ASUS' ZenBook three is thinner, lighter and quicker than the MacBook

How far more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable? Apparently, fairly a bit. The corporate’s new ZenBook three, introduced right now at Computex, clocks in at simply 2 kilos and eleven.9mm (zero.forty six-inches) thick. As compared, the earlier ZenBook UX305 weighed 2.sixty four kilos and was 12.9mm thick (zero.fifty one-inches). Positive, these may simply appear to be incremental enhancements, however they’re exceptional when you think about simply how insanely skinny and lightweight the earlier mannequin was. Most impressively? The ZenBook three simply barely edges out Apple’s svelte MacBook, which weighs 2.03lbs and is thirteen.2mm (zero.fifty two-inches) thick, all of the whereas packing in a bigger 12.5-inch show.

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ASUS attributes the ZenBook three’s weight reduction to a brand new “aerospace-grade aluminum alloy,” which it says is forty % stronger than what’s sometimes utilized in laptops. Truthfully, that simply seems like advertising fluff, however there have to be one thing particular concerning the laptop computer’s new materials to lose zero.6 kilos from the final gen. ASUS continues to be sticking with its “spun metallic” fashion, so hopefully you are a fan of the concentric metallic rings on its instances. It’s going to be obtainable in “Quartz Gray,” “Royal Blue,” and the seemingly ubiquitous “Rose Gold.”

In contrast to the MacBook, the ZenBook three will not be underneath-powered. On the prime finish, you’ll configure it with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 1TB SSD. The show is roofed in Gorilla Glass four, and it seems to be like Asus was additionally capable of slim down the bezel (now it covers eighty two % of the laptop computer’s entrance). The ZenBook three packs in a USB-C port for charging (which it says can juice the laptop computer’s battery as much as 60 % in forty nine minutes), and it ought to final round 9 hours of typical battery life. As for cooling, Asus says it is developed the “world’s thinnest” fan at simply 3mm. There’s additionally a constructed-in fingerprint sensor with Home windows Howdy help.

ASUS is not revealing pricing or availability particulars but for the ZenBook three, however we’ll undoubtedly be taking note of this ultraportable.

Verify again quickly for arms-on impressions of the ZenBook three.

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