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ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the size and screen are overall positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas reviews are divided on the energy efficiency. Many are less positive about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : Alan Dexter (techradar.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA review

 

Svelte but packed full of power, the latest ZenBook offers up performance that's almost too good

Top-quality materials and design ; Strong core performance ; Vibrant screen

Can run hot when pushed ; Unexciting battery life ; Pricey

A wonderfully-thin and stylish laptop that packs a serious punch in the performance stakes. Runs a bit too hot if you really push it, though.

Jun, 2018

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

Expert review by : Tim Danton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe review: An expensive ultraportable that leaves you wanting more

 

Squeezing a 14in screen into this slender 1.1kg frame remains a great feat, but it should be quicker

Very portable ; Great speakers ; Fantastic display

Expensive ; Disappointing performance speeds ; No conventional USB or video ports

When you’re paying almost £1,400 for a laptop, you probably don’t want to fork out more cash for extras. My take: save your money and buy a Dell XPS 13 instead.

Oct, 2018

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

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Mark Coppock (digitaltrends.com)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (late 2017) review

 

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

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

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe benefits from its CPU refresh, gaining some extra power and a bit of extra battery life. It retains all of its strengths, including a refreshingly elegant aesthetic and some impressive build quality. It remains one of the best...

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.com)

A sexy Macbook competitor with a bigger screen

 

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is elegant on the outside and professional on the inside.

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 : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA (i5-7200U, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook Review

 

14-inch Camouflage. Update 2/22/2018: finalized our additional tests. Asus is pretty ambitious with its latest subnotebook, to say the least. At 14 inches it is large enough for serious work but at the same time highly portable with just 13 mm of...

classy design with high recognition value ; compact thanks to narrow bezels ; decent build quality ; 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ; quick charge ; TPM 2.0, fingerprint reader ; useful accessories (bags, dongles, etc.) ; decent ClickPad ; outstanding contrast...

maximum opening angle less than 135 ° ; no ports other than 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ; glossy display ; color temperature too high, blue tint ; insufficient color-space coverage ; poor application of turbo boost

If you have read the entire review you will certainly agree that at this point we cannot publish any final scores for the ZenBook 3 Deluxe just yet and have disabled our score widget accordingly. If the constant crashes turn out to be a systematic...

Feb, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:SonicMaster Premium
Built-In Microphone:Y
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery Capacity:3700
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
Quick Charge:Y

Camera

Front Camera:Y

Design

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display diagonal:35.6
Display glass type:Gorilla Glass
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Screen shape:Flat
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 / 1100 / 1150
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x5916 / 0x5917
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 620 / Intel UHD Graphics 620 / Intel® UHD Graphics 620
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
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
Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1
Ethernet LAN:N
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
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-A 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 / 3.4 / 3.40 / 3.5 / 3.50 / 4 / 4.00
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Kaby Lake / Kaby Lake R
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.60 / 1.8 / 1.80 / 2.5 / 2.50 / 2.7 / 2.70
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7200U / i5-8250U / i7-7500U / i7-8550U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Socket:BGA 1356 / BGA1356
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:H0 / Y0
System bus rate:4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
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 / Y
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® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):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:122589 / 124967 / 95443 / 95451
Processor code:SR2ZU / SR2ZV / SR3LA
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
Flash memory:16
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
Height (front):1.2
Height (rear):1.29
Weight:1 / 1.1 / 1.11 / 1.2
Width:329