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First look: ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe
By Jonnah Pante - 19 Mar 2017,11:33am

First look: ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe

A new ZenBook arrives

Following its global launch last January, ASUS Philippines has officially unveiled the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, along with two other models, the ZenBook UX530 and the ZenBook UX430.

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Exuding the elegance the ZenBook brand is known for, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is undoubtedly a looker in its Royal Blue color. It flaunts a 14-inch Full HD display with a 7.46mm-thin bezel coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 5. It also has a 178-degree wide-viewing angle and a 77% screen-to-body ratio which makes the ZenBook 3 Deluxe an apt buddy may it be for watching videos, editing photos, or performing office tasks.

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Sleek and handy, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a product of 40-step spun-metal finish and 2-phase anodized highlight procedure to further accentuate its all-metal body with intricate golden details on its edges. It measures only 12.9mm thin and weighs 1.1kg. 

Proving to be more than just a pretty face, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is powered by the latest 7th Generation Intel Core i7 Kaby Lake processor, partnered with 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM. One of its many selling points on the storage front is its 1TB PCIe 3.0 x4 SSD that is found on the limited edition variant. No worries, though, as ASUS also provided a 512GB SSD and 256GB SSD version of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. All of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe variants run on Windows 10.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe also comes equipped with three USB Type-C ports in which two ports are Thunderbolt 3-powered; promising transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps that is eight times faster than the standard USB 3.0. In addition to all of that is a dual 4K UHD external graphics dock support. In terms ofwireless  connectivity, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe carries Bluetooth 4.1 and a dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

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To complement its visually convenient 14-inch FHD display, ASUS has integrated Harman Kardon for the quad-speaker surround sound system of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe for a more immersive audio experience. 

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The ZenBook 3 Deluxe has built-in fingerprint sensor in its touchpad which allows users for a seamless, optional one-tap access with Windows Hello. It also has a gold-backlit keyboard with 1.2mm travel distance.

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In terms of stamina, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe can stand up to 10 hours of usage with its 46Wh lithium-polymer battery. It also has fast charging technology which according to ASUS, equates a 49-minute charging time to 60 percent of battery life.

The ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe sells at PhP 104,995 for the limited edition 1TB SSD variant, PhP 89,995 for 512GB, and PhP 81,995 for 256GB.