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Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490 (w/ i7-8550U) Review

Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe featured
Rating: 8.5.

The Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe is a tiny notebook that makes big claims. Asus says that it’s the world’s most prestigious laptop – and it is certainly packed with top-notch technology. Is it worth the £1400 asking price?

Speaking of top-notch technology,it is one of the first machines we’ve seen with a refreshed Intel Kaby Lake processor, for instance, and it’s been kitted out with low-power memory, a stunning 14in screen and beefed-up speakers for a better entertainment experience.

Asus has crammed all of this into a chassis that’s thinner and lighter than almost anything else on the market. The firm says that this machine can tackle any task, from work to play – but is that true?

Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490 intro


  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 8550U (1.8Ghz – 3.7GHz)
  • Display: 14” 60Hz Full HD LCD in LED backlight 1920×1080 16:9
  • Memory Supplied: 16GB
  • Memory Type: LPDDR3
  • Memory Speed: 2,133
  • Graphics Chipset: Intel UHD Graphics 620
  • Storage: 512GB M.2 SSD
  • Keyboard Type: Chiclet
  • Thunderbolt 3 ports: 2
  • USB 3.1 Type-C ports: 1
  • Microphone/headphone Jack(s): 1
  • Audio: Asus SonicMaster Premium
  • Wireless LAN – Intel 2×2 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth: V4.1
  • Warranty: 1yr RTB

Total cost £1,400 inc vat.

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