European Hardware Awards 2018: Finalists Announced!

In Awards by Andrzej Bania

Over 100 dedicated editors from across Europe have now submitted their nominations for the European Hardware Awards 2018 – and the initial results have been tabulated. We’re now ready to announce the finalists for the largest ever survey of its kind! 

On 4th June, the evening before Computex starts in Taiwan, the winners of the European Hardware Awards 2018 will be announced in a special ceremony on the 11th Floor of the W Hotel, Taipei.

If you are a finalist and want to apply for tickets to the EHA Awards 2018, then please follow this link.

Through a highly structured process, we’ve gathered together the opinions of some of the world’s most experienced editors. Thousands of products have been considered and now we have the ‘chosen few‘.

Today, the voting starts in 42 categories – as our editorial teams decide which of these products represents the Best of the Best.

Here are the finalists being considered by the EHA editorial teams:-

Best CPU
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Intel Core i3 8100
Intel Core i5 8400
Intel Core i5 8600K
Intel Core i7 8700K
Intel Core i9 7980XE
Best ATX Motherboard
ASRock X399 Taichi
ASRock Z370 Taichi
ASUS Crosshair VII Hero WiFi
ASUS Rampage VI Extreme
ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
Gigabyte Aorus X299 Gaming 7
Gigabyte Aorus X470 Gaming 7 WiFi
MSI X470 Gaming M7
MSI Z370 Gaming Pro Carbon
Best Micro ATX Motherboard
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-G Gaming
Gigabyte AX370M-Gaming 3
MSI B350M Mortar
MSI B360M Mortar
MSI B360M Mortar Titanium
MSI X299M Gaming Pro Carbon AC
MSI Z370M Gaming Pro AC
Best Mini ITX Motherboard
ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming-ITX/ac
ASRock Fatal1ty X370 Gaming-ITX/ac
ASRock Fatal1ty Z370 Gaming-ITX/ac
ASRock X299E-ITX/ac
ASUS ROG Strix Z370-I Gaming
Gigabyte B350N Gaming WiFi
Gigabyte Z370N-WiFi
SuperO C7Z370-CG-IW
Best System Memory Series
Corsair Dominator Platinum SE
Corsair Vengeance LPX (RGB)
Crucial Ballistix Sport
G.Skill Flare X
G.Skill Sniper X
G.Skill Trident Z (RGB)
Kingston HyperX Predator
Best GPU
AMD Polaris 10/20
AMD Vega 10
Nvidia GP102
Nvidia GP104
Nvidia GP106
Nvidia GV100
Best AMD Based Graphics Card
ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 56
ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX Vega 64
Gigabyte Aorus Radeon RX 580 XTR
MSI Radeon RX 580 Gaming X
PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 56 Red Devil
PowerColor Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil
Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Pulse
Sapphire Radeon RX Vega 64 Nitro+
Best Nvidia Based Graphics Card
ASUS GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Strix OC
EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming ICX
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1060 Xtreme Edition
Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Xtreme Gaming
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X Trio
MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z
Nvidia Titan V
Palit GeForce GTX 1050 Ti KalmX
Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP Extreme
Best Monitor
Eizo FlexScan EV2785
LG 32UD99-W
Philips Curved UltraWide 349X7FJEW
Samsung C27HG70
Samsung C49HG90
Best Gaming Monitor
Acer Predator X34P
Acer Predator XB321HK
Samsung C27HG70
Samsung C49HG90
ViewSonic XG2703-GS
Best Professional Monitor
Acer ProDesigner BM320
Benq DesignVue PD3200U
Dell UltraSharp U3818DW
Eizo FlexScan EV2785
Philips Brilliance 275P4VYKEB
Best CPU Cooler (Air)
Be quiet! Dark Rock Pro 4
Cryorig H7 Quad Lumi
Noctua NH-D15
Noctua NH-D15S
Noctua NH-U14S
Scythe Ninja 5
Thermalright Macho X2
Best CPU Cooler (Water)
Alphacool Eisbaer LT 360
Arctic Liquid Freezer 240
Corsair Hydro Series H115i Pro RGB
Corsair Hydro Series H150i Pro RGB
EKWB Fluid Gaming A240
EVGA Closed Loop 280mm
Fractal Design Celsius S24
NZXT Kraken X62
NZXT Kraken X72
Best Case Fan Series
be quiet! Silent Wings 3
Corsair ML120 Pro RGB Premium
Corsair ML140 Pro RGB
Noctua NF-A14 Industrial PPC-3000
Noctua NF-F12 PWM Chroma Black Swap
Scythe Kaze Flex
Best Hard Drive
Seagate Barracuda Pro
Seagate IronWolf
Seagate IronWolf Pro
Seagate Skyhawk
WD Black
WD Red
Best SSD
Crucial MX500
Intel 760p
Intel Optane 800p
Kingston DCP1000
Plextor M9Pe
Samsung 860 Evo
Samsung 860 Pro
Samsung 960 Evo
Samsung 960 Pro
Samsung 970 Pro
Best NAS Device
Asustor AS6202T
Netgear ReadyNAS 526X
QNAP TS-1277
QNAP TS-451+
Synology DiskStation DS216play
Synology DiskStation DS418
Synology DiskStation DS418play
Synology DiskStation DS718+
Synology DiskStation DS918+
Best External Storage
Seagate Backup Plus Portable
Samsung Portable SSD T5
Drobo 5D3
WD My Book
Mach Xtreme MX Barium USB 3.1 Type-C
Netstor NA611TB3
WD My Passport
Corsair Flash Voyager GTX
Best ATX Case
be quiet! Dark Base 700
be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Orange
Cooler Master Cosmos C700P Black
Cooler Master MasterCase H500P
Corsair Crystal 570X RGB
Corsair Obsidian 500D
Fractal Design Define R6
Fractal Design Meshify C
NZXT H700i
Phanteks Eclipse P300
Best Micro ATX Case
Cooler Master MasterBox Q300
Fractal Design Meshify C Mini
NZXT H400i
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv mATX
Best ITX Case
Dan Cases A4-SFX
Fractal Design Define Nano S
Lian Li PC-05
Lian Li PC-Q39
Louqe Ghost S1
NZXT H200i
Phanteks Enthoo Evolv ITX
Phanteks Evolv Shift X
Raijintek Metis Plus
Best PSU Series
be quiet! Straight Power 11
Corsair AX1600i
Corsair Hxi
Corsair RMx
Enermax MaxTytan
Seasonic Focus Plus
Seasonic Prime Ultra
Best Mouse
Cooler Master MasterMouse MM530
Corsair Dark Core RGB SE
Corsair Glaive RGB
Logitech G903 Lightspeed
Razer Basilisk
Razer Lancehead
Roccat Kone Aimo
Trust GXT 180
Best Keyboard
Corsair K95 RGB Platinum
Corsair K63 Wireless
Razer BlackWidow Chroma V2
Creative Sound BlasterX Vanguard K08
Cooler Master MasterKeys MK750
Ducky Shine 6 Special Edition
Best Headset
Acer Predator Galea 500
ASUS ROG Strix Fusion 500
Corsair HS50
Corsair Void Pro
Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Tournament Edition
HyperX Cloud Alpha
HyperX Cloud Flight
HyperX Cloud II
Roccat Khan Aimo
Best Router
ASUS ROG Rapture GT-AC5300
AVM FRITZ!Box 7590
Netgear NightHawk X10
Netgear NightHawk XR500
Netgear Orbi RBK50
Synology RT2600AC
Best Speakers
Creative Sound BlasterX Katana
Edifier S880DB
Logitech Z906
Teufel Boomster XL
Best VR Product
HTC Vive Pro
Oculus Rift CV1
Samsung Gear VR 2
Sony PlayStation VR
Best Gaming Chair
Arozzi Torretta
Corsair T1 Race
Gamdias Achilles P1 L
Noblechairs Epic
Noblechairs Icon
Sharkoon Skiller SGS3
Best Mini-PC
Intel Hades Canyon
Intel NUC 7i7BNHXG
Medion Akoya S22002
Zotac Magnus EK71080
Zotac MEK1
Best Gaming Desktop System
Acer Predator Orion 9000
Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition
Corsair One Pro
HP Omen X
Lenovo Legion Y920T
MSI Aegis Ti3
MSI Trident 3
Overclockers UK 8Pack Asteroid
Best Notebook
Apple MacBook Pro 15
ASUS Zenbook Pro
Dell XPS 13
Dell XPS 15
Gigabyte Aero 15X
Huawei MateBook X Pro
Lenovo ThinkPad T580
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon
Best 2-in-1 Tablet/Notebook
Acer Switch 5
Acer Switch 7 Black Edition
Dell XPS 15 2-in-1
HP Spectre x360
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga
Lenovo Yoga 720
Lenovo Yoga 920
Microsoft Surface Book 2
Microsoft Surface Pro
Best Gaming Notebook
Acer Predator 21X
ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501VI
Gigabyte Aero 15X
Lenovo Legion Y920
MSI GE63 Raider
MSI GT83 Titan
Razer Blade
Best Tablet
Apple iPad (2018)
Apple iPad Pro
Huawei Mediapad M5
Best Smartphone
Huawei Mate 10 Pro
Huawei P20 Pro
LG V30
OnePlus 5T
Samsung Galaxy S9(+)
Best Wearable
Amazfit Bip
Apple Watch 3
Polar M600
Samsung Gear S3
Best Smart Home Product
Dyson V10 Absolute
Google Home Mini
Netgear Arlo Pro 2
Nuki Smart Lock
Best Gaming Product
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G
AMD Ryzen 7 1700
ASUS Crosshair VII Hero
ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501
Microsoft Xbox One X
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Ti
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Best Overclocking Product
ASUS ROG Maximus X Apex
ASUS ROG Zenith Extreme
Caseking KingMod GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FE
Corsair Dominator Platinum Special Edition
G.Skill Trident Z
Gigabyte Z370X SOC Force LN2
Intel Core i3 8350K
Intel Core i5 8600K
Intel Core i7 8700K
Kingpin Cooling Dragon F1 Extreme
Best New Technology
64-layer 3D-NAND
AI Photography
AMD Freesync 2
Intel Thunderbolt 3 eGPU
Mesh Networking
Nvidia Max-Q
Realtime ray-tracing
Product of the Year
AMD Ryzen 2nd Generation
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X
Huawei P20 Pro
Intel Hades Canyon
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti