SYDNEY, Australia, February 20, 2020 — ASUS today announced that the company has been honored with 13 iF Design Award 2020 wins for outstanding product design and has ranked in the top positions in five categories of the iF World Design Index 2016–2020. The iF World Design Index recognizes companies that have consistently excelled in designing award-winning products and have been leaders in their field or region. The product awards and leading rankings demonstrate the ongoing ASUS commitment to superior product design and user experience.
ASUS and ROG products won the iF Design Award in the Telecommunications, Computer, Gaming Hardware/VR and Professional Concept categories. The winners in the Telecommunications category include ZenFone 6 and the RT-AX89X WiFi 6 dual-band smart router. The winners in Computer category are the ProArt Station D940MX desktop; the ASUS X409/X509/X545, ZenBook Duo UX481, ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 and ProArt StudioBook One W590 laptops; and Chromebook Tablet CT100.The winners in the Gaming Hardware/VR category include the ROG Strix XG17 portable gaming monitor, ROG Chakram gaming mouse, ROG Strix Arion NVMe USB 3.2 Gen 2 SSD enclosure, ROG Strix X570-E Gaming motherboard and the ROG Zephyrus S (GX502) gaming laptop. The ROG Face Off concept laptop won in the Professional Concept category.
In the iF World Design Index of global design leaders, ASUS ranked No. 1 in the Taiwan category, within the top three in the Computer category, and within the top ten in the Companies, Asia and Inhouse Design Teams categories.
Each year, the iF International Forum Design GmbH, the world’s oldest independent design organization based on Hannover, Germany, organizes the iF Design Awards. 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. This year, the 78-member jury of independent experts from all over the world assessed products and selected winners from a competitive pool of 7,298 entries from 56 countries.
IF Design Award 2020 Winning Products
ZenFone 6 is a powerful smartphone featuring the groundbreaking Flip Camera, a flip-up module with 48MP Sony IMX586 and 13MP 125° ultrawide cameras that heralds a new era of mobile photography.
RT-AX89X is an 8×8 dual-band WiFi router with 1024-QAM technology that provides a total networking speed of about 6000 Mbps, making RT-AX89X up to 2.8X faster than 802.11ac 4×4 dual-band routers. It also features dual 10G ports and 8 LAN ports for ultrafast wired connections and more flexibility.
ProArt Station D940MX
ProArt Station D940MX is a workstation-grade desktop PC for creators that packs up to an Intel Core i9 CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU into a stylish and compact 8-liter chassis.
ASUS X409/X509/X545 laptops
ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 and ZenBook Duo UX481
ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 is a groundbreaking 15.6″ laptop with a 4K UHD OLED display and 14-inch full-width 4K ScreenPad Plus secondary touchscreen for endless creative possibilities. The ultraportable 14-inch ZenBook Duo UX481 features the same great ScreenPad Plus features as its larger sibling, but in a lighter and smaller chassis.
ProArt StudioBook One W590
ProArt StudioBook One W590 is the world’s most graphically powerful laptop. Designed for creative professionals, the 15-inch laptop features an NVIDIA® Quadro RTX™ 6000 GPU, Intel® Core™ i9 CPU and an ultrasharp 4K UHD PANTONE® Validated display.
Chromebook Tablet CT100
ASUS Chromebook Tablet CT100 is the first ASUS Chrome OS tablet. Designed as an easy and familiar introduction to technology for younger children, it features tough all-around protection and a stunning 9.7‑inch QXGA touchscreen.
ROG Strix XG17
The 17.3-inch ROG Strix XG17 is the world’s fastest portable gaming display with a blistering 240 Hz refresh rate and 3 ms response time. It comes with the detachable ROG Tripod stand to provide the most comfortable viewing experience.
ROG Chakram, an all-new 16,000 dpi, tri-mode wired and wireless gaming mouse with a programmable, removable joystick that puts superior control right under the gamer’s thumb. With fast wired charging, plus wireless Qi, pivoted buttons, screw-less magnetic buttons and covers and DPI On-The-Scroll, Chakram is the fearsome new fighting force on the gaming front — and primed to put a new spin on PC gaming.
ROG Strix Arion
ROG Strix Arion is an external SSD enclosure for M.2 NVM Express® (NVMe) SSDs with 2230 to 2280 form factors, and features USB-C™ 3.2 Gen 2 connectivity for data transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbps.
ROG Strix X570-E Gaming
ROG Strix X570-E Gaming is a full-size ATX motherboard designed for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors, featuring a comprehensive cooling design, built-in Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and dual PCI Express® 4.0 (PCIe) M.2 slots for NVMe SSD RAID configurations.
ROG Zephyrus S (GX502)
ROG Zephyrus S (GX502) is an ultraslim gaming laptop that features a 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ GPU and 240 Hz PANTONE® Validated display.
ROG Face Off
The ROG Face Off concept laptop is a collaboration between ROG and BMW Designworks Group that imagines the future of gaming laptops and reflects the fact that gamers have different personalities and often work as hard as they play.
ASUS Rankings in the iF World Design Index 2016–2020
|BEST OF||of 594||Taiwan||BEST OF Taiwan 2016-2020|
|TOP 10||of 3,561||Asia||TOP 10 Asia 2016-2020|
|TOP 3||of 206||Computer||TOP 3 Computer 2016-2020|
|TOP 10||of 1,659||Inhouse Design Teams||TOP 10 Inhouse Design Teams 2016-2020|
|TOP 10||of 4,610||Companies||TOP 10 Companies 2016-2020|