Although the laptop market has been greatly affected by convertible and 2-in-1 devices, current technology provides smaller components and more efficient processors that make laptops the talk of the town, and models such as those in ASUS’ ZenBook lineup are the centerpiece when talking about outstanding devices sporting thin and light designs.
We already reviewed the ZenBook 3 UX390UA, which is a model that won our best ultrabook on the market prize thanks to its good finish and performance, when it was launched. This year, the company announced that model’s successor: the ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA currently sitting on our hands, with which the brand takes advantage of the new bezel-less displays and of additional connectivity options, updating their flagship ultrabook.
- 14 “FullHD Display
- Processor Intel Core i7-7500U 2.7GHz @ 3.5GHz (7th Gen Kaby Lake)
- 16 GB of RAM 2.133 MHz LPDDR3
- 512 GB PCIe 3.0 X4 SSD
- 2x USB 3.1-C with Thunderbolt 3.0 at 40 Gbps
- 1x USB 3.0-C
- Backlight keyboard
- Fingerprint Sensor
- 4 Asus SonicMaster Harman Kardon speakers
- WiFi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1
- 8.4 x 13 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 2.4 pounds
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA’s general design barely changes, because, as some say, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
It still has a premium feel thanks to its polished aerospace-grade aluminum unibody chassis, its golden diamond-cut edges and its concentric finish, giving it a unique touch when we compare it to other average ultrabooks on the market. In this case, we have the blue variant, which undoubtedly gives it a very original touch.