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Asus ZenBook 3 vs Apple MacBook Pro 2016: Which Is Worth Buying?

By Jomar Teves , Sep 01, 2016 03:30 AM EDT
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Asus is going head to head with Apple as the Zenbook 3 challenges the dominance of the MacBook Pro 2016 in the laptop market. It shares the same designs, size, as well as the weight. Asus is not giving up the fight, showing to the world that its very own laptop will be jam packed with the best performance features possible.

Asus Zenbook 3 vs Apple MacBook Pro's Over-All Capability

Both the Asus Zenbook 3 and the MacBook Pro 2016 have a few number of ports available. However, the ZenBook 3 has an edge for gaming as it runs on a Windows OS, making it more compatible with most games avaiable.

This makes the ZenBook 3 a much better choice for the gamers who wanted to have a sleek laptop that has the gaming power it is required to have. The ZenBook 3 packs a lot of punch with its Core i5 or Core i7processors, as well as having a built-in Intel HD Graphics 520 GPU.

Based on the statements of 9to5Mac, the MacBook Pro 2016 has a larger screen as it has a resolution of 2304 x 1440, which is 35 per cent bigger than the ZenBook 3.

Zenbook 3 vs MacBook Pro Storage And Price

Meanwhile, the ZenBook 3 tops the MacBook Pro 2016 when it comes to storage capacity as the MacBook only has an available 256 GB or 512 GB storage. Whereas, the ZenBook 3 has 256 GB, 512 GB and 1TB storage options.

However, the price is surely a big factor to take note of as there is a huge price difference between the ZenBook 3 and the MacBook Pro 2016. The ZenBook 3 is priced at $999, $1,499 and $1,999, for the 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB options respectively. While the MacBook Pro 2016 may have a price range of $1,299 to $1,599

It may also be important to note that the ZenBook 3's RAM capacity may be improved more than twice that of the current MacBook Pro.

ZenBook 3 vs 2016 MacBook Pro: Final Verdict

If one wants to dwell on the gaming experience and practicality, then the ZenBook 3 is the choice to make. But if one is brand conscious and wants a laptop with a sleek design, then the MacBook Pro 2016 would be perfect

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