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ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 reviews of ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the durability and design are generally positive. The performance and screen also get good reviews. The energy efficiency and price get less positive comments, and reviews are divided on the image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe review

 

Bigger and better in nearly every way

14-inch screen in 13-inch frame ; Still awfully light ; Two Thunderbolt 3 ports ; Fingerprint sensor

No configuration options ; Mighty pricey for an FHD screen

Asus has developed an impressive improvement upon the existing ZenBook 3 in the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, boosting its screen size considerably, with negligible increases in weight and thickness. However, we’d love to see a sharper screen for the price.

Jan, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (Late 2017) review

 

The sleek Zenbook 3 Deluxe is among today's most luxurious Windows notebooks.

Stylish design ; Light for its size ; Excellent display ; Solid and improved performance

Screen is only 1080p ; You pay for what you get

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Michael Passingham (trustedreviews.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

 

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA review: 14-inch Ultrabook is powerful but flawed

Stunning thin and light design ; Good screen ; Fast performance

Distracting fan ; So-so touchpad ; Terrible webcam ; Very expensive

A desirable, but flawed Ultrabook.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: (zdnet.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe review: Slim and stylish, but the screen may disappoint

 

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a solidly built 14-inch laptop that brings a splash of colour to the proceedings, with a blue-and-gold livery option as well as a more standard grey-and-gold version. Weighing just over 1kg, it might tempt mobile workers...

Two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports ; Lightweight (just over 1kg) ; Solid build ; Decent battery life with fast-charge option

Non-touch 1080p screen ; No SD card reader ; Poorly positioned power button

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA)

 

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the thinnest 14-inch ultraportable laptop we've seen yet, but whiny fan noise and short battery life spoil the deal.

Thinnest 14-inch laptop we've tested. Solid construction. Good connectivity options. Fast Core i7 performance.

Lacks USB 3.0 or HDMI ports. Significantly less battery life than the competition. 1080p screen lacks touch. Fan noise and warm chassis in testing. Not configurable.

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe has the aesthetics and composition of a premium laptop. It's full of top-of-the-line components like a bright full HD screen, Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a capacious 512GB SSD. However, operational quirks like tiring...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA review

 

If laptops could be twins, the Asus ZenBook 3 and Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe would be nearly identical, although the latter would be the smarter of the two.

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is very slim and stylish. It fits a 14-inch screen into a compact body and includes a fingerprint reader. Performance is excellent.

Battery life is short. Ports are limited. There’s only a standard HD screen option.

Asus slips a big screen into the thin body of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, but the battery isn’t as upscale as the design.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: Xiomara Blanco (cnet.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA review

 

If laptops could be twins, the Asus ZenBook 3 and Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe would be nearly identical, although the latter would be the smarter of the two.

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is very slim and stylish. It fits a 14-inch screen into a compact body and includes a fingerprint reader. Performance is excellent.

Battery life is short. Ports are limited. There’s only a standard HD screen option.

Asus slips a big screen into the thin body of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, but the battery isn’t as upscale as the design.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

 

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a $1,699 ultraportable with enough style to walk the red carpet. The metallic blue-and-gold laptop is slim, sleek and stunning, wowing everyone I showed it to. The 14-inch Ultrabook also benefits from a vivid display and a...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Charles Jefferies (computershopper.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA) Review and Ratings

 

The trimmest 14-inch laptop on the market at this writing, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a lustworthy ultraportable with good audio and display traits, as well as excellent build quality. Just be ready to live with USB Type-C wired connectivity only, or a...

Beautifully slim design ; Excellent build quality ; Colorful 1080p display ; Good keyboard and touch pad ; Snappy-sounding speakers

10 hours of battery doesn’t match competition ; Input/output limited to USB Type-C ; Webcam needs an upgrade ; No touch screen ; Can get toasty under load

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe makes it on our list of notebooks that look and feel at least as expensive as they are. The blue and gold design of our review unit looked classy from every angle. As a matter of fact, it could be hard to see from some angles; at...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Asus Zenbook UX490UA impressions – a high-end 14-inch ultraportable

 

The Zenbook UX490 is an excellently crafted laptop with a beautiful, compact and light body, but also a very good keyboard, top-tier hardware specs and decent connectivity. However, in my opinion Asus somewhat sacrificed practicality for the sake of...

The Zenbook UX490UA is definitely not a laptop for everyone, yet I can’t tell for sure who is it for based on my experience with this early sample, mostly because I don’t know how the final retail units will perform under load. Aas a compact laptop...

May, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):46
Battery life (max):12 / 9
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

Colour of product:Blue / Grey
Form factor:Clamshell
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Product Type:Notebook

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:Not available
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:32
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
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 ID:0x5916
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Numeric keypad:N
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM / LPDDR3-SDRAM / LPDDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:On-board

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
Docking connector:N
DVI port:N
Headphone outputs:1
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2
Thunderbolt ports quantity:2
USB 2.0 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:2 / 3
USB Type-C DisplayPort Alternate Mode:Y
USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:3.42
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

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
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.1 / 3.10 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i5-7xxx / Intel Core i7-7xxx / Intel Core i7-8xxx
Processor frequency:1.8 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
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® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):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
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Fingerprint Reader:N / Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):Y

Software

Bundled software:ASUS Splendid\nASUS Eye Care\nASUS Tru2life Video\nASUS AudioWizard
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO

Storage

Card reader integrated:N
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express 3.0 / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:210 / 214
Height :12.9
Weight:1 / 1.1 / 1.11
Width:329