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Asus’ New ZenBook 3 is a Real MacBook Killer

June 14th, 2016 | by Z. Gonzales

Asus has just fortified its ultraportable Zenbook to make it an even more formidable MacBook competitor. The new model – UX390UA is incredibly thin at 11.9mm which makes it even thinner than Apple’s model.

Zenfone 3 closedThe notebook is packing a 12.5-inch LED backlit display with Full HD resolution and anti-glare treatment. Asus has equipped the ZenBook 3 with Intel’s sixth generation Core processors with up to 16GB LPDDR3 memory and integrated Intel HD Graphics 520.

When it comes to storage, the laptop can be equipped with either a 512GB SATA3 SSD or a PCIE Gen3 SSD.

Zenbook 3 openedThe ZenBook 3 also comes with a full illuminated Chiclet keyboard and a 6 cell 40 Whrs polymer battery. Just like the MacBook, this particular model also has a USB Type-C port which doubles as a charging port.

Pricing for the ZenBook 3 will start at $999 for the Core i5 processor with 4GB of RAM and 256GB SSD and goes up to $1999 for the top-spec’d Core i7 model with 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM. Asus will be offering the ZenBook 3 in three color options: Royal Blue, Quartz Gray and Rose Gold.

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