Tuesday, May 31, 2011

ASUS’ Innovative Product Lineup Wins Multiple Computex 2011 Best Choice Awards

-- Featuring the best in tablets, media players, displays, wireless devices and notebooks — ASUS’ leading innovation and engineering expertise is show cased at Computex 2011 --

Fremont, California (Computex, May 31, 2011) ― ASUS continues to invest heavily in research, development and manufacturing of the finest consumer technology products in the world. Reliability, quality, performance and environmental responsibility attributes blend with a forward-thinking design philosophy that guarantees a rewarding and fun user experience. All of these values have once again been recognized by the Computex Best Choice committee, which has selected several ASUS products* for 2011 honors, including the especially-prestigious Best Choice of the Year Award.
Eee Pad Transformer: Best Choice of the Year and Best Choice Design Awards
This exciting tablet from ASUS was chosen by the Computex panel for the innovation, stylish design and flexibility it offers at an extremely affordable price. The Eee Pad Transformer was highlighted for its light yet powerful design, which provides a unique platform for productivity, media and entertainment. It now features the Android 3.1 operating system, up to 16 hours of battery life with the optional Eee Station keyboard dock and the proprietary ASUS Waveshare interface. The tablet is powered by an NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 dual-core processor, has a brilliant 10.1-inch scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® glass IPS screen, and weighs just 1.56lbs. The Eee Station dock adds a full QWERTY keyboard, touch pad, two USB ports and card reader for a better input experience and enhanced storage expandability.

O!Play Gallery Media Player: Best Choice Display and Digital Entertainment Award
Enabling a wide range of high definition multimedia content on a single easy-to-use device, the O!Play Gallery was chosen for its streamlined design and features. It offers superfast USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s connectivity, together with support for standard 3.5-inch hard drives, iPod/iPhone compatibility and access to a wealth of online services, including Netflix (in select markets), YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, and thousands of TV and radio channels. O!Play Gallery ships with exclusive O!Direct functionality, making possible one-click wireless streaming of media from PC to TV. Audio content is augmented by Gracenote meta-data, while integration with a home entertainment setup is effortless thanks to 1080p video and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 audio output.

VW247H-HF LED and Bamboo Collection U43SD: Best Choice Green ICT Awards Awards
The Computex Best Choice panel recognized the investment by ASUS in developing ecologically sound consumer technology that offers excellent performance while never compromising environmental values. The 24-inch monitor was awarded the Best Choice Green ICT accolade as the world’s first halogen-free PC display — a feature previously highlighted by Greenpeace in its 2010 Electronics Survey. The monitor uses a mercury-free LED panel and consumes 65% less power than standards dictated by Energy Star 5.0 requirements. ASUS has also taken measures to eliminate a long list of hazardous materials in the VW247H-HF’s production, going well beyond the demands of accepted industry standards. The result is a long-lasting monitor with a high degree of recyclability featuring a stylish design with 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and crisp 1080p HD image quality.

The Computex 2011 Best Choice committee also selected the ASUS Bamboo Collection U43SD notebook for its contribution to environmental protection and the advancement of stylish portable computing. By applying bamboo, a rapidly replenished resource whose production has little ecological impact, the U43SD offers a natural and more personal computing experience. Bamboo not only reduces the amount of plastic used in manufacturing by 15%, it also matures and changes its appearance over time to create a unique look for every notebook. The U43SD includes powerful 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics for outstanding performance in every task.

WAVI: Best Choice Communication Award
ASUS’ new Wireless Audio Video Interaction technology — WAVI, for short — introduces remote HD media streaming for home PCs. It uses two wirelessly connected devices that can be placed up to 25m apart to stream content from a PC placed in one room to an HDTV in another. The simple setup, minimal space and power requirements, and robust signal transduction technology that eliminates interference and other issues usually associated with wireless products are reasons why ASUS WAVI has been recognized by the Computex Best Choice panel as a tool with significant potential for redefining content consumption and PC-based communication.