Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012T
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Reviews for the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012T
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
Model: The Asus Zenbook UX490UA won a a 2017 iF design award. Its stunning looks and excellent craftsmanship are impressive. It was almost impossible to fit a 14-inch display is the compact chassis and elegant Zenbook 3. This was not an easy task for the engineers, but the key was only minimizing the display bezel, which is only 7.46 mm. This Zenbook is better with the combination of its beauty and power, which gives the user a balance between productivity of performance and its portability. It weighs in at only 1.1 kg but with a measurement of 13 mm thin, this Zenbook is not the thinnest on the market, but it is still listed on top of the list. This Zenbook 3, is amazingly hinged to ensure smooth and seamless experience while complementing its gorgeous appearance. In order to ensure that it is amazingly light, this device is precision-crafted from materials that are stronger than the ones used in standard laptops without compromising its structural integrity. The screen is fully covered by 0.5 mm Corning Gorilla Glass from edge to edge which marks this device as the toughest-ever version among its competitors. 178 wide viewing angles, superb color reproduction and 300 cd/m2 improve the viewing experience.
The unique golden Asus logo on the lid matches the gold-hued backlight of the keyboard. The two stunning themes Quartz Grey and Royal Blue are derived from the natural world and perfectly blend the luxurious golden with harmony. The Zenbook’s keyboard is comfortable and accurate. This crossover laptop has its own pro level features such as fingerprint reader, which is located at the top right hand corner for extra security and use of Windows 10 Pro. This tiny Zenbook has powerful speakers, which can produce sound to fill the room. The headphone jack and a charging port are located at the left side of this thin and light Zenbook. This device sets the sky as the limit with 7th Generation of Intel Core i7 processor for its superb performance and can reach 16 GB of 2133 MHz RAM. The ultra-fast Zenbook 3 can transfer the data 40 Gbps by applying the latest Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C. The Zenbook 3 Deluxe can be instantly recognized by its iconic Zen-inspired design that adorns the unibody chassis. It can last up to 6.52 hours on battery. On the front, there is a 480p webcam for video conferences and other things. The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012T 14’’ is the one you want to be getting for all together great user satisfaction.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.
Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.
In the notebook sector, Asus had a global market share of about 11% from 2014-2016, making it the fourth largest laptop manufacturer. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share (as of 2016).
83%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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