Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

The Good The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is very slim and stylish. It fits a 14-inch screen into a compact body and includes a fingerprint reader. Performance is excellent.

The Bad Battery life is short. Ports are limited. There’s only a standard HD screen option.

The Bottom Line Asus slips a big screen into the thin body of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, but the battery isn’t as upscale as the design.

Editors' Rating
  • Design 9.0
  • Features 7.0
  • Performance 8.0
  • Battery 7.0
7.8 Overall

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Battery
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Review

A sexy laptop that fits more screen into less space

If laptops could be twins, the Asus ZenBook 3 and Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe would be nearly identical, although the latter would be the smarter of the two.

That's because the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is essentially the ZenBook 3, but with a larger 14-inch display (instead of a 12.5-inch screen) and the Windows 10 Pro operating system. The Asus ZenBook 3 is a top-notch Windows alternative to the 12-inch MacBook, but the new, larger Deluxe version feels more like a MacBook Pro.

The Deluxe version offers the additional IT-friendly features in Windows 10 Pro that power users or traditional businesses need. The thing is, most people can do without those extra features.

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Specs / Prices

  • MSRP $1,699
  • Brand Asus
  • Type Core i7
  • Installed Size 16 GB
  • Edition Windows 10 Pro
  • Capacity 512 GB
  • Diagonal Size 14 in
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