After unveiling a slew of laptops and tablets including the ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490 at CES 2017, Asus has now made available its latest gen. laptop, called Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA for the US market. The new laptop is priced starting $1,699 and is available via Amazon as well as across all partner retailers.
New Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA features a 14-inch display with Full-HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution and the laptop made of aluminum chassis with thin bezels of the display to squeeze this screen inside a smaller form factor. It has an ultra-narrow-bezel display is 12.9mm-slim and weighs 1.1kg. It also features quad-speaker from Harman Kardon audio.
The processor is latest seventh generation an Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, an SSD up to 1TB interfaced via PCI Express (PCIe), three USB 3.1 type C ports, two of which are also compatible with the standard Thunderbolt 3 with support for 40Gbps data transfers, and support for up to two 4K UHD external displays connected simultaneously.
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is also equipped with a backlit full-sized keyboard, glass precision trackpad that comes with an integrated fingerprint reader which is placed on the top right corner. Despite the fact that the new laptop display resolution is the same as that of the original model, experts believe that upset about it not worth it, because this fact may have a positive impact on battery life. So the battery life should stay similar up to 9 hours as the previous model.