Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-GS041T
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA-GS041T
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.
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%
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%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
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%
Source: Computer Shopper
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%
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
Source: Computer Totaal NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 50%
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
CommentIntel 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.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
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).
77.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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