Evolved Zen, redefine perfection
Honored with both a Best Choice Award 2016 and a Computex d&I Award, the all-new ASUS ZenBook 3 is the next generation of the groundbreaking ASUS ZenBook family of prestigious, high-performance ultraportable laptops. It has been completely redesigned from the ground up. Every single precision component and every elegantly crafted detail has been completely re-engineered and redesigned to make ZenBook 3 the most sophisticated ZenBook yet. It’s lighter, thinner, stronger, impossibly powerful — and utterly beautiful. Simply, once you experience ZenBook 3, you won’t be satisfied with anything else. It’s a new classic. It’s your next ambition. Say hello to ZenBook 3!
Pioneering technology meets world-renowned design
ZenBook has always been renowned for its unique, stunning looks, and you’ll instantly recognize the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on ZenBook 3’s all-metal unibody chassis. The classic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish is even finer and more detailed, the result of a complex 40-step process that now includes an extra polishing step using an ultra-fine abrasive. And we’ve added a beautiful twist, using a special dual-phase anodizing process to create stunning golden edge highlights. To complete this sophisticated new theme, we’ve added a unique golden ASUS logo on the lid and given the keyboard a matching gold-hued backlight.
anodized golden edges
Inspired colors. Out of the ordinary.
A laptop as prestigious as ZenBook 3 deserves colors that are out of the ordinary. Each of the three stunning themes — Royal Blue, Rose Gold and Quartz Grey — has its own individual inspiration, and each color is designed to work in perfect harmony with the luxurious golden detailing.
Royal Blue is inspired by the awe-inspiring beauty of a golden sunrise over the deep-blue ocean, a sight that you’ll never forget once you’ve seen it.
Rose Gold echoes the sophistication of fine rosé champagne, served in elegant gold-rimmed flutes — truly a sign of distinction.
Quartz Grey reflects the stunning contrasts of native gold and crystalline quartz, a harmonious geological pairing celebrated in this classic theme.
Exquisite, iconic design. Every detail counts.
A true classic is instantly recognizable. ZenBook 3’s iconic design gives you everything you need, in one of the world’s most exquisite laptops. It’s a piece of art, crafted for you. ZenBook 3’s all-aluminum-alloy unibody design is our most compact ever: it’s only 11.9mm thin and weighs just 910g. In fact, it’s one of the world’s thinnest laptops, designed to give you effortless mobility.
Innovative engineering, zero hassle
The ultra-thin 11.9mm profile meant we had to invent the world’s most compact laptop hinge — just 3.0mm high — to preserve its sleek lines. This amazing hinge ensures a smooth, seamless and hassle-free action without spoiling ZenBook 3’s gorgeous appearance.
Stronger by design: aerospace-grade alloy
To achieve its amazing lightness without compromising structural strength, ZenBook 3 is precision-crafted from 6013 aluminum alloy, a premium material that is 50% stronger than the 6063 alloy often used in standard laptops. 6013 aluminum alloy is more commonly used in automotive and aerospace applications. This material is also supremely elegant and features the signature ZenBook spun-metal finish.
Spectacular display, lifelike color
ZenBook 3 introduces our very first laptop display covered with full edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. The ultra-slim bezel is just 7.6mm wide, giving ZenBook 3 a class-leading 82% screen-to-body ratio. More importantly, it gives you a distraction-free view of the stunning 12.5-inch Full HD screen. With its wide 178° viewing angles, superb color reproduction and crisp detail with 300nits brightness, it really does need to be seen to be believed.
Gorilla Glass 4
Take it to the edge
To keep the display lightweight and ultra-slim, yet tough, we covered it with just 0.4mm of super-strong Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4, which is twice as thin as standard cover glass. This amazing new material offers 2x the drop-damage resistance of previous versions, a 2.5x increase in retained strength and is 85% less likely to break in daily use — making it safer and stronger than ever before.
lower risk of breaking
Less bezel, more display
The ultra-slim 7.6mm bezel on Zenbook 3’s gorgeous display maximizes the screen area. Our engineers redesigned the entire lid in order to achieve its class-leading 82% screen-to body ratio. The result is a 12.5-inch display that fits in an A4-size footprint, giving you more viewing area than any similar-sized laptop.
To bring you the ultimate visual experience, ZenBook 3 harnesses the power of our own exclusive display technologies, with optimized hardware and software components combined to deliver the best possible images. The wide color gamut — 72% NTSC and 100% sRGB — and TV-grade 1000:1 contrast ratio ensure more-vivid, more-lifelike colors, and ASUS Splendid technology fine-tunes display parameters to ensure superb color accuracy, as well as optimizing settings for any kind of image. ASUS Tru2life is a remarkable real-time video enhancement technology that automatically optimizes the appearance of every pixel in every video frame, delivering 200% better contrast and pin-point sharpness.
TV-grade contrast ratio
TV-grade contrast ratio
Perfect images, always
ASUS Splendid technology enhances ZenBook 3’s display to give it richer and deeper colors for a stunning visual experience. The multiple preset modes (Normal / Theater / Vivid / Manual / Eye Care) give you complete and instant control for any type of content. ASUS Splendid panels are configured at the factory to show the most accurate colors possible for the best viewing experience. But we realize that sometimes you might need to change this — for example to add a bit of a ‘Wow!’ factor to your photos or videos. For this reason, we’ve included three other selectable modes — Eye Care, Vivid and Manual — alongside the standard Normal mode.
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Video perfection, always
ASUS Tru2Life video technology makes your videos look amazing. Using intelligent software that optimizes every pixel in every video frame, you’ll enjoy the best possible image quality. The smart algorithms in ASUS Tru2Life analyze the brightness histogram for each video pixel in each frame, then intelligently adjust the brightness and black level values, as well as optimizing over one million sharpness values per frame. This can improve the contrast by up to 200%, bringing out hidden detail in dark areas while keeping bright areas as brilliant as ever!
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