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Published on July 1st, 2021 | by Admin

Australian PC Award Winners Announced

The winners in the fourth annual Australian PC Awards have been announced, with Asus claiming the coveted Gold Award for Best Company.

“After a rigorous judging process by tech and gaming experts and a public vote, Asus was crowned the best brand in PC space this year,” says APC and T3 Editor, Ben Mansill.

Among the 25 other winners were AMD, Aftershock PC and Apple, which received the Excellence Award for the M1 processor and its technological advancements in power-optimisation.

“With so many of us continuing to work remotely, the personal computer space is booming and with so many brands to choose from, our awards help consumers make more informed decisions and seek out the best value when it comes to their tech.”

The Awards winners were:

  • Gold Award (best company): Asus
  • Excellence Award: Apple M1 processor
  • Motherboards
    • Maker: Asus
    • Value: Asrock A520M-ITX/AC
    • Premium: Gigabyte Z590 Aorus Master
  • Video cards
    • Maker: MSI
    • Value: MSI RTX 3060 Ti Gaming X Trio
    • Premium: Asus ROG Strix RTX 3080 O10G Gaming
  • CPU 
    • Value: Intel Core i5-11400F
    • Premium: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X
  • Storage
    • External storage maker: WD
    • Internal storage maker: Samsung
    • SOHO or Home NAS: Synology DS1621+
  • Systems
    • Value laptop or 2-in-1: Apple MacBook Air 13-inch (M1)
    • Premium laptop or 2-in-1: Apple MacBook Pro 13-inch (M1)
    • Gaming laptop: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14
    • Desktop PC maker: Aftershock PC
  • Components & peripherals
    • Memory maker: Team Group
    • Cooling product: Corsair iCUE H100i Elite Capellix Liquid CPU Cooler
    • Monitor: Alienware AW3821DW
    • Keyboard: Razer Huntsman V2 Analog
    • Mouse: Logitech G Pro X Superlight
    • Gaming headset: Razer BlackShark V2 Pro
    • Router: Netgear Nighthawk AX8
  • Reseller: PLE

The awards were presented by computing experts from TechRadar, APC, TechLife, PC Gamer, PC PowerPlay and T3 and were streamed on TechRadar.

The 2021 Australian PC Awards were sponsored by: Asus, Dell, Samsung, Eset, Adata, Aftershock PC, Aten, Corsair, Crucial by Micron, Gigabyte notebooks & components,  MSI notebooks & components, PC Case Gear, Razer, Thermaltake and Western Digital.

For further information about the Australian PC Awards and this year’s winners, visit: TechRadar.

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