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Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA

Specifications

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA (ZenBook 3 Series)
Processor
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
Display
12.5 inch 16:9, 1920x1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
910 g ( = 32.1 oz / 2.01 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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

Reviews for the Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA

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

Foreign Reviews

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

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 520: Integrated GPU (GT2) with 24 EUs found on some Skylake 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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
12.5":

This screen diagoal is quite large for tablets but small for subnotebooks. Some convertibles are also represented with that 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.
0.91 kg:

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


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).


80%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-07-31 (Update: 2016-07-31)