ASUS and ASUS ROG honorees recognized in the Computer Peripherals, Computer Hardware and Components and Mobile Devices categories
ASUS and ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced that 11 of its products have received CES® 2020 Innovation Awards for demonstrating outstanding design and engineering within the consumer technology realm.
ASUS honorees of the CES Innovation Award include ZenBook Pro Duo, ZenFone 6, ZenBook 15, ZenBook Flip and ProArt Display PA32UCG. ROG honorees include ROG Phone II, ROG Strix SCAR III, ROG Strix Arion M.2 NVMe USB3.2 Gen 2 SSD enclosure and ROG Kunai Gamepad. An additional two ASUS honorees will be unveiled during CES 2020. The award wins underscore the ASUS commitment to delivering incredible consumer experiences through consummate design and innovation.
An annual program that celebrates outstanding design, the CES Innovation Awards recognizes honorees across 28 product categories. A panel of judges, including designers, engineers and members of the tech media, reviews submissions based on design, functionality, consumer appeal, engineering and how the products compare with the competition. The announcement was made today during CES Unveiled New York, an invite-only tech event bringing together top media, exhibitors and industry leaders for a sneak peek of the products and trends expected at CES 2020, which will run from January 7–10, 2020 in Las Vegas.
CES 2020 Innovation Awards Honorees
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo
ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo is equipped with a full-width ScreenPad™ Plus, a secondary display that gives users options for multitasking like never before. The 14-inch ScreenPad Plus on ZenBook Pro Duo is a 4K secondary touchscreen that works seamlessly with the main 15.6-inch 4K UHD OLED HDR touchscreen, giving users endless ways to optimize and personalize their workflow. Extreme performance for effortless creativity is provided by up to 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors, combined with up to 32GB RAM and an NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 GPU, with ultrafast storage provided by up to a 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD. These elite components empower content creators to effortlessly handle all the apps on both the main screen and ScreenPad Plus.
ASUS ZenFone 6
ZenFone 6 is a masterpiece of mobile phone design, with a true all-screen display made possible by the revolutionary Flip Camera, a high-quality automatic flip-up dual-camera system that brings new creative possibilities to mobile photography. In its 5.5-inch body size, ZenFone 6 not only has a 6.4-inch all-screen NanoEdge display, Flip Camera and 5000mAh battery, but also Qualcomm's flagship Snapdragon™ 855 Mobile Platform, dual stereo speakers, a triple-slot SIM tray and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
ASUS ZenBook 15
ZenBook 15 is one of the world’s smallest laptops for its screen size, thanks to a near-frameless NanoEdge display, and its unique ScreenPad 2.0 turns the trackpad into a multitasking dream. The ZenBook series heralds a new era of ultraportable design, with an ultracompact, ultralight chassis that makes it one of the world’s smallest laptop families. This notebook is built to deliver unbounded on-the-go performance, featuring CPUs up to the latest 10th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor and a high-performance NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 GPU. The notebook comes equipped with PCIe SSDs and up to 16GB of RAM, making ZenBook ideal for creating complex documents, mining data, retouching photos, editing videos or simply taking a gaming break.
ASUS ZenBook Flip
Designed to be versatile, powerful and supremely portable, the convertible ZenBook Flip features frameless NanoEdge displays with ultra-narrow bezels on all four sides and a 90% screen-to-body ratio that enables a much more compact chassis design. The ZenBook Flip is a convertible laptop with four different modes: laptop mode, stand mode, tent mode and tablet mode. The 4K UHD display panel is calibrated to show accurate colors, and it is PANTONE Validated to ensure the best possible color accuracy for content creators. The new ScreenPad™ 2.0 upgrades the traditional laptop experience, adding an interactive secondary touchscreen in the trackpad that enhances productivity and multitasking experiences. It’s also powerful, as the ZenBook Flip is built around the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Max-Q graphics, up to 16 GB RAM and support for high speed PCIe® SSDs.
ProArt Display PA32UCG
ASUS ProArt Display PA32UCG is one of the world's first 32-inch 4K professional display with an 1152-zone mini-LED backlight and up to a 120Hz variable refresh rate. Full-array local dimming technology allows for an incredible 1,000 nits of full-screen sustained brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio. These industry-leading features deliver exceptional HDR performance, and the display supports all major HDR standards, including Dolby Vision, HLG and HDR10. With quantum dot technology, PA32UCG can display a wide color gamut with DCI-P3, Adobe RGB, sRGB, Rec 709 and Rec 2020 color space support. With true 10-bit color depth and a factory color pre-calibration process, it delivers incredibly accurate color (Delta-E < 1) out of the box, and built-in ASUS Hardware Calibration technology with color profile write-back to the display ensures continuous accuracy for dependable ongoing performance.
ROG Phone II
ROG Phone II uses the Snapdragon™ 855 Plus Mobile Platform, 12GB RAM, a monster 6000mAh battery, the GameCool II cooling system and an ultrafast 120Hz/1ms AMOLED 10-bit HDR display to create the ultimate mobile gaming device. ROG Phone II’s 120Hz AMOLED display has an only 1ms response time and 49ms touch latency, offering users a fluid, ultra-responsive, and blur-free gaming and entertainment experience. In addition, with Delta E <1 color accuracy and 10-bit HDR support, the display ensures games and HDR videos look like their creators intended. To improve the immersion of gaming on ROG Phone II, ROG engineers not only made ROG Phone II with game-centric features built-in, but also developed plenty of accessories to build a thorough mobile gaming system, including the TwinView Dock II, ROG Kunai Gamepad and the WiGig Display Dock Plus and Mobile Desktop Dock.
ROG Strix SCAR III
ROG Strix SCAR III is engineered for esports with the cutting-edge hardware and cooling needed for fluid gameplay on a 300Hz display — the world’s fastest gaming laptop display. Features like ROG Keystone and Aura Sync give gamers greater power to personalize their PCs, while NVIDIA® graphics up to the GeForce RTX™ 2070 deliver the frames needed to fully saturate the Strix SCAR III’s ultrafast 300Hz display. Intelligent Cooling enables ROG Boost, which pushes the GPU clock speed into factory overclocked territory at up to 1540MHz at 115W. Modern gamers can create content faster and more efficiently with the Strix SCAR III’s latest Intel Core i9-9880H CPU. This processor pushes frequencies as high as 4.1GHz with a single core, and its eight-core design can execute up to 16 parallel threads to power through demanding workloads and multitasking. Combined with up to 32GB of DDR4-2666 memory, gamers can easily play, chat and stream simultaneously with ROG Strix SCAR III.
ROG Strix Arion
ROG Strix Arion is the world’s first SSD enclosure with ASUS Aura Sync RGB lighting effects that fits an M.2 NVMe SSD with 2230 to 2280 form factors. It offers USB-C™ 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity, which supports ultrafast transfers of up to 10Gbps, and an aluminum-alloy case with integrated thermal pads ensures aggressive heat dissipation. ROG Strix Arion features an innovative pin-design installation that makes it easy to mount an SSD into the enclosure without a screwdriver. The enclosure also comes with a protective holder and meets MIL-STD-810G 516.6 drop test standards. With ASUS Aura Sync, ROG Strix Arion perfectly complements any gaming rig and lets gamers express their individual style.
ROG Kunai Gamepad
The modular ROG Kunai Gamepad system delivers the best mobile gaming experience, whether using the phone screen or an external display. The Kunai Bumper, Kunai Controller and Kunai Holder enable versatile console-like or handheld configurations. The ROG Kunai Gamepad was made with today’s busy gamer in mind. With most mobile controllers, gamers are limited to one single mode of operation. With the Kunai, they can choose to insert their phone and use it in handheld mode or combine the two controllers into the Kunai Holder to get a more console-like experience. The design of the ROG Kunai is meant to complement ROG Phone II, the controller’s primary companion device, although the Kunai can be used by PC gamers just as they would any other controller.
 The CES Innovation Awards are based upon descriptive materials submitted to the judges. CTA did not verify the accuracy of any submission or of any claims made and did not test the item to which the award was given.