Asus's new ZenBook 3 comes with Thunderbolt 3 and Windows Hello support

12:49:00 AM Dick Wyn Yong 0 Comments

During the press conference at Computex 2016, Asus took the advantage to show off their latest thin and light laptop. Under the ZenBook name, the new Asus ZenBook 3 claims to be better than Apple's MacBook in every way. 

Weighing in at just under 1kg and measuring in at 11.9mm at it's thickest point, the ZenBook 3 is stupidly thin. And the most amazing part is that Asus managed to fit in a Intel Core i series processor alongside a 3mm fan that Asus calls the world's thinnest fan. All of this is possible due to the aerospace grade aluminum that Asus used to build the ZenBook 3. 

But what's still the same with the ZenBook 3 and the 12-inch MacBook is that they both still have a single USB Type-C port but the twist is that Asus has enables Thunderbolt 3 through USB-C on the ZenBook 3. Also, the ZenBook 3 will support Windows Hello through the dedicated fingerprint scanner on the glass trackpad. 

Asus hasn't revealed any exact details as to when the ZenBook 3 will go on sale but the pricing starts at US$ 999 (~MYR 4,100) and goes up to US$ 1,499 (~MYR 6,170) and US$ 1,999 (~MYR 8,230) for the higher spec'd models. 

Asus ZenBook 3 Key Specifications 

— 12.5-inch display
— Skylake Intel Core i5/i7 processor
— 4/16GB RAM
— 256/512/1,024GB PCIe SSD
— Quick charge technology
— Quartz Grey, Royal Blue, Rose Gold