ASUS has been known for its disruptive tech in the gaming range, but in the past few years the Taiwanese tech giant has evolved in the field of laptops, cell phones and now tablets. The ROG series of gaming laptops by ASUS is a thing we are well versed of.
Recently, last month ASUS announced the third model of its premium laptop series ZenBook 3. The laptop has been released in late May. Having an ultra-thin design, making entry in the range of sleek laptops, it will definitely be a tough contender in market for HP spectre and Apple MacBook 2016 edition.
Be it for students or corporates, zenbook 3 serves the purpose well. There are a lot of improvements in the zenbook 3 with respect to its predecessor. The zenbook 3 is a complete metal unibody design.
The zenbook 3 comes in two variants
- Intel core i7 6500U
- Intel core i5 6200U
Both the processors can be overclocked up to 3.1GHz.
There are two variants in memory as well including 4GB and a 16GB LPDD3 2133MHz RAM.
All the functionality is powered by Windows 10 OS.
The OS can be chosen between Win 10 HOME and Win 10 PRO.
There is 12.5” a FHD 1920*1080p display, which is the only thing where Zenbook lags behind its peer Macbook which is having a Quad HD Retina display.
The display is made up of Corning Gorilla glass 4. Having a 178 degree viewing angle and a 82% screen to body ratio.
The storage consists of Solid State Drive available in two variants of 512GB and 1TB.
GRAPHICS PROCESSING UNIT
The graphics is supported by integrated Intel HD Graphics 520.
The webcam is another area where the zenbook lags behind Apple Macbook . Zenbook has a VGA webcam where as Macbook has a 2MP Facetime camera.
It has Wi-Fi 802.11 AC as well as latest Bluetooth 4.
This is a module where zenbook beats all its peers by the speakers from HARMAN/ kardon setting a new industry standard.
There is a 40 wHr battery with up to 6 hours of stand by time.
296 x 191.2 x 11.9 mm
The laptop is 11.9 mm thin bringing it in the class of one of the thinnest laptops.
It weighs 2.01 lbs making it lighter than MacBook
The zenbook comes with a single USB type C port. But along with the laptop, comes in-box connector which has a USB 3.0 port a USB type c and a HDMI port. Another universal connector is available which includes the Gigabit LAN port and SD card reader as well.
Along with all these specifications, the all new industry grade figure print sensor has been added to the touchpad of the zenbook. The keyboard is also backlit with adjustable intensity for day-night use. Other additional features such as 72% NTSC a 1000:1 contrast ratio and 200% video sharpness have been developed.
The laptop is available in three colors namely Blue, Rose gold and white. The battery standards are also improvised in comparison to its ancestors and bringing in the fast charge technology. And the ultra thin bezel and a golden moulded border on the outer edge gives it an extraordinary look.
Thus the ASUS ZenBook 3 brings in tough competition along with itself for the Apple MacBok as well as the HP Spectre.
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