ASUS Receives 17 Good Design Awards

ZenBook UX305 and S1 Mobile LED Projector recognized on prestigious Good Design Best 100 list

Singapore (10th November, 2014) — ASUS products won an impressive total of 17 Good Design Awards — in recognition of excellence in design and engineering — at a ceremony held on the 4th November in Tokyo, highlighting the ASUS commitment to quality design and innovation. ZenBook UX305 and the S1 Mobile LED Projector received the additional honour of being included on the Good Design Best 100 list, a selection of products receiving special recognition from the jury of industry experts for their exceptional and forward-looking designs.
The award-winning products demonstrate the ASUS In Search of Incredible brand spirit, which pursues perfection in all endeavours with the ultimate goal of creating an effortless and joyful digital life for users. By focusing on people's desires while understanding their needs, ASUS strives to create technology that is truly personal.
The Good Design Awards, organized by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP), is now in its 57th year and this year received over 3,600 entries from around the world. It is one of the four major design awards recognized by the International Design Alliance.

2014 Good Design Award winners
ASUS ZenBook UX305 — Good Design Best 100 list
The beautifully-crafted all-aluminium ZenBook UX305 Ultrabook is the world’s slimmest 13.3-inch QHD+ laptop, measuring just 12.3mm thin. Its subtle and refined shape incorporates the DNA of the classic ZenBook, featuring an elegantly-tapered wedge design that has smooth and comfortable edges with diamond-cut metallic highlights.
Available in a sophisticated Obsidian Stone colour with the ASUS signature concentric-circle finish, or a silky-smooth Ceramic Alloy shade, ZenBook UX305 is the ultimate ultraportable laptop for discerning users. Continuing the long-established ZenBook tradition of combining performance with luxury, this gorgeous ultraportable — which weighs only 1.2kg — is powered by an Intel® Core M processor for seamless multitasking, and features a lightning-fast solid-state drive (SSD) with up to 256GB capacity. The crisp, vibrant and stunningly-detailed 13.3-inch display has an up to QHD+ resolution of 3200 x 1800 pixels.



ASUS S1 Mobile LED Projector — Good Design Best 100 list
ASUS S1 Mobile LED Projector delivers incredible performance in an ultraportable design that is perfect for mobile professionals. Its modern, unobtrusive design fits in perfectly in the meeting room or anywhere a presentation is needed. The top cover is made from a single piece of aluminium, giving the S1 Mobile LED Projector a clean look and a more rigid, durable design. The ASUS signature concentric-circle finish adds an elegant look, and even important functional details such as ventilation holes are designed to contribute to the overall aesthetics. Palm-sized and weighing just 342g, S1 is unbelievably small and light, making it easy to take anywhere.
Despite its small size, S1 is a fully capable projector that delivers best-in-class short-throw performance. It displays a bright, 41-inch diagonal image at a distance of one meter. In addition to outstanding video performance, S1 features a built-in speaker with ASUS-exclusive SonicMaster audio technology that delivers high-quality audio to enhance the projected image. Its battery provides up to three hours of projection time and, along with the projector's USB port, provides useful functionality as a mobile device charger, even when the projector is turned off.
The S1 Mobile LED Projector comes with a Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) with HDMI input port to ensure compatibility with a wide range of devices, including laptops, media players and game consoles.


ASUS ZenBook NX500 Series
ZenBook NX500 Series is a stunning Ultra book that combines innovative engineering and design techniques with powerful hardware to create a no-compromise computing experience. With a sleek aluminium unibody construction and slim form factor, its gorgeous silver colour makes a striking impression and is highly portable. As the first ASUS notebook with a 4K/UHD display featuring ASUS VisualMaster technology, ZenBook NX500 delivers stunningly crisp graphics and text, and comes ready to support future 4K video content. Its 15.6-inch 3840 x 2160 resolution IPS panel provides a large workspace for maximum efficiency and productivity. NX500 is powered by a quad-core Intel Core up to i7 processor and up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 850M graphics, supported by 2GB of GDDR5 video memory for incredible speed and graphics performance.

ASUS X555 Series
The X555 Series is a line of notebooks designed for everyday multitasking and entertainment. The notebooks feature a spun-circle finish and patterned palm rests for a touch of sophistication, and an Intel Core i7 ‘Haswell’ processor and NVIDIA® GT840M graphics for fast performance. The use of recyclable material and innovative design reduces the energy and material required in the X555 Series manufacturing process, minimizing the environmental impact.

ASUS ROG G751
ASUS ROG G751 is a gaming laptop with a gamer-centric design and features. ROG G751 is powered by up to Intel Core i7 processors, the latest enthusiast-grade NVIDIA®GeForce® GTX 970M/980M graphics, and exclusive ASUS TurboMaster GPU-overclocking technology to deliver gaming desktop levels of performance. ROG G751 has an intelligent, near-silent cooling system consisting of dual independent fans and copper heat sinks to deliver exceptional thermal efficiency for system stability even under overclocking conditions.
ROG G751 has a stealthy F-22 Raptor-inspired design and sports an aluminium finish and illuminated ROG logo. The seamless one-piece, chiclet keyboard with adjustable backlighting is ergonomically-angled for user comfort, making it ideal for marathon gaming sessions. Dedicated keys provide instant Steam access and one-click gameplay recording.

ASUS Chromebook C Series
The ASUS Chromebook C Series is an entry-level notebook that emphasizes usability and comfort without sacrificing quality. The design features a new design language that combines the ASUS core Design DNA with the simplicity of Google ChromeOS. The small-form-factor notebook features a full keyboard and large touchpad to improve usability beyond typical notebooks in its class. The Chromebook C Series has a fanless design for cool and quiet usage, and is perfectly suited for mobile and casual computing.

ASUS ROG GR8
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) GR8 is a console gaming PC that delivers incredible performance in a compact 2.5-liter chassis. ROG GR8 boasts an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750Ti graphics for Full HD gaming. Its sublime geometric design has two solid covers wrapped around the main body, and provides a highly-efficient thermal system, easy storage upgradability, silent operation, and stunning aesthetics.

ASUS ROG G20
ROG G20 is the world's most powerful compact gaming desktop PC, packing advanced hardware into a stunning 12.5L small-form factor design. Its Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA® GTX 780 graphics deliver ultimate performance during demanding marathon gaming sessions. To ensure optimized reliability, ROG G20 has an innovative cooling system that uses natural convection and a hidden airflow tunnel for efficient thermal management.

ASUS Chromebox
ASUS Chromebox is a stylish and compact device thoughtfully designed to simplify home, classroom or office computing. ASUS Chromebox provides a gateway to the world of Google web services and thousands of Chrome Web Store apps designed for business, education and home, including many popular services like YouTube, Hulu Plus and Netflix. It includes integrated virus and malware protection and support for feature-enhancing updates.
ASUS Chromebox is easy to set up right out of the box and starts up in seconds to give users quick access to their favourite applications, games and websites. It houses a processor powerful enough for ultrafast multitasking performance and offers connectivity options to let users choose their own screen size and connect to multiple displays at once. ASUS Chromebox also supports up to 4K UHD playback for ultra-realistic visuals.

ASUS Portable AiO PT2001
ASUS Portable AiO PT2001 is a 19.5-inch touchscreen All-in-One (AiO) PC with a unique, portable and space-saving design that provides a flexible and powerful computing experience in the home or office. Weighing only 3.2kg and featuring a sturdy, foldaway handle, Portable AiO is easy to carry and set up anywhere, even away from a power outlet thanks to its internal battery that lasts up to five hours. The slim design, tapering to 12.3mm at its thinnest point, looks sleek and stylish in any environment, and makes Portable AiO easy to lay flat for playing touch-based games or enjoying movies and photos with friends and family. For use on a table or desk, the pull-out kickstand provides solid support, and folds flush into the back of Portable AiO when not needed.

ASUS Fonepad Series (FE375CG/FE380CG)
The ASUS Fonepad Series is a line of thin and light 7-inch and 8-inch tablets with built-in 3G connectivity and phone functionality, designed for people who want one powerful device to connect and entertain them. Tablets in the Fonepad Series feature HD 1280 x 800 IPS displays, 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processors, and dual front speakers with ASUS SonicMaster audio that combine to provide engaging entertainment experiences.

ASUS MeMOPad 7 (ME572)
With a design inspired by stylish clutch bags and wallets, ASUS MeMO Pad 7 (ME572) is not only a thin and light 7-inch Android tablet powered by a 64-bit quad-core Intel Atom processor, but also an everyday fashion essential. Thanks to its narrow bezel, MeMO Pad 7 is just 8.3mm thin and weighs only 269g, making it supremely comfortable to hold in one hand. The crisp and vibrant Full HD IPS display has a pixel density of 323 pixels per inch and wide 178-degree viewing angles, plus ASUS TruVivid and ASUS Splendid technology for enhanced clarity, brightness and accurate colour reproduction.

ASUS ROG Maximus VII Series
The ROG Maximus VII Series is a line of high-end gaming motherboards designed for professional gamers that build on the renowned and trusted ROG gaming legacy. ROG Maximus VII motherboards sport the distinctive ROG black and red colour scheme and feature premium components, solid aluminium heat sinks, black nickel processor socket covers, and improved circuit layouts.

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q
ROG Swift PG278Q Gaming Monitor is a stunning premium 27-inch gaming monitor that is the first and fastest in the world to support NVIDIA® G-SYNC technology for stunning smoothness, and crisp WQHD 2560 x 1440 visuals. Tearing, graphics stutter and latency will be a thing of the past, and a smooth visual experience is ensured by a rapid refresh rate of 144Hz and a fast 1ms response time. An exclusive dedicated turbo key allows users to select refresh rates of 60Hz, 120Hz, or 144Hz with just one click without going through the OSD setting. It is also designed for comfort and simplicity, with ergonomic tilt, swivel, pivot and height-adjustment features.

ASUS MagSmart Cover Series
The ASUS MagSmart Cover is a colourful and stylish protective cover for MeMO Pad Series tablets. Featuring a clever folding design, combined with magnetic latches for security, the MagSmart Cover keeps MeMO Pad safe from bumps and scratches and doubles as a convenient stand for watching videos.




Full list of Good Design Award winners
Notebooks
ASUS ZenBook UX305 (Good Design Best 100 list)
ASUS ZenBook NX500 Series
ASUS X555 Series
ASUS ROG GX 500 Series
ASUS ROG G751
ASUS Chromebook C Series
ASUS Transformer Book V

Desktop and All-in-One PCs
ASUS ROG GR8
ASUS ROG G20
ASUS Chromebox
ASUS Portable AiO PT2001

Tablets
ASUS Fonepad Series (FE375CG/FE380CG)
ASUS MeMOPad 7 (ME572)

Motherboards, projectors, monitors, and accessories
ASUS ROG Maximus VII Series
ASUS S1 Mobile LED Projector (Good Design Best 100 list)
ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q
ASUS MagSmart Cover Series

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