ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA Review
ZenBook 3 Deluxe: They say that you can’t improve on perfection. That’s a nice thought, but the new ZenBook 3 Deluxe has proved them wrong by taking the amazing ZenBook 3 and making it even better. ZenBook 3 Deluxe achieves the almost impossible, featuring a gorgeous 14-inch display in an elegant and compact chassis that’s no bigger than many 13-inch laptops.
The 13-inch laptop with a 14-inch display
ZenBook 3 Deluxe has a very simple design philosophy: Never compromise. It’s a masterpiece of craftsmanship, with a beauty that reflects a painstaking attention to detail. The perfect curves of the all-aluminum chassis are carved from a single block of metal that then goes through a 40-step process to create the iconic ultra-fine spun-metal finish with its lustrous, silky sheen. The chassis of ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the size of many 13-inch laptops — yet it features an extra-large 14-inch display. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is constructed from premium, aerospace-grade aluminum alloy. This grade of allow is 50% stronger than standard alloy, allowing the ZenBook 3 Deluxe to have an amazingly thin 12.9mm profile and weigh only 1.1kg. ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe features 0.55mm thick Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, which is the toughest cover glass yet while delivering the damage resistance Gorilla Glass is known for.
Simple Yet Powerful
A complex two-phase anodizing process is then used to create the elegant golden diamond-cut edges and unique golden ASUS lid logo. The result is a breathtakingly exquisite design that offers the perfect combination of beauty, mobility, performance, and productivity.
It’s an unrivaled combination of power and beauty, giving you the perfect balance between portability and productivity. Measuring just 12.9mm thin and weighing only 1.1kg, ZenBook 3 Deluxe has everything you need for superb on-the-go performance, including a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, up to a 1TB PCIe® SSD, two USB Type-C™ (USB-C) ports with Thunderbolt™ 3 for dual 4K UHD display supports, and a powerful quad-speaker audio system. ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes ZenBook 3 to the next level — for the ultimate prestige and performance.
Features and Specifications
- Operation System – Windows 10 Home (ASUS recommends Windows 10 Pro)
- Processor – Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor, 2.7GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.5GHz) and 4MB cache
- Graphics – Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620
- Display – 14” LED-backlit Full HD (1920 by 1080), 60Hz refresh rate, wide 100% sRGB color gamut, 178° wide-view technology, Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 cover, 1000:1 TV-grade contrast ratio, ASUS Eye Care technology for up to 30% blue-light reduction, 7.46mm-thin bezel with 84% screen-to-body ratio
- Memory – 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 onboard
- Storage – 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x 4 SSD (3 times faster than SATA3 SSD), 256GB SATA3 SSD
- Interfaces – 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™ with support for Charging, DisplayPort (Dual 4K UHD external displays), Thunderbolt™ (up to 40 Gbps, 8 times faster than USB 3.0), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (up to 10 Gbps, 20 times faster than USB 2.0)
- Keyboard – Full-size backlit, with 1.2mm key travel
- Touchpad – Glass-covered with: Integrated fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello support, Intelligent palm-rejection, Handwriting input support, Precision Touchpad (PTP) support with up to four-finger smart gestures
- Audio – Quad-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium stereo audio system with surround-sound effects, Harman Kardon-certified, Smart amplifier for maximum audio performance, Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Wireless Connectivity – Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi; IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
- Bluetooth – Bluetooth 4.1 wireless technology
- Camera – VGA Web Camera
- Battery and Power – Up to 9 hours battery life, 46Wh 4-cell Lithium-polymer battery, Fast-charging technology: 60% in 49 mins, 65W USB-C™ power adapter, (Output: 19V DC, A, 65W, (Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
- Weight and Dimensions – Height: 1.29 cm (0.51 inch), Width: 32.9 cm (12.95 inches), Depth: 21.0 cm (8.27 inches), Weight: 1.1 kg (2.42 pounds)
- Package – ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), Protective sleeve, USB-C™ power adaptor (65W), USB-C™ to USB-A dongle and USB-C™ to HDMI dongle (or ASUS Mini Dock)
- Included Software – ASUS Splendid, Eye Care, Tru2life Video, AudioWizard
7 new from $1,589.00
7 used from $1,214.20
Last updated on January 6, 2018 5:36 am