Review: Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

We’re living in an age of truly gorgeous Windows laptops. Microsoft Surface, Dell XPS, HP Spectre and Lenovo ThinkPad are just some of the models that spring to mind, but just about every top-tier manufacturer has a premium model geared to compete in the ultra-stylish, ultra-portable market. Asus’s sexiest machines have been gathered under the ZenBook umbrella since 2011, and one of the latest models, dubbed the ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA, claims, in no uncertain terms, to be an improvement on perfection. The product name doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, but Asus positions this eye-catching 14in PC as “an unrivalled combination of power and beauty,” and after spending the

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA: Kaby Lake, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, TB3, 14" FHD, 2.4 lbs

ASUS has now launched the latest addition to its ZenBook family of ultra-thin laptops with 14” displays. The new ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA boasts with Intel’s latest Kaby Lake-U microprocessors, up to 16 GB of memory, up to 1 TB SSD along with an advanced audio sub-system, an updated keyboard and a fingerprint reader in a 12.9 mm-thick design that weighs around 1.1 kilograms (2.4 lbs). ASUS’ ZenBook is among the most popular families of ultra-thin laptops on the market today that competes against the likes of Apple’s MacBook, Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 as well as the HP Spectre. The PCs come with fully-fledged Intel Core processors along with a choice