ASUS received seven prestigious CES 2018 Innovation Awards for products demonstrating outstanding design and engineering, during the CES Unveiled press conference hosted by the Consumer Technology Association at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City.
Spanning four award categories, the winning ASUS products include the ROG Rampage VI Extreme motherboard, ROG G703 laptop and ROG Swift PG27UQ monitor in the Gaming category, ROG Rampage VI Apex motherboard and ASUS Zen AiO ZN242 all-in-one PC in the Computer Hardware and Components category, ASUS ZenScreen MB16AP portable monitor in the Computer Peripherals category, and a new router in the Smart Home category. All of these products will be on display during CES 2018 in the ASUS Media Suite at Wynn Las Vegas.
The award-winning products underscore the ASUS commitment to delivering incredible consumer experiences through consummate design and innovation.
The CES Innovation Awards event, held annually since 1976 in conjunction with CES in Las Vegas, is one of the most prestigious awards programs for the consumer electronics industry. The awards cover 28 product categories, and products are judged by a prominent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and trade journalists.
CES 2018 Innovation Award winners
ROG Rampage VI Apex
Deftly tailored by ROG engineers, and tuned to perfection by the world’s best overclockers, the ROG Rampage VI Apex is purpose-built to break performance records ― and it’s already done just that. With its optimized 4-DIMM memory trace layout, high-quality components, and ability to withstand cryogenic temperatures, Apex has already smashed seven world records and scored 16 global first-places, including the highest Intel Core processor frequency at 7.562GHz. Featuring dual innovative DIMM.2 modules that keep the M.2 SSDs cool and a distinct X-shaped PCB that’s tactfully accented with Aura RGB lighting, ROG Rampage VI Apex melds no-compromise engineering with radical aesthetics.
ROG Rampage VI Extreme
ROG Rampage VI Extreme is the X299 flagship motherboard made specifically for dream machines with custom liquid cooling and ultrafast networking. Every aspect has been enhanced to offer cutting-edge specifications, including 10Gbps onboard LAN, 802.11ad Wi-Fi, and triple M.2. Along with all of the usual fan and pump headers, ROG Rampage VI Extreme includes a flow header for monitoring coolant. There’s also a special connector that lets water blocks designed for the Extreme provide flow, temperature, and leakage data. Rampage VI Extreme also features Aura Sync, onboard 5050 RGB headers, an addressable header, and a LiveDash OLED to display vital system stats or a custom logo.
ROG G703 is the world’s first gaming laptop to offer an ultra-responsive 17.3-inch Full HD IPS-level display with NVIDIA® G-SYNC technology for a 144Hz refresh rate. G703 is fearsomely powerful, combining its responsive display with a factory-overclocked Intel Core i7 processor and overclockable NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 1080 graphics for unmatched gaming prowess. Its patented Anti-Dust Cooling (ADC) system provides efficient, high-performance cooling, while built-in Xbox® Wireless supports up to eight Xbox One® controllers without the need for an external dongle. G703 embodies ROG’s endless endeavors to break limits and defy convention. It delivers on the ROG commitment to offer the best gaming experiences, and it’s sure to meet the demands of even the most hardcore gamers.
ROG Swift PG27UQ
ROG Swift PG27UQ is the world’s first 27-inch 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, providing gamers with ultra-high-definition visuals at super-smooth frame-rates for unmatched levels of detail and incredible gameplay experiences. ROG Swift PG27UQ is equipped with NVIDIA G-SYNC HDR that delivers vivid realism with lifelike colors and exceptional levels of contrast for the brightest whites and darkest blacks. ROG Swift PG27UQ also features a Quantum-dot IPS display with a wide DCI-P3 color gamut for even more realistic colors and smoother gradation. ASUS Aura Sync technology provides ambient lighting that perfectly synchronizes with other Aura-enabled components and peripherals. ROG Swift PG27UQ also comes with light-projection effects for creating customized, unique light projections that enhance the desktop surface.
ASUS Zen AiO ZN242 Special Edition
ASUS Zen AiO ZN242 Special Edition is a premium 23.8-inch all-in-one PC designed for discerning gamers. Its beautiful frameless NanoEdge display features a 2mm bezel to achieve a 90% screen-to-body ratio for an amazing, totally immersive experience. The large viewing area comes to life with Full HD resolution, 178° wide-view technology, and wide-range 100% sRGB color gamut. The ASUS Zen AiO ZN242 Special Edition unleashes creativity with its intuitive and responsive 10-point multi-touch screen. Featuring up to the latest Intel Core i7-7700HQ quad-core processor with 32GB of DDR4-2400 memory, a 512GB SSD and gaming-grade NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics, Zen AiO ZN242 Special Edition gives users the power of a traditional desktop PC for productivity, gaming or entertainment — all in a sleek, compact and elegant package. It’s a masterpiece of design with aggressive colors, sleek diamond-cut details and a solid-metal stand.
ASUS ZenScreen MB16AP
Weighing just 900g and only 8mm thin, the 15.6-inch ASUS ZenScreen MB16AP is the world’s lightest and slimmest Full HD (1920 x 1080) portable monitor with a built-in battery. At 6.5mm, its bezel is 60% thinner than previous models, bringing a more expansive view without compromising on style. ZenScreen MB16A features a hybrid USB-C port that supports power and video transmission, and enables compatibility with any PC with a USB Type-C or USB 3.0 port. Equipped with a built-in 7800mAh battery, ZenScreen MB16AP provides more than four hours of use on a single charge when connected to a laptop or mobile phone. ZenScreen MB16AP also includes an ultrathin 1mm foldable smart case that provides protection and can be turned into a horizontal or vertical stand. Users who don’t have the case can simply insert a pen into the hole located at the right bottom corner of the screen to prop it up.