CES 2017: ASUS Announces ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)
Subject: Systems | January 4, 2017 - 02:30 PM | Scott Michaud
Tagged: zenbook 3 deluxe, zenbook, asus
ASUS brings Kaby Lake to their ultrabook line-up with their new ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490). It is based around the Intel Core i7-7500U, which is a dual-core, four-thread processor that launched a few months ago. What’s more interesting is the support it has: 1TB of PCIe 3.0 x4-connected SSD and Thunderbolt 3.
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You may or may not like the IO ports, however. The laptop has three USB 3.1 Type C ports, two of which also function as Thunderbolt 3, as mentioned, and a single headphone / microphone jack. Unlike the Apple MacBook Pro, however, it does not need to cater to the legacy of video producers and others who rely upon a variety of accessories. If that person is you, however, then you might find yourself stuck with a bunch of adapters in your laptop bag.
The ZenBook 3 Deluxe is 12.9mm thick and weights 2.42 lbs. It is expected to ship in May for $1699 USD.