of larger Western companies such as IBM.
One of their first products was a motherboard for the Intel 486 microprocessor, and it apparently worked better than Intel’s own solution. This prompted Intel to give Asus engineering samples of their latest products before anyone else in the industry.
Later, Asus would go on to manufacture graphics cards for Nvidia (and eventually ATI/ AMD). These days, Asus makes everything from laptops to phones.
They still make motherboards and graphics cards and have even expanded into peripherals like gaming mice, keyboards, etc.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Are Asus laptops reliable?
A. Very much, they make some of the best laptops in the market and offer great value for money. Asus laptops are characterized by innovative designs, good performance, and solid customer support.
Their ZenBook line of notebooks is made from premium materials, offering an excellent balance of performance and portability.
Q. What kind of laptops does Asus make?
A. Everything from student laptops to hardcore gaming machines, as well as ultrabooks targeted at professionals. They also make super-efficient netbooks and Chromebooks for budget-conscious buyers.
Q. Is the preinstalled bloatware on Asus laptops any good?
A. We recommend you uninstall bloatware like McAfee antivirus, Splendid Video Technology, Giftbox, etc. since they take up space on your storage drive and slow down startup.
There are better 3rd party apps that do the same things, plus you should have the choice to decide for yourself if you want these apps installed or not.
We hope this article helped you take screenshots on your Asus laptop. If you want, you can screenshot the relevant stuff in this article for future reference. And to practice what you just learned.
Or just bookmark our website, we have plenty of other laptop related stuff on here. As we explained earlier, the process of taking screenshots applies to any laptop that runs Windows.
If you want to capture a specific part of the screen instead of the entire screen, there are two ways to do so. First, you can use the Snipping tool built into Windows to capture a part of the screen.
Or, you can Printscreen the whole thing and crop it in MS Paint according to your needs.