Asus announced the successor of its ZenBook series, “Asus ZenBook 3” in India along with the Zenfone 3 line-up at the Zenvolution event in New Delhi. So, let’s see will it be worth the price or the company is just going to present an upgradable product by copying the Apple MacBook’s design.
Doesn’t it look like the MacBook Air? But actually, if we look at another aspect, the companies are improving the Apple MacBook’s design philosophy by implementing it on their products. So now talking about the new Asus Zenbook 3.
The next-generation ZenBook is completely redesigned with a gorgeous, ultra-sleek 11.9mm chassis that weighs a mere 910g. To achieve its amazing lightness without compromising strength, ZenBook 3 is crafted from aerospace-grade aluminium alloy, a premium material that is 50% stronger than the standard alloy used in laptops. As well as being strong and light, this material is also supremely elegant and features the signature ZenBook spun-metal finish. ZenBook 3 is available in three exclusive colours — Royal Blue, Rose Gold and Quartz Grey — and a special two-phase anodizing process is used to create stunning golden highlights on the diamond-cut edges.
ZenBook 3 delivers unprecedented performance powered by up to the Intel® Core™ i7 processor, 16GB of 2133MHz RAM, up to a 1TB PCIe® Gen 3 x4 SSD, a next-gen USB Type-C port, and powerful quad-speaker audio by Harman Kardon. Its high-resolution 12.5-inch display has a wide 72% NTSC colour gamut and an edge-to-edge covering of tough, scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 4. A slim bezel design provides an 82% screen-to-body ratio for the maximum display size with the minimum footprint. ZenBook 3 has an innovative cooling system featuring the world’s thinnest fan design at just 3mm. This efficient cooling enables ZenBook 3 to achieve incredible performance in an ultra-thin form factor.
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ZenBook 3 features a full-size backlit keyboard with a 19.8mm key pitch — the same as most desktop keyboards. With 0.8mm key travel to deliver comfortable typing experience. A glass-covered precision touchpad provides smooth and accurate input. Also incorporates palm-rejection technology, Smart Gestures, and handwriting support for enhanced usability.
A built-in fingerprint reader with Windows Hello support gives users instant one-touch access, allowing them to sign in and unlock ZenBook 3 quickly and securely without having to type their password or PIN.
ZenBook 3 provides up to 9 hours of battery life for all-day computing. When it’s time to recharge, fast-charge technology brings the battery up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes.
ZenBook 3 – Detailed Specifications :
|Model Name||UX390UA – Zenbook 3|
|Color||ROYAL BLUE/ROSE GOLD/QUARTZ GRAY|
|Processor||Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, 2.7GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.5GHz)|
|Operating System||Windows 10 (64bit)|
|Total System Memory||LPDDR3 16G/8G|
|Storage||PCIEG3x4 512G M.2 SSD/512G SATA3 M.2 SSD|
|Display||12.5” LED Back-lit, Ultra Slim 300nits, FHD 1920×1080 16:9 with NTSC:72% and Wide Viewing Angles|
|Graphics||Intel HD Graphics|
|Video Camera||VGA web camera (Fixed type)|
|Ports||1x Headphone-out & Audio-in Combo Jack|
1x USB3.1-Type C
|Audio||Built-in speakers (In collaboration with Harmon Kardon)|
Built-in array microphone
|Weight (Kg)||0.91 KG (with 6 cell battery)|
|Dimension (cm)||29.6(W) x 19.1(D) x 1.19 (H) cm|
|AC Adapter||45W AC Adapter: Output: 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W: Input: 100~240V AC|
|Battery||40WHrs, 2S3P, 6-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack|
|Keyboard type||Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard|
HDD User Password Protection and Security
|Supplied Accessories||Carry bag|
Asus ZenBook 3 will be available from October 2016 onwards across all major e-commerce sites like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal and all Asus Exclusive Stores & leading retail stores across India.
ZenBook 3 costs you Rs.1,47,990. I think the price is a bit high for the product. But overall, the specifications and the design is just amazing. So, it depends on you that you should go with it or not. If you want a small size laptop with the best performance which you can carry anywhere then go for it. I will surely recommend it.
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