At its gala Zenvolution launch event, Asus also introduced Zenbook 3 and Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 in India, apart from its complicated Zenfone 3 smartphone portfolio. Both the Zenbook 3 and Transformer 3 Pro are targeting productivity oriented users and will be available in offline market for Rs. 1,47,990 and Rs. 1,44,990 respectively.
Asus is ambitiously pitching Zenbook 3 against the Macbook Air. The Taiwanese giant claims that its new Laptop is thinner and yet faster than the Macbook Air. It sports world’s thinnest fan measuring just 3mm and flaunts a screen to body ratio of 82 percent.
The Zenbook 3 has scratch resistant Gorilla Glass 4 layered on the 12.5-inch full-HD display. The laptop employs top of the line Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM, a choice of 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD or 512GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD, Intel HD Graphics, and a 6-cell 40WHr battery with fast charging support. You can charge it up to 60 percent in just 40 minutes.
Other notable features include gold backlit keyboard, Harmon Kardon speakers, and a fingerprint sensor. The Zenbook 3 is 11.9mm thick at its thickest point and weighs just 910 grams. You can buy it in Royal Blue, Rose Gold, and Quartz Gray colour options.
On the other hand, the Asus Transformer 3 Pro is also an ultra slim (8.35mm) hybrid tablet that will compete with the likes of Surface Pro 4. Unlike Microsoft surface tablets, the detachable keyboard and Stylus pen will be bundled in the box with the Transformer 3 Pro.
The Transformer 3 Pro variant launched in India has a sharp 12.5-inch 2880×1920 resolution display and is powered by Intel Core i7-6500U processor paired with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD.
Other features include 13MP rear camera, 2MP front camera, USB 3.O port, HDMI port, and Thunderbolt 3. The Transformer 3 Pro will be available only in Gold color in India.