Innovative ASUS Taichi Ultrabook wins Best Choice of the Year, Best Choice Golden Award and Computex d&i Gold Award
Computex Taipei, Taiwan (4 June, 2013) — ASUS today announced that its ASUS Taichi™ Ultrabook™ was the most awarded product at Computex 2013. The awards include the prestigious Best Choice of the Year Award (selected from all Best Choice Golden Award nominees), Best Choice Golden Award and the Computex d&i Gold Award. Three ASUS products won Best Choice Awards and 11 received Computex d&i Awards.
President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou acknowledged and commended ASUS’ contributions to design and technology as ASUS CEO Jerry Shen received the awards during a ceremony at the Taipei International Convention Center.
“These awards recognize ASUS design and technology, and signify 2013 as one of our most successful years,” said ASUS CEO Jerry Shen. “Everyone at ASUS is fully dedicated to design thinking, and we will maintain our search for incredible as we continue to bring endless possibilities to customers worldwide.”
The Best Choice ceremony was hosted by TAITRA (Taiwan External Trade Development Council) and award winners are selected with a meticulous three-stage evaluation process. The Computex d&i ceremony was courtesy of TAITRA and iF Design, one of the most celebrated international authorities on industrial design. ASUS was praised for notable achievements in all categories and for developing creative products that have a positive impact on the lives of people.
Computex Best Choice Golden Award winners
- ASUS Taichi™received the prestigious Best Choice of the Year Award, a Best Choice Golden Award and a Computex d&i Gold Award. ASUS Taichi™ was noted for its innovative dual screens, elegant Ultrabook™ design and four distinct modes of use.
- ASUS Transformer AiO garnered a Best Choice Award in the Design category. Transformer AiO is a powerful Windows 8 PC, a large 18.4-inch Android tablet, and can also serve as a Windows 8 tablet. Exclusive ASUS SonicMaster audio and powerful Intel® and NVIDIA® hardware assure smooth and immersive entertainment and productivity experiences.
- ASUS CUBE with Google TV received a Best Choice Award for Display and Digital Entertainment. With an exclusive ASUS-designed user interface, ASUS CUBE with Google TV offers a wealth of online entertainment, including a wide range of HD video content, as well as intuitive internet browsing experiences and gaming.
Computex d&i Award winners
- PadFone Infinity was recognized for its seamless fusion of a 5-inch Full HD smartphone and 10.1-inch Full HD tablet, with a shared LTE connection from just one data plan. PadFone Infinity features a sleek aluminum unibody, up to 19 hours battery life and a powerful Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 600 quad-core CPU.
- Designo MX LED Series monitors feature an ultra-thin frameless design with cutting-edge AH-IPS panel technology for bright and detailed images. ASUS SonicMaster audio, co-developed with Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®, also ensures incredible sound quality.
- B1/H1 Series projectors were noted for their compact and portable design, low power consumption, vibrant visuals, and wide connectivity options.
- SDRW-08U5S-U external DVD writer has a slim and light design with built-in 256-bit data encryption and Auto Tuning Power technology for fast and reliable disc burning.
- Wireless Duo is an external hard drive and SD card reader with a Wi-Fi connection for smartphones and tablets.
- TranSleeve Keyboard for ASUS VivoTab is combined cover and keyboard with magnetic attachment, touchpad and two-position stand.
- Folio Key keyboard/cover combo is a stylish accessory for MeMO Pad Smart 10 that incorporates a Bluetooth 3.0 keyboard and foldable stand comfortable typing and video watching.
- VariDrive optical disc drive and dock is an external DVD writer for notebooks that also includes USB 3.0, HDMI and Ethernet ports.
- ASUS ROG GX1000 Eagle Eye is a high-precision gaming mouse with 8200dpi resolution, aggressive styling and programmable macro buttons.
- RP-N53 dual-band wireless N600 range extender is a wall-mounted dual-band Wi-Fi extender with easy setup and wireless music streaming via the exclusive AiPlayer app.
ASUS AT COMPUTEX TAIPEI 2013
Visit the ASUS COMPUTEX 2013 booth in Taipei from 4th to 8th June, located at M0810, Nangang Exhibition Hall, 4F, Taipei World Trade Center.
NOTES TO EDITORS
ASUS Taichi™ won the Computex Taipei 2013 Best Choice of the Year Award and a Best Choice Golden Award, with ASUS products taking two additional Best Choice Awards and eleven Computex d&i Awards.
ASUS Taichi™ won the Computex Taipei 2013 Best Choice of the Year Award, a Best Choice Golden Award, and a Computex d&i Gold Award. ASUS products won an additional two Best Choice Awards and ten Computex d&i Awards. Ceremonies took place at the Taipei International Convention Center, where President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou presented the awards to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen.
ASUS Taichi™ secured multiple Computex Taipei 2013 awards, including the prestigious Best Choice of the Year Award, a Best Choice Golden Award, and a Computex d&i Gold Award. It has attained the most accolades of any single product this year. In total, ASUS products won three Best Choice Awards and eleven Computex d&i Awards. The Best Choice of the Year Award is especially significant, selected from among all Best Choice Golden Award nominees. Award ceremonies took place at the Taipei International Convention Center, where President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou acknowledged ASUS contributions to design and technology and personally offered the awards to ASUS CEO Jerry Shen.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling and most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,168 awards in 2012 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.