Thin as a Razor
When you pick this machine out of its box, you will not believe how thin it is. Barely a centimeter thick when closed, the design tapers like it is a blade, cutting down its competitors. Once you open it up the device looks premium and unlike any other in the market currently – except for something from the fruit company.
Performance to be envied
Even though it has a thin body, the internals is not something to be made fun of. You get up to a Core i7 7500U processor (yes, a Kaby Lake chip). 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD. This is definitely not your father’s portable work machine – and the capabilities can be expanded through the USB Type-C port to an external graphics card board to make it more of a desktop work/gaming machine as well
Work just about anywhere
Thanks to the size and dimension of the Zenbook 3, it is perfect to be bought along anywhere to be used as work machine. The 12.5” Full HD screen is very sharp, and the chicklet keyboard comes with backlight so that it can be used even in the darkest of environment. Plus the size also makes it perfect to be used on planes – be it in businesses class or economy at the back.
1 – The single USB Type-C port can be connected to an included dongle for more ports, but there’s only one – what gives ASUS?
2 – The keyboard may need some getting used to as the travel is short, but once you work with it, typing on it will be second nature
3 – The price maybe a turn-off – scratch that, the price is a huge turn off.
Price: RM 7,999
Dimensions (HxWxD): 296 x 191.2 x 11.9 mm
Weight: 165 grams
Processor: Intel Core i7 6500U
Memory (RAM): 16GB
Storage : 512GB
Operating System: WIndows 10
Display: 12.5″ (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920×1080)
Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth
Ports: USB Type-C, HDMI (through dongle)
Work Accelerated 4668
Home Accelerated 2708
Creative Accelerated 2205
Value – 8
Performance – 8
Features – 8
Design – 10
Usability – 8
Total – 8.4
Verdict: A very compelling go anywhere machine that is very premium
Byline: Sharil Abdul Rahman