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In collaboration with renowned fashion designer, Rajo Laurel, ASUS has recently unveiled its newest lineup of premium ZenBooks, aimed to showcase the next level of ultraportable notebooks.

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Available in Royal Blue and Quartz Grey, the 12.9mm thin ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a more powerful version of the ZenBook 3. It sports an all-aluminium construction with a 77% screen-to-body ratio, weighs less than 1kg, and has a 14-inch ultra-narrow-bezel display. This makes it a perfect a perfect balance between portability and performance.

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The ZenBook 3 Deluxe boasts a 14-inch Full HD display with an ultra narrow 7.46mm bezel and edge-to-edge Gorilla Glass 5 protection, and is powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD. It also has two USB Type-C ports which are Thunderbolt 3-enabled, and are capable of lighting-fast 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K external displays, and power delivery.

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It also takes full advantage of ASUS-exclusive technologies to deliver a rich and lifelike visual experience. The wide 100% sRGB color gamut and TV-grade 1000:1 contrast ratio ensures vivid colors, while the ASUS Splendid technology optimizes the display settings for color accuracy. ASUS Tru2Life video enhances the appearance of every pixel to improve contrast by 200% and deliver pin-point sharpness.

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In terms of audio, the ASUS Golden Ear team collaborated with specialists from Harman Kardon to develop the newest SonicMaster Premium Audio technology. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe has four high-quality speakers which deliver true surround-sound, as well as a four-channel smart amplifier which allows for maximum volume with no distortion for an immersive listening experience.

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For improved ergonomics, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe has also been fitted with an edge-to-edge back lit keyboard with full size keys and improved 1.2mm key travel for maximum comfort and typing accuracy.

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The touchpad supports Windows Precision Touchpad technology and is covered in glass. It also incorporates palm-incorporation technology, multi-touch gestures, and handwriting support. A fingerprint sensor has been placed at the top right corner, allowing users to quickly unlock the device with a single touch through Windows Hello. Fingerprint authentication may also be used in compatible applications.

Apart from the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, the company also unveiled the ZenBook UX430 and UX530, which are thin and light laptops incorporated with large displays, slim bezels, an an ultra-compact form factor.

The ZenBook UX430 comes in three colors and features a 14-inch display in a body that is as small as the ones in 13-inch laptops. This remarkable achievement was made possible by the ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezel, which in turn gives the device an incredible 80% screen-to-body ratio for comfort and productivity.

It is also powered by a 7th Generation Intel Core processor, with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 512GB of SSD storage, and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 940M dedicated graphics card.

The ZenBook UX530 on the other hand is available in Quartz Grey, and is a machine for those who are in need of an even bigger display. This one has 15.6 inches of real estate for you to work with. It boasts the same powerful components, but with a more powerful GTX 950M graphics card.

Pricing and Availability

Model Variant SRP
ZenBook 3 Deluxe  256GB SSD PhP81,995
512GB SSD PhP89,995
1TB SSD (Limited Edition) PhP104,995
ZenBook UX 430
  • Intel Core i7-7500U
  • 16GB DDR4 2133MHz
  • 512GB SSD
  • GTX 940M
  • 14″ FHD Display
PhP59,995
ZenBook UX 530
  • Intel Core i7-7500U
  • 16GB DDR4 2133MHz
  • 512GB SSD
  • GTX 950M
  • 15.6″ FHD Display
PhP69,995

 

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe Specs:

Design Grey & Metal / Blue Nil Glass
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, 2.7GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.5GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 Professional (64bit)
Memory LPDDR3 16GB
Storage PCIEG3x4 512GB M.2 SSD or 1TB M.2 SSD
Display 14″ LED Back Lit, Slim, 300 nits, FHD, 16:9, Glare, NTSC: 72%, WV, 60Hz
External Video Display Modes HDMI 2.0
IGPU Intel® HD graphics 620
Video Camera VGA web camera (Fixed type)
Wireless 802.11ac+Bluetooth 4.1 (Dual band) 2*2
USB Port 1x USB3.1 Type-C (Gen 1)
2x USB3.1-Type-C (Gen 1)
Interface 1x Headphone-out jack
1 x Thunderbolt
1x USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen 1)
Audio Sonic Master
Weight (Kg) 0.90 kg (Without Battery)
1.00 kg (With 4 cell battery)
Dimension (cm) 32.9(W) x 12.0(D) x 0.00 ~ 1.29 (H) cm
AC Adapter 65W AC Adapter
Output : 19V DC, 3.42A, 65W
Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Battery 46WHrs, 2S2P, 4-cell Li-ion Polymer Battery Pack
Keyboard type Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
Software ASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid
ASUS WebStorage Sync Agent
Security TPM (Firmware TPM)
Supplied Accessories Sleeve

 

ASUS ZenBook UX430 Specs:

Design/Colors Grey Metal / Rose Gold / Blue Glass
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, 2.7GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.5GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 (64bit)
Memory DDR4 8GB
Storage SATA3 256G/512GB M.2 SSD
Display 14.0″LED Back Lit, Ultra Slim, 300 nits, FHD, 16:9, Anti-Glare, NTSC:72%, WV
External Video Display Modes HDMI 1.4
Discrete/Shared Shared
IGPU Intel® HD Graphics 620
Video Camera HD Web Camera
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Wireless 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 (Dual band) 2*2
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
Card Reader SD, MMC
USB Ports 1x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type-C (Gen 1)
Interface 1x Headphone-out and Audio-in Combo Jack
1x micro HDMI
1x USB3.1-Type-C (Gen 1)
Audio Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Audio by ICEpower®
Weight (kg) 1.00 kg (Without Battery)
1.30 kg (With 3 Cell battery)
Dimension (cm) 32.4(W) x 22.5(D) x 1.59 ~ 1.59 (H) cm
AC Adapter 45W AC Adapter
Output : 19V DC, 2.37A, 45W
Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Keyboard Type Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard
Software ASUS Screen Saver
ASUS Smart Gesture
ASUS Splendid
Security TPM (Firmware TPM)
HDD User Password Protection and Security
BIOS Booting User Password Protection
Supplied Accessories Carry Bag, USB 3.0 to RJ45 cable, HDMI to VGA cable

 

ASUS ZenBook UX530 Specs:

Design/Color Grey Metal with Sand Blast / Blue Glass
Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7500U Processor, 2.7GHz (4M Cache, up to 3.5GHz)
Operating System Windows 10 (64bit)
Memory DDR4 16G
Storage SATA3 512G M.2 SSD
Display 15.6″ LED Back-lit, Ultra Slim, 300nits, FHD, 16:9, Anti-Glare, NTSC:72%, WV
External Video Display Modes HDMI 1.4
Discrete/Shared Discrete
Graphics NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 950M ( N16P-GT)
IGPU Intel® HD Graphics 620
Video Memory GDDR5 2GB
Video Camera HD Web Camera
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Wireless 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1 (Dual band) 2*2
LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
Card Reader SD Only
USB Port 2x USB 2.0
1x USB 3.0
1x USB3.1 Type C (Gen 1)
Interface 1x Headphone-out and Audio-in Combo Jack
1x HDMI
1x USB3.1-Type C (Gen 1)
Audio Built-in speaker
Built-in microphone
Weight (Kg) 1.33 kg (Without Battery)
1.63 kg (With 3 Cell battery)
Dimension (cm) 36.0(W) x 24.6(D) x 1.69 ~ 1.69 (H) cm
AC Adapter 90W AC Adapter
Output : 19V DC, 4.74A, 90W
Input : 100~240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Battery 50WHrs, 3S1P, 3-cell Li-ion  Polymer Battery Pack
Keyboard type Illuminated Chiclet Keyboard

 

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.