ASUS launches New ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA, With Kaby Lake And Thunderbolt 3
Taiwanese manufacturer ASUS has added a a third generation to their ZenBook line. The deluxe edition of this latest version of the ultra-thin 14″ laptop (12.9 mm) has been completely respecced with the latest components on offer, including a Kaby Lake processor, 16GB of RAM, 1TB SSD and Thunderbolt 3 capability. It also features an enhanced Harman audio system and a fingerprint scanner. The new ZenBook 3 is fairly easy to carry as well as it weighs just over 1.1 kg (2.4 lbs).
Besides the deluxe version there will also be slightly less powerful, more budget-friendly options available. The ZenBook 3 models will likely range in price from $1100 to $1600, though ASUS has not given out a definite price list at time of writing. All models will feature either an i5 or i7 Kaby Lake processor as well as be fully Thunderbolt 3 capable thanks to two Type-C ports as well as a DisplayPort 1.2 and USB 3.1 Gen 2 modes.
All models will come equipped with one of a range of SSDs, with the deluxe edition boasting one that can store up to 1TB of data, a fairly unique feature. Memory is LPDDR3-2133 DRAM and comes in either an 8GB or 16GB flavor. The ZenBook 3 can connect to the Internet either through a cable or with its 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT 4.1 wireless module, ensuring a fast and stable connection.
The display of the ZenBook 3 is a little larger than earlier generations with a 1920×1080 resolution IPS screen. Under the hood it has an integrated HD Graphics 620 card, though users can opt to connect an external GPU for when some serious gaming is called for. If users find the screen too small for entertainment purposes, the ZenBook 3 can also be connected to one or two 4K screens without a noticeable drop in performance, making it a perfect laptop for people that want to use it for both work and play.
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