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Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA

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Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA (ZenBook 3 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-6500U 2 x 2.5 - 3.1 GHz (Intel Core i7)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
Display
12.50 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
910 g ( = 32.1 oz / 2.01 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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.


12.50":

This range of display format is largely the upper limit for tablets and the lower limit for subnotebooks.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small in size and therefore easily portable. The tiny display has the added advantage of requiring little power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is exhausting for the eyes. High resolutions, which one is used to from a standard laptop, are almost not usable.

The same applies to tablets in this size range.

» 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.


80%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


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

 

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