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Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012T


Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012T
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012T (ZenBook 3 Series)
Intel Core i7-7500U 2 x 2.7 - 3.5 GHz, Kaby Lake
Graphics adapter
16 GB 
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, IPS, glossy: no
3 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 DisplayPort
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.1
height x width x depth (in mm): 13 x 329 x 210 ( = 0.51 x 12.95 x 8.27 in)
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
1.1 kg ( = 38.8 oz / 2.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 83% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012T

83% Test Af Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test Av Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN version
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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

i7-7500U: 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.


There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. is a major Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer based in Taipei, founded in 1989. Under the Asus brand name, the company manufactures a wide range of products, including laptops, desktops, motherboards, graphics cards, monitors, smartphones and networking equipment, complete systems and PC components for end users.

Under the ROG (Republic of Gamers) brand name, ASUS manufactures gaming laptops known by gamers for their powerful specifications, dedicated graphics cards, high refresh rate displays and advanced cooling systems.

Beyond gaming, a wide range of notebooks are offered for different needs and budgets, from ultra-slim and lightweight ultrabooks to versatile 2-in-1 convertibles and budget-friendly options. In 2023, Asus had a 7% global market share of the PC market.

Customer satisfaction with ASUS notebooks concerns performance, the features, and the good price-performance ratio of ASUS notebooks. However, as with any brand, there are occasional reports of problems such as overheating, driver compatibility, or build quality issues.

83%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2017-09-29 (Update: 2017-09-29)