ASUS, a global leader in the new digital era, creates the finest consumer technology products in the world and brings endless possibilities with its incredible innovations. The company focuses on delivering the promise of “Customer Happiness 2.0” by giving customers an incredible computing experience and is thrilled that its endeavors have been acknowledged by the Computex Best Choice committee, which has selected several ASUS products for its 2012 honors.
Golden Award, Computer & System: ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Series
The ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity Series is the world’s first Full HD tablet with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi. Its Super IPS+ display with 1920 x 1200 resolution and ASUS SonicMaster technology delivers cinematic audio-visuals, while next generation Corning Gorilla Glass 2 helps protect the screen with improved damage resistance.
The 4G LTE model is based on the powerful Qualcomm MSM 8960 Snapdragon S4 Krait dual-core processor and is capable of download and upload speeds of up to 100Mbit/s and 50Mbit/s respectively. The Transformer Pad Infinity also has a 2MP front camera for video-conferencing, plus an 8MP rear camera with a large f2.2 aperture, 5-element lens and LED flash to ensure quality images even in the dark.
Golden Award, Smart Handheld Devices Innovation: ASUS PadFone
The ASUS PadFone is a fully featured Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone with a 4.3” screen that docks to the ASUS PadFone Station to become a 10.1” Android ICS tablet with up to 63 hours of talk-time.
With a crystal clear Super AMOLED qHD display and powerful dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, the ASUS PadFone is perfectly suited to the most demanding usage. Its unique DynamicDisplay technology allows a seamless transition between smartphone and tablet modes, where the majority of applications are automatically adjusted to suit the different size screens.
The PadFone provides all of the PadFone Station’s processing power and storage when the two are docked, and the PadFone Station’s own battery recharges the docked PadFone for up to 63 hours of extended talk-time. The PadFone Station comes with its own keyboard dock – the PadFone Station Dock – to meet the needs of more demanding users.
Green ICT Award: ASUS Nettop EB1033e
ASUS is committed to incorporating eco-friendly concepts in all stages of its products’ lifecycle in a bid to reduce their environmental impact. The EB1033 Nettop PC is designed to have a recyclability rate of at least 90% and uses only 1/25 of the materials of a regular desktop PC. The EB1033’s annual power consumption is 68.5% lower than the ENERGY STAR® v5.2 standard too, making it one of the most eco-friendly and energy-efficient computers available.
Despite its compact 1-liter size, the EB1033 comes with a rotatable VESA mount and abundant connectivity options. Its discrete graphics card supports Full HD 1080p playback and dual-display output, making it ideal for digital signage, educational, medical and commercial applications.
Display & Digital Entertainment Award: ASUS P1 Portable LED Projector
The ASUS P1 Portable LED Projector delivers crystal-clear presentations in a compact package designed for utmost ease and mobility. The projector is rated at 200 ANSI lumens and projects in HD 1280 x 800, so whatever seen on screen precisely matches the original content viewed on a notebook or PC.
The ultra-slim and compact P1 tips the scales at just 415g, and has dimensions similar to a CD case. Its mercury-free Eco-LED light source has a lifespan of up to 30,000 hours and the P1 can be quickly set up in as little as 5 seconds from power-up. There is no cooling down period required either, and the P1 powers off instantly.
With a short throw ratio of 1.16:1, users can enjoy HD projections the size of a 40” display if the P1 is just a meter from the screen. The Auto Keystone Correction feature detects the P1’s orientation and automatically corrects distorted trapezoid images that result from an angled projection.
Display & Digital Entertainment Award: ASUS O!Play Smart TV Set Top Box
The ASUS O!Play TV Pro upgrades living room TV viewing to a completely digital HD experience, enabling easy content consumption and distribution.
It features playback and recording of digital programs, as well as almost any multimedia file currently available with over 50 formats supported, including 3D. Exclusive O!Easy technology adds specific one-click functions that cover file streaming, sharing, and replay; while an always-on design affords direct access to many major online entertainment and content services, all from a single user-friendly device.
The O!Play TV Pro comes with a built in DVB-T digital tuner for immediate access to free-to-air high quality digital TV programming and the Electronic Program Guide (EPG) offers location-sensitive scheduling for up to a week in advance. Content can also be recorded onto an internal 3.5” hard drive using the included Personal Video Recorder (PVR) and digital broadcasts can be paused and resumed in real-time.
Communication Award: ASUS 3-in-1 Dual-band N450 Ethernet Adapter
The ASUS EA-N66 3-in-1 dual band wireless Gigabit Ethernet adapter is equipped with a unique 3x3 patented antenna design for high-speed wireless Internet access. With selectable dual-band 2.4GHz and 5GHz operating modes and speeds of up to 450Mbps per band, the EA-N66 caters to web browsing, smooth HD video streaming, and lag-free online gaming with ease.
Its custom patented antenna architecture helps the EA-N66 minimize wireless interference and provide the fastest wireless network speeds currently available. The EA-N66 also works in Ethernet adapter, repeater, and access point modes, all activated easily with the ASUS intuitive user interface in a few steps and with no installation disc required.