Nagmani International, the sole authorized distributor of Asus products in Nepal, has just launched the new Asus Zenbook 3 at the CAN infotech 2017. It’s the world’s lightest and thinnest laptop with an Intel core I processor right now. And it looks pretty good.
The Asus Zenbook 3 has a 12.5″ IPS-Type Full HD display with 178° viewing angles encased in Corning Gorilla Glass 4. Powering the device is a core i7-7500U Kabylake processor from Intel. It’s a dual core processor with Turbo boost upto 3.5 GHz and intel HD Graphics 620. In terms of memory, it has 16 GB of LPDDR3 2133MHz RAM and 512GB of NVMe SSD. 6 Cells 40 Whrs Polymer Battery is present and Asus claims it will provide up to 9 hours of battery life and supports fast charging (60% in only 49 minutes).
Just like the 12-inch MacBook, this also has only one USB-C 3.1 port and an audio jack. This might be a really futuristic thinking from Asus but we hate the lack of ports such as USB 3.0 and SD card slot. But, you do get a Mini Dock (Type C to Type A/Type C/HDMI). The best thing about this laptop is how well it’s built and how light it is. This laptop weights 910g, and it’s 11.9mm thin. That’s as thin as most smartphones these days.
Asus’s new laptop runs fairly cool and is a serious looker — all because of copper-alloy heat pipes and liquid-crystal-polymer fan. Other features include Windows 10 Pro OS, Fingerprint scanner, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 1x USB 3.1 Type C, 1.2MP Webcam, and Harman Kardon speakers.
The Asus Zenbook 3 is available in blue and gold color options and is priced at Rs. 2,37,500. The company is also offering 2 years international warranty.