The ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is an incredible new laptop that offers the premium construction andworld-class performance. The slim profile belies the generous 14-inch display inside. A powerful Intel® Core™i7 processor and up to 16 GB of RAM can meet the most demanding tasks head-on. Let’s take a closer look.

The unibody design is accented with two-phased anodized gold along the edge, and a signature 40-step
concentric circle pattern on the rear. The aerospace-grade aluminum alloy construction provides both the
utmost in durability and lightness. It’s 50% stronger than the industry standard.

The screen’s protection also enjoys these qualities. Gorilla Glass 5 provides tried-and-true protection against
drops and scratches while maintaining optical clarity and slimness. Quartz Grey and Royal Blue color options
are available.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the pinnacle of portable computing at only 12.9 mm thin and weighing just 1.1 kg.
That’s 15% thinner than a MacBook Pro and 30% thinner than a MacBook Air. Not only does it look great, it’s
also ready to move when you are, able to fit effortlessly in your bag.

The footprint is that of a 13-inch laptop, but the ZenBook 3 Deluxe has a 14-inch full HD display. The super-slim
7.46 mm bezel leaves a huge 77% screen-to-body ratio. This way, you can enjoy more while having to carry
around less.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is equipped with enough processing power for the consummate professional. It all starts
with the 7th. generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor. This 14 nm chip is designed for power efficiency without
compromising performance.

Up to 16 GB of low-power DDR3 RAM operates at 2133 MHz. Though this kind of memory is extremely battery-
efficient, at a 25.28 GB/s transfer rate, it’s still running 1.13 times more quickly than a MacBook and 1.52 times
faster than a MacBook Air.

The storage drive is equally snappy. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe offers an SSD up to 1 TB in a PCIe® 3.0 x4
configuration. This produces transfer speed up to a blistering 1720 MB/s. That’s 20 times faster than a classic
SATA SSD, 1.27 times faster than a MacBook Air, and 2.37 times faster than a MacBook.

To keep all of this running at peak power without missing a beat is a compact, refined cooling system. A 0.3 mm
liquid crystal polymer fan impeller quickly moves air away from the processor towards a copper pipe. This
draws heat away from the processor so it can keep working hard. All of this manages to stay 3 mm thin,
ensuring the profile of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe stays slim.

A pair of USB Type-C inputs provides a world of versatility. Thunderbolt™ 3 technology enables data transfer
speeds up to 40 Gbps and support for dual 4K displays. Even when connecting to USB 3.1 Gen. 2 devices, the
ZenBook 3 Deluxe delivers up to 10 Gbps transfer speeds; that’s 40 times faster than USB 2.0!

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe lasts as long as you do. The 46 Wh lithium polymer battery can handle 10 hours of usage
on a single charge.

Typing is just as comfortable as on any desktop PC. With 1.2 mm of key travel, and generous size and spacing,
you’ll be able to comfortably get things done on the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. Just below the keyboard is a spacious
trackpad with integrated fingerprint scanner, so you can log in quickly and securely.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe offers exceptional sound for every musical and cinematic experience. A four-speaker
array is configured to deliver unbelievable surround sound wherever you take your laptop. The top two speakers
deliver crisp highs, while the bottom speakers handle deep, bassy lows. Tuned by Harman Kardon, these
speakers produces unparalleled fidelity. Sophisticated signal processing makes on-the-fly adjustments to
improve clarity and filter noise, leaving only pure, unadulterated audio in its wake.

A special Smart Amp intelligently adjusts power output so you can maximize volume without damaging thespeakers. This results in audio up to four times louder than normal. With the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, you can crankthe volume and fill the room with your favorite music without distortion.

That covers most of what the ZenBook 3 Deluxe has to offer. All in all, this laptop has a premium build qualityand powerful processing capabilities. Would you like to know more? Visit the official ZenBook 3 Deluxe productpagefor all of the details.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe will be available May 2017 for $1,699 (which roughly converts to £1,380 or AU$2,330).

  • Three USB-C ports (two Thunderbolt 3)
  • seventh-gen Intel Core i7-7500U processor
  • 16GB RAM
  • 1TB SSD
  • A resolution of 1,920 by 1080 pixels with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Comes in blue and grey
  • Backlit full-sized keyboard
  • Quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio
  • Optional fingerprint scanner (Windows Hello compatible)

Next up are a series of refreshed ROG laptops. Though nothing much has changed on the devices, ASUS has updated several of these devices with the 7th generation Kaby Lake chips. The only notable difference in the lineup is the option for a 120HZ display on the ROG GL502, GL702, and G752. Updated models with Kaby Lake Chips include:

  • GX800VH
  • G701VI
  • G752VS
  • ROG Strix
  • GL502/702
  • GL553/753

When it comes to availability, the Kaby Lake powered GL553, GL753, and GL502 are now available. ASUS GL702 and G752, meanwhile, are available for pre-order starting January 6th .

Source: ASUS @CES 2017