ASUS recently unveiled its newest Premium ZenBook line-up through a fashion show headed by fashion design guru, Rajo Laurel. The event was held at the Shangri-La at the Fort.
During the event, ramp models featured the ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), a more powerful variety of the premium ZenBook 3, the world’s most prestigious laptop. This new device was really stunning. Isabelle Daza also walked on the ramp and was introduced as the new brand ambassador of ASUS.
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) is more powerful variety of the premium ZenBook 3 and the world’s most prestigious laptop. This sublime, all-aluminum laptop is only 12.9mm thin, weighs less than 1kg in a 13-inch-class chassis, and is gilded by a 14-inch ultra-narrow-bezel display—making it the perfect balance between productivity and portability.
Engraved in ZenBook 3 series’ DNA is unprecedented performance, whereas ZenBook 3 Deluxe transcends this characteristic with its latest 7th Generation Intel Core processor, up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM and an ultra-fast 1TB PCI Express® (PCIe®) SSD – one of the largest capacity SSDs available. Meanwhile, its expanded auxiliaries include two USB Type-C™ (USB-C™) ports that are Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled with support for 40Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays and power delivery.
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a maestro’s masterpiece with its bewitching design that is sure to captivate anyone who sets its gaze on it. Its dual phase-anodized unibody is finished in two nature-inspired shades: Royal Blue and Quartz Grey. The laptop features the quintessential Zen-inspired spun-metal finish, etched with the signature ZenBook 3 series golden edge highlights and unique golden ASUS lid logo. Added to that is a heavenly quad-speaker Harman Kardon audio system and loudness-enhancing smart amplifier that delivers a sound like no other.
Versatile More Than Ever
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Guided by a design philosophy to Never Compromise, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is masterpiece adorned with an unrivaled beauty where every angle, every detail, possesses a meticulous attention to detail. Its impeccable curves are carved from a single block of premium aerospace-grade aluminum alloy – 50% stronger than standard alloy – that undergoes a 40-step process to create the iconic ultra-fine-spun-metal finish with its argent and silky sheen. Afterwards, a complex two-phase anodizing process is then used to create the elegant golden diamond-cut edges and unique golden ASUS lid logo. The conclusion is but a masterpiece that deserves recognition for its balance of productivity and portability.
ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe builds on the unprecedented performance of the ZenBook 3, and perfects it even more by using only but the best in terms of components: 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U with 16GB of 2133MHz ultra-fast, power-saving LPDDR3 memory, and an up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD that is three times (3X) faster than SATA SSDs.
n terms of unmatched expandability and velocious connections, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is equipped with two USB-C ports with support for Thunderbolt™ 3, which enable up to 40Gbps data-transfer speeds — twice the bandwidth of Thunderbolt 2 and eight times (8X) faster than USB 3.0. The Thunderbolt 3-enabled USB-C ports also support power delivery and enhanced graphics options to improve productivity or gaming performance, with support for dual 4K UHD external displays. A special high-capacity 46Wh lithium-polymer battery, shaped to fit precisely into its incredibly thin profile, gives ZenBook 3 Deluxe up to 10 hours battery life for all-day mobility.
This performance feat in the ultra-thin ZenBook 3 Deluxe is made possible by the genius of the ASUS engineers who invented a brand-new cooling system using cutting-edge components including a miniature fan with a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that is just 0.3mm thick, and a copper-alloy heat pipe with walls that are a mere 0.1mm thick. This innovative cooling system is just 3mm high, and the warm air from the interior is gently expelled via hidden vents in the hinge. The overall design allows for efficient and placid cooling — even under full loads.
Refined Sights and Sound
The mesmerizing 14-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) display on ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe has an ultra-narrow 7.46mm bezel that gives the ZenBook 3 Deluxe an impressive 77% screen-to-body ratio, lessening visual distractions for optimized productivity. Meanwhile, its wide-viewing-angle technology offers an undistorted color and contrast at viewing angles up to 178° making collaboration and screen sharing a walk in the park. But apart from its elegance, the display also packs loads of durability with its edge-to-edge layer of Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5.
By harnessing the power of exclusive ASUS display technologies, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe delivers a visual feast to any user with optimized hardware and software components combined to deliver the best possible imagery. The wide 100% sRGB color gamut and TV-grade 1000:1 contrast ratio ensure more-vivid, more-lifelike colors, and ASUS Splendid technology fine-tunes display parameters to ensure superb color accuracy while also providing automatic optimization for any kind of image. ASUS Tru2life Video is a remarkable real-time video enhancement technology that optimizes the appearance of every pixel in every video frame, delivering a 200% contrast improvement and pin-point sharpness.
To ornate ZenBook 3 Deluxe with incomparable audio capabilities, the ASUS Golden Ear team cooperated with audio specialists Harman Kardon to produce the next Generation of ASUS SonicMaster Premium audio technology. ZenBook 3 Deluxe has an array of four separate high-quality speakers designed to deliver true surround-sound that envelops the user with cinema-quality audio. A special four-channel smart amplifier ensures the maximum volume from the speakers with zero distortion, for powerful, clear immersive sound.
Designed with the needs and wants of mobile professionals in mind, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe features an edge-to-edge keyboard with full-size keys and an improved 1.2mm key travel for maximum typing comfort and accuracy. A colored backlight golden for the Royal Blue model gently illuminates the keys to ensure maximum productivity in any lighting condition.
The ultra-smooth glass-covered touchpad supports Windows Precision Touchpad (WPT) technology and incorporates palm-rejection technology, multi-touch gestures and handwriting support. The touchpad also features a fingerprint sensor conveniently located at the top right corner. This allows users to securely and rapidly unlock ZenBook 3 Deluxe with a single touch using Windows Hello, and it also supports secure authentication in compatible apps and programs.
With all said and done, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe outshines its predecessor and elevates itself to a class like no other, making it the world’s most prestigious laptop.
ASUS Offering More Premium Zenbook Notebooks
ASUS today also announced the ZenBook UX430 and UX530 which are sophisticated, elegant and stylish thin-and-light laptops with large slim-bezel displays in an ultra-compact form factor. These thrilling models offer the productivity benefited from its larger displays without the usual size and bulk penalty.
They are also the thinnest-ever ZenBook models to feature high-performance discrete graphics.
ZenBook UX430 has a 14-in display in a compact travel-friendly body that is as small as many 13-in laptops. This remarkable achievement is made possible by the ultra-narrow 7.18mm bezel, giving an 80% screen-to-body ratio for maximized productivity and comfort. This compact display allows the chassis size to be minimized for optimum portabi
It also offers a stunning performance powered up to the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor with up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 512GB of fast SSD storage, and NVIDIA® GeForce® 940MX discrete graphics. ZenBook UX430 is available in three gorgeous colors featuring our icon spun-metal finish, with selected colors additionally introducing a brand-new crystal-like coating created using an advanced nano-imprinting lithography (NIL) process.
ZenBook UX530 is designed for users needing a larger 15.6-inch slim-bezel display in a body much smaller than most laptops in its class. It offers the same powerful components, with the addition of ultra-high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 discrete graphics. ZenBook UX530 is available in Quartz Grey which features the beautiful NIL coating.
Commenting on ASUS notebook’s overall performance, ASUS Philippines Systems Group Country Manager George Su said: “The Zenbook 3 Deluxe, Zenbook UX430 and UX530 are the newest addition to the premium Zenbook family – and I am incredibly proud of ASUS notebook’s market performance over the past few years in the Philippines.”
“Intel and ASUS have been working together for nearly three decades to deliver premium computing experiences. As the notebook segment continues to innovate globally and locally, we at ASUS are excited to collaborate more with our industry partners to create match-made-in-heaven devices that will push innovation forward for incredible new experiences.” Su concludes.
Price starts at P81,995 for the 256 GB variant, P89,995 for the 512 GB model, and P104,995 for the max 1 TB. The newest Zenbook line up are now available for pre-order in select Asus stores and authorized re-sellers in the Philippines.