The groundbreaking ZenFone 6 smartphone, Zenbo Junior robot and Mini PC ProArt PA90 workstation-class desktop honored with multiple awards each
TAIPEI, TAIWAN, May 28, 2019 — ASUS today announced wins of six Best Choice and 11 Computex d&i awards for products demonstrating innovation and design excellence at ceremonies held during Computex 2019. ZenFone 6, the first ASUS smartphone to feature a rotating flip camera won a Best Choice Golden award, a Computex d&i Golden award and a Computex d&i award. Zenbo Junior, the first ASUS business robot, won a Best Choice Best Design award, a Best Choice Category award and a Computex d&i award. The ASUS Mini PC ProArt PA90, a workstation-class PC designed for content creation, won a Best Choice Golden award and Computex d&i award.
Established in 2002 by Computex Taipei, the Best Choice awards honor products that demonstrate excellence in functionality, innovation and market potential. The awards committee is composed of government officials, academicians, research analysts, editors-in-chief and other industry experts who offer diverse perspectives in the selection process.
A collaboration between the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) and the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), the Computex d&i awards recognize new products that exhibit outstanding design and innovative features. A jury consisting of the world’s top industrial designers and experts, along with venture capitalists, judges the hundreds of product submissions based on five evaluation categories: Innovation, Technical, Functionality, Social, Craftsmanship and Aesthetics.
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ASUS ZenFone 6 is a groundbreaking flagship phone meant to both defy the ordinary and to provide the finest mobile user experience. With extreme performance supplied by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform, the flagship ZenFone 6 defies ordinary with its groundbreaking features, including a 6.4‑inch notchless NanoEdge all-screen display, a monster 5000mAh battery for up to two days non-stop use, and the unique Flip Camera.
Heralding a new era of mobile photography, the Flip Camera is a combined front and rear flip-up camera module that contains a 48MP Sony IMX586 main camera and a 13MP 125° ultrawide secondary camera, driven by a custom precision stepper motor that flips the module by a full 180° to switch the cameras from rear to front use.
The latest ZenUI 6 user interface provides a simpler, faster and more mindful experience for users, such as one-hand operation and a dark mode color scheme, concentrating on the essentials to deliver enhanced smoothness and a cleaner look. ZenFone 6 truly defies ordinary, combining extreme performance and flexible, high-quality photography in a compact design with instantly recognizable futuristic styling.
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ASUS Mini PC ProArt™ PA90 is a workstation-class PC that’s perfectly suited for professional content creation. It features 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA® Quadro® graphics, and support for Intel® Optane™ technology for fast transfers of large files or boosted storage capacity. It’s also equipped with Thunderbolt™ 3, ensuring fast transfer speeds and enabling connections to multiple displays or devices. A quiet and efficient liquid-cooling solution ensures stable performance and eliminates distracting fan noise. It's perfect for photo and video editing, computer-aided design (CAD) workflows for architecture, engineering and manufacturing as well as media and entertainment.
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Zenbo Junior is the first ASUS business robot for expansive applications and flipped learning. It is an intelligent educational tool to cultivate Artificial Intelligence (AI) capabilities with a state-of-the-art open platform to create various applications in different business fields. In addition, Zenbo Junior comes with instant remote management to increase operational efficiency.
Along with Zenbo Lab, a new programming website developed by ASUS, Zenbo Junior inspires students’ early interest in AI and teaches them the concepts behind AI. Zenbo Junior offers AI robotics and programming education for a wide range of students, starting from grade school all the way to university level and including developers. Younger students can start with block-based programming, then convert the blocks to Python code. This teaches them the logic of writing Python code and lowers the learning curve of text-based programming. In Zenbo Lab, students can also write Python code to control Zenbo Junior. Continuing the learning spectrum, ASUS offers Python and Java SDKs for university students or developers to create various applications in different business fields.
For businesses, administrators can efficiently build and deploy robotics solutions with the Zenbo Management Console (ZMC). ZMC provides effortless remote management of multiple robot devices and enables diagnostics reports on the status of each device. In addition, ZMC allows businesses to increase operational efficiency by upgrading systems and installing multiple applications remotely, saving money, resources and time.
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ASUS ZenBook Edition 30 is a unique celebration of 30 years of ASUS innovation. It draws on ASUS heritage but is designed with an eye for the future and features the finest leather craftsmanship.
When ASUS created the S6F Leather Collection in 2006, it was the world’s first laptop to incorporate genuine-leather panels. ZenBook Edition 30 brings a futuristic twist to that classic look, with a lid encased in luxurious Pearl White genuine Italian leather — hand-crafted and hand-stitched for a pure, bold style statement. Its Rose Gold anodized diamond-cut edges and trim bar, accompanied by an exclusive 18-karat rose-gold-plated 30th anniversary logo on the lid, are eye-catching additions that give ZenBook Edition 30 a look of pure luxury.
ZenBook Edition 30 is exclusively equipped with a complete set of premium accessories, including a Pearl White mouse, a leather-look box and mouse pad, and a genuine leather sleeve. It's a very special collection for a very special laptop.
The new ScreenPad 2.0 is also available on ZenBook Edition 30. It upgrades the traditional laptop experience, adding an interactive secondary screen that enhances productivity for endless possibilities. Its intuitive new smartphone-like interface enables easy task management and allows the creation of seamless multitasking workflows.
ZenBook Edition 30 features a four-sided frameless NanoEdge display with a 95% screen-to-body ratio, giving it the world's most compact footprint in its class.
The combination of performance and mobility is a defining feature of the ZenBook series, and the ZenBook Edition 30 features a full complement of high-performance components including up to 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core CPUs, NVIDIA® GeForce® MX250 graphics, 16GB RAM, ultrafast PCIe® SSDs and gigabit-class Wi-Fi.
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ROG Phone is a game-changing 6-inch smartphone designed specifically for high-performance mobile gaming. With pure ROG gaming DNA at its core and powered by the world's fastest speed-binned 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 Mobile Platform with gaming-optimized Qualcomm® Adreno™ 630 GPU, ROG Phone breaks every rule to go where rivals fear to tread. Its unique GameCool vapor-chamber cooling system — with detachable AeroActive Cooler for an extra cooling boost — sustains blur-free high frame rates in the heat of battle, while its no-compromise AMOLED display blends a blazing 90Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time with gorgeous HDR visuals.
The ultra-comfortable design of ROG Phone includes unique side-mounted ports, and the enhanced, ultra-responsive game controls — including two programmable ultrasonic AirTriggers and advanced force-feedback haptics — let gamers focus their skills on the game, giving them the edge they need for total domination. A unique range of powerful expansion accessories further enhances the ROG Phone gaming experience: the optional TwinView Dock for dual-screen handheld mode, the Mobile Desktop Dock for desktop-style gaming, and the Gamevice controller with WiGig Dock using 60GHz Wi-Fi for big-screen gaming. Other ROG Phone innovations include ASUS Aura RGB lighting and Aura Sync support, plus ASUS HyperCharge direct-charge technology for faster, safer and cooler battery charging.
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ASUS StudioBook W730 is a super-compact portable powerhouse equipped with the latest Intel® processors and professional-grade NVIDIA® graphics. It enables professional creators to bring their ideas to life and handle demanding compute-intensive tasks. StudioBook W730 allows creators to focus on creativity, without worrying about resource or performance limitations. The display is also featured with immersive, lifelike visuals and bright, vivid colors.
StudioBook W730 allows users to create efficient personalized workflows, making it the perfect high-performance, portable choice for on-the-go creative professionals by its intelligent and innovative design.
ZenBook S13 (UX392) is a 13.9-inch Ultrabook powered by the latest Intel® Core™ processors and featuring the world’s largest screen-to-body ratio of 97% in a four-sided NanoEdge display that has bezels measuring only 2.5mm. With a width of just 12.9mm, ZenBook S13 is also the world's slimmest laptop available with discrete NVIDIA® MX150 graphics. All this power is contained in an incredibly compact and light aluminum unibody weighing 1.1kg and CNC-milled for added strength, enabling ZenBook S13 to meet the military-grade MIL-STD-810G durability standard. Available in a sleek new Utopia Blue color, ZenBook S13 is the perfect balance of performance and beautiful aesthetics for those who want a powerful yet stylish notebook.
ROG Mothership GZ700 is a powerful gaming desktop replacement with a design unlike any other. With ROG Mothership, ROG has moved from a design which traditionally sits flat to one that stands tall to draw more air into its advanced cooling system. ROG Mothership is housed in an exquisitely machined aluminum chassis, built from solid slabs of aluminum using a precise CNC milling process involving 114 individual tooling stages and nearly 20 hours of precision carving.
ROG Mothership is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and Intel® Core™ i9 processor. With an option of display panels, users can choose amazingly crisp and detailed 4K visuals with a broad range of rich colors or opt for a faster Full HD panel whose 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time are tailored for fast-paced play. Both use G-SYNC™ technology to deliver smoother gameplay with lower input lag and no tearing.
ROG Mothership also comes with HyperDrive Extreme, which uses exclusive technology to combine up to three NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs to provide the world’s fastest RAID 0 storage in a gaming laptop for ultrafast data-access and write speeds.
ASUS ProArt PA34VC is a 34-inch curved IPS monitor that’s HDR10 ready. It features UWQHD (3440 x 1440) resolution and a 21:9 aspect ratio, ideal for home entertainment or for creative professionals who perform video and music editing. It also features excellent color accuracy. ASUS calibrates each monitor before it ships to guarantee delta E < 2 color accuracy. ProArt PA34VC features the versatility of DisplayPort, HDMI and Thunderbolt™ 3, which offers up to 40Gbps data transfer speeds and 60W of power delivery to external devices. ProArt PA34VC is hardware calibration ready with ASUS ProArt Calibration technology and compatible with external calibrators to let users create and save color profiles directly to the monitor.
RT-AX95Q is a tri-band Wi-Fi router and the first ASUS mesh router to fully support the latest Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) standard, providing up to a 6,600Mbps concurrent data rate — twice the speed than normal Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) 4+2+2 mesh routers. It also includes OFDMA technology to improve spectral efficiency and MU-MIMO technology for downlink transmission.
RT-AX95Q utilizes the backward-compatible Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) high-band as the mesh system’s dedicated backhaul, ensuring stable and fast connections, even for devices that do not support Wi-Fi 6. Users of RT-AX95Q can easily build a mesh system using ASUS AiMesh and enjoy stable, seamless and secure wireless networking anywhere at home.
Prime X299-Deluxe II is an Intel® HEDT motherboard compatible with the latest Intel Core™ X-series processors with up to 18 cores. The board employs enhanced power stages to meet the power demands and features a heatsink that balances mass and surface area to maximize thermal dissipation. For users who want even more performance, the VRM cooling has enough headroom to push CPUs beyond stock speeds, and 5-Way Optimization software makes it easy to get the most out of individual chips and cooling with one click. Effective cooling arrives with Fan Xpert 4 that can automatically adjust fan RPMs based on input from a range of sources. At the board’s center is a 2-inch LiveDash OLED, which displays vital system stats like clock speeds, temperatures and voltages, or custom text or images. Prime X299-Deluxe II also integrates Thunderbolt 3, Intel Ethernet and Aquantia 5G for next-gen connectivity.
ROG Matrix GeForce RTXTM 2080 Ti is the latest graphics card to carry the prestigious Matrix name and introduces Infinity Loop, a unique all-in-one closed-loop cooling system. With pump, tubing and radiator integrated seamlessly under the shroud, and with careful GPU binning that ensures each card supports boost clocks up to 1,815MHz, ROG Matrix GeForce RTXTM 2080 Ti delivers the best out-of-the-box NVIDIA® Turing™ experience, raising the bar for graphics horsepower in small-chassis, air-cooled builds.