At CES 2017, Asus presented an update to the Zenbook 3, dubbed as the Zenbook 3 Deluxe, that shall play the Windows 10 alternative to the MacBook Pro. Only, it has more ports and a bigger display.
The new Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe is an ultra-slim machine measuring just 12.9mm around the waist and weighs just more than a Kilogram! Asus has done a great job of trimming the bezels surrounding its 14-inch Full HD display to just 7.46mm. Asus also managed to cram in more ports.
The Zenbook 3 Deluxe has 3 USB Type-C ports out of which two support Thunderbolt 3. Underneath this dainty elegance, there is no dearth of raw horsepower. The new Zenbook 3 Deluxe is powered by seventh generation Intel Core i7-7500U Kaby Lake processor with up to 16GB RAM and up to 1TB SSD storage.
The laptop also flaunts Backlit full sized keyboard has 1.2mm key travel and borrows the glass precision trackpad from the Zenbook 3. It further has 4 Harmon Kardon speakers, optional Windows Hello compatible fingerprint scanner on the right corner of trackpad and a bigger battery as compared to the original Zenbook 3.
On paper, this sounds like a perfectly reasonable MacBook Pro alternative (though, higher display resolution would have been better). The Zenbook 3 Deluxe comes in blue and grey color options and will be available for purchase in May this year. It has been priced at $1699 (Or Approx Rs. 1,15,000).