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Asus ZenBook 3 Review: A MacBook-Like Windows Laptop

By Angelie Cagay , Nov 25, 2016 06:59 PM EST
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The 12.5-inch laptop additionally gives an extraordinarily vibrant screen, superior audio, and a uniquely stunning royal blue chassis. Asus is gunning for the MacBook with that steep pricing. But, it really is now not certainly the sole issue that stands out about Asus' new laptops.

Asus Has Built And Designed To take On Apple's MacBook

The Zenbook 3 is considered one of the top-notch in the world of laptops right now. In fact, it is better than the MacBook in some cases. But, is it the best Windows alternative to the MacBook? Yes and no.Asus claims that the Zenbook three is thinner and lighter than a 12-inch MacBook, and it is. The laptop measures a mere 11.9mm in thickness and weighs in at just 910 gram. It's not simply about being mild or thin, though. The Zenbook three looks each bit as premium as the MacBook, to an extent, that these unfamiliar with the scheme of matters can also genuinely confuse it with Apple's laptop on first look.

The Zenbook 3: Quick Specs

The sketch might also not be the most original, as say Dell's XPS 13 or HP's Spectre 13, but the preference of Asus also claims that the Zenbook 3 is faster than a 12-inch MacBook, and it is. Asus has been capable of cramming a seventh-generation Intel Core Kaby Lake processor and a large quantity of reminiscence inside the Zenbook 3 when the 12-inch MacBook is still stuck with Core m3 and m5 CPUs and up to 8GB of RAM, is truly impressive. The top-end Zenbook 3, that comes with a Core i7-7500U (2.7GHz-2.9GHz), and 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM clocked at 2,133MHz. There's additionally 512GB of strong country disk storage onboard the laptop. Clearly, Asus is proper up there in the spec battle. In fact, it is ahead of many. The end result is the Zenbook 3 feels faster than the MacBook, and as zippy as some of the different high-end ultraportables in the market, like the Dell XPS 13.
If want a higher battery life, a better keyboard and a wide array of ports, get the Dell XPS 13, which lasts nearly 14 hours on a charge but weighs 0.7 pounds more. The Core m-powered MacBook isn't always as speedy as the Asus, however, it lasts longer on a charge. Overall, if you favor an extremely slim and alluring laptop computer with an excellent show and even better performance, the ZenBook three is the best choice.

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