ASUS Wins 22 iF Design Awards 2019 with 12 for ROG
- ASUS won 22 prestigious iF Product Design Awards, including twelve for ROG products.
- Award winners include motherboards, notebooks, desktop PCs, monitors, routers, keyboards, healthcare devices, robots, components and accessories.
- The winning products stood out from a large field of 6,375 entries from 52 countries.
Fremont, CA (March 18, 2019) - ASUS today announced wins of 22 prestigious iF Product Design awards, a new record for the company for the most winners in one year. Spanning five product categories, including Gaming Hardware/VR, Computer, Telecommunications, TV/Cameras and Medicine/Health, the award-winning products represent the ASUS commitment to design innovation and engineering excellence. The award-winning products were selected from a competitive field of 6,375 entries from 52 countries.
The winners in the Gaming Hardware/VR category are the ROG Strix SCAR II GL704, ROG Strix Hero II GL704, ROG Zephyrus S GX531, ROG Zephyrus GX701 and ROG Mothership GZ700 laptops; ROG Huracan G21 and ROG Strix GL12 desktops; ASUS Prime Z390-A and ROG Maximus XI Formula motherboards; ASUS CG32UQ and ROG Strix XG49VQ monitors; ROG Ryujin 360 CPU cooler; ROG Delta and new ROG headsets; ROG Strix Scope keyboard and ASUS FX EHD-A1T/A2T external hard drive.
In the Computer category, the award-winning products are the ZenBook Pro 15/14 (UX580/480) and ZenBook 13/14/15 (UX333/433/533) laptops and the Zenbo Junior robot. The ASUS Gimbal G3M smartphone stabilizer won in the TV/Cameras category, and the ASUS Lyra Voice won in the Telecommunication category. ASUS VivoWatch BP won in the Medicine/Health category.
IF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design organization, organizes the iF Design Awards each year. The awards are recognized worldwide as a seal of quality for products that excel in specific criteria, including design quality, degree of innovation, functionality, ergonomics and more. An independent jury of 67 experts from countries around the world assesses products and selects winners.
2019 iF Design Award Winners – Gaming Hardware/VR category
ROG Mothership GZ700
ROG has redefined the desktop replacement laptop category with ROG Mothership, moving 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. It features a jaw-dropping Full HD G-Sync display with a 144Hz refresh rate and 3ms GTG response time and is powered by the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 graphics and Intel® Core™ i9 processor. ROG Mothership also comes with Hyperdrive Extreme, which uses ASUS-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.
ROG Zephyrus GX701
Zephyrus S (GX701) is the most compact 17-inch gaming laptop at only18.7mm thin and the only gaming laptop on the market with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design graphics. This is an incredible achievement considering the Zephyrus S (GX701) also packs up to an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processor, four DDR slots for up to 24GB of RAM and a 1TB PCIe SSD.