ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA with up to Intel® Core™ i7 Processor. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors: Designed for what's coming next.
To say that ZenBook 3 is a new generation of ZenBook is a huge understatement - it’s ZenBook reimagined for the next era of mobile computing. Every single precision component and every elegantly crafted detail has been completely re-engineered and redesigned to make ZenBook 3 the most sophisticated ZenBook yet. It’s lighter, thinner, stronger, impossibly powerful - and utterly beautiful. Simply, it’s the world’s most incredible laptop. Say hello to ZenBook 3.
ZenBook 3’s design took some serious engineering prowess and craftsmanship to realize. The ultra-thin 11.9mm profile meant we had to invent the world’s most compact laptop hinge — just 3mm high — to preserve its sleek lines. To fit in the full-size keyboard, we had to create a surround that’s just 2.1mm wide at the edges, and we designed the powerful four-speaker audio system in partnership with audiophile specialists Harmon Kardon. ZenBook is renowned for its unique, stunning looks, and you’ll instantly recognize the iconic Zen-inspired spun-metal finish on ZenBook 3’s all-metal unibody enclosure — a finish that takes 32 painstaking steps to create. But we’ve added a beautiful twist, using a special 2-phase anodizing process to create stunning golden edge highlights. To complete this sophisticated new theme, we’ve added a unique gold ASUS logo and given the keyboard a matching gold backlight.
The chassis of ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the size of many 13-inch laptops — yet it features an extra-large 14-inch display. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is constructed from premium, aerospace-grade aluminum alloy. This grade of allow is 50% stronger than standard alloy, allowing the ZenBook 3 Deluxe to have an amazingly thin 12.9mm profile and weigh only 1.1kg.2 ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe features 0.55mm thick Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, which is the toughest cover glass yet while delivering the damage resistance Gorilla Glass is known for.
ZenBook 3 introduces our very first laptop display covered with full edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4. The ultra-slim bezel is just 7.6mm wide, giving ZenBook 3 a class-leading 82% screen-to-body ratio. More importantly, it gives you a distraction-free view of the stunning 14-inch IPS Full HD screen. With its wide 178° viewing angles, superb color reproduction and crisp detail, it really does need to be seen to be believed.
To bring you the ultimate visual experience, ZenBook 3 harnesses the power of our own exclusive display technologies, with optimized hardware and software components combined to deliver the best possible images. The wide 72% NTSC color gamut and TV-grade 1000:1 contrast ratio ensure more-vivid, more-lifelike colors, and ASUS Splendid technology fine-tunes display parameters to ensure superb color accuracy, as well as providing automatic optimization for any kind of image. ASUS Tru2life is a remarkable real-time video enhancement technology that optimizes the appearance of every pixel in every video frame, delivering 200% better contrast and pin-point sharpness.
Our engineers had an almost impossible task when choosing the components for ZenBook 3. Their belief was to create an ultra-thin laptop with unprecedented performance, and despite some tough challenges, they’ve succeeded. The result is an unbelievably powerful laptop, with up to the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processor, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, an ultra-fast up to 1TB PCIe® Gen 3 SSD and the latest USB-C port that support display. So there’s no need to worry about what you can or can’t do with ZenBook 3 — it’s practically unstoppable.
ZenBook 3 Deluxe has no less than three USB-C ports, and two of them incorporate the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 technology for versatile, ultra-fast connections. Thunderbolt™ 3 supports data transfers at up to 40Gbps, which is twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt™ 2 and eight times faster than USB 3.0. The Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled USB-C ports also support power delivery. Additionally, Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers enhanced graphics options to improve productivity or gaming performance, with support for dual 4K UHD external displays. For gaming, VR or 3D rendering, you can also connect an external high-performance graphics dock such as the ROG XG Station 2. With Thunderbolt™ 3, your imagination is the limit.
The problem with fast, ultra-thin laptops boils down to basic physics. To prevent the laptop enclosure itself getting hot, warm air inside needs to be expelled as quickly as possible to the outside world. With ZenBook 3’s up to mighty Intel® Core™ i7 processor inside, our engineers had to invent a brand-new cooling system using state-of-the-art components such as a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that’s just 0.3mm thick and a copper-alloy heat pipe with walls a mere 0.1mm thick. This innovative cooling system is a mere 3mm thick, and the warm air is gently routed through hidden vents in the hinge for efficient, serenely quiet cooling even under full load.
A laptop as beautiful and powerful as ZenBook 3 deserves nothing less than all-day battery life, so to achieve its remarkable up to 12.5 hours autonomy we designed a special high-capacity 40Wh lithium-polymer battery, specially shaped to fit precisely into the impossibly thin profile. We also added fast charging technology that allows you to charge it up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes. Another brilliant design touch is the ability to run or charge ZenBook 3 using a power bank. With this clever hybrid design, you should never have to stress about finding a power outlet, wherever you are.
We live in a wireless world, and ZenBook 3 is fully equipped to give you the very best connections, everywhere. It features the latest power-efficient Bluetooth® 4.1 and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi that’s more reliable and three times faster than the previous-generation 802.11n. ZenBook 3 supports Intel® WiDi technology, so you can stream music, movies, photos and games to any WiDi-compatible HDTV, or use a TV as an interactive second screen for big-screen multitasking.
The best ultraportable laptop doesn’t deserve a keyboard that’s an afterthought, and with ZenBook 3 it’s been engineered into the design from the start. The full-size keyboard stretches from edge to edge, with just a 2.1mm bezel at each side, and has a key pitch (the distance between the center of each key) of 19.8mm, the same as most desktop keyboards. And although it’s incredibly slim, there’s still an impressive 0.8mm key travel — twice as much as some rivals — that makes typing much more comfortable. It’s designed to last, too, with a 10-million keystroke lifespan, 33% better than the industry standard. ZenBook 3’s precision touchpad is also cleverly engineered for maximum comfort and accuracy, with a glass covering for smooth control, and incorporating palm-rejection technology, Smart Gestures and handwriting support.
Accessing your ZenBook 3 couldn’t be easier or more secure. With the built-in fingerprint sensor in the touchpad and Windows Hello, there’s no need to type in your password every time to log in. Just a single touch is all it takes!
To give ZenBook 3 unsurpassed audio capabilities, the ASUS Golden Ear team and audiophile specialists Harmon Kardon joined forces to produce the next generation of ASUS SonicMaster audio technology, and the results are astonishing. An array of four separate high-quality speakers is powered by a smart four-channel amplifier to bring you true surround-sound that envelops you with distortion-free, cinema-quality realism. ZenBook 3 really does give you the most incredible sound you’ve ever heard on a laptop.