The new Zenbook 3 from ASUS shares quite a few things in common with the Apple Macbook, but there are still quite a few differences to note. The Zenbook 3’s touchpad as well as the color of the keys are quite similar to that of the Macbook. ASUS’s laptop has what is by far the shiniest version of the company’s circular logo. While this laptop may collect fingerprints quite easily, it does look amazing when it is clean.
One of the great things about the Zenbook 3 is the fact that it is so compact and lightweight. With a thickness of .46 inches and a weight that barely crosses two pounds, it is no wonder why so many people are in love with its exterior design. Although the Zenbook 3 may be similar in size and weight to the Macbook, it boasts a slightly bigger display of 12.5”. While this may not seem like a huge difference when compared to the Macbook, the extra screen space can be quite nice for many people.
And while the Zenbook 3 may have some very nice and unique aesthetics, it is the specs of this machine that make it truly amazing. In this laptop you will find a Core i7 processor, 1 TB SSD and 16 GB of RAM. There is also a fingerprint scanner built into the corner of the touchpad. ASUS has claimed that users can expect a total of nine hours of usage and should be able to restore its empty battery back to around 60 percent in just 49 minutes because of the ultra-fast charge USB-C port. The fast-charging battery is definitely one thing that ASUS users will be able to look forward to with this laptop.
The ASUS Zenbook has proven to be incredibly popular among reviewers as well as buyers, with just about everyone raving over its exceptional appearance and performance under the hood. With a very slender, light weight weight, the Zenbook 3 already sets itself apart from so many other laptops on the market, including previous ones released by ASUS. The screen on this laptop performs well with regards to colors, though it has been said that it has some problems with backlight bleeding at the bottom of the panel.
Considering the overall build quality of the Zenbook 3, its very lightweight chassis is incredibly impressive. The keyboard gives users 8.8 mm of travel between keys, and the keyboard does have a somewhat odd shape that may feel strange to type on at first for some people. The touchpad doesn’t feel quite as sensitive as some people may like, though it hasn’t gotten too many complaints as of yet. The fingerprint reader is definitely one of the cooler features of this laptop, providing users with a quick and secure way to sign in and out without having to enter a traditional password. Overall, the Zenbook 3 seems to be a very impressive piece of technology from a company that is known for its innovations.