- The ZenBook 3 weighs just 910 grams and features Intel’s 7th-Gen CPUs
- It will be available in three versions with varying specifications
- The Transformer Pro 3 will start shipping from January for Rs. 1,10,990
Asus announced the ZenBook 3 (UX390UA) for India back in August, which was to begin shipping in October. However, you’ll finally be able to pick one up now from November 27 at a starting price of Rs. 1,13,990. Retail availability for the Transformer Pro 3 has also been pushed to January 2017, with a starting price of Rs. 1,10,990 (for the Core i5 variant). Asus launched these laptops back in Computex 2016 along with the new ZenFone 3 series . The ZenBook 3 is the company’s flagship Ultrabook that measures just 11.9mm in thickness and weighs just 910 grams. The chassis is made from aerospace-grade aluminium alloy and sports Asus’s signature ‘spun-metal’ texture.
The laptop is powered by Intel’s 7th generation ‘Kaby-Lake’ Core processors. Asus offers a choice of three models with varying specifications. These include, a Core i5-7200U, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD model for Rs. 1,13,990; Core i7-7500U, 8GB of RAM and 512GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD model for Rs. 1,23,990; and the top-of-the-line variant which packs in a Core i7-7500U, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD for Rs. 1,47,990. The ZenBook 3 can accommodate up to a 1TB SSD too, but we’re not sure if Asus will be bringing that SKU to India at this point, since there aren’t any pricing details for that version as of now.
Other features of the ZenBook 3 include a 12.5-inch full-HD display with gorilla Glass 4, VGA web cam, Harmon Kardon speakers, backlit keyboard and a 6-cell, 40WHr battery. In terms of connectivity, the laptop has just a headphone and microphone combo port and USB Type-C port, simialr to Apple’s MacBook . It will be available in Royal Blue, Rose Gold, and Quartz Gray colour variants. The ZenBook 3 also sports the world’s thinnest fan at 3mm, according to Asus; has an 82 percent screen to body ratio; and is claimed to have a 9-hour battery life that’s coupled with quick charging – 60 percent charge can be achieved in 49 minutes. The ZenBook 3 will ship with a carry bag, laptop sleeve and a dock.