Asus ZenBook 3 review – dedicated for users on the move

If you travel a lot and prefer working while traveling then the Asus ZenBook 3 could be your perfect companion. ZenBook 3 is a prestigious laptop that is extremely light weight, ultra slim, easy to carry and yet quite powerful.

The ZenBook 3 is available in Rose Gold, Quartz Grey and Royal Blue color options. Inside the box (unboxing) you will find the Zenbook 3, user guide, warranty card, power adapter and premium quality sleeve.

Design, Display and Specifications

The Asus ZenBook 3 weight is 910 grams with built in battery and dimensions are 296 x 191.2 x 11.9mm, yes this laptop is 11.9mm thick. The size and the weight is just about perfect for working on the move be it at the railway station, in bus, car or airport.

Asus Zenbook 3 box pack unboxing

This laptop comes with minimalist options i.e. on the right side there are LED indicators and a single USB 3.1 Type C port. On the left side there is a single combo audio jack. Well that’s about it, you see when you are traveling / working on the move one would hardly use wired net, wired mouse etc. But in case if need be you can use the universal dock that can be plugged into the USB Type C port – this universal dock comes with SD card reader, RJ45 LAN, HDMI, VGA and USB 3.0 slots.

Asus Zenbook 3 combo audio jack
Asus Zenbook 3 USB Type C port and LEDs

You can get the ZenBook 3 with Intel Core i5 or Intel Core i7 processors.

ZenBook 3 Technical Specifications that I used for the review

Processor : Intel Core i7 7500U @ 2.7 GHz with Integrated Intel HD Graphic 620
Storage space and type : 512GB SSD (PCIE Gen3X4)
RAM : 8GB (LPDDR3 2133MHz SDRAM)
Display : 12.5 inches LED back-lit supporting 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution – 7.6mm slim bezel and CGG4 protected
Keyboard : Illuminated Chiclet
Camera : Front VGA
Connectivity : WiFi (2.4GHz + 5GHz – dual band), Bluetooth 4.1.
Sound : Quad – Speaker surround sound, 5 magnet speakers, 4 channel smart AMP, Harman Kardon audio technology
Operating System : Windows 10 Home Single Language
Battery : 40Wh Li-Po (6 cells)

Asus Zenbook 3 review

ZenBook 3 is crafted to perfection, using most compact laptop hinge (3mm high) surprisingly this laptop considering the size fits in full size keyboard. The ZenBook 3 body – it’s Aerospace grade aluminum, tough, thin, light.

Asus Zenbook 3 thickness

Performance

The SSD drives are really fast, this laptop boot up time is just about few seconds (less than 6 sec). Display quality is impressive, color reproduction and viewing angles were great. The touch pad supports gestures and there is built in finger print sensor module for enhanced bio-metric security.

Asus Zenbook 3 metal body

Keyboard is comfortable to use. The brand new state of the art components such as copper alloy heat pipe with walls and liquid crystal polymer fan not only takes up minimal space  but also provides excellent and quiet cooling, even under full load.

Asus Zenbook 3 keyboard

The hardware is powerful but not really for high end games though you can play lot of games. The next best thing about the Zenbook 3 is the sound quality, it incorporates Harman kardon technology that delivers distortion free true sound – the output is simply astonishing.

Asus Zenbook 3 finger print sensor

This laptop is perfect for work on the move or for entertainment on the move.

Battery Performance

Battery life is very good, the ZenBook 3 will easily last for a day with mixed moderate usage. It takes about 49 minutes to charge up to 60%. On a full charge you can expect up to 9 hours of non-stop usage.

Asus Zenbook 3 battery

Verdict

This is a very good buy for those on the move, for those who love ( or are forced to ) work while traveling. The Asus ZenBook 3 is light weight, easy to carry and performs exceptionally well.

It however does come for a price, the ZenBook 3 with Intel Core i5 I guess should be more than sufficient for most users.

Rating 4 out of 5

Asus Zenbook 3 price in India

Zenbook 3 with Core i5 – 8GB/512GB = Rs. 113,990.
Zenbook 3 with Core i7 – 8GB/512GB, SATA3 = Rs. 123,990.
Zenbook 3 with Core i7 – 16GB/512GB, PCIE G3x4 = Rs. 147,990.

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