Computex, Taipei, Taiwan (1st June, 2015) — ASUS today announced that the ROG GR6 desktop won the Best Design Award, and ZenBook UX305, ASUS ZenWatch, ASUS Smart Home System, and ASUS AiProtection were winners of the Best Choice Award at Computex 2015. ZenBook UX305 and an additional 7 products were winners of the Computex d&i (design and innovation) Award. ASUS was the biggest award winner overall at Computex with a total of 14 awards.
The Best Choice Awards were hosted by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and award winners were selected by marketability and uniqueness. The Computex d&i Awards were hosted by TAITRA and iF Design, a top international authority on industrial design. ASUS was recognized for notable achievements in all award categories and for developing creative products that positively impact people’s lives.
Computex Best Choice Award winners
ROG GR6 is an ultra-portable, console-inspired PC that redefines gaming. ROG GR6 goes beyond traditional gaming consoles, giving gamers the perfect combination of portability, desktop PC performance and upgradability, and the accessibility of a gaming console. With a matte-black finish, Mayan-inspired detailing, a pulsing ROG logo, and plenty of gaming-oriented features, the GR6 is a mean gaming machine that fits equally well in the bedroom or living room. It’s compact, 2.5-liter design even makes it easy bring to LAN parties.
ASUS Smart Home System is a platform combining a smart gateway with a series of accessory devices designed to provide users with a comprehensive, safe, and energy-efficient home-automation solution. Built on the concept of a strong family union, the Smart Home System gateway features a beautiful sapphire-blue arc to indicate connections to smart features around the home. With advanced wireless technologies including Zigbee, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, the system connects to a range of devices — including smart door locks, open and close sensors, smart meter plugs, temperature and humidity sensors, motion sensors, and alarms — that can be controlled from anywhere using a user-friendly smartphone app.
X99-Deluxe/U3.1 is the most advanced and highest-specification motherboard on the market. Equipped with the latest Intel® X99 chipset, X99-Deluxe/U3.1 is hard-bundled with the world’s first ultra-speed USB 3.1 Type-A card and loaded with ASUS-exclusive features, including O.C. Socket and a 5-way optimization feature to dynamically optimize the PC. X99-Deluxe/U3.1 also looks stunning, with a design concept inspired by powerful racing motorcycles. The cool, streamlined outlook includes extruded-aluminum details and a broad, striking-white heat shield that delivers the futuristic style and strong protection demanded by the world’s most exacting DIY PC fans.
AiProtection is a suite of security features built-in to ASUS routers that incorporates state-of-the-art, three-pronged security from Trend Micro. As well as providing some of the most advanced parental controls in any mainstream router, it detects malware and other intrusions before they reach a PC or device, alerting the user if an infected device is connected. Potential weaknesses such as password strength and operating system vulnerabilities are also monitored at all times. AiProtection even protects Wi-Fi devices without an installable security program such as smart TV, game console, and smart home devices, giving users total peace of mind.
ASUS ZenBook UX305 is a beautifully-crafted, all-aluminum ultraportable that is the world’s slimmest 13.3-inch QHD+ (3200 x 1800) laptop, measuring just 12.3mm thin. Its subtle and refined shape incorporates the DNA of the classic ZenBook, featuring an elegantly-tapered wedge design that has smooth and comfortable edges with diamond-cut metallic highlights. Available in a sophisticated Obsidian Stone color with the ASUS signature concentric-circle finish, a silky-smooth Ceramic Alloy shade, and an Aurora Metallic color with a unique blasted finish that is gentle to the touch, ZenBook UX305 is the ultimate ultraportable laptop for discerning users.
Continuing the long-established ZenBook tradition of combining performance with luxury, this gorgeous ultraportable — which weighs only 1.2kg — is powered by an Intel Core™ M processor for seamless multitasking, and features a lightning-fast solid-state drive (SSD) with up to 512GB capacity.
ASUS ZenWatch is an exquisitely-crafted watch that seamlessly pairs with an Android™ smartphone to extend its functionality and provide relevant, useful information when it is needed most. ASUS ZenWatch is also a personal wellness manager that tracks a variety of wellness stats, such as heart rate, step counts, and relaxation levels to help users keep their lives in balance and achieve personal fitness goals.
Winner of a 2015 iF Design Award, ASUS ZenWatch follows in the tradition of fine watchmaking with its stylish, detail-focused design and use of high-quality materials. Its curved glass and case that follows the contour of the wrist, combined with a premium, stitched-leather strap with unique clasp, results in a design that is both comfortable and elegant. ASUS ZenWatch comes with a wide selection of instantly-changeable watch faces to fit any style or mood.
Computex d&i Award winners
ASUS ZenFone 2 (ZE551ML) is the new flagship smartphone in the ZenFone family, featuring a gorgeous, all-new design that employs iconic Zen design elements, such as a sleek, brushed-metal finish and concentric-circle detailing, and introduces new refinements, including a graceful curved case that tapers to an incredibly-thin 3.9mm at the edges. The 5.5-inch Full HD IPS screen has a narrow bezel that reduces ZenFone 2's overall size yet provides a maximized viewing experience. With a 64-bit Intel Atom™ Z3580 processor and up to 4GB RAM, ZenFone 2 delivers uncompromising performance. An Intel LTE modem provides ultra-fast and reliable 4G/LTE connectivity, while the 3000mAh battery provides more than a full day of power and features BoostMaster fast-charging technology for dramatically-reduced recharge times. ZenFone 2 comes equipped with a 13MP PixelMaster camera with an f/2.0 wide-aperture lens to let users quickly and easily capture beautiful, high-resolution photos with zero shutter lag.
ASUS ZenPad 8.0 (Z380 Series) brings harmony to the tablet experience with a graceful balance of elegant design, extraordinary visual enhancement technology, and effortless customizability. A stylish body with luxurious leather patterning complements the gorgeous display giving Z380 all-around beauty. Its 8-inch IPS display with an expansive 76.5% viewing area and VisualMaster Tru2Life technology enhances contrast and sharpness and delivers a stunningly detailed image never before seen on a tablet.Z380 introduces an innovative interchangeable design that provides unique personalization options to let consumers create their perfect tablet experience.
ASUS P3B Battery-Powered Portable LED projector is a lightweight and compact short-throw projector with a footprint about the size of a CD case that easily fits in a briefcase or bag. The brightest battery-powered portable LED projector available, P3B provides crisp HD 1280 x 800 resolution projections at a maximum brightness of 800 lumens and has a 30,000-hour lifespan. Its built-in rechargeable battery gives you up to 3 hours of cable-free projection time and also doubles as a 12,000mAh power bank to charge mobile devices. A 0.8:1 short-throw lens lets the P3B project 58-inch diagonal images just one meter away from the projection surface. P3B works with ASUS Wi-Fi Projection — an easy-to-use app that enables users to wirelessly project and stream content stored in their mobile devices through a Wi-Fi network. P3B lets users conduct cable-free presentations without a PC. It features rich connectivity with D-sub, HDMI / MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) video inputs, a MicroSD card reader, a USB port, and built-in memory for maximum flexibility with projection sources.
ROG G751 is a gaming laptop with a gamer-centric design and features. ROG G751 is powered by up to Intel Core i7 processors, the latest enthusiast-grade NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 970M/980M graphics, and exclusive ASUS TurboMaster GPU-overclocking technology to deliver gaming desktop levels of performance. ROG G751 has an intelligent, near-silent cooling system consisting of dual independent fans and copper heat sinks to deliver exceptional thermal efficiency for system stability even under overclocking conditions.
ROG G751 has a stealthy F-22 Raptor-inspired design and sports an aluminum finish and illuminated ROG logo. The seamless one-piece, chiclet keyboard with adjustable backlighting is ergonomically-angled for user comfort, making it ideal for marathon gaming sessions. Dedicated keys provide instant Steam access and one-click gameplay recording.
ASUSPRO E810 is a small yet powerful desktop PC designed for easy expandability and upgradability. With a detachable extension bay design, E810 offers greater expandability with an optical disk drive, more USB ports, and legacy commercial ports like serial (COM) and parallel ports. The extension bay is designed to be easily clipped to E810 without extra tools. E810 empowers easy multitasking with 4th-generation Intel Core processors, powerful graphics, and support for up to 16GB of DDR3 memory to best handle your workload.
ASUSPRO AiO A6420 is an all-in-one PC designed for small business and enterprise customers. Featuring a rear cover that can be opened without tools, ASUSPRO AiO A6420 provides easy upgradability of key components, enabling businesses to keep their computers longer, reduce costs, and minimize downtime. Near Field Communication (NFC) support provides easy wireless data transfers and fast logins to enhance efficiency and productivity. ASUSPRO AiO A6420 is equipped with 4th-generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce 930M graphics for powerful performance and smooth multitasking. ASUSPRO AiO A6420 also has a beautiful design with a striking hairline finish that adds refined style to any business environment.
ASUS Transformer Book T300 Chi a stunningly-beautiful, high-performance 2-in-1 laptop with a detachable razor-thin 12.5-inch tablet display. It’s a perfect companion for mobile professionals who need to stay productive but also like to enjoy movies, music and games. Transformer Book T300 Chi boasts the latest Intel Core M processor for supreme performance and power efficiency, yet is thinner than most ultraportable laptops on the market today. Transformer Book T300 Chi is equipped with a 2560 x 1440 WQHD IPS display for stunningly detailed visuals. In addition to Transformer Book T300 Chi, the Chi family includes the T100 Chi and T90 Chi models. T100 Chi has a 10.1-inch tablet display and is world’s thinnest Windows tablet at an incredible 7.2mm. T90 Chi has the world’s thinnest 8.9-inch tablet at a mere 7.5mm. All Chi models are distinguished by their razor-thin profiles and quiet performance, made possible by the fanless design.