Meet the ZenBook 3 Deluxe

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The ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is an incredible new laptop that pairs premium construction with world-class performance. The slim profile belies the generous 14-inch display inside. A powerful Intel® Core™ i7 processor and up to 16 GB of RAM can meet the most demanding tasks head-on. Let’s take a closer look.

Prestigious design

The unibody design is accented with two-phased anodized gold along the edge, and a signature 40-step concentric circle pattern on the rear. The aerospace-grade aluminum alloy construction provides both the utmost in durability and lightness. It’s 50% stronger than the industry standard.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe - Metal design with concentric circles
The screen’s protection also enjoys these qualities. Gorilla Glass 5 provides tried-and-true protection against drops and scratches while maintaining optical clarity and slimness. Quartz Grey and Royal Blue color options are available.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe - Thin and light
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the pinnacle of portable computing at only 12.9 mm thin and weighing just 1.1 kg. That’s 15% thinner than a MacBook Pro and 30% thinner than a MacBook Air. Not only does it look great, it’s also ready to move when you are, able to fit effortlessly in your bag.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe - Display
The footprint is that of a 13-inch laptop, but the ZenBook 3 Deluxe has a 14-inch full HD display. The super-slim 7.46 mm bezel leaves a huge 77% screen-to-body ratio. This way, you can enjoy more while having to carry around less.

Unprecedented performance

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is equipped with enough processing power for the consummate professional. It all starts with the 7th. generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. This 14 nm chip is designed for power efficiency without compromising performance.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe - PerformanceUp to 16 GB of low-power DDR3 RAM operates at 2133 MHz. Though this kind of memory is extremely battery-efficient, at a 25.28 GB/s transfer rate, it’s still running 1.13 times more quickly than a MacBook and 1.52 times faster than a MacBook Air.

The storage drive is equally snappy. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe offers an SSD up to 1 TB in a PCIe® 3.0 x4 configuration. This produces transfer speed up to a blistering 1720 MB/s. That’s 20 times faster than a classic SATA SSD, 1.27 times faster than a MacBook Air, and 2.37 times faster than a MacBook.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe - ThermalTo keep all of this running at peak power without missing a beat is a compact, refined cooling system. A 0.3 mm liquid crystal polymer fan impeller quickly moves air away from the processor towards a copper pipe. This draws heat away from the processor so it can keep working hard. All of this manages to stay 3 mm thin, ensuring the profile of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe stays slim.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe - Supports dual 4K monitorsA pair of USB Type-C inputs provides a world of versatility. Thunderbolt™ 3 technology enables data transfer speeds up to 40 Gbps and support for dual 4K displays. Even when connecting to USB 3.1 Gen. 2 devices, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe delivers up to 10 Gbps transfer speeds; that’s 40 times faster than USB 2.0!

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe - Battery lifeThe ZenBook 3 Deluxe lasts as long as you do. The 46 Wh lithium polymer battery can handle 10 hours of usage on a single charge.

Typing is just as comfortable as on any desktop PC. With 1.2 mm of key travel, and generous size and spacing, you’ll be able to comfortably get things done on the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. Just below the keyboard is a spacious trackpad with integrated fingerprint scanner, so you can log in quickly and securely.

True surround sound

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe offers exceptional sound for every musical and cinematic experience. A four-speaker array is configured to deliver unbelievable surround sound wherever you take your laptop. The top two speakers deliver crisp highs, while the bottom speakers handle deep, bassy lows. Tuned by Harman Kardon, these speakers produces unparalleled fidelity. Sophisticated signal processing makes on-the-fly adjustments to improve clarity and filter noise, leaving only pure, unadulterated audio in its wake.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe - SoundA special Smart Amp intelligently adjusts power output so you can maximize volume without damaging the speakers. This results in audio up to four times louder than normal. With the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, you can crank the volume and fill the room with your favorite music without distortion.

That covers most of what the ZenBook 3 Deluxe has to offer. All in all, this laptop has a premium build quality and powerful processing capabilities. Would you like to know more? Visit the official ZenBook 3 Deluxe product page for all of the details.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA) specifications

CPU 7th. generation Intel® Core™ i5-7200/i7-7500
Display 14-inch LED backlit IPS FHD LCD (1920 x 1080, 16:9)
Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover
OS Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Graphics Intel HD 620
Memory LPDDR3 2133 MHz, up to 16 GB
Storage NVME PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD, up to 1 TB
Connectivity 802.11ac / Bluetooth 4.1
Camera VGA camera
Interface 2 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 2with Thunderbolt™ 3
(supports dual 4K UHD displays and power delivery)
1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1
(supports power delivery)
Audio 4 high quality stereo speakers
Harman/Kardon audio system
Battery 46 Wh lithium polymer battery (up to 10 hours)
Dimensions 329.6 x 214 x 12.9 mm
Weight 1.1 kg