Super Thin ASUS Zenbook 3 Is Here To Take On Apple’s Macbook Air

by Joel 20

ASUS has just announced a potential Macbook Air killer. Just like Apple’s super thin laptop, the company’s new offering is just 11.9mm thin, featuring a beautiful aerospace-grade aluminum chassis. And due to its thin body and super light metal chassis, the Zenbook 3 weighs just 910 grams. So, it’s no surprise that the company is calling it the “the world’s most prestigious laptop”. This is also the company’s laptop with the best screen to body ratio of 82 percent. And for some added protection, you get Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection for the display.

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But like always, striving for the thinnest laptop does have some drawbacks. For example, the new Zenbook 3 comes with just a USB Type-C port along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. This can reportedly be used to charge up to 60 percent in 49 minutes. But ASUS is offering a USB Type-C universal dock to add up a few other ports to the device, like standard USB, USB Type-C, HDMI, RJ45, HDMI and 3-in1 card reader.

As for the specs, it’s good enough to take on the best of the Macbook range. Zenboook 3 comes with the fast Core i7 processor with 16GB of RAM on board and 1TB of PCIe based SSD. The battery inside can reportedly power the device for 9 hours on a single charge. The laptop also gets a fingerprint sensor and it is located on the top-right corner of the touchpad. Other features of the device include four speaker setup from Harman Kardon¬†and LED backlit keys.

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The Zenbook 3 comes in three color options — rose gold, royal blue and quartz grey. It starts at a price tag of $1499 for the 512GB SSD + Core i5 processor model and goes up to $1999 for the model with Core i7 and 1TB SSD.

Meanwhile, you can check out the three new ZenFone 3 models released by the company earlier today from here.