Asus presents the new Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490

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The Asus Zenbook family of laptops is enriched with an extra luxury model, Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490

It is definitely a symbol of Asus design, and now it is even more beautiful and powerful. We are talking about Zenbook 3 Deluxe (mod. UX490) that with a weight just over 1 kilo and only 12,9 mm thick and a 14 ”NanoEdge display aspires to become the most glamorous laptop in circulation.

Its specifications speak for themselves: 16th generation Intel Core processors, up to 3GB of 2133MHz LPDDR512 RAM, drives up to XNUMXGB PCIe, two USB Type-C ports compatible with the Thunderbolt standard, four Harman Kardon speakers and the iconic design of the aluminum unibody shell make it a laptop that is not only beautiful but also incredibly powerful.

If you want to know more, please read the press release below


The well-known and successful ASUS ultraportable series is enriched with the new ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)

 The most prestigious notebook in the world boasts state-of-the-art technology and an exclusive 14 "NanoEdge display enclosed in the typical dimensions of a 13" laptop to offer the finest synthesis of portability and performance

 Cernusco sul Naviglio, 17 July 2017. ASUS announces the availability of ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), the new and even more surprising version of ZenBook 3, the most prestigious notebook in the world. ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe is truly stunning: incredibly thin and light - weighing just over 1 kilo and just 12,9mm thick - it boasts a gorgeous 14 "NanoEdge display surrounded by an ultra-thin bezel and encased in a sleek chassis, lightweight and compact with dimensions comparable to that of a standard 13 ”laptop, to ensure the perfect balance between portability and productivity.

If the ZenBook 3 series was designed to deliver unprecedented performance, ZenBook 3 Deluxe goes even further, thanks to a extraordinarily rich endowment and the adoption of the most advanced technologies available today: from the latest and most performing 16th generation Intel® Core ™ processors, up to 3GB of fast 2133MHz LPDDR512 RAM and an incredibly large and performing disk section, with PCI Express® SSD ( PCIe®) from 3 GB, by far one of the largest denominations currently available on the market. The functionality and expansion capacity are unmatched for a product of this class thanks to two USB Type-C ™ (USB-C ™) hybrid signal ports, compatible with the Thunderbolt ™ 40 standard for 4Gbps data transfers and dual support 3K UHK display and integrated power supply. If all this power wasn't enough, ZenBook 2 Deluxe is also compatible with the innovative ROG XG Station 3 external docking station that offers all the graphics power typical of desktop-class solutions for exclusive and immersive gaming and virtual reality experiences. Thanks also to the powerful Harman Kardon audio system with four speakers and intelligent amplifier that returns a full and enveloping sound, ZenBook XNUMX Deluxe really knows no compromises or limits of use, both in the professional and home environment.

Absolute masterpiece of design and technology, developed with painstaking attention to every single detail, ZenBook 3 Deluxe boasts an anodized unibody shell made from an aerospace-derived aluminum alloy, making it extraordinarily robust and 50% stronger than the metal alloys normally used for laptop. Available in the refined Royal Blue color variant, it is distinguished by the iconic Zen-inspired concentric circles finish on the brushed metal cover, enhanced by an elegant golden metallic profile and the presence of the exclusive gold-colored ASUS logo.

A special 46Wh high capacity lithium polymer battery ensures ZenBook 3 Deluxe autonomy of well 9 hours of continuous use, with USB 3.1 Type-C ports that can also be used to recharge the battery. To ensure such exceptional performance in such a small volume, ASUS designers have equipped ZenBook 3 Deluxe with a new, revolutionary cooling system which adopts state-of-the-art components, such as an innovative miniaturized fan, made by engaging liquid crystal polymers with a record thickness of only 0,3 mm and heat pipes just 0,1 mm thick. The entire cooling system is only 3 mm high and the hot air produced is slowly conveyed outside through air vents hidden in the hinge, ensuring efficient and silent cooling even during the highest work peaks.

The outstanding 14 "NanoEdge display Full HD is protected by ultra-strong Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, boasts wide viewing angles of up to 178 ° and features an ultra-thin bezel - just 7,46mm - which enriches the viewing experience with the incredible ratio of 84% between display and overall screen surface. The images displayed are always of the highest quality, guaranteed by the high contrast ratio of 1000: 1, with very deep blacks and perfectly realistic, intense and vibrant colors thanks to an excellent sharpness in the reproduction of details and a superb color reproduction with coverage 100% of the sRGB color gamut. ASUS Tru2Life Video technology for real-time video optimization, analyzes and optimizes each pixel of each frame to improve contrast, sharpness and smoothness in playback.

To ensure equally stunning sound, the ASUS Golden Ear team partnered with audio systems specialist Harman Kardon to deliver the technology ASUS Sonic Master Premium next generation: ZenBook 3 Deluxe adopts an exclusive four-speaker audio system powered by an intelligent amplifier capable of creating an immersive and engaging sound, free of distortions and of truly cinematic quality.

Designed to meet the specific needs of professionals on the go, ZenBook 3 has one full-size keyboard which ensures maximum comfort in typing thanks to the key travel of 1,2 millimeters. To ensure maximum productivity at all times, anywhere and in any light condition, the keyboard is backlit with a refined golden light for the Royal Blue model. The keyboard is joined by a glass-coated touchpad that supports Windows Precision Touchpad (WPT) technology for absolute precision control, multi-gesture input and handwriting. Conveniently positioned in the upper right corner of the touchpad, the fingerprint scanner also allows you to access your system in total security in a practical and quick way and also allows authentication to use individual programs.

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) it is available at a recommended price of Euro 1.999 including VAT.

CPU 7th Generation Intel® Core ™ i7500-7U
Display 16 "NanoEdge (9: 14) display, LED backlit, Full HD (1920 × 1080), anti-glare, 100% sRGB color gamut / 7,46mm ultra-thin bezel / screen ratio / size: 84%
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
But by the full GPU acceleration tech Intel® HD Graphics 620
Main memory 16 GB; LPDDR3 2133MHz
Archiving 512 GB PCIe® x4 Gen 3 SSD
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth® 4.1
Webcam VGA
I / O ports 2 x USB Type-C with Thunderbolt ™ 3 (supports two 4K UHD displays with power)

1 x USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 (supports power supply)

1 x combo audio jack

Audio 4 x high-quality speakers, with 4-channel intelligent amplifier, ASUS SonicMaster Premium technology and Harman Kardon certification
Keyboard and touchpad Full-size backlit chiclet keyboard with glass-covered touchpad
Safety Fingerprint detector with Windows Hello support
Battery Lithium polymer, 46W, lasts up to 9 hours1
AC adapter Output: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W

Input: 100-240V AC, 50 / 60Hz universal

Size 329,6 x 210 x 12,9 mm
Weight 1,1 kg


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