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Tech Awards 2018

The annual HWM + HardwareZone.com Tech Awards is back in its 9th edition to honour all the outstanding tech brands and revolutionary tech products launched in the past year! Get ready for a tech overload as we round up a wide variety of categories, from gadgets and services to communication and digital entertainment, to give props to the best in the industry this year.

 

Once again, HWM and HardwareZone.com will also pay homage to the gaming segment of the tech industry and it is proudly supported by our sister publication, GameAxis.com.
Results are in!

Brand Winners

Months of product testing and consolidating of votes have finally come to this – we have the results!
Come along and see if your favourite brands and products have emerged victorious.

Editor's Choice

Our Editors have put your favourite tech gadgets through rigorous tests and bestowed our coveted Editor's Choice award to those with outstanding features, performance and value.
Here's the detailed results breakdown for each of the 29 Editor's Choice categories: Part 1 | Part 2
AWARD CATEGORY WINNER

Best Desktop CPU

Intel Core i7-8700K

Best Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

Best Graphics Chip

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Best Gaming Graphics Card

Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti

Best Gaming Monitor

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2518H)

Best SFF Gaming Desktop

Aftershock Impulse V2

Best Value Gaming Notebook

HP Omen 15

Best Performance Gaming Notebook

ASUS ROG GX501

Best Ultraportable Notebook

LG Gram 14

Best Portable External Drive

Samsung T5

Best Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2

Best Micro Speaker

B&O Beoplay P2

Best Sound Bar System

Samsung HW-K950

Best 4K TV

LG Signature W7

Best Business Projector

Epson EB-U42

AWARD CATEGORY WINNER

Best Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Note8

Best Smartphone Camera

Apple iPhone X + Samsung Galaxy Note8

Best Smartwatch

Apple Watch Series 3

Best Hybrid Smartwatch

Fossil Q Nate

Best Mobile Chip

Apple A11 Bionic

Best High-end Interchangeable Lens Camera

Sony A7R III

Best AIO Color Inkjet Printer

Epson L6190

Best Mesh Networking System

Netgear Orbi (RBK50)

Innovation Award

Apple iPhone X

Innovation Award

ASUS ROG GX501

Innovation Award

Sony A9

Innovation Award

Nintendo Switch

Game of the Year

Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Game Console

Microsoft Xbox One X

Readers' Choice

The Readers' Choice Awards are given to products and services with the highest number of votes cast by our readers of HWM and HardwareZone.com.
Here's the detailed results breakdown for each of the 43 Readers' Choice categories:
AWARD CATEGORY WINNER

Best Mobile Service Provider (Singapore)

Singtel

Best Fibre Broadband Service Provider (Singapore)

Singtel

Best PC Components Retailer (Singapore)

Fuwell

Best Consumer Electronics Chain Store (Singapore)

Challenger

Best Electronics Shopping Portal (Singapore)

Lazada

Best Pay TV service (Singapore)

StarHub TV

Best Video Streaming Service Provider (Singapore)

Netflix

Best CPU Brand

Intel

Best Graphics Processor Brand

NVIDIA

Best Graphics Card Brand

ASUS

Best Motherboard Brand

ASUS

Best PC Memory Brand

Kingston

Best SSD Brand

Samsung

Best External Storage Brand

WD

Best Removable Flash Storage Brand

SanDisk

Best NAS Brand

D-Link

Best IP Camera Brand

D-Link

Best Wireless Networking Brand

ASUS

Best Gaming Monitor Brand

ASUS

Best Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Brand

Razer

Best Business Notebook Brand

Lenovo

Best Convertible Notebook Brand

ASUS

AWARD CATEGORY WINNER

Best Gaming Notebook Brand

Dell/Alienware

Best Gaming Desktop PC Brand

Aftershock

Best Smartphone Brand

Apple

Best Phablet Brand

Samsung

Best Smartwatch Brand

Apple

Best Activity Tracker Brand

Fitbit

Best In-Ear Earphones Brand

Klipsch

Best Headphones Brand

Bose

Best Wireless Speakers Brand

Sonos

Best Home Theater System Brand

Bose

Best TV Brand

Samsung

Best Premium Compact Camera Brand

Canon

Best Interchangeable Lens Camera Brand

Canon

Best Action Camera Brand

GoPro

Best Inkjet Printer Brand

Canon

Best Laser/LED Printer Brand

Canon

Best Business Projector Brand

Epson

Best Home Theater Projector Brand

Sony

Best Gaming Console Brand

Sony

Best VR Gaming Gear Brand

Sony

Best Gaming Publisher

Activision Blizzard

Editor's Choice

Our Editors have put your favourite tech gadgets through rigorous tests and bestowed our coveted Editor's Choice award to those with outstanding features, performance and value.
Here's the detailed results breakdown for each of the 29 Editor's Choice categories: Part 1 | Part 2
AWARD CATEGORY WINNER

Best Desktop CPU

Intel Core i7-8700K

Best Motherboard

ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero

Best Graphics Chip

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Best Gaming Graphics Card

Gigabyte Aorus GTX 1080 Ti

Best Gaming Monitor

Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2518H)

Best SFF Gaming Desktop

Aftershock Impulse V2

Best Value Gaming Notebook

HP Omen 15

Best Performance Gaming Notebook

ASUS ROG GX501

Best Ultraportable Notebook

LG Gram 14

Best Portable External Drive

Samsung T5

Best Noise Cancelling Headphones

Sony WH-1000XM2

Best Micro Speaker

B&O Beoplay P2

Best Sound Bar System

Samsung HW-K950

Best 4K TV

LG Signature W7

Best Business Projector

Epson EB-U42

Readers' Choice

The Readers' Choice Awards are given to products and services with the highest number of votes cast by our readers of HWM and HardwareZone.com.
Here's the detailed results breakdown for each of the 43 Readers' Choice categories:
AWARD CATEGORY WINNER

Best Mobile Service Provider (Singapore)

Singtel

Best Fibre Broadband Service Provider (Singapore)

Singtel

Best PC Components Retailer (Singapore)

Fuwell

Best Consumer Electronics Chain Store (Singapore)

Challenger

Best Electronics Shopping Portal (Singapore)

Lazada

Best Pay TV service (Singapore)

StarHub TV

Best Video Streaming Service Provider (Singapore)

Netflix

Best CPU Brand

Intel

Best Graphics Processor Brand

NVIDIA

Best Graphics Card Brand

ASUS

Best Motherboard Brand

ASUS

Best PC Memory Brand

Kingston

Best SSD Brand

Samsung

Best External Storage Brand

WD

Best Removable Flash Storage Brand

SanDisk

Best NAS Brand

D-Link

Best IP Camera Brand

D-Link

Best Wireless Networking Brand

ASUS

Best Gaming Monitor Brand

ASUS

Best Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Brand

Razer

Best Business Notebook Brand

Lenovo

Best Convertible Notebook Brand

ASUS

Lucky Voters

Are you one of the 17 lucky voters? Check out the list to see if you are one of our prize winners!

WORTH $3,374

Grand Prize

  • 2D1N staycation (with breakfast & evening cocktail) for 2 @ Park Hotel Alexandra’s Park Suite (worth $695)

  • 1 pair x 20-session Multi Visit passes to BOUNCE Singapore (worth $700)

  • 1 x Luminox Men’s 1147 Tony Kanaan Edition Analog Display Analog Quartz Black Watch (worth $1,979)

Winner: Peh Eng Teck, XXX6795F

WORTH $3,162

Runner-up Prize for 2 Winners

  • 2D1N staycation (with breakfast & evening cocktail) for 2 @ Park Hotel Alexandra’s Crystal Club Room (worth $483)

  • 1 pair x 20-session Multi Visit passes to BOUNCE Singapore (worth $700)

  • 1 x Luminox Men’s 1147 Tony Kanaan Edition Analog Display Analog Quartz Black Watch (worth $1,979)

Winner 1: Jeremy Junior Teng Ghim Peng, XXX9636D
Winner 2: Sebastian Ang Cheng Hui, XXX1833D

WORTH $3,162

Runner-up Prize for 2 Winners

  • 2D1N staycation (with breakfast & evening cocktail) for 2 @ Park Hotel Alexandra’s Crystal Club Room (worth $483)

  • 1 pair x 20-session Multi Visit passes to BOUNCE Singapore (worth $700)

  • 1 x Luminox Men’s 1147 Tony Kanaan Edition Analog Display Analog Quartz Black Watch (worth $1,979)

Winner 1: Jeremy Junior Teng Ghim Peng, XXX9636D
Winner 2: Sebastian Ang Cheng Hui, XXX1833D

Consolation Prizes for 14 Voters

  • 2 pairs x Dinner Buffet vouchers @ The Carvery, Park Hotel Alexandra (worth $264/pair)

  • Winner 1: Tang Sin Tat Martin, XXX6387G
  • Winner 2: Lam Kin Keong, XXX2322A
  • 2 pairs x Dining vouchers @ Aqua Luna, Park Hotel Alexandra (worth $160/pair)

  • Winner 1: Lim Chong Huat Steven, XXX1029H
  • Winner 2: Lee Cheng Kwang, XXX1587D
  • 5 pairs x General Access passes to BOUNCE Singapore (worth $56/pair)

  • Winner 1: Chu Ann Fong, XXX2911I
  • Winner 2: Ang Kheng Soon, XXX4289A
  • Winner 3: Thang Quoc Tang, XXX4810A
  • Winner 4: Ho Hui Shan, XXX5566G
  • Winner 5: Mohamed Azim Bin Salim, XXXX882A
  • 5 x 2-for-1 General Access passes to BOUNCE Singapore (worth $25/pass)

  • Winner 1: Tan Chia Chia Karen, XXX7502B
  • Winner 2: Lim Jun Wei, XXX6036J
  • Winner 3: Boo Run Jie, XXX4802C
  • Winner 4: Rajkumar Selvadurai, XXX6137E
  • Winner 5: Yong Ming Rong, XXX8542C
*All lucky voters will be notified via e-mail by 28th February 2018 on the prize collection details.
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