The ASUS ZenBook line of laptops have always been light weight, slim designed and portable, powerful computing machines. They are part of the Ultrabook class of laptops. Beautiful and powerful at the same time, the ASUS ZenBooks have a combination of traits very few other laptops possess. The ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA is the latest member of the ZenBook family and is not about to disappoint.
Processor: Intel Core i5-7200U Processor 2.5 GHz (Turbo to 3.1 GHz)
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Storage: 256 GB SSD
Screen: 12.5 Inches
OS: Windows 10 Home
The new ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA has a powerful dual core Generation i5 processor running at 2.5 GHz. The laptop also has a generous 8GB of RAM. This will allow the device to handle most of the work load rather quickly. To allow the device to cool down properly a copper alloy heat pipe is used in conjunction with a liquid-crystal-polymer fan. The ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA also has a 12.5 inch IPS HD display protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and sports a very small 7.6 mm bezel on the sides.
The ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA comes loaded with a fast 256 GB SSD as onboard storage. The laptop also has connectivity ports such as 802.11ac for Wi-Fi access, Bluetooth v4.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type C and a 1.2MP Webcam for video calling. It also has a built in finger print sensor for added security measures. The laptop gets its power from a 40 Whr Lithium polymer battery that can last up to 9 hours on a single charge. It also has fast charging which allows it to charge to 60% in just 49 minutes. The device also has 4x Harman Kardon speakers for high quality audio playback experience.
The laptop also has a full size backlit keyboard while the touchpad has a glass cover for smooth control, incorporates palm-rejection technology, Smart Gestures and handwriting support. The materials used to make the laptop make it 50% stronger while being slim and weighing only 2 pounds. The device is beautiful from all angles of its design. To top it off ASUS also provide a 1-year Accidental Damage Protection with 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guarantee, through certain vendors.
The ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA may be a very powerful device but it isn’t at the top of the processing power food chain. The Generation i5 processor used only has two cores and could bottle neck when very high computational loads are applied to it. The onboard storage, although fast in delivery, still isn’t too large. Most users will easily fill the onboard 256 GB and will need other ways to store data.
All in all, the ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390UA appears to be a very capable device. While it does lack in some places, this could be a great option for those who seek a mobile computing solution. Fast enough to handle a majority of applications and slim and light enough to be very portable.