ASUS Products Win 15 Prestigious Good Design Awards 2017

TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 30, 2017 — ASUS is proud to announce that 15 of its products have won prestigious Good Design Awards, which celebrate excellence in design and engineering worldwide.

The awards recognize the continued ASUS commitment to quality design and innovation. The winning products showcase the In Search of Incredible brand promise, which pursues perfection in all areas with the ultimate goal of delivering an incredible consumer experience and empowering luxury for everyone.

The Good Design Award is organized by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) and is now in its 60th year. It is one of the four major design awards recognized by the International Design Alliance. This year, JDP received over 4,495 entries from around the world. More information can be found at:
www.g-mark.org/about/.

 

Good Design Award 2017 winners

ZenFone AR

ZenFone AR is the world’s first 5.7-inch smartphone that is both Tango-enabled and Daydream-ready, and was developed in close cooperation with Google. Equipped with an innovative TriCam system consisting of three rear cameras — a motion-tracking, depth-sensing, and high-resolution 23MP camera — ZenFone AR is able to create a three-dimensional model of its surroundings and to track its motion.

 

ZenFone 4 Series

ZenFone 4 Series smartphones are designed to provide the best mobile photography experiences, with dual cameras that enable unlimited creative options and give users the freedom to capture their world from multiple perspectives. The ZenFone 4 Series currently includes two models: ZenFone 4 Pro and ZenFone 4.

ZenFone 4 Pro is the ultimate expression of ASUS smartphone design, crafted to provide luxury in every detail and featuring dual cameras to deliver an unparalleled mobile photography experience. ZenFone 4 Pro has a standard camera with the flagship Sony® IMX362 image sensor, an f/1.7 aperture lens and a 10X total zoom capability, plus a front-facing selfie camera with fast phase-detection auto-focus, enabling users to capture gorgeous photos that rival professional cameras. ZenFone 4 Pro is the world’s first smartphone to incorporate three high-end Sony image sensors, and the ASUS SuperPixel™ Engine ensures up to 8X-brighter photos in low light. Powered by the latest Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ S835 mobile platform and 6GB RAM, ZenFone 4 Pro delivers a smooth and responsive camera experience, and the best performance with today’s apps and games.

ZenFone 4 is a 5.5-inch smartphone that evolves the ZenFone lineage with luxurious, crafted design and delivers an unparalleled mobile photography experience with a dual-lens camera system featuring the flagship Sony IMX362 image sensor, a large f/1.8 aperture lens and a 120° wide-angle lens. The latest powerful and energy-efficient Qualcomm Snapdragon 660/630 Mobile Platform provides performance for every scenario, and a high-capacity 3300mAh lithium-polymer battery coupled with ASUS BoostMaster fast-charge technology keeps ZenFone 4 going longer.

 

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro

ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro is the flagship model of the ZenFone 4 Selfie series. It has the world's most advanced selfie camera, with a Sony IMX362 dual-pixel image sensor that has twice the number of light-capturing photodiodes as conventional sensors of the same resolution, and the ASUS SuperPixel Engine that enables users to capture 2X-brighter low-light selfies and astonishingly detailed 4K UHD selfie videos. 24MP DuoPixel™ camera technology uses the information captured by the sensor to intelligently create one 24MP photo, resulting in beautiful, high-resolution selfies. ZenFone 4 Selfie Pro also comes with a 120° super wide-angle wefie camera that makes it easy to fit multiple people or the surrounding environment into the shot, perfect for social occasions and travel.

 

ZenBook UX430/530 series

ZenBook UX430 and UX530 are two sophisticated, thin-and-light laptops with large slim-bezel displays in an ultra-compact design. ZenBook UX430 is equipped with powerful NVIDIA® GeForce® MX150 graphics, and features a 14-inch display in a compact travel-friendly body that is as small as many 13-inch laptops, thanks to ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezels that enable an astounding 80% screen-to-body ratio for maximized productivity and comfort. ZenBook UX530 is designed for users needing a larger 15.6-inch slim-bezel display in a body much smaller than most laptops in its class. It offers the same powerful components, with the addition of ultra-high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 discrete graphics.

 

ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)

ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is the world’s thinnest 14-inch laptop, providing users with the perfect balance between portability and productivity. It has a 12.9mm-thin and 1.1 kg-light 13-inch-class chassis that houses a gorgeous 14-inch NanoEdge ultra-narrow-bezel display. ZenBook 3 Deluxe has been refreshed with the latest 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor to deliver next-level performance and is one of the first ultraslim laptops to feature a quad-core CPU. ZenBook 3 Deluxe also has up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a blazingly-fast up to 1TB PCIe® SSD — one of the largest-capacity SSDs available. Unrivaled expansion capabilities are provided by two USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports with Thunderbolt™ 3 support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery.

 

Zen AiO ZN242

Zen AiO ZN242 is a powerful, compact and elegant all-in-one PC that pushes the boundaries of what's possible to deliver the ultimate all-in-one computing experience. Zen AiO ZN242 features a 23.8-inch NanoEdge frameless display with an industry-leading 90% screen-to-body ratio, 100% sRGB color gamut and 178° wide-view technology for incredibly immersive viewing. Zen AiO ZN242 has a clean and uncluttered design with a gorgeous metal-like Icicle Silver finish, and features many thoughtful and practical touches including a pop-up camera and hidden cooling vents in the rear logo. It has a sturdy, diamond-cut stand with an ultraslim metal base adorned with the ASUS iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish.

Zen AiO ZN242 isn’t just about stunning looks: It delivers seriously powerful performance, too. Featuring up to the latest Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory, a 512GB SSD and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, Zen AiO ZN242 gives users the power of a traditional desktop PC for productivity, gaming or entertainment — all in a sleek, compact and elegant package.

 

ZenBook Flip S UX370

ZenBook Flip S is the world’s thinnest convertible laptop and also one of the lightest. It's a mere 10.9mm thick and weighs only 1.1kg, and features an Intel Core i7 processor, up to a 1TB SSD, 16 GB of RAM, a 13.3-inch high-resolution display with ASUS Pen support and two USB-C ports. The new 360° ErgoLift hinge on ZenBook Flip S is both smooth and stable, holding the display securely at any angle. This innovative hinge has a dual-action mechanism that lifts and tilts the keyboard into the perfect typing position when the display is opened beyond 135°.The fingerprint scanner is one of the slimmest scanners in the world, and is positioned on the side of the laptop for easy access in any mode.

 

Chromebook Flip C213

Chromebook Flip C213, a rugged Chrome OS-powered laptop specially designed for use in educational environments, features a versatile, 360°-flippable 11.6-inch touchscreen display and more than 12 hours of battery life. With a service-friendly modular design and robust construction that exceeds military standards for durability, Chromebook Flip C213 offers educational users a tough, reliable and powerful laptop that is easy to use, manage and repair.

 

ASUSPRO B9440

ASUSPRO B9440 is the world’s lightest 14-inch business notebook. Designed for discerning on-the-go professionals and weighing just 1.05kg, B9440 has an ultra-compact design with a footprint no larger than many 13-inch notebooks, making it the ultimate take-anywhere notebook for business productivity. Stylish and practical, the sleek B9440 has an all-metal chassis crafted from magnesium alloy — a premium material that is lighter but more rigid than standard aluminum alloy. The ergonomic keyboard has an innovative tilting design that positions it perfectly for comfortable typing. Like all ASUSPRO business notebooks, B9440 is US MIL-STD 810G military-graded and also passes our extra-strict ASUSPRO reliability standards, undergoing a series of tough torture tests to ensure dependable operation in any environment.

 

ROG Zephyrus

ROG Zephyrus is the world’s slimmest gaming laptop, powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core i7 (Kaby Lake) processor and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (with Max-Q design) graphics. The 15.6-inch Zephyrus has an ultraslim profile, and incorporates the exclusive Active Aerodynamic System — a specially designed cooling system — and customizable ASUS Aura RGB lighting effects for the keyboard. It features a superfast 120Hz display with wide-view technology, 100% sRGB color gamut, and NVIDIA G-SYNC™ for breathtaking gaming visuals.

 

VivoPC X

VivoPC X is an elegant and compact desktop PC designed for immersive VR experiences. VivoPC X is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series graphics, and is fully compatible with the latest VR headsets. Its compact 5-liter chassis can be placed anywhere in the home, and has extensive connectivity features including four USB 3.1 Gen 1 and two USB 2.0 ports for VR peripherals and controllers. VivoPC X is designed for general consumers who are looking for a VR-ready PC that meets the hardware demands of VR tasks and entertainment.

 

Designo MZ27AQ

Designo MZ27AQ is a stunning 27-inch monitor that heralds a new generation of frameless, ultraslim monitors. Winner of a 2017 Computex d&i Award, Designo MZ27AQ measures just 7mm at its thinnest point, and boasts a sharp, WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution IPS panel with a 100% sRGB color gamut to deliver incredible visuals for home entertainment. With an integrated 2.1-channel ASUS SonicMaster audio system co-developed with Harman Kardon, Designo MZ27AQ features two 6-watt stereo speakers and an external 5-watt subwoofer.

 

ZenScreen MB16AC

ZenScreen MB16AC is the world’s slimmest and lightest 15.6-inch Full HD companion display. Prior to its release, ZenScreen MB16AC won the 2017 iF Product Design and Red Dot Design Awards. It weighs just 780 grams and has an 8mm profile, with an ultrathin 6.5mm bezel that is 60% thinner than previous models to provide a larger display area.

 

ROG Maximus IX Extreme

ROG Maximus IX Extreme is a seriously powerful Z270 gaming motherboard that is expertly tooled to be totally cooled, with an integrated monoblock for water-cooled performance that has multiple sensors seamlessly integrated to keep wiring and tubing complexity to a minimum. This gaming powerhouse also features ASUS Aura Sync illumination, high-fidelity SupremeFX audio, a pre-installed I/O shield, and next-generation connectivity including dual M.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2x2 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 3.

 

VivoMini VC66 series

The VivoMini VC66 Series is a range of high-performance, versatile mini PCs designed for a wide range of computing tasks for the home or the office. Prior to release, the VivoMini VC66 Series won the 2017 iF Product Design and Red Dot Design Awards. Powered by desktop-grade 7th Generation Intel Core processors with DDR4 RAM, the VivoMini VC66 Series has a unique design that allows for different storage options. These mini PCs feature 4K UHD display support and all-round connectivity with a total of six USB ports, including two easily-accessible front-mounted USB 3.0 ports with one reversible USB USB-C connector.

 

 

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