CES 2017: ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe, announced in Las Vegas

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ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) was presented in Las Vegas. It is an improved version of ZenBook 3, a worldwide appreciated laptop. It has an aluminum housing with a thickness only 12,9 mm and o weight of 1,1 Kg, which incorporates an 14 inch screen with a thin frame, giving users the perfect balance between portability and productivity.

Unprecedented performance

ZenBook 3 Series is designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and ZenBook 3 Deluxe is upgraded thanks to seventh-generation Intel Core processors, memories LPDDR3 2133MHz RAM up to 16GB and PCI Express SSD up to 1TB, the largest available SSD.

Two USB Type-C (USB-C) ports allow Thunderbolt 3 connections with speeds up to 40Gbps, expansion on two external 4K UHD screens, and recharging other devices.

The ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe is precisely processed, the result being an impressive design. The two-phase anodised casing has two natural shades - Royal Blue and Quartz Gray, bearing the Zen signature with concentric circles, complemented by the ASUS logo and gold edges.

The ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe comes equipped with a Harman Kardon audio system, with four speakers and a smart amplifier that delivers extraordinary sound.

Specifications ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe

The ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe is small, looks great and promises unprecedented performance. Technical specifications include: processors Intel Core i7-7500U and i5-7200U from the seventh generation, memories Fast RAM up to 16GB and 3.0 x4 PCIe SSDs up to 1TB (three times faster compared to SATA SSDs).

For more extension possibilities and more versatile connections, ZenBook 3 Deluxe includes two USB-C ports with support for Thunderbolt 3, technology twice as fast as Thunderbolt 2 and eight times faster than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt 3 USB-C ports allow recharging of other devices and can provide 4K UHD video signal for two external screens, improving productivity.

I can already imagine practical ways with ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe. You can carry it on business or leisure trips, and at home you can connect it to 1-2 external screens for increased productivity. What more could you want?

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An 46Wh lithium-polymer battery, designed to fit perfectly into the extremely thin housing, gives a up to 10 hours, covering the entire working day. An ideal autonomy in travel. 10 hours are enough for a business day, without stress due to energy.

To achieve such a level of performance under low temperature conditions, engineers have invented a new cooling system. It uses state-of-the-art components, including a miniature fan, with polymer blades, only 0,3 mm thick and heat transfer pipes with only 0,1 mm wall thickness. This cooling system has a height of only 3mm, and the warm air inside is discharged through the ventilation holes hidden at the base of the hinge. The design allows for efficient cooling and quiet operation, even when the system is required.

The ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe incorporates a Full HD screen (1920 x 1080 pixels) with a diagonal of 14 inches, which is protected by a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 layer. Wide range of colors covering 100% of sRGB and contrast ratio of 1000: 1 offers vivid images closer to reality, and ASUS Splendid technology finely adjusts screen parameters for more accuracy, automatically optimizing each frame. These settings are useful for processing photos and videos.

For unmatched audio capabilities, the ASUS Golden Ear team cooperated with the specialists Harman Kardon, developing the new generation of audio technology ASUS SonicMaster Premium. ZenBook 3 Deluxe has an array of four speakers for surround sound. A special four-channel amplifier delivers maximum volume with zero distortion for strong, immersive sound.

As expected, ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe It also incorporates a generous keyboard with large keys and a stroke of only 1,2 mm for maximum comfort and precision. A golden lighting system for the model in Royal Blue and white for the Quartz Gray version, pleasantly illuminates the keys ensuring better productivity under any light conditions.

Nor is the touchpad any more valuable. It is covered with glass and supports technology Windows Precision Touchpad. The touchpad also has a fingerprint sensor conveniently located in the upper right corner. The sensor allows for fast and secure unlocking of the notebook with one touch through the use of Windows Hello and supports secure authentication in compatible applications and programs.

We can hardly wait to test it on our travels. It seems to be the perfect laptop for any style of activity: travel, business, home user, office and even graphic processing, programming and more.

I don't have the price details, but I don't expect it to be a cheap product. As the name suggests, Delux means luxury :), and the appreciation will be just as good.

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