This Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490UA-BE033T is part of the last generation of portable gadgets from this brand. Of course, it has state-of-the-art components and premium features. I am referring to its Harman Kardon speakers, illuminated keyboard, rigid aluminum construction, fingerprint sensor and Nano Edge display. The fingerprint sensor is built into the touchpad, so you can reach it easily (similar to the ones on smartphones). It looks very good on grey, but this series also offers event other colors, but I wouldn’t choose something different.
The Core i5-7200U processor is a 7th generation CPU from Intel and it can be good enough for this type of gadget. We aren’t talking about a multimedia or a gaming solution, it is a business/office ultrabook for pretentious users. Every modern CPU has an integrated GPU that can run even 1080p content and few games, if you get bored sometimes.
Even if you don’t get the touchscreen experience, the screen is protected by a thick Gorilla Glass 5 layer. Most tablets and smartphones have it, and I think a more resistant screen is very important. This is the kind of laptop that you should take on long trips and even at work.
It doesn’t need more RAM memory because even 8GB is more than enough. You get plenty of storage space because it is a large SSD with decent specs. Few laptops get so many technologies in one small machine and Thunderbolt 3 will be useful for those who need a special USB port with many uses (more speed, more power, more pixels and more protocols).
It doesn’t have a large screen, but it has really good specs. Picture quality is above average because of the Nano Edge technology: large viewing angles, decent screen-to-body ratio and a generous colour gamut.
There are quite a lot of laptops in this budget, but I do not think you care about them because they are not as elegant as this Asus UX490UA-BE033T. This is ideal for those who travel or just want a stylish gadget that attracts attention.