At the Computex 2016, Asus unwrapped the ZenBook 3 that is a next-generation ZenBook with a completely redesigned look. It has an ultra-sleek and gorgeous 11.9 mm chassis and weighs at just 910 grams.
Asus ZenBook 3 is light and strong
ZenBook 3 is crafted out of aerospace-grade aluminum alloy, which is 50 percent stronger than the one used in other laptops. The material is extremely elegant despite being light and strong. It gives a spun-metal finish to the ZenBook.
The ZenBook 3 comes in three color options - Quartz Grey, Rose Gold, and Royal Blue. The design is taken to a new level with the impressive golden highlights on the diamond-cut edges.
The Asus ZenBook 3 features a 12.5-inch high-resolution display with a wide color gamut. It has an edge-to-edge covering of scratch-resistant and tough Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The slim bezel gives the ZenBook 3 a screen-to-body ratio of 82 percent.
ZenBook 3 comes in three variants
ZenBook 3 delivers exceptional performance with an Intel Core i7 processor that is teamed up with 16 GB RAM. There is a next-gen USB Type-C port and it can render quad-speaker audio by Harman Kardon. The ZenBook 3 runs on Windows 10 operating system.
The ZenBook 3 variant with 1 TB PCle SSD is priced at $1,999, the one with 512 PCle SSD is priced at $1,499 and the last one with 256 PCle SSD is priced at $999. The cheapest variant of ZenBook 3 comes with Core i5 processor and 4 GB RAM while the other two have Core i7 processor and 16 GB as mentioned above.
World's first laptop with thinnest fan design
The ZenBook 3 features an innovative cooling system with the world's thinnest fan design measuring just 3 mm. The efficient cooling system gives the laptop with an ultra-thin form factor an incredible performance.
Renders a comfortable typing experience
The laptop features a full-size backlit keyboard that has a 19.8 mm key pitch. Though this is the same as the keyboards in most desktops, the 0.8 mm key travel will render a comfortable typing experience.
The touchpad is covered by glass providing a smooth and accurate experience. It comes with palm-rejection technology, handwriting support, and Smart Gesture for a great user experience.
Fingerprint reader is on board
There is an inbuilt fingerprint reader that supports Windows Hello giving instant access to the users, letting them sign-in and unlock the ZenBook 3 instantly and securely without typing any PIN or password.
Fast charging feature is impressive
The battery in the ZenBook 3 offers up to 9 hours of battery backup. The fast charging technology gives it a battery life of up to 60 percent in just 49 minutes of charging.