ASUS Transformer Book Trio ultraportable impresses judges to nab the 2014 CES Best of Innovations Award for Computer Hardware & Components category
Las Vegas, USA (6th January, 2014) — ASUS today is proud to announce that 17 of its products have received the prestigious 2014 CES Innovations Award, with wins covering a wide range of innovative designs and technologies across six award categories: Computer Hardware & Components, Computer Peripherals, Gaming Hardware & Peripherals, Home Networking, Portable Media Players & Accessories, and Software & Mobile Apps. This impressive award tally is clear recognition of ASUS’s people-centric, innovative design-driven approach to its products and services. On top of that, the ASUS Transformer Book Trio received the 2014 CES Best of Innovations Award – an accolade reserved for the highest rated product in its category.
The annual CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards, held in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, recognize outstanding engineering and design in the field of consumer electronics, with products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and trade journalists.
Best of Innovations Award Winner – ASUS Transformer Book Trio
The ASUS Transformer Book Trio received one of the top accolades at this year’s awards, taking home the CES Best of Innovations Award for the Computer Hardware & Components category. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a dual-OS ultraportable that can be used as a Windows 8/Android notebook, an 11.6-inch Android tablet, or as a Windows 8 desktop PC by simply connecting the PC Station dock to an external monitor.
A wide spectrum of award-winning products
ASUS products took home a total of 17 awards* this year across six award categories, surpassing last year’s tally of 15. The ASUS Zenbook Ultrabook took honors in this year’s Computer Hardware & Components category thanks to its sleek lines that house a powerful Intel® Core™ processor, fast SSD storage and a 2560 x 1440 WQHD capacitive multi-touch 13.3-inch display.
In the Computer Peripherals category, the ASUS MB168 Series Portable USB-powered Monitor wowed judges with its slim, lightweight design and the ability to receive power and video signals supplied over a standard USB 3.0 cable.
Judges were also impressed with the Miracast Dongle, an entry under the Portable Media Players & Accessories category. At roughly the same size as a standard highlighter pen, ASUS Miracast Dongle provides dual-band wireless streaming for lag-free transmission of Full HD movies, videos, and photos from mobile devices onto a HDTV or monitor.
*additional information on all award-winning ASUS products can be found in the appendix
NOTES TO EDITORS
Seventeen ASUS products have received the 2014 CES Innovations Award, with wins across six award categories. ASUS Transformer Book Trio received the 2014 CES Best of Innovations Award for being the highest rated product in its category.
Seventeen ASUS products have received the 2014 CES Innovations Award, with wins across six award categories. ASUS Transformer Book Trio received the 2014 CES Best of Innovations Award for being the highest rated product in its category. It is a dual-OS ultraportable that can be used as a Windows 8/Android notebook, an 11.6-inch Android tablet, or as a Windows 8 desktop PC.
Seventeen ASUS products have received the prestigious 2014 CES Innovations Award, with wins across six award categories. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio received the 2014 CES Best of Innovations Award – an accolade reserved for the highest rated product in its category. The ASUS Transformer Book Trio is a dual-OS ultraportable that can be used as a Windows 8/Android notebook, an 11.6-inch Android tablet, or as a Windows 8 desktop PC by simply connecting the PC Station dock to an external monitor. The annual CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards is judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers and trade journalists.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, 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.
2014 CES Best of Innovations Award winner
ASUS Transformer Book Trio
It is a laptop, tablet and a desktop PC in one ultraportable device. With the ability to switch between Windows 8 and Android at the press of a button, Transformer Book Trio offers unmatched three-in-one flexibility for work or play. It is powered by an Intel® Core™ processor in Windows 8 laptop mode, but the detachable 11.6-inch display also features its own Intel® Atom™ processor. The PC Station dock can also be used as a Windows 8 desktop PC with an external monitor.
2014 CES Innovations Award-winning products
Computer Hardware & Components
ASUS N550 notebook
The ASUS N550 notebook features SonicMaster Premium technology and the first-ever quad-speaker array on a notebook. Together with the bundled external SonicMaster subwoofer, it provides cinematic surround sound. The N550 features powerful 4th generation Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA® GeForce® gaming-grade graphics, and an anti-glare, Full HD 1080p IPS display with 178-degree wide view angles packed in a durable and elegant metallic chassis.
ASUS Transformer Book T100
ASUS Transformer Book T100 is a 10.1-inch ultraportable laptop with an Intel® Atom™ quad-core processor and a detachable 1366 x 768 IPS display that can be used as a standalone Windows 8.1 tablet. With USB 3.0, 11 hours of battery life, and Office Home & Student 2013 pre-installed, it is a productive tool for all-day computing.
ASUS Zenbook Ultrabook
The finely-crafted ASUS Zenbook houses a powerful Intel® Core™ processor, fast SSD storage and a capacitive multi-touch 13.3-inch display with up to 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution in an ultra-light aluminum case that tapers to a mere 3mm. The Zenbook delivers a luxurious feel, courtesy of a unique ‘spun metal’ finish that is a result of a meticulous 32-step manufacturing process. The latest iteration, UX301/302, takes things further with a sleek layer of tough Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3.
ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 770 graphics card
The ASUS ROG Poseidon GTX 770 graphics card is based on the 28nm NVIDIA® GTX 770 GPU, with 1536 CUDA cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory. ASUS-exclusive features add value and capabilities to this already-powerful card. They include a redesigned DirectCU H2O cooling technology with both water and air thermal management systems that deliver 20% cooler and three times quieter performance than reference. In addition, this redesigned water cooling system results in 16°C cooler operating temperatures than reference 770 model boards. DIGI+ VRM and Super Alloy Power ensure heightened stability and durability, while GPU Tweak offers user-friendly tuning and live streaming to allow other gamers watch the game currently being played.
ASUS ET2321 AiO PC
The ASUS ET2321 AiO PC features a slim, stylish design that houses a powerful yet energy-efficient 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT 740M and Intel ® Iris™ graphics, as well as a 23-inch 10-point multitouch LED backlit IPS display that offers brilliant colors and wide viewing angles with 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution. It also features built-in stereo speakers along with a desktop subwoofer, plus ASUS SonicMaster Premium technology for outstanding audio.
Gaming Hardware & Peripherals
ASUS ROG G750 gaming notebook
Designed for gaming enthusiasts, the ASUS ROG G750 gaming notebook boasts 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 700M series GPUs, plus the latest connectivity standards. Improved audio output comes from the inclusion of ASUS SonicMaster technology with the ASUS ROG AudioWizard sound tuning utility, which was especially designed for ROG gaming notebooks. Responsive and durable backlit keys and isolated arrow keys provide excellent control; while a powerful rear-venting dual exhaust system keeps hot air and the resulting fan noise away from gamers.
ASUS P2B Battery-Powered Portable LED Projector
The ASUS P2B Battery-Powered Portable LED Projector is a compact projector which features its own built-in notebook-quality battery. It features a 350 lumen LED light source and a best-in-class short throw lens that projects 42-inch HD 1280 x 800 resolution visuals at just one meter from the screen. VGA and HDMI video inputs give maximum flexibility for projection sources, while the MHL (Mobile High-Definition Link) input also charges connected MHL enabled smartphones and tablets when projecting. The P2B also features a microSD card slot and a USB port for PC-free projection.
ASUS S1 Portable LED Projector
The S1 projector is an ultra-portable projector that measures no larger than two business cards put together. It features a compact rechargeable battery that provides up to 3 hours of projection time; it can also be used as a power bank for mobile device charging. The S1 has a 1.1:1 short-throw lens that projects images with a diagonal of 42-inches just one meter away from the projection surface. The S1 has an aluminum chassis that features a sleek concentric-circle finish, and features built-in HDMI/MHL, a USB port (for charging), and an ASUS SonicMaster-enhanced speaker.
ASUS MB168 Series Portable USB-powered Monitor
The ASUS MB168 Series is a 15.6-inch companion display for laptops and desktop PCs; with both power and video signals supplied over a standard USB 3.0 cable. The MB168’s slim 8mm profile and 800g weight makes it the world’s slimmest and lightest companion display and features a Zen-inspired spun metal finish. ASUS MB168 Series senses its orientation and switches the display between landscape and portrait automatically. It comes with a protective ASUS Smart Case that doubles as a two-way adjustable stand.
ASUS VivoMouse is an innovative combination of traditional mouse and a wireless handheld remote for more casual PC control. VivoMouse can be used as a standard optical mouse that fits comfortably in the hand, but its top surface also incorporates a large circular touchpad with full support for Windows 8.1/Windows 8 multi-touch gestures — making it ideal for Windows 8.1/Windows 8 PCs that lack a multi-touch display. A wireless connection also makes VivoMouse ideal for one-handed control, making it the perfect peripheral for a living room PC.
The ASUS-exclusive NFC Express brings Near Field Communication (NFC) to PC DIY market and allows for instant device pairing and PC control with a simple tap of their NFC-enabled device. It allows for password-free Windows 8 login, so users can go directly into the operating system. The Photo Express feature automatically backs up photos and videos in Android mobile devices on the desktop. It can also detect and only backup files added since last sync. Quick Launch saves shortcuts to favorite apps, which can then be started with the ease of a single tap.NFC Express also lets users remotely control their desktop with their NFC-enabled devices; while two additional USB 3.0 ports provided added connectivity options.
SBW-S1 Blu-ray Surround Station
The SBW-S1 Blu-ray Surround Station audio system for notebooks delivers 7.1-channel surround and virtual surround sound for truly immersive cinematic audio. With 114dB SNR Audio Clarity, it provides sound that is 16 times clearer than normal onboard audio solutions. The SBW-S1 also comes with a built-in 600ohm headphone amplifier as well.
ASUS RT-AC87U dual band wireless router
The dual-band RT-AC87U is a 4 x 4 wireless-AC router with a web-based user interface provides quick and easy set-up, as well as management of parameters like guest networks, parental controls, and traffic monitoring. Excusive ASUS AiRadar improves Wi-Fi performance through 802.11ac beamforming technology, high power amplification and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning.
ASUS DSL-AC68U dual band wireless modem router
The dual-band DSL-AC68U wireless router provides connection speeds of up to 600Mbps on the 2.4GHz N-band and 1.3Gbps on 5GHz AC-band, with both bands capable of operating independent of one another. A web-based user interface provides quick and easy set-up, as well as management of parameters like guest networks, parental controls, and traffic monitoring. Excusive ASUS AiRadar improves Wi-Fi performance through 802.11ac beamforming technology, high power amplification and exclusive ASUS RF fine-tuning. The DSL-AC68U also features two CPUs, with VDSL/ADSL and Wi-Fi each getting a dedicated processor.
Portable Media Players & Accessories
ASUS Miracast Dongle
ASUS Miracast Dongle supports dual-band wireless streaming for lag-free transmission of Full HD movies, videos, and photos mobile devices onto a HDTV or monitor. Compatible with most ASUS tablets, it provides real-time content mirroring with no need for internet access and can be set up easily. The compact and portable ASUS Miracast Dongle weighs just 35g and measures 111 x 32 x 11mm.
Software & Mobile Apps
ASUS AiCloud 2.0
ASUS AiCloud 2.0 technology transforms USB-attached storage into a personal cloud server, for easy remote file access and media streaming from a laptop, smartphone and tablet. AiCloud also features a new router-to-router sync mode that automatically synchronizes USB-connected storage on other compatible ASUS routers, for easy sharing of large files with family and friends.