Las Vegas, NV (January 4, 2017) -- ASUS today announced ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA), an enhanced and expanded counterpart of the previous ZenBook 3, officially bring ZenBook 3 in to a product family.
Compared with ZenBook 3 UX390, the new ZenBook 3 Deluxe now featuring a large 14-inch thin-bezel display under its 13-inch laptop chassis. The performance and productivity of with ZenBook 3 Deluxe evolved with 3 USB-C ports: two which incorporate the latest Thunderbolt 3 technology for versatile, ultra-fast connections. With the latest 7th-gen Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor, and a 14-inch display, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe keeps an amazingly thin 12.9mm profile and a weight of only 2.42 lbs, designed to give perfect on-the-go mobility and productivity.
The most prestigious ZenBook 3, enhanced.
With the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, the ASUS engineering and design team proved that even perfection can be improved, enhanced, and evolved. From a design standpoint, the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe achieved the near-impossible; featuring a gorgeous 14-in display in an elegant and compact 13-inch laptop chassis. The perfect curves of the all-aluminum chassis are carved from a single block of aerospace-grade alloy that then goes through a 40-step process to create the iconic ultra-fine spun-metal finish with its lustrous, silky sheen. A complex two-phase anodizing process is then used to create the elegant golden diamond-cut edges and unique golden ASUS lid logo. The result is a breathtakingly exquisite design that offers the perfect combination of beauty, mobility, performance and productivity.
Continuing the proud ZenBook heritage, ZenBook 3 Deluxe keeps the premium Royal blue and quartz grey color with complex diamond-cutting golden highlight. These tasteful additions are complemented by a soft golden backlight on the full-size keyboard. Weighing only 1.1kg and measuring just 12.9mm thin, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is an aesthetically pleasing ultraportable laptop.
Unprecedented performance, enhanced with 7th-gen Intel Core i7, 16GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD and Thunderbolt 3 USB C ports.
The ASUS ZenBook 3 series was designed to deliver unprecedented performance, and with the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, the performance is taken to the next level, with extra 2x Thunderbolt 3 empowered USB-C ports for up to 40Gbps data transfers, and dual 4K UHD external displays support. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is built to deliver unprecedented performance, using only carefully selected, best-in-class components including the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor; up to 16GB of 2133MHz ultra-fast, power-saving LPDDR3 memory; an up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD — one of the largest capacity SSDs available; three times (3X) faster than SATA-based SSDs.
Of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe’s three USB-C ports, two of them incorporate the latest Thunderbolt™ 3 technology for versatile, ultra-fast connections supporting 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, enhanced graphics options to improve productivity or gaming performance, and support for dual 4K UHD external displays. Together, this allows the ZenBook 3 Deluxe to delivers nearly limitless possibilities for uncompromising connectivity.
In order to support performance of the Intel® Core™ i7 processor, the cooling system in ZenBook 3 Deluxe uses state-of-the-art components, including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that is just 0.3mm thick and a copper-alloy heat pipe with walls that are a mere 0.1mm thick. This innovative cooling system is just 3mm high, and the warm air from the interior is gently expelled via hidden vents in the hinge. The overall design allows for efficient, serenely quiet cooling— even under full workloads.
The totally redesigned 3mm-thin cooling system features a fan with liquid-crystal-polymer blades that are only 0.3mm thin
Enhanced productivity, expanded visual experience
Under the ultra-portable 13-inch laptop chassis, the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe is equipped with an extra-large 14-inch, Full HD (1920 by 1080) display covered edge-to-edge with the latest Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. In order to fit a 14-inch Full HD display into a 13-inch frame the ZenBook 3 Deluxe has an ultra-narrow display bezel; just 7.46mm wide. This allows the biggest possible screen area, giving ZenBook 3 Deluxe a class-leading 77% screen-to-body ratio. Wide-viewing-angle technology ensures undistorted color and great contrast at viewing angles up to 178°, for easy collaboration and screen sharing.
To deliver the ultimate visual experiences, ZenBook 3 Deluxe harnesses the power of exclusive ASUS display technologies, with optimized hardware and software components combined to deliver the best possible imagery. The wide 100% sRGB 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 while also providing automatic optimization for any kind of image. ASUS Tru2life Video is a remarkable real-time video enhancement technology that optimizes the appearance of every pixel in every video frame, delivering a 200% contrast improvement and pin-point sharpness. This superb display delivers unparalleled realistic color reproduction and crisp details.
Enhanced multimedia: Quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio
The stunning ASUS SonicMaster Premium quad-speaker surround-sound audio system adds immersive entertainment capabilities to the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. Unsurpassed audio capabilities were attained by the ASUS Golden Ear team in cooperation with audio specialists Harman Kardon. The result was the next generation of ASUS SonicMaster Premium audio technology. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is equipped with an array of four separate high-quality speakers designed to deliver true surround-sound that envelops the user with cinema-quality audio. A special four-channel smart amplifier ensures maximum volume with zero distortion, for powerful and clear sound.
Enhanced productivity: Full-size keyboard, large glass-covered precision touchpad
The best ultraportable laptop deserves an exceptional keyboard. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe keyboard features similar enhancement introduced with the UX390. The full-size backlit keyboard has impressive 1.2mm key travel, making typing more comfortable and more accurate.
Also included, is a precision touchpad that is cleverly engineered for maximum comfort and accuracy, with a glass covering for smooth control that also incorporates palm-rejection technology, multi-touch gestures and handwriting support. The touchpad also features an optional fingerprint scanner located conveniently at the top right corner. The scanner allows users to securely and rapidly unlock the ZenBook 3 Deluxe with a single touch using Windows Hello, and it also supports secure authentication in compatible apps and programs.
AVAILABILITY AND PRICING
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA will be available May 2017 for $1699.