Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe UX490 – Review

Asus Zenbook 3 UX490


The Zenbook comes with 2 Thunderbolt 3 port v4.1 Here it is ! Another spectacular device from the Zenbook family Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe (UX490). It has evolved way better than it’s predecessor Zenbook UX390. The Zenbook Series laptops are designed to deliver unmatched portability and performance to the users. This Zenbook is perfect combination of elegance and power packed performance with it’s stunning design and powerful 7th Gen Intel core i7 processor. This device is purely made to deliver the best experience anyone can get in ultra-portable laptops. Asus has not compromised with the processor as most of the thinner and portable laptops use m-series chips that does not require any active cooling.

Design & Display

The new Zenbook is crafted out of aerospace grade aluminium alloy with spun metal finish that derives a premium look. You will surely be amaze to feel the weight(1.1 kg or 2.42 lbs) and thickness(12.9 mm) so you will barely remember about the Zenbook in your bag being carried. It comes with relatively bigger screen size of 14-inch with 84% screen-to-body ratio and 7.46mm narrow bezel. You will get Gorilla Glass 5 protection for the display. The wide viewing angle delivers great contrast and crisp details combined with 100% wide sRGB and TV-grade 1000:1 ratio of contrast. The external graphics dock is really good for the high end users. It has also 4K resolution in high-end model of it, which is quite good for the users willing to get more detailed and stunning view.

RAM & Storage

This Zenbook supports upto 16 GB of LPDDR3 RAM (2133 Mhz). The LPDDR3 memory is quite power-saving, so you can use your laptop more efficiently. It is packed with 1TB PCIe 3.0?4 SSD, much faster than SATA SSD’s which will provide you a greater storage capability.

Central Processing Unit (CPU)

The Zenbook seems to be made to deliver performance packed within a beauty with latest 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7500U processor. The latest generation core i7 processor has base frequency(or clock-speed) of 3.1 Ghz and maximum turbo frequency(or over-clock speed) of 3.5 Ghz which is much sufficient for multitasking and has 4 MB of smart cache.

Graphics Processing Unit (GPU)

In this device, you will get Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620.


The Zenbook comes with 2 Thunderbolt 3 port and USB TYPE-C port(s) that will provide you blazing fast speed and has dual-band WiFi 802.11 ac. It has also got in built BT v4.1. You also get support of Dual 4K displayport(s) and a USB 3.1 Gen 2.


The sound lovers will surely love the device because of the quad speakers in the Zenbook that delivers premium surround sound experience with Harman Kardon technology. There is zero sound distortion even at maximum volume with four channel amplifier to give amazing sound experience.


The 10 hours battery life makes it worth for every user with it’s 46 Wh Li-polymer battery. It comes with fast charging capability 60% in 49 mins. The fast charging is quite good so you can get most out of the laptop.

  • Design 7
  • Performance 6
  • Display 7
  • Battery 6
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