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ASUS Zenbook 3 UX390UA Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of ASUS Zenbook 3 UX390UA Series. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the touchpad and screen are overall positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price and keyboard, and there are some mixed views about the durability.

portability, design, performance, screen, touchpad

usability, battery, image quality, keyboard, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS Zenbook 3 UX390UA Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Alaina Yee (pcworld.in)

Asus ZenBook 3 review: This MacBook clone is powerful but too faithful to the original

 

If you like to travel light, compromise is a way of life. We've seen a bounty of ultraportable laptops this year, and everyone of them has had to give at least a little on weight, price, hardware, or build quality.

2016-10

Expert review by: Swapnil Mathur (indianexpress.com)

Asus Zenbook 3 UX390 Review: Sleek and powerful, but the price tag is high

 

Asus Zenbook 3 has several good things going for it. The minute it comes out of the box, it feels very premium with its full metal build.

In comparison to the Macbook, the Asus Zenbook 3 UX390 manages to pack a marginally bigger screen, a newer and more powerful processor along with double the RAM all in a sleek, elegant body that is thinner and lighter than the offering. There’s no...

2016-11

Expert review by: Andrew Williams (pocket-lint.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 review: A super-thin MacBook killer?

 

Where Apple goes, others follow. The Asus ZenBook 3 is this effect in action, taking the much-loved ZenBook design, removing most of the ports and squashing down the keyboard.

Great screen, really lightweight, good-looking design

Poor trackpad, just shy of all-day battery life, expensive

The Asus ZenBook 3 is one of the slimmest, lightest, most like-a-MacBook-but-not-a-MacBook Windows laptops you'll find.

2017-03

Expert review by: Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 review

 

So thin, so beautiful

Ultra-slim design ; Intel Core i7 power with a novel cooling solution ; Competitively priced

Copycat styling

More than a MacBook knock off, the Asus ZenBook 3 brings a thinner and lighter design with more power and a novel cooling system, but lofty battery life projections leave us wary.

2016-09

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS041T Notebook Review

 

Clear direction. Everything comes at a price. If you want super thin, you will have to waive ports – but not performance! After the throttling issues of the HP Spectre 13, the world's thinnest notebook, Asus can pull it off: Performance like a big...

very light and thin, compact dimensions, one-day runtime, sturdy but not completely torsion-resistant, performance without throttling, firm key stroke, ClickPad enables fast workflow, clear microphone recordings, reliable login via fingerprint,...

not many ports, unusable webcam, shallow key travel, limited feedback, weak ClickPad feedback, speakers without bass

The ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS041T can easily secure a spot among the top subnotebooks – but at the lower end of the ranking. Apple's MacBook 12 (Early 2016), Dell's XPS 13 9360 QHD+ i7, and HP's EliteBook Folio G1 V1C37EA manage better overall ratings, but...

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA

 

The ZenBook 3 has redefined the Ultrabook, with the lightest and thinnest Intel Core i-powered laptop on the planet. However, as you might expect, the compromises that are made when you shrink a laptop down are notable, but certainly not deal-breakers.

2016-12

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

The bottom line: Our quick verdict on the ASUS ZenBook 3

 

The ZenBook 3 does a decent job of mimicking the MacBook's design while also cramming in faster hardware. But the combination of a hard-to-use keyboard and trackpad, along with build quality concerns, make it difficult to recommend.

Thin and light design comparable to the MacBook ; As fast as other high-end ultraportables ; Vibrant screen ; Comes with a mini-dock for extra ports

Keyboard and trackpad are difficult to use ; Fingerprint sensor placement makes no sense ; Build quality is suspect

2016-10

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Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Asus Zenbook 3 UX390UA review

 

Fast, slim, and handsome, Asus' Zenbook 3 is the super-slim laptop to beat.

2016-10

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 review

 

When is a MacBook not a MacBook? There's a long history of PC makers selling computers that have a striking resemblance to one of Apple's laptops. Sometimes this is in the form of a subtle homage, other times, it's a literal attack of the clones. We'd...

Powerful Core i7 processor in a slim, portable package with an excellent touchpad. A helpful USB-C mini-dock is included.

The 12.5-inch display is locked at 1,920x1,080 resolution, and it isn't a touchscreen. Lots of extra bloatware. Battery life isn't as good as the MacBook. Other similarly configured systems cost less.

The Asus ZenBook 3 mimics many of the best features of Apple's 12-inch MacBook, but in a Windows version with a more powerful processor.

2016-10

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA

 

Designed to beat the MacBook and competitors like the HP Spectre at their superslim game, the Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA tips the scales at just 2 pounds but offers heavyweight performance, thanks to an optional 7th-Generation Core i7 CPU and a...

2016-10

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):40
Battery life (max):9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black, Blue / Blue / Blue, Gold / Blue, Grey / Gold, Grey / Gold, Grey, Silver / Grey / Pink gold / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300
Display diagonal:31.8
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model:N / No / Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:300
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:LPDDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1866 / 2133
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:N / No / Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N / No

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Manual: Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Micro HDMI ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:2.25
AC adapter output voltage:20
AC adapter power:45

Processor

Bus type:OPI
Configurable TDP-down frequency:800
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
PCI Express configurations:1x2+2x1, 1x4, 2x2, 4x1 / 1x2+2x1,1x4,2x2,4x1
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.5 / 3.50
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx
Processor frequency:2.5 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i7-7500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA1356
Processor threads:4
Stepping:H0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™:Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Processor ARK ID:95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV
Processor package size:42 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:Y / Yes
Password protection: Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, User

Software

Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / MMC, SD
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / M.2, PCI Express 3.0 / PCI Express 3.0 / SATA / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:19.1 / 191 / 191.2
Height :1.19 / 11.9 / 12
Weight:910 / 950
Width:29.6 / 296