The Asus Zenbook 3 which was announced at the Computex event earlier in the year, has now been launched in India at the Asus Z3nvolution event. The event took off in India today August 17, and the Zenbook 3 is just one of the many Asus products that were newly launched.
The Asus Zenbook 3 is a laptop computer that features the best of hardware and software that you can find in any similar device today. The laptop is designed to impress, and the specs would surely wow you. Like many other Asus products, the Asus Zenbook 3 is depicted by a model number UX390UA.
Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA Specifications
Design and Display
The Asus Zenbook 3 has a full HD LED display which measures 12.5 inches; wide enough for reading notes comfortably. The screen-to-bezel ratio is 16:9, and the display has a color gamut capacity of 72% (NTSC), and brightness of 300nits.
Layered on the screen is a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 for extra protection.
The device itself has a sleek design and is manufactured from aluminum alloy which is the same grade as those used in aero manufacturing companies. It has a metal finish, weighs just 190 grams and is 11.9mm thick.
Memory and Performance
The Zenbook 3 is designed to handle heavy tasks, sporting an Intel Core i7-7500U processor with a maximum processing speed of 2.7GHz, which is about the highest I've seen in a new generation laptop. The processor has a cache size limit of 4M, which itself has a speed of 3.5GHz.
Assisting that is a Graphics Intel card capable of handling HD graphics; perfect for game freaks.
The Asus Zenbook 3 comes in two RAM variants: 8GB and 16GB, and both have a speed of 2133MHz. There are also two SSD variants; the first a 512GB M.2 SSD using PCI Express (PCIE) 3x4 technology, and the other a 512GB M.2 SSD using SATA3 technology.
Connectivity and Accessories
The laptop comes with a USB Type-C port and features a full backlit keyboard for easy typing in darkness. The keyboard is similar to modern desktop keyboards with 19.8mm key pitch and 0.8mm key depth which ensures comfortable typing.
Included is a fan which is designed to minimize working sound and take minimal space. The fan is just 3mm thick, which leaves enough room for other important components to be fixed in. The Zenbook 3 also has a fingerprint sensor.
The battery on the Zenbook 3, as claimed by Asus, is capable of taking you to up to 9 hours of full usage. It is a Lithium-Polymer 40Wh battery that is equipped with Asus fast charging, which enables it to charge up to 60% in just 49 minutes.
The Asus Zenbook 3 comes running Windows 10 Pro (64-bit), with all the tweaks and features included in the latest update. This includes WINDOWS Hello which, together with the fingerprint sensor ensures maximum security.
Asus Zenbook UX390UA Specifications (Summary)
- 12.5-inch Full HD LED Display with 1920×1080 pixel resolution, 300nits brightness, 82% Screen-to-bezel ratio and 72% NTSC Colour Gamut.
- Corning Gorilla Glass 4 stretch-free protection.
- Fingerprint sensor.
- Aluminum alloy design with metal finish.
- Dimensions: 29.6 x 19.1 x 1.19 cm.
- Full backlit keyboard with 19.8mm key pitch and 0.8mm key depth.
- 3mm-thin cooling fan.
- Weight: 190 grams.
- Intel Core i7-7500U Processor with a speed of 2.7GHz and 4M Cache limit with speed up to 3.5GHz.
- 8GB/16GB RAM with a speed of 2133MHz.
- PC Internet Express (PCIE) 3x4 512GB M.2 SSD/SATA3 512G M.2 SSD.
- Graphics Intel HD Graphics Card.
- USB Type-C Port.
- 40Wh Li-Po battery with fast charge.
- 64-bit Windows 10 Pro O.S. with Windows Hello.
Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA Price in India, Nigeria and Kenya
The Asus Zenbook 3 comes in Quartz Grey, Rose Gold and Royal Blue colour variants. It is priced at Rs. 1,47,990 in India, and will be available for sale from October on Asus Exclusive stores, and both offline and offline retail stores.
UPDATE: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2016
Asus has announced that the Asus Zenbook 3 would be available in India from the 27th of November across all Asus Exclusive stores and offline/online retailers.
The Intel Core i5 variant with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD would cost Rs. 1,13,990, the Intel Core i7 variant with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD would cost Rs. 1,23,990 and the Intel Core i7 variant with 16GB RAM would cost Rs. 1,47,990.