Readers from the European Hardware Association (EHA) communities voted in their thousands, with ASUS products elevated to winning positions across multiple categories to notch up a total of 26 awards. Comprised of nine of the largest independent technology news and reviews websites across Europe, the EHA Community Awards recognize the best of the best in the technology sector in the region. In the 2020 survey, together ASUS reigned supreme, receiving more awards overall from the EHA community than any other company — dominating in the Best Motherboards, Best Graphics Cards, Best Monitors, Best Routers, Best Mini PCs and Best Gaming Laptops categories.
Hardwareluxx, Cowcotland and Geeknetic — three prominent tech media organizations that operate in Europe — also released their annual surveys. Readers voiced their opinions, and credited ASUS products with the most awards across nine product categories, including Best Motherboards, Best Graphics Cards, Best Monitors, Best Routers, Best Laptops, Best Gaming Laptops, Best Gaming Desktop PCs, Best 2-in-1 PCs and Best Mini PCs.
The ASUS brand has a strong recognition and reputation among European customers, and these awards are a testament to the company’s ongoing commitment to create products that provide joyful digital experiences for people everywhere.
ASUS is the world’s No.1 motherboard brand, with over 580 million sold and the most awards won. ASUS has topped the Best Motherboards category of the EHA Community Awards for six consecutive years. Whether crafting a build for work or gaming, a diverse selection of models and innovative features make it easy to find the perfect board for any need. During 2020, ASUS has stayed at the forefront of bringing advanced tuning and innovations to everyone. ASUS AI Overclocking unleashes the full potential of your CPU by utilizing onboard intelligence to profile its characteristics and expertly tune the frequency and voltage. With quick, reliable results, AI Overclocking eliminates the painstaking, time-consuming process of manual tuning. We also introduced ASUS-exclusive AI Noise-Canceling Microphone technology that effectively eliminates unwanted and distracting background sounds, such as keyboard clatter and mouse clicks, to ensure that the user’s voice can always be heard clearly by teammates or work colleagues. And, of course, the automated ASUS 5-Way Optimization continues to deliver expert-level tweaking with a single click.
Best Graphics Cards
From top to bottom, ASUS and ROG series graphics cards have been radically improved to accommodate the impressive new NVIDIA® Ampere architecture and AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture to deliver the next wave of gaming performance innovation to the market. The new ROG Strix series graphics cards feature a fresh design and metal shroud surrounding a trio of axial-tech fans. The design includes a new rotation scheme and specialized roles for the central and auxiliary fans, resulting in higher static pressure and airflow. Below the blades, a larger, more capable heatsink is ready for the most demanding thermal loads. The PCB and backplate now feature vents that allow hot air to pass through so that it can be expelled from the chassis instead of being recycled by the card’s cooler. The new TUF Gaming series has been redesigned to provide more robust power and cooling. A new all-metal shroud houses three powerful axial-tech fans that utilize durable dual ball fan bearings. Beneath, a thick heatsink keep thermals under tight control. Combined with TUF components, Auto-Extreme Technology, a new GPU bracket, and a backplate vent, the TUF is a proper powerhouse and popular choice for builders. With its compelling features, the TUF Gaming GeForce RTX 3080 is the No. 1 product in the Techie category of the 2020 Google Shopping Gift Guide.
The ASUS wins in the European Hardware Association Community Awards are a testament to the long-term effort by ASUS to continuously introduce innovative designs and features to meet user needs. Strict and comprehensive quality control tests ensure all ASUS products deliver exceptional experiences and are built to last. ASUS monitors are no exception and have topped the Best Monitors category of the EHA Community Awards for six consecutive years.
ASUS produces a broad range of monitors to satisfy diverse usage scenarios and needs. For gamers, ASUS offers the world’s fastest gaming monitors, with refresh rates of up to 360 Hz. For content creators, ASUS ProArt displays are the order of the day, and also the recipient of the EHA’s Best Professional Monitor 2020 award. For mobile workers and road warriors there’s ASUS ZenScreen — the world’s best-selling portable monitor.
ASUS routers are designed to provide fast WiFi, large signal coverage and rich features. Every part of the router is designed with detail, from the combination of components selected to placement of antennas, heatsinks, vents and more. ASUS strives to be the market leader and provides customers with access to the very latest WiFi standards. ASUS offered both the world’s first WiFi 6 and WiFi 6E routers plus the world’s first WiFi 6 adapter. ASUS continues to innovate to keep delivering features that provide the perfect balance of functionality, security and ease of use. AiMesh technology enables users to easily link supported ASUS routers to form a seamless mesh network. With support for different routers, AiMesh gives users the flexibility to expand their network anytime without the need to buy a new mesh networking system. To keep users safe online and devices secure, ASUS routers offer AiProtection and parental controls. AiProtection provides simple yet comprehensive network security and privacy, and parental controls provide easy management and scheduling of WiFi usage. These features and other traditionally complicated functions — such as port forwarding and VPN configuration — can all easily be managed with just a few taps on a mobile app.
Best Mini PCs
ASUS Mini PCs are dedicated to delivering powerful performance in an ultra-compact form a wide variety of business, education and home applications. ASUS Mini PC PN and PB series are engineered for performance and benefit from modern, space-saving designs that’s are easy to upgrade, and provide comprehensive connectivity with multiple ports. The combination of versatile, lightweight designs and dynamic performance delivers greater capabilities and enhanced user experiences for everyday computing tasks. ASUS Chromebox is No. 1 in Chromebox market share, and ASUS has been acclaimed by international media organizations as the best Chromebox brand. The newly launched Chromebox 4 features 10th Gen Intel® CPUs, can connect to multiple 4K UHD displays and, with built-in support for Google Play, offers a rich selection of Android apps for productivity, communication, entertainment and more.
Best Gaming Laptops
New ROG gaming laptops break ground across form factors, from the ultra-powerful to the ultra-slim and versatile. They pair the latest GPUs and processors with faster and higher-fidelity displays, unlocking unprecedented levels of performance and more immersive experiences. We flexed our innovative muscles to make the most of these components for esports fanatics, serious streamers, pro-level creators, and every kind of gamer.
2020 European Technology Community Awards
The formal product categories in which ASUS was voted as winner, along with the relevant awarding organizations, are detailed below:
|European Hardware Community Awards 2020|
|Best Motherboards||Best Graphics Cards||Best Monitors||Best Routers|
|Best Mini-PCs||Best Gaming Laptops|
|Hardwareluxx Community Awards 2020|
|Best Motherboards||Best Graphics Cards||Best Monitors||Best Mini PC|
|Best Gaming Desktop PCs||Best Laptops||Best Gaming Laptops||Best 2-in-1 PCs|
|Cowcotland Hardware Community Awards 2020|
|Best Motherboards||Best Graphics Cards||Best Monitors||Best Gaming Desktop PCs|
|Best Laptops||Best Gaming Laptops|
|Geeknetic Reader Awards 2020|
|Best Motherboards||Best Graphics Cards||Best Monitors||Best Routers|
|Best Mini PCs||Best Chassis|