If there is a brand of computers that can boast not only notebooks that have good reputation for their performance, but an attractive design, is Asus. And his line ZenBook is the clearest example.
Under Computex 2016, Asus introduced the new ZenBook 3 with an ultra slim design of 11.9mm thick and weighing 2 lbs. It is the thinnest ZenBook that Asus manufactured, as discussed in Engadget. Even outperforms the Apple MacBook 12-inch.
The ZenBook 3 has a 12.5-inch screen with Gorilla Glass and can be configured with a powerful Intel Core i7 processor 16GB RAM and a hard disk 1TB PCIe SSD. It also has a Thunderbolt 4 / USB-C port, which also serves to carry equipment. By the way, Asus claims that the battery life reaches 9 hours.
According to Asus, the ZenBook 3 uses a new aluminum alloy that not only thins, but up to 40% stronger. And it will be available in gray, blue and a golden rose, which is so fashionable these days. Depending on the configuration, this new team will have an entry price of $999 to $1,999. But there is no exact date for the start of marketing.
The new ZenBook 3 will arrive on the market during the third quarter of this year, priced at $1,499 for the 512 GB model or $1,999 for 1TB, both with SSD memory. It will also be available in three colors, including blue, pink gold and gray quartz. Other specifications include 16GB of RAM, up to Intel Core i7 processor, USB connectivity type C, and up to 9 hours of battery life. As pointed in BGR, the notebook also features fast charging technology, being able to reach 60% capacity in just 49 minutes.
Looking at the features on paper seems that the new laptop Asus wants to revolutionize the field and be a reference worldwide. We have to wait to see if the practice is able to meet all it offers and what their performance in real situations.
Either way, this is one of the best options in ultrabooks considering its design and performance possible.