Asus Reveals New ZenBook, Chromebook, Transformer, And AsusPro

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During CES, Asus announced updates to a handful of new laptops within its ZenBook and Chromebook lineups, as well as a detachable Transformer and business-class AsusPro.

ZenBook 3 Deluxe

First in a number of ZenBook updates is the ZenBook 3 UX490UA, or ZenBook 3 Deluxe. The updated ZenBook 3 Deluxe features up to an Intel Core i7-7500U, up to 16GB of DDR4-2400 memory, and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The ZenBook 3 Deluxe also includes two Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C ports which can be used to for external graphics docks, UHD displays, and power delivery.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe features a 13-inch-long, 0.5-inch-wide aluminum chassis. The cooling system consists of a single 0.3mm-wide liquid-crystal-polymer impeller and 0.1mm-thick copper alloy heat pipes. The Deluxe sports a 14-inch Full HD display with a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 surface. The small laptop also packs a full-sized keyboard with a 1.2mm key travel and a glass trackpad with a fingerprint sensor.

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA with an i7-7500U and 16GB of memory will be available in May for $1,699.

ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA
Processor-Intel Core i7-7500U
-Intel Core i5-7200U
Operating System-Windows 10 Home
-Windows 10 Pro
Memory-16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz Onboard memory
-8GB LPDDR3 2133MHz Onboard memory
Display14.0″ (16:9) LED backlit FHD (1920×1080) 60Hz Glare Panel with 72% NTSC with 178˚ wide-viewing angle display
GraphicsIntel HD Graphics 620
Storage-1TB PCIe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
-512GB PCIe Gen3x4 SSD
-256GB SATA3 SSD
KeyboardIlluminated chiclet keyboard
Networking-802.11 ac Wi-Fi
-Bluetooth v4.1
CameraVGA Webcam
Audio-Quad-speaker array
-High quality stereo speakers with Harmon Kardon tuning Asus SonicMaster Premium technology
Interface-Thunderbolt 3 over USB Type-C x 2
-USB Type-C Gen 1
-Combination audio jack
-Multi-format card reader
Battery4-cell 46W lithium-polymer
AdapterOutput: 20V DC, 3.25A, 65W
Input: 100 -240V AC, 50/60Hz universal
Dimensions12.97 x 8.43 x 0.5 inches (WxDxH)
Weight2.42lbs with battery
Price$1,699
AvailabilityMay 2017

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