ASUS won five prestigious CES Innovation Awards for products with outstanding design and engineering at the 2016 International CES® in Las Vegas. The five awarded products are the ASUS Chromebit CS10 candy-bar-sized Chrome OS computing device, the Republic of Gamers (ROG) G752 gaming laptop, the ROG GT51 gaming desktop, the PG348Q LCD monitor, and the RT-AC5300 tri-band wireless router. These award-winning products demonstrate the ASUS commitment to delivering incredible experiences to users through innovations that harmonize beautiful design with powerful functionality.
These products won awards in the following categories:
- Computer Hardware and Components: Chromebit CS10 and ROG G752
- Gaming and Virtual Reality: ROG GT51
- Computer Peripherals: PG348Q
- Smart Home: RT-AC5300
The CES Innovation Awards, held annually since 1976 in conjunction with the International CES in Las Vegas, is one of the most prestigious awards programs in the consumer electronics industry. The awards cover 27 product categories and products are judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, engineers, and trade journalists.
2016 CES Innovation Award winners
ASUS Chromebit CS10
The candy-bar-sized ASUS Chromebit CS10 is the world’s smallest Chrome OS device and turns any HDMI-compatible TV or monitor into a Chrome OS desktop. It has a sleek, elegant design that is just 12cm long and is available in two stylish colors — Cacao Black or Tangerine Orange.
When paired with a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, Chromebit CS10 delivers the full Chrome OS experience on a Full HD TV or monitor, allowing users to browse the web, watch YouTube music videos and live football games, and access tens of thousands of features and apps on the Chrome Web Store. Chromebit CS10 has automatic updates built in, along with the latest virus protection, to give users a fast, smart, and secure computing experience.
The versatile Chromebit CS10, along with Chrome Device Management, also works as a manageable plug-and-play media player for in-store displays or digital signage — for example, turning a standard display into a digital menu at a restaurant. It can also be configured for use as a single-purpose employee kiosk for checkout counters, retail stores, fast food chains, and restaurants.
Chromebit CS10 comes with an extension cable or an exclusive bendable Flex Connect HDMI connector to accommodate the varying angles and positions of HDMI ports on different displays. Adhesive hook-and-loop fasteners are also included in the box for users who want to attach Chromebit CS10 to their display.
ROG G752 is a powerful gaming laptop powered by the latest 6th-generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, paired with discrete NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX™ 980M graphics for superior gaming performance and sharp, detailed visuals. It also supports the latest DDR4 memory, which is 30% more efficient and 20% faster than the previous-generation DDR3. The four DDR4 slots allow RAM to be upgraded to a maximum of 64GB.
ROG G752 has an aggressive design with the latest evolution of ROG design. Its new Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme has been specially chosen to enhance its modern, angular lines. With an ROG-exclusive mobile 3D Vapor Chamber thermal system and copper heat pipe, ROG G752 features an effective and efficient cooling system that helps improve GPU performance for smooth and stable gaming. ROG G752 is the world’s first laptop to integrate a vapor chamber into its cooling system.
ROG G752 also has an ergonomically-designed keyboard with a key-travel distance of 2.5mm for solid, responsive keystrokes. The anti-ghosting with 30-key rollover feature ensures all inputs are instantaneously and correctly interpreted even if numerous keys are hit simultaneously.
ROG GT51 is a gaming desktop boasting extreme performance, an aggressive design, and gamer-friendly features. Powered by a liquid-cooled 6th-generation Intel Core i7-6700K processor with Turbo Gear for one-click 4-core CPU overclocking without rebooting, GT51 delivers incredibly powerful performance to satisfy hardcore gamers. GT51 supports the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X graphics with 2-way SLI for fluid 4K UHD gaming on multiple displays. Up to two 512GB M.2 PCIE Gen3 x 4 SSDs in RAID 0 Mode and 64GB of 2800 MHz DDR4 memory deliver fast boot up and game loading times.
ROG GT51 features an advanced thermal solution with 12-way airflow, comprised of a silent, liquid-cooling system for the CPU, isolated air flow for the power supply, and an internal air tunnel that draws cool air into the chassis to cool the graphics card, ensuring cool temperatures and system stability during marathon gaming sessions.
In addition to extreme performance, ROG GT51 has an aggressive design with dynamic lighting effects that gamers can customize using a palette of up to 8-million colors to create their own unique avatar. The ROG BAND wearable accessory lets gamers automatically access Shadow Drive — their own hidden hard drive space that lets them manage personal confidential data safely — or activate overclocking. The included AEGIS II application lets gamers monitor system performance, record and edit gameplay with Gamecaster, and easily share their gaming experiences on social media.
ROG Swift PG348Q
ROG Swift PG348Q is a 34-inch gaming monitor with a curved Ultra-Wide Quad HD (UWQHD) 3440 x 1440-resolution IPS panel for immersive gaming visuals. This 21:9 aspect ratio display provides an immersive panoramic gaming experience with its built-in NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology and a 100Hz rapid refresh rate for breathtaking, ultra-smooth gaming visuals with no screen tearing or lag. Users can select between 60 and 100Hz refresh rates on the fly with the help of the Turbo Key. ASUS GamePlus gives users four different crosshair options, an in-game timer, and an FPS counter for an added advantage in first-person-shooter and real-time-strategy games, while ASUS GameVisual technology provides six preset display modes for optimized gaming visuals. Built-in stereo speakers deliver impactful sound for incredible gaming experiences. With a frameless, curved display, ROG Swift PG348Q has stunning looks, and its ergonomic design with tilt, swivel, and height adjustment controls makes it ideal for all gaming enthusiasts.
RT-AC5300 tri-band wireless router
RT-AC5300 is an innovative AC5300-class tri-band wireless router that delivers the world’s fastest Wi‑Fi — with Broadcom® NitroQAM™ RT-AC5300 delivers up to 1000 Mbps on the 2.4GHz band and up to 2167 Mbps on each of the two 5GHz bands, for a combined total of up to 5334 Mbps. This gives users a low-latency gaming experience and ultra-fast 4K UHD video streaming anywhere in the home. With eight powerful external antennas in a 4×4 MIMO configuration, RT-AC5300 dramatically improves both Wi-Fi range and signal stability, giving the widest-ever coverage.
RT-AC5300 includes an exclusive built-in client and a free subscription to WTFast® that provides users the very best online gaming experience. WTFast® uses Gamers Private Network® (GPN®), a dedicated private network for supported game servers, which automatically gives users the lowest ping times and reduced latency — critical network parameters in online games — for smooth, uninterrupted gameplay. With WTFast optimization on RT-AC5300, users can accelerate one selectable device at a time for free.
The robust and intuitive ASUS Router App lets users set up, manage, and even update the firmware on RT-AC5300 without needing to boot up their PC and provides them the best user experience in their increasingly mobile-enabled lives.
For superfast wired connections, RT-AC5300 supports link aggregation (802.3ad), which lets users combine two LAN ports to achieve speeds of up to 2 Gbps over two network cables.
 The free router edition supports one selectable device per network at a time with GPN traffic limits, and includes WTFast technical support. Users can pay to upgrade to the advanced version for simultaneous acceleration of multiple devices with more GPN traffic and advanced features.