ASUS Products Win Nine Prestigious Good Design Awards 2018

ZenBeam S2, Gimbal G3M, ZenBook S, ZenFone 5 and a wide range of ASUS products are recognized for excellence in design and innovation


TAIPEI, Taiwan, October 4, 2018 — ASUS is proud to announce that nine of its products have won prestigious Good Design Awards in recognition of excellence in design and engineering.

The awards highlight 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 61st year. It is one of the four major design awards recognized by the International Design Alliance. This year, JDP received over 4,789 entries from around the world. More information can be found at:


Good Design Award 2018 winners

ASUS ZenBeam S2

ASUS ZenBeam S2 LED Projector is the second generation of mobile S series of projectors, featuring a lightweight 497g design, 350 lumen maximum brightness, 720p resolution, 2D keystone adjustment and autofocus. Simple yet powerful, ZenBeam S2 delivers what users care about most: high mobility, easy setup and an intuitive interface.

ZenBeam S2 has a built-in 6000mAh battery that provides up to four hours of continuous projection and acts as a portable power source. With DLP technology, it projects a vivid 80-inch image at a distance of two meters. ZenBeam S2 offers a comprehensive set of connectivity features that can project content from various input sources via USB-C, HDMI or devices with wireless mirroring connectivity. SonicMaster technology provides excellent sound quality to accompany the projection images.


ASUS Gimbal G3M-B1

ASUS G3M-B1 is the first foldable gimbal stabilizer for smartphones that lets users capture smooth, professional-quality video of their precious moments anytime, anywhere. With 3-axis stabilization technology, 360-degree horizontal pan and intuitive operation via integrated buttons or the companion smartphone app, ASUS Gimbal G3M-B1 provides exceptional control and ease of use. Its ultraportable, compact form factor and minimalist design offer the perfect combination of features, aesthetics and mobility for users who want to capture the best-quality video with their smartphone.



ASUS VG49V is an impressive 49-inch Dual Full HD gaming monitor. The monitor’s VA panel stretches a super-ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio over an 1800R curve that brings the far edges closer for a more immersive experience. The 3840 x 1080 resolution is exactly twice as wide as 1080p, which is why it’s dubbed Double Full HD or DFHD. Users get double the horizontal space of a Full HD monitor, which is tons of width to expand games deep into their periphery and view multiple open windows and tabs.

ASUS VG49V also features the exclusive GamePlus hotkey for in-game enhancements and GameVisual for optimized visuals. TÜV Rheinland Certification provides flicker-free performance, and Low Blue Light technology ensures a comfortable viewing experience during extended viewing sessions.



ProArt PQ22UC is the world’s first 21.6-inch OLED 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) monitor with 204ppi pixel density and HDR support. Top-of-the-line OLED technology with pure RGB stripes ensures color purity and allows ProArt PQ22UC to deliver extremely high color saturation with 99% DCI-P3 coverage for greater color accuracy. ProArt PQ22UC also features true 10-bit color depth, achieving a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 for darker blacks and brighter whites. With a fastest response time of 0.1ms, ProArt PQ22UC provides a smoother experience without any motion blur for outstanding performance when showing animations or other moving content. And with HDR support, ProArt PQ22UC ensures HDR content can be created and displayed with consistent high quality, providing an unprecedented viewing experience.



ASUS ProArt PA34VC is a 34-inch curved IPS monitor with UWQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio designed for creative professionals, gamers and home entertainment. It features excellent color accuracy and fluid visuals with support for Adaptive Sync and refresh rates up to 100Hz. ASUS calibrates each monitor before it ships to guarantee a Delta-E color difference of less than 2. Users can further adjust the calibration if they desire, and ASUS ProArt Calibration Technology lets users save color profiles directly to the monitor itself instead of relying on their PC.

To connect to multiple input sources, ProArt PA34VC comes with DisplayPort 1.2, a pair of HDMI, and three USB 3.0 ports. Two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports including daisy-chain capability with USB-C™ connectors provide additional flexibility with power delivery and up to 40Gbps transfer speeds for plenty of throughput to work with content on external storage devices.


ASUS Mini PC PB Series

ASUS Mini PC PB Series features up to desktop-grade CPU performance in a compact size. Available with Intel® Core™ T Series, Pentium® Gold or Celeron® processors and fanless designs, the ASUS MiniPC PB Series can fulfill a wide range of needs for performance, efficiency and silent operation. A slim and extensible design with optional stackable modules for optical disk drives and other components make the ASUS Mini PC PB Series perfect for a wide range of business uses. The PCs can be operated in horizontal or vertical orientation and can be mounted on the rear of a display for maximum flexibility for business scenarios. An easy-access, slide-open chassis enables users to perform quick and easy component upgrades, and flexible I/O ports enable various connectivity options for different needs.


ASUS Mini PC PN Series

ASUS Mini PC PN Series, powered by Intel Core, Pentium Silver or Celeron processors, is line of mini PCs featuring a compact form factor with a volume of only 0.62 liters and a sliding chassis design for easy component upgrades. This new design enables users to quickly swap storage — the HDD or M.2 SSD — and memory in two simple steps with just a screwdriver. ASUS Mini PC PN Series also offers flexible I/O ports that provide connectivity to fit a wide range of applications. Its compact size and ability to be attached to the back of a monitor with a VESA mount make ASUS Mini PC PN Series an ideal fit for any living room or workspace. 


ASUS ZenBook S

ZenBook S (UX391) is a premium 13.3-inch ultraportable Windows 10 notebook that not only delivers effortless portability, powerful performance and no-compromise connectivity for discerning on-the-go users, but also is tested to meet military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standards. With an ultrathin 12.9mm profile and ultralight 1kg all-metal unibody, the sophisticated ZenBook S is finished in prestigious Deep Dive Blue or elegant Burgundy Red with Rose Gold diamond-cut edges, complete with the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish for a luxurious look and feel.

ZenBook S incorporates the innovative new ErgoLift hinge that automatically tilts the keyboard by 5.5’ for the ultimate typing comfort. The raised chassis also improves airflow and enhances audio performance. Powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors and a superfast PCIe® x4 SSD, ZenBook S also features up to a 4K UHD NanoEdge touchscreen and delivers up to 13.5 hours battery life for all-day performance. For ultrafast connectivity, two of the three USB-C ports support Thunderbolt™ 3 technology. ZenBook S features Amazon Alexa support for easy voice-controlled assistance.


ASUS ZenFone 5 Series

The ZenFone 5 (ZE620KL) and 5Z (ZS620KL) share the same chassis and external components, giving them an identical appearance. The fundamental difference between the two models are the System-on-a-Chip (SoC) processors they bear: The ZenFone 5 is the first globally-announced smartphone to use the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 636 Mobile Platform with its smooth, responsive, power-efficient performance and AI capabilities, while the ZenFone 5Z is one of the world’s first smartphones to use the elite Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with a full suite of AI-enhanced features powered by the Qualcomm Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE). ZenFone 5 series are two exciting 6.2-inch dual-camera smartphones that are the first ever ZenFone to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI). ZenFone 5 series revolutionize mobile photography, giving users a simpler, smarter way to capture and share every magic moment.

ZenFone 5 series have an intelligent dual-camera system that adapts and learns, delivering perfect photos every time. With its flagship Sony® IMX363 sensor, 120° wide-angle secondary camera and AI-enhanced camera features — including AI Scene Detection, real-time portrait effects, AI Photo Learning and real-time beautification — ZenFone 5 series encourage creativity and free users to concentrate on their subjects rather than the cameras.

Crafted to perfection with premium materials, ZenFone 5 series have strikingly beautiful ultraslim-bezels, all-screen designs, featuring stunning 6.2-inch displays with a 90% screen-to-body ratio in glass-covered bodies that are as small and compact as most standard 5.5-inch phones.