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Asus ZenBook 3 Series

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012TProcessor: Intel Core i5 7200U, Intel Core i7 6500U, Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520, Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 14 inch
Weight: 0.9kg, 0.91kg, 0.914kg, 0.95kg, 1kg, 1.1kg
Price: 1499, 1600, 1700 euro
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 66 scores (from 122 reviews)
price: 71%, performance: 81%, features: 62%, display: 83%
mobility: 81%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 93%

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UANotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 520
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.91kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

That Rose Gold Ultrabook – The Asus Zenbook 3
Source: Tech Girl English
The Asus Zenbook 3 is a gorgeous laptop. The gold trimming just turns it into something special… Asus have left nothing out (except maybe a GTX 1070 but I’ll forgive them) and you can immediately see the passion that went into making this. If you hate iOS but use a Mac because it’s a Mac, the Zenbook 3 is your baby. A true windows version of a Macbook, plus ROSE GOLD.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/17/2016
80% Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA preview – is this THE ultraportable of this generation?
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Zenbook 3 UX390UA is rather unique among ultraportables, as a sleek and ultra-compact laptop with Core U hardware, fast storage, lots of RAM and plenty of other solid traits. As expected, all these don't come cheap and a few compromises were made in order to create such a sleek and powerful computer. If you're fine with the few corners that were cut off, the Zenbook 3 could be an excellent pick for you, just make sure to read the article below to understand exactly where this machine shines and where it trails behind.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: Asus ZenBook 3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Asus ZenBook 3 sounds like a winner on paper. How can you go wrong with Intel Core I-series power in a two-pound laptop? I'm chiefly wary of battery life and how much Asus really managed to squeeze into such a thin design and it's something I look forward to finding out in my full review.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/01/2016
Finally, A Real Macbook Air Killer
Source: Unbox English
During its short time with us the Zenbook 3 impressed us with its speed and its overall portability. The 7th generation Intel processor felt incredibly fast, though typing on the keyboard felt a little weird to be honest, but is workable – you just have to get used to it.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/10/2016
ASUS ZenBook 3 — первый реальный конкурент MacBook. Первый взгляд на ноутбук и планшеты ASUS на Computex 2016
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/08/2016

 

Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-XH74-BL

Specifications

Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-XH74-BLNotebook: Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-XH74-BL
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.91kg
Price: 1700 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 78.35% - good
Average of 26 scores (from 39 reviews)

 

ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA Laptop Review
Source: PC Perspective English
The Zenbook 3 UX390UA is a stylish-looking (if you care for the blue/gold color scheme) and in use was quite responsive thanks to fast solid state storage and that Core i7 CPU, but it was not perfect. I must mention the fan noise again, as any time the CPU did any sustained work during my evaluation period the fan would spin up audibly, and remain there for some time. The combination of a thin unibody chassis and a 15W Kaby Lake Core i7 CPU does work with a conventional active cooling system, but you will hear the fan quite a bit.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2017
80% Asus ZenBook 3 Review- Strongest Competitor for the MacBook
Source: Tech Magnifier English
Asus ZenBook 3 is one of the strongest competitors to the Apple MacBook. While on one hand MacBook offers you a better built quality offering a less powerful CPU setup, the ZenBook 3 is packed with a more powerful CPU underneath a delightfully chamfered design. The screen, design, speaker and battery life are one of the constructive factors in the ZenBook 3, however the limited number of ports does reduces the flexibility to a greater extent. Lastly, the ZenBook 3 actually offers you the kind of quality you expect from such a costly machine, and will not disappoint you in regular use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook 3 (Intel i7 7500U)
Source: Kitguru English
Asus have given the Zenbook 3 a white backlit keyboard which looks fantastic in lower light conditions. There is good spacing between each key and I didn’t find any problems with accidentally tapping more than one key at a time. The touchpad is also very impressive, although I would have liked a little more tactile feedback when clicking the button positions left and right.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus ZenBook 3 review: A super-thin MacBook killer?
Source: Pocket Lint English
The Asus ZenBook 3 is one of the slimmest, lightest, most like-a-MacBook-but-not-a-MacBook Windows laptops you'll find.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UAK Review
Source: Gadget Diary English
The Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UAK is a really good ultraportable. It offers great design, sturfdy build quality, good display and powerful specs. Few things that did bother me was the VGA webcam and the lack of ports. But, you can always use the Dongles to access devices which use ports like HDMI etc.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/17/2017
70% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English
The Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA is a wonderful laptop to have if you travel a lot, but like most niche products, it comes at a steep price. If your usage is not too heavy, then Asus offers a less expensive variant at Rs. 1,13,990 which features a Core i5-7200U CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 512GB SATA 3 SSD.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% display: 80% workmanship: 80%
Review: Asus Zenbook 3 is an ultra-portable mini powerhouse
Source: New Atlas English
The Zenbook 3 retails for AU$2,699 – or US$1,599 in the US – which is bang on the same price as the m5 MacBook. Both are premium priced, and both offer advantages depending on what you need from a laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/02/2017
70% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA review: A MacBook Pro rival that costs less, but isn't perfect
Source: PC Advisor English
The Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA is an extremely light laptop and one that doesn’t compromise performance or kill battery life as a result. It’s also more affordable than some of the alternatives, particularly in its entry-level spec. However, we’re not convinced about all the choices Asus has made. A single USB-C port won’t cut it for a lot of buyers, the ultra-slim keyboard isn’t great for long-form typing and the trackpad’s clicker mechanism has some real issues. The trackpad also seems a bit pointless when it’s reliability is mediocre, even if it’s down to Microsoft’s software. Its portability is just about unbeatable, but some of you may prefer the more accommodating style of the Dell XPS 13 or one of Asus’s cheaper ZenBook models.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The ZenBook 3 made a lot of promises and it delivers on many of them. Its performance is seriously incredible for such a thin and light laptop, and its gorgeous design and decent speakers make a real case for themselves.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
50% Review: Asus Zenbook 3
Source: Wired Magazine English
And an even bigger issue than all of this is its connectivity ports. The Zenbook features a headphone jack and just one USB-C port, end of story, which makes my complaining about the two USB-C ports on the Acer Swift 7 look silly by comparison. Sure, USB-C is the future, and it will be used for everything from charging to external display connections to peripherals. The problem is that Asus gives you just one port with which to do all that stuff. A dongle is included that expands that single USB-C port by turning it into one HDMI, one standard USB port, and one USB-C port. Sounds good, but you plug the power adapter into that USB-C port and you’ve still got limited connectivity, and no easy way to expand it. That may be OK for very casual use, but you’ll have to find a third-party adapter (with a spare USB-C port) if you want to connect more than one USB device at a time.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
100% Asus Zenbook 3 UX390 review
Source: Toptenreviews English
The unbelievably low weight and ultra slick design helps it stand out from the pack, and is the best Zenbook Asus has ever made, which is saying something. Just be prepared to add the cost of a USB 3.0 Type-C into the buying equation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 100%
‘ASUS ZenBook 3’ Review: An Alternative To MacBook, Design, Specs, Price
Source: University Herald English
Tech company ASUS has been captivating the consumers with its "ZenBook" series and has unveiled this year "ZenBook 3." It hopes that "ZenBook 3" will bring out good competition and become an alternative to Apple's MacBook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/24/2016
76% Asus Zenbook 3 UX309UA Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Asus Zenbook 3 is one of the best ultrabooks we have seen this year. It is thin and light, but has a lot of raw power to churn out. It is not perfect, but it’s closer to it than many others.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%
75% Asus Zenbook 3 review: A perfect Windows alternative to MacBook
Source: India Today English
As mentioned earlier, the MacBook has been a go-to device for many, for some time now. If you can afford it, that is. But, lately there have been a few Windows-based laptops -- Spectre 13 and XPS 13 -- that are challenging its dominance. These laptops are really good, but none offers the kind of premium quotient that the Zenbook 3 commands. It is really very good looking. It's might powerful as well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
90% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390 review: A compact powerhouse
Source: Gadget Show English
To sum things up, Asus ZenBook 3 is a great ultrabook. Whether it's design, portability or performance, it ticks all the right boxes. But its biggest sore point is the lack of traditional connectivity ports and the steep price. Yes, the dongle is included, but it's not exactly a convenient solution. If you're looking to for other options, there is HP Spectre and Dell XPS 13, both of which offer a mix of great design and powerful specifications.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
75% Asus ZenBook 3 review: Outperforms the MacBook; but Dell XPS 13 could be a stiff competitor
Source: Tech2.in.com English
If you do not want the top end ZenBook 3 variant, you can check out the Intel Core i5 model with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD which is priced at Rs 1,13,990 or the Intel Core i7 model with 8GB RAM and 512GB SSD priced at Rs 1,23,990.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 75%
80% Asus ZenFone 3 Review and Giveaway
Source: Make Use Of English
If you can put up with the look and feel of ZenUI, this is phone is an amazing value. However, if you’re really committed to having the newest version of Android and just can’t stand ZenUI, you should hold off.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ZenBook 3 Review
Source: Yugatech English
ASUS really has a killer ultrabook in the form of the ZenBook 3. It has premium build, attractive design, great display and audio, and good performance and battery life. However, the heating is a turn off as most people would like to use it on-the-go without burning their laps. The USB-C port can be an issue for some as well but can be remedied using the universal dock included in the package. Just make sure you don’t lose it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/10/2016
ASUS ZenBook 3 Long-Term Follow Up -- What's Hot And What's Not
Source: Forbes English
That about sums things up. I’m sure I’ll have some additional thoughts over time, but this is what I think after actually using the system as a daily driver for a while. Bottom line — If you’re in the market for a new Ultrabook, I hope you find this information useful.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2016
85% ASUS ZenBook 3 review: When Windows 10 meets the MacBook
Source: Hardware Zone English
That being said, this is the first Kaby Lake notebook to be available locally, so if you’re looking to jump onboard with Intel’s seventh-generation processors, this is still your only option for now. And if you’re upgrading from a three-year-old laptop, the ZenBook 3 will net you a decent performance boost and battery life improvements.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 85% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
85% ASUS ZenBook 3 review: When Windows 10 meets the MacBook
Source: Hardware Zone English
Ultimately, you’re going to have to get your priorities straight when deciding whether or not to get the ZenBook 3. Is sheer portability and looks everything to you? Then the ZenBook 3 is probably a good fit. But if you prefer function over form, you’ll be just as happy with a cheaper notebook from a different brand. That being said, this is the first Kaby Lake notebook to be available locally, so if you’re looking to jump onboard with Intel’s seventh-generation processors, this is still your only option for now. And if you’re upgrading from a three-year-old laptop, the ZenBook 3 will net you a decent performance boost and battery life improvements.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2016
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% performance: 85% features: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 95%
Hands-on with the ASUS ZenBook 3: Is this a MacBook killer? (Updated)
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Zenbook 3 is now one of the earliest notebooks to go on sale with the 7th Generation Core microarchitecture Intel processor (Kaby Lake). The base version equipped with a Core i7-7200U processor, 8GB RAM and 512GB SATA M.2 SSD will retail for S$1,998. The more powerful Core i7-7500U model with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe 3.0 x4 M.2 SSD will go for S$2,598. Both options will be in the retail channel from 22nd October and for those interested, the model naming convention starts with "UX390UA" if you don't see the full name listed.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/15/2016
Asus ZenBook 3 Review: An Intel Kaby Lake-Powered Ultrabook
Source: Hot Hardware English
Ultimately though, the ASUS ZenBook 3 is a top-shelf Ultrabook. The system performs very well, it offers good battery life, the typing and touchpad experience are good, and the display is great. There is a bit of premium to pay for an Ultrabook in this class – the Core i7-powered ZenBook 3 UX390UA-XH74-BL carries an MSRP of $1599, and the Core i5-based UX390UA-DH51-GR - $1099 – but that is to be expected. If you’re comfortable with the machine’s I/O configuration, we believe consumers looking for a premium Ultrabook will be quite pleased with the ZenBook 3. Definitely add this machine to your list...
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/11/2016
80% ASUS UX390UA-XH74-BL Laptop Review
Source: Tech For Pennies English
ASUS UX390UA-XH74-BL surely is everything a power user or professional needs. First, it’s darn fast: there is absolutely nothing the Core i7 processor, 16GB RAM and SSD couldn’t do software-wise. Second, it has a sweet 12.5 inches Full HD display, the screen and the whole system weighing just 2.1 pounds. Only question is the price – if you have the money, and want (and need!) only the best, then giving a shot for this ASUS is an excellent choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA Review
Source: Gear Open English
The ZenBook 3’s striking design, light weight and incredible thinness will lure you in, but this laptop’s beauty is more than skin deep. You can enjoy watching videos on the sharp and vibrant screen while listening to the powerful speakers and crunching a giant spreadsheet in another window. Unfortunately, when you pack this 2-pound laptop in your bag, you’ll also need to bring an adapter for connecting peripherals and a power cord for charging when the device runs out of juice before the end of your workday.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2016
80% Asus ZenBook 3 (UX390UA)
Source: PC Mag English
With the ZenBook 3, Asus has shrunk the Core i7 laptop to amazingly slender proportions—only the HP Spectre 13 is thinner. Though the ZenBook 3 costs a few hundred dollars more than the Spectre, it bests it on every spec and performance measure, except for port selection. It's certainly faster and more comfortable to type on than the Apple MacBook, and it lasts longer on a battery charge, though the MacBook has a higher-resolution screen. The Dell XPS 13 Touch is a different animal, as it has a closer price, a much higher-resolution touch screen, and better connectivity (two USB 3.0 ports, a USB-C port with Thunderbolt, and an SD card reader), but a lower-performing processor, less storage, and less memory.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% ASUS ZenBook 3 review: A powerful MacBook competitor with issues
Source: Engadget English
The ZenBook 3 does a decent job of mimicking the MacBook's design while also cramming in faster hardware. But the combination of a hard-to-use keyboard and trackpad, along with build quality concerns, make it difficult to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%
80% A Windows cure for your 12-inch MacBook envy
Source: CNet English
Powerful Core i7 processor in a slim, portable package with an excellent touchpad. A helpful USB-C mini-dock is included. The 12.5-inch display is locked at 1,920x1,080 resolution, and it isn't a touchscreen. Lots of extra bloatware. Battery life isn't as good as the MacBook. Other similarly configured systems cost less.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
80% Asus’ Zenbook 3 beats Apple’s MacBook at its own game
Source: Digital Trends English
Yes. The Zenbook 3 is expensive. You can buy a laptop that’s as quick, for less. But that’s not the point. Super-thin laptops like the HP Spectre, MacBook, and Zenbook 3 promise to offer everything a laptop normally does in a case nearly as thin as your smartphone. Asus’ flagship lives up to that promise better than any laptop before it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The ZenBook 3's striking design, light weight and incredible thinness will lure you in, but this laptop's beauty is more than skin deep. You can enjoy watching videos on the sharp and vibrant screen while listening to the powerful speakers and crunching a giant spreadsheet in another window. Unfortunately, when you pack this 2-pound laptop in your bag, you'll also need to bring an adapter for connecting peripherals and a power cord for charging when the device runs out of juice before the end of your workday.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Asus ZenBook 3 review: This MacBook clone is powerful but too faithful to the original
Source: PC World English
If you don’t give two figs about Apple and just want a compact Windows machine that’s easy to carry around, well—the ZenBook 3 is really portable. I carried it to and from work on public transit without noticing it too much in my backpack. It performs well, too. So if you can live with just one USB port, there’s a lot to like. If you can’t—well, there are plenty of excellent ultrabook competitors to choose from. You’ll just have to pick a different feature that compromises on something you don’t care about.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
74% Asus ZenBook 3 Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
All things considered, I'm pretty blown away by the ZenBook 3, but this isn't a laptop for everyone. Though it's the spitting image of the Apple MacBook on the inside, this computer is like the Hulk compared to Apple's mild-mannered Bruce Banner. Unfortunately for Asus, in the parlance of the Green Goliath himself, Hulk smash battery. By going with a normal Core i chip, you're going to hear a humming fan occasionally, and you're going to be reaching for your charger a whole lot more often. So you can have power or runtime, but not both in an ~11 mm thick case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 74%
81% Asus ZenBook 3
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 81% performance: 80% display: 82% mobility: 74%
ASUS ZenBook 3
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/11/2017
Gut kopiert ist nicht perfekt
Source: Frankfurter Allgemeine German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/23/2016
80% Asus Zenbook 3
Source: PCtipp.ch German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA – urządzenie, bez którego nie ruszam się z domu
Source: Tabletowo Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2017
90% Обзор ноутбука ASUS ZenBook 3: рискованное сочетание компактности и производительности
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/03/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Cateva impresii despre ASUS Zenbook 3 (scurt review)
Source: Arena IT →EN
Positive: High mobility; stylish design; good speakers; long battery life; good price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/24/2016

 

Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-GS041T

Specifications

Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-GS041TNotebook: Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-GS041T
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.914kg
Price: 1499 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 78.38% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

85.3% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS041T Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Clear direction. Everything comes at a price. If you want super thin, you will have to waive ports – but not performance! After the throttling issues of the HP Spectre 13, the world’s thinnest notebook, Asus can pull it off: Performance like a big system, but as thin as a fanless tablet.
Asus Zenbook 3: Unboxing, hands on review, gallery and detail shots
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Asus' gorgeous UX390UA ZenBook 3 Ultraportable laptop looks fantastic
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/29/2017
80% Asus ZenBook 3 Review: A powerful, light laptop
Source: Toptenreviews English
It’s expensive and not quite perfect, but this super-slim laptop packs power and usability into a very sleek format.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the ASUS ZenBook 3
Source: Engadget English
The ZenBook 3 does a decent job of mimicking the MacBook's design while also cramming in faster hardware. But the combination of a hard-to-use keyboard and trackpad, along with build quality concerns, make it difficult to recommend.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2016
Rating: Total score: 76%
90% Asus ZenBook 3 (UX390UA)
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
I think you can tell that I like the Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA quite a lot. If you've lusted over the 12" MacBook but are a Windows person, or if you've looked at the LG Gram laptops and found their lack of rigidity disconcerting, this could be the ultraportable for you. The Asus is every bit as well made as the MacBook, with an extremely rigid and well finished aluminum casing. The quad stereo speakers are louder and clearer than many larger laptops--in fact the ZenBook 3's speakers are louder and fuller than the 15.6" Asus ROG GL502 high end gaming laptop's speakers and are more clear for dialog than the HP Spectre x360's quad speakers. Performance is the same as any 13.3" Ultrabook, though we did note some thermal throttling under heavy, sustained load, but happily temperatures are surprisingly low.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/27/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Asus ZenBook 3 (UX390UA) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
If you're looking for an extremely portable laptop that's also capable of serious work, without slowing down or conking out before the end of an extended workday, the ZenBook 3 is tough to argue against. At $1,599 for our Core i7 review unit, it costs as much as a midrange gaming laptop, but leading-edge machines like these always demand a premium. If it's too big of one for your budget, the Core i5 model with 8GB of RAM should provide plenty of pep for mainstream tasks, while shaving $500 off. Give that machine a look, if money is tight. On top of which, its neutral-grey hue, to our eyes, looked more professional than the blue and gold of the model we tested.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Asus ZenBook 3 Review: Taking Things Too Far
Source: Lowyat.net English
The Asus ZenBook 3 is an impressive ultraportable, but Asus took things a little too far with it. There’s no doubt that the Taiwanese company drew inspiration from the 12-inch MacBook with the ZenBook 3, and while this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the company copied the MacBook right down to its flaws as well.
Positive: High mobility; beautiful design. Negative: Limited connectivity; uncomfortable keyboard; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/28/2016
91% Leistungsstarker Mobilist
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 90% display: 95% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 95%
Recensione Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice design; compact size; good hardware; backlit keys. Negative: Relatively high price; short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2017
70% ASUS ZenBook 3 - Dun en krachtig
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
50% 华硕灵耀3:它或许是MacBook最强有力的竞争者
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
我有颜值我怕谁 灵耀3Deluxe笔记本的走心测评
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Great built quality; nice design; high mobility; decent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2017
80% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA [TEST]: Gylden letvægter
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA – ultrabook pentru trendsetteri [review]
Source: Computerblog.ro →EN
Positive: Nice design; slim size and light weight; powerful hardware; excellent screen; high capacity. Negative: Relatively high price; no touchscreen.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2016

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS039T

The Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS039T is a ultra portable laptop ideal for personal or business usage on the go. It measures at 296 x 11.9 x 191.2 mm. A 11.9 mm laptop is considered really thin and it directly competes with the 12 inch Macbook. With a weight of 910 g, it is even lighter than a MacBook 2016, which weighs at 920 g. In order to keep the Zenbook lightweight, yet solid, it features an all-metal uni-body case moulded from a single sheet of aerospace grade aluminium. Asus also added a special design with 2-phase anodizing process to create golden highlights at the edge of the laptop. There are three colors of the laptop to select from, which are Rose Gold, Royal Blue, and Quartz Grey. However, the royal blue version may cost slightly more in some countries, since the color extends to the keyboard and the gold lining around it covers the keys as well. In some ways, the Zenbook looks prettier than the Macbook and Asus claims that it is also stronger than the Macbook. For hardware specification, it is packed with an Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB DDR3 RAM, an Intel HD Graphics 620 graphic card, and a 512 GB SSD. The processor can achieve a clock speed of up to 3.5 GHz with Turbo. This hardware specification can easily perform multiple tasks at the same time without lag, which is crucial for business laptops. The inclusion of an i7 processor is also something amazing considering its thickness. The Macbook only manages to squeeze in an Intel M processor, which isn't really built for serious usage, to keep its thin profile. As for the display, it comes with a 12.5-inch Full HD LED backlit display. The screen features a wide 72% NTSC color gamut and a TV-grade 1000:1 contrast ratio​ for ultra-realistic visuals. The screen is protected by edge-to-edge Corning Gorilla Glass 4, in order to withstand minor scratch and damage. It has an integrated webcam with a resolution of 0.3 MP for video telephone, which is essential for a business laptop. The Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS039T features a Li-Polymer 40 Wh 6 cell battery capable of delivering up to 9 hours of battery life. The Windows 10 Macbook competitor is equipped with two integrated Harman Kardon Stereo speakers and another two 5-magnet speakers which make it an array of four separate high-quality speakers. It runs on Asus SonicMaster Technology to deliver cinematic surround sound. This really enhances the Zenbook 3's audio capabilities making it better than the Macbook's. The keyboard of the Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS039T is a full-size gold backlit chiclet keyboard with a fingerprint sensor built in the touchpad. A key travel of 0.8 mm key makes the keyboard very effortless to use and allows fast typing. A fingerprint sensor makes for fast and easy authentication without typing password or PIN. However, both the keyboard and touchpad fall behind the Macbook in terms of usability. For connectivity, the laptop features a dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.1. As for input/output ports, it includes a USB 3.1 Type C (10 GB/s) with DisplayPort support, audio-out, S/PDIF, and an SD card reader. The Zenbook 3 is definitely a better choice when compared to the Macbook. It offers greater specs but its keyboard and touchpad lacks the smoothness found in the Macbook. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS039TNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS039T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.91kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 84.09% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 23 reviews)

 

82% Review: Asus Zenbook 3 UX390 notebook computer
Source: Gadgetguy English
The Asus ZenBook 3 is a first class, super light weight, super slim notebook computer with strong performance. Don’t let my remarks on the keyboard put you off – I dwelt on it principally because I was bemused as to why Asus chose non-standard key widths – because it was actually a fine keyboard in use, and one soon gets used to the size and shape.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 90% workmanship: 85%
100% Review: Asus Zenbook 3 UX390 is a super-thin delight
Source: PC Authority English
This Ultrabook might not be cheap, but it is arguably the sexiest on the market. The unbelievably low weight and ultra slick design helps it stand out from the pack, and is the best Zenbook Asus has ever made, which is saying something. Just be prepared to add the cost of a USB 3.0 Type-C into the buying equation.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Asus ZenBook 3 review – dedicated for users on the move
Source: Gogi.in English
This is a very good buy for those on the move, for those who love ( or are forced to ) work while traveling. The Asus ZenBook 3 is light weight, easy to carry and performs exceptionally well.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
75% Asus ZenBook 3 Review
Source: Techspot English
That’s not to say the ZenBook 3 is a bad piece of hardware; in fact I quite like the amount of power that’s packed into this design. It’s simply not the standout laptop in the ever expanding ultrathin market.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
75% Review: Asus ZenBook 3
Source: PC World English
If you don’t give two figs about Apple and just want a compact Windows machine that’s easy to carry around, well—the ZenBook 3 is really portable. I carried it to and from work on public transit without noticing it too much in my backpack. It performs well, too. So if you can live with just one USB port, there’s a lot to like. If you can’t—well, there are plenty of excellent ultrabook competitors to choose from. You’ll just have to pick a different feature that compromises on something you don’t care about.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%
Hands On: ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA
Source: Unlocked Newegg English
Overall, it’s easy to be impressed with the ZenBook 3. The inclusion of a 7th generation i7 CPU in addition to the solid storage specs and attractive design make this an easy recommendation for someone who wants a high performance laptop in a tiny case. We do think ASUS will eventually combine their ZenBook Flip with the ZenBook 3 and just make a tiny 2-in-1. Regardless, ASUS clearly has a winner on their hands and, if you’re skeptical about the blue/gold, don’t be. We loathe anything that screams old money. But the ASUS team won us over. Nicely done.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/05/2016
Hands On: Asus Zenbook 3 Review
Source: Gear Open English
The Asus ZenBook 3 sounds like a winner on paper. How can you go wrong with Intel Core I-series power in a two-pound laptop? I’m chiefly wary of battery life and how much Asus really managed to squeeze into such a thin design and it’s something I look forward to finding out in my full review.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2016
77% Edel, und doch so klapprig
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 77% performance: 84% features: 52% display: 90% mobility: 100% ergonomy: 55%
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA (i7-7500U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Source: Com! - 7/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2017
83% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA (i7-7500U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Source: Connect - 3/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
100% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA
Source: Connect - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 100%
Asus Zenbook 3
Source: Golem German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2016
ASUS ZenBook 3
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/28/2016
ASUS Zenbook 3 UX390UA
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Elegant design; good built quality. Negative: Short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2016
Review Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice design; ultra thin and compact size; excellent display; backlit keyboard; flexible fingerprint sensor. Negative: Few connectors; overheats while using.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
83% ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA: impossibile ignorarlo
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% ASUS ZenBook 3: l’ultraportatile quasi perfetto per lavorare in mobilità
Source: Ridble Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Recensione Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA: portabilità e sostanza
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Elegant design; compact size; good ergonomy; decent hardware. Negative: Mediocre speakers; low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA – test 900-gramowego ultrabooka
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Slim size and lightweight; high performance; comfortable keyboard; good speakers. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2017
ASUS ZenBook 3 - całkowicie nowy laptop już dostępny w sprzedaży
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Metal case; slim size; excellent display; high autonomy. Negative: Mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/28/2016
90% ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA: представительский шедевр
Source: Ru.PcMag.com RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/29/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
ASUS ZenBook 3 – légies elegancia
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; slim size and lightweight; good touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2016
프리미엄 초경량 울트라 PC의 진수 - 에이수스 젠북 3 UX390 (성능편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Positive: Very good workmanship; long battery life; good performance. Negative: Average cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/12/2016

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS073T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS073TNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS073T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.95kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

The MacBook clone!
Source: The Techy English
We can say Asus really did a good job with a 910 gram Asus Zenbook 3. Packing with a beautifully designed aluminum case, powerful intel core i7 7th generation processor for performance, it ticks all the right boxes. But there are few con’s including lack of traditional connectivity and premium price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/15/2017
75% Asus Zenbook 3 Review - High-end laptop met compromissen
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2016
Rating: Total score: 75%

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS007R

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS007RNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS007R
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.95kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Asus Zenbook 3 UX390 Review: Sleek and powerful, but the price tag is high
Source: The Indian Express English
Factor in the price tag of Rs 1,47,990 and you’re going to be hard pressed to figure out if you absolutely must have a compact form-factor with the powerful CPU-RAM combination that is slightly crippled by the lack of a GPU. There’s no denying the Zenbook 3 is a gorgeous and powerful machine, however the price-point puts it square in the league of people who are willing to spend whatever money to get something compact, light and extremely powerful.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/24/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test Asus ZenBook 3
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390U: un ultraportabil performant cu design „de milioane” [REVIEW]
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Excellent design; nice performance; high mobility. Negative: Low autonomy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/28/2016

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS031T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS031TNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS031T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.95kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Stort test: Stekheta Asus Zenbook 3 är bättre än Macbook på nästan allt
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Test: Asus Zenbook 3 – Jakten på Macbook trappas upp
Source: Nordic Hardware SV→EN
Positive: Compact size; light weight; powerful hardware; nice performance. Negative: Short battery life; many bloatwares.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/05/2017

 

Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

Asus announced an update to the ZenBook line with the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. The Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA is a super-thin 13-inch laptop with a 14-inch screen. The size of a laptop doesn't necessarily mean that its screen is that big. In fact, due to the extra space that a screen's bezels take up, a laptop's display is usually smaller than its advertised size. Knowing this, Asus outfitted the ZenBook 3 Deluxe with supremely thin bezels (7.46 mm wide) to give the notebook the biggest possible screen area. Some might be disappointed by the screen’s Full HD resolution, but the display does not disappoint on image quality. The display’s glossy Gorilla Glass looks great, and colors pop in the same way they did on the ZenBook 3. Asus says it’ll cover 100% of the sRGB color gamut, which will be great for photographers and people who enjoy vibrant colors. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes its design cues from its little brother, the original ZenBook 3. It's one of the most beautiful premium laptops on the market. The aluminum navy-blue lid uses Asus' trademark concentric circles with a golden logo. Along the edge of the lid, a user will find a gold accent. Lifting the lid reveals the 14-inch, 1080p display and more navy blue. Specifically, the keyboard is blue with gold lettering (and gold-tinted backlighting), while the deck and touchpad are coated in that same beautiful blue. It's subtle enough to be professional, but still attractive enough to turn heads. The internal components are very similar to the ZenBook 3's. User gets a choice of Intel Core i5-7200U or i7-7500U processors, both of which are dual-core and well suited to photo editing and moderate office work. They’re paired with 16 GB of DDR4 memory running at 2,133 MHz, super-fast PCIe SSDs up to 1 TB in capacity. There’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1 as well. The backlit keyboard has a slightly deeper 1.2mm of travel, which makes a big difference to the typing feel. The touchpad, meanwhile, feels fine and responsive and the useful fingerprint scanner on the top-right corner makes a welcome return. There are four separate speakers inside the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. Considering how impressive the audio on the original ZenBook 3 was, these are ought to be even better. At 1.22 kg (2.7 pounds) and 33.92 x 21.34 x 1.27 cm (13 x 8.4 x 0.5 inches), the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is both thinner and lighter than most of the competition, though it has a slightly larger footprint thanks to its 14-inch display. There are more ports than the ZenBook 3 as well. There is a total of three USB-C connectors, all of which can be used for charging. Two of the ports support ThunderBolt 3 for connecting high-performance displays and storage, while the third is a plain USB 3.1 connector. There’s also a 3.5mm headphone jack, but no SD card slot. The Zenbook 3 Deluxe is definitely a premium offering by Asus but it does come at a heavy price. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UANotebook: Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 74.9% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 20 reviews)

 

70% Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA
Source: Trusted Reviews English
Starting at £1200 and rising to beyond £1700, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe needed to be next-to-flawless to justify its price. However, a shortfall in battery life, an overly active fan and a slightly dodgy touchpad mean it doesn’t quite pass all the tests necessary of a premium laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 80%
82% Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe review: Slim and stylish, but the screen may disappoint
Source: Zdnet.com English
Asus has packed a 14-inch screen into a compact, solidly built yet lightweight chassis, although the screen's moderate resolution and lack of touch support will be an issue for some. The claims made for the quad speaker setup seem overblown, though, and Asus should reconsider the positioning of the power button and absence of an SD card reader. Some buyers (and their IT managers) might also hanker for Windows 10 Pro rather than Home.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 82%
60% Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA)
Source: PC Mag English
The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the thinnest 14-inch ultraportable laptop we've seen yet, but whiny fan noise and short battery life spoil the deal.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe review: Almost a perfect Windows Ultrabook
Source: Hardware Zone English
In summary, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a good effort from ASUS that comes oh so close to perfection. It is well designed, thin, and very light, but what prevented us from giving it a higher score is its short battery life, audible fan noise and performance throttling issues. If these aspects things don’t bother you because you typically have light productivity needs, then the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a supremely attractive and portable notebook with a larger than usual display (14 inches) for its form factor. These are the most salient highlights of this notebook.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 75% performance: 70% mobility: 85% workmanship: 95%
ASUS ZenBook Deluxe 3 UX490UA Review: A Striking, Slim Ultrabook
Source: Hot Hardware English
In the end, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA offers the kind of excellent performance we expect from Kaby Lake-based Core i7 ultrabooks, and respectable battery life. It’s a solid productivity machine that looks great. However, it definitely occupies a premium price segment, which might make it harder to overlook its 1080p display and arguably less than solid feel.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2017
75% Asus Zenbook UX490UA review and impressions – a high-end 14-inch ultraportable
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Zenbook UX490 is an excellently crafted laptop with a beautiful, compact and light body, but also a very good keyboard, top-tier hardware specs and decent connectivity. However, in my opinion Asus somewhat sacrificed practicality for the sake of aesthetics on this computer, as the rather dim and glossy screen, the 46Wh battery and the potential throttling on higher loads (details in the article) are just not delivering the flawless experience I would expect from a premium computer that costs $1699 and up.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/24/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
78% Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA review:
Source: CNet English
Asus slips a big screen into the thin body of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, but the battery isn’t as upscale as the design.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90%
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490 Review: Improving On Perfection
Source: Unbox English
Aside from the minor niggles, we really can’t find a fault with the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. It’s incredibly beautiful, well built, has pretty capable hardware plus the legs to go the distance on a single charge. But as always, there’s a catch – and that’s the price. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490 starts at Php 81,995 for the 256GB model, and goes up to Php 104995 for the 1TB model that was in the notebook that we reviewed. That pricing makes it a pretty expensive notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/18/2017
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA Laptop Review
Source: Reviewed.com English
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a premium machine, but you're paying a lot for the unique aethestic and top-tier innards. It's great you can get a travel-friendly ultraportable with phenomenal speakers and a head-turning design, but you're going to have to pay for it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/07/2017
70% Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA is an incredibly slim laptop with breathtaking looks, a vivid display and a comfortable keyboard. On the surface, it's easy to fall in love with this comely clamshell. The biggest ding to the device is its poor battery life, coming in under 7 hours in our tests. At least you can use an external webcam to replace the poor, low-res one that comes built in, but you shouldn't have to do that on a $1,700 machine. If you can handle a thicker laptop, consider the Dell XPS 13, which is still our favorite notebook. It lasts longer on a charge, and offers strong performance and a wide variety of ports. Although you can get it starting at $800, I'd recommend starting at the $1,000 or $1,350 configurations for better specs. If you were looking at dropping $1,700 on the ZenBook 3, that's a deal. But if you're going for style points, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe earns top marks. Whether you're at work, the office or home, someone's going to notice your laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe makes it on our list of notebooks that look and feel at least as expensive as they are. The blue and gold design of our review unit looked classy from every angle. As a matter of fact, it could be hard to see from some angles; at 0.51 inch, this is one seriously thin 14-incher, and we weren’t able to find anything thinner. And despite its svelte chassis, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe had impeccable quality and strength.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Hands on: Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe review
Source: Techradar English
Asus clearly looks to boost its ZenBook line with the Deluxe to not just compete against the 12-inch MacBook, but now the new entry-level MacBook Pro. The thing is, though, that with the MacBook Pro, you’re getting a far sharper screen for 200 bucks less.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2017
Kreativ und professionell arbeiten mit ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe
Source: Notebooksbilliger Blog German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/04/2017
Das kann das schönste Notebook der Welt
Source: Blick German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2017
Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe
Source: WinFuture German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/10/2017
89% Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe, análisis: ultrabook por fuera, "bestia" por dentro
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 88% display: 90% mobility: 88% workmanship: 90%
ASUS ZenBook 3 UX490UA
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: High performance; slim size; light weight; excellent design; solid workmanship; good connectivity. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/31/2017
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA
Source: Geeknetic Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; premium design; lightweight; powerful hardware; good speakers. Negative: Many bloatwares; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/12/2017
75% Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%
ZenBook 3 UX490UA: performanţă de top într-un ultraportabil „de lux” [REVIEW]
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Nice design; high autonomy; long battery life; good performance. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2017

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS052R

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS052RNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS052R
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus Zenbook 3 vypadá jako malý Macbook, přitom je výrazně rychlejší
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Elegant design; compact size; high autonomy. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/10/2017

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS042T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS042TNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS042T
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.91kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus UX390UA-GS042T. Portátil 12,5" ultraligero (1153 €)
Source: Ofertaman Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; beautiful design.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/18/2017
ASUS UX390UA-GS042T Análisis Portátil
Source: Value Nomad España Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Slim size; beautiful design; decent hardware; long battery life. Negative: Few USB ports.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/10/2017

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-77DHDAB1

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-77DHDAB1Notebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-77DHDAB1
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.91kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA
Source: Noticias 3D Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Slim size; lightweight; excellent display; nice design. Negative: Many bloatwares.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/17/2017
Análise ao Asus Zenbook UX390
Source: Aberto ate de Madrugada Portuegese PT→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; compact size; good hardware; decent speakers. Negative: High price; low autonomy; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/31/2017
Test ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390A: 900 gramów ultrabooka
Source: Komputerswiat Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Compact size; nice display; beautiful design. Negative: Many bloatwares.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/17/2017
87% Asus ZenBook 3 incelemesi
Source: Log TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 87%

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS068T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS068TNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS068T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.91kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA (i7-7500U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD)
Source: c't - 2/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/15/2017
Asus Zenbook 3 Ux390Ua: Умен И Вызывающе Красив
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent display; lightweight; compact size. Negative: Low performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2017

 

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS032R

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS032RNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS032R
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 12.5 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 0.95kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

73% Review: Asus ZenBook 3 laptop
Source: Techzine Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 70% display: 75% mobility: 80% workmanship: 75%

 

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Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-58256-BNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-58256-B
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Review: Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA
Source: Hexus English
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a beautiful addition to Asus's flagship laptop portfolio, but it lacks the low noise and long battery life required to make it feel like a truly next-gen machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2017
70% Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA)
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE029T

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE029TNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE029T
Processor: Intel Core i5 7200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Ultraportátil 14": Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE029T
Source: Putoinformatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Compact size; decent hardware; good connectivity. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2017

 

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Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012TNotebook: Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE012T
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 620
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 1.1kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

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

 

83% Test Af Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
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
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

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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).


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake CPU models (15 W ULV series).Intel HD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2) found on some Kaby-Lake CPU models (15 W ULV series).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  

6500U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.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.Intel Core i5:

7200U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.5 to 3.1 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.9 kg:

Mainly, bigger-sized tablets and convertibles weigh as much.

1.1 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.


79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-55BY
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.5 kg
Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10H
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.25 kg
Panasonic Toughbook CF-54 Mid
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 1.9 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 520S-14IKB-80X2006DGE
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 2 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-52-557Y
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.65 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV027T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.25 kg
LG Gram 14 Z970-A.AAS5U1
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.71 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE029T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV003T
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.25 kg
Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10G
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.25 kg
Toshiba Tecra X40-D-10R
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.25 kg
Toshiba Tecra X40-D
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7600U, 1.25 kg
HP Pavilion 14-bf008ns
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.63 kg
Acer Swift 3 SF314-51-71W
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.5 kg
Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon 2017-20HR0021RT
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.13 kg
Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-58256-B
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.1 kg
Acer TravelMate P4 TMP449-M-39MM
HD Graphics 620, Core i3 6100U, 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HF000UMC
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300HQ, 2.3 kg
Acer TravelMate X349-G2-M-57EV
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.56 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 320S-14IKB
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.53 kg
HP ProBook 440 G4-Y8B49EA
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.7 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook E547-MP580DE
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.9 kg
Asus ZenBook UX430UA-GV002T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.3 kg
Asus AsusPro B9440UA-GV0094R
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.05 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470-20HD000RUS
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7300U, 1.67 kg
LG Gram 14 Z970-A.AAS7U1
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7500U, 1.71 kg
Asus Zenbook UX3410UA-GV079T
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.34 kg
HP ProBook 640 G3 Z2W40EA
HD Graphics 620, Core i7 7600U, 1.95 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s-20HF0017RT
HD Graphics 620, Core i5 7200U, 1.36 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2016-09-23 (Update: 2016-09-23)