ASUS has recorded two entries into the first round of assessments in the 2009 Australian International Design Awards.

The Eee PC S101 and the Lamborghini VX3 were selected by design professionals from around the world who viewed around 154 entrants in total.

A panel of International judges will in the next few weeks evaluate the Eee PC S101 netbook and the Lamborghini VX3 notebook measuring various things like innovation, visual/emotional appeal, functionality, quality/manufacturing, human factors (ergonomics, semantics and safety) and environmental stability.

These awards are Australia’s premier design recognition program and they compete on a world stage against various international programs.

Whilst on the topic of design, ASUS also had huge success in the 17th Taiwan excellence awards, gaining an impressive 53 awards, the most among all competitors.

Due to this, ASUS was acknowledged for its commitment to developing world-class products and helping to generate a strong Taiwanese brand presence worldwide.

The awards program supports the effort to improve the international image of Taiwan’s products and selection is based on criteria including R&D/Innovation, Design Innovation, Quality Systems, Marketing, and Brand Awareness.