Is Asus Zenbook 3 preview: A super-thin MacBook killer?

About ASUS

ASUS is a multinational company for quality electronics and computer hardware. There is no denying the fact that it is one of Asia’s top 10 IT companies. People all over the world enjoy their services including mobile phones, desktops, laptops, graphic cards, networking equipment, motherboards, tablet PCs and much more. Let’s take a look at Asus Zenbook 3 preview: A superthin MacBook killer?

Asus Zenbook 3 preview: A superthin MacBook killer?

One of the ASUS most demanded products is the Zenbook series. ASUS has never failed to surprise people through their impressive inventions. Zenbook is all about sleek and light design. Combining them with high performance is what makes people fall in love with Zenbook.

This year ASUS has reached to the next level through the invention of the most sophisticated Zenbook called Zenbook 3. Their aim was to rise above MacBook and Zenbook 3’s ultra-thin structure, and light weight proved it well. It has an impressive set of specifications and is exceptionally crafted with aerospace grade aluminium alloy (50 percent stronger than standard laptop alloy and lighter too) and signature spun metal finish. Also, it weighs only 910 grams which mean it is 10 grams lighter than the MacBook. Jaw dropping, isn’t it? However, this is just the beginning. Let’s take a further look at Asus Zenbook 3 preview: A superthin MacBook killer?

The super thin structure of ASUS Zenbook 3

MacBook is 13.2 mm thick while Zenbook 3 is only 11.9 mm thick which means ASUS succeeded in developing the world’s most compacted hinge. Also, it has a display of 12.5 inches, which is larger than the Apple’s. Due to the extra power, the fan design needed extra attention. Thus, a cooling system is installed that comprises of 0.3 mm thick liquid crystal polymer fan impeller and copper alloy heat pipe. Because of its super slim bezels, the display covers only 82% of the available space. So, it is better than MacBook if you are looking for a portable design.

High performance

Along with its sophisticated design, the aim was to create a laptop that gives an unstoppable performance and ASUS succeeded in it too with Intel’s Core i7 processor, up to 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB SSD. MacBook is designed with Intel Core M processors (m3, m5, or m7). According to ASUS chairman Johnny Shih, Zenbook 3 performance is 3 times faster than the MacBook. So Zenbook has outperformed MacBook in the case of processing power.

Other specifications

Zenbook is charged via USB-C port (as it has all-in-one USB-C Universal Dock) and guarantees to charge the battery by 60 % in just 49 minutes. According to ASUS, the battery is right to run for about nine hours. Zenbook’s display is larger that is 12.5 inches Full HD LED-backlit with IPS technology whereas MacBook offers 12 inches LED-backlit with IPS technology. The display is covered with ultra-thin and tough 0.4 mm Gorilla Glass 4. Zenbook has an edge-to-edge gold backlit full-size keyboard. It also presents a fingerprint scanner on the left side of the pad for logging in.

According to the comparison stated above it looks like the Zenbook is going to be an impressive piece of tech. ASUS has also taken care of people’s demand to choose the color they like with three exquisite colors: Quartz Grey, Rose Gold, and divine Royal Blue. In conclusion, ASUS has offered a thinner lighter and faster model. Although some of the MacBook features such as resolution are better than Zenbook 3, overall winner for performance and design is Zenbook 3. Unless you are an Apple user, it is highly recommended not to spend $300 more on a machine that is less powerful.

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