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ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe review: Packs one helluva punch

Posted:  November 6, 2017   By:    1 comment   


Personally, when I think of desirable ultrabooks/thin, light and powerful laptops running Windows 10, I always think of devices like a spec-ed out Dell XPS 13, a ThinkPad X1 Carbon, or the high-end Lenovo Yoga convertibles.

As a low-key hipster (I’d say self-proclaimed but that’s so mainstream), I probably wouldn’t have considered the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe. Why? I’m not too sure, but these devices never seemed particularly desirable to me.

Maybe it’s the paintjob, or the name, or the design, but something just didn’t click. And I guess it is a little unfair for me to do so because I never actually used one as a daily driver for any extended period of time. Well, all of that changed recently when I got the chance to review this new laptop from ASUS — one of the most high-end laptops I’ve ever had the chance to touch.

I say one of because it’s kinda hard to beat the one that cost more than my car.

Nevertheless, I spent quality time with the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, pushing it through the tasks my workload demands — like opening a bazillion Chrome tabs and occasionally cropping some photos in Irfanview — and have now formed an opinion about this particular device.

ASUS’ ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a powerhouse laptop that sits pretty much at the top of the company’s ultrabook range. It’s got an Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16GB of RAM and a whopping 1TB of PCIe SSD storage goodness. It wouldn’t surprise you, then, to find out that the laptop was a stellar performer.

It boots practically instantly. The first time I fired it up, I tapped the power button and glanced away for a second to look at my phone because I thought it vibrated (because millennial), and when I shifted my gaze back, the device was ready to go. On my typical workload, I really couldn’t do much to push this laptop to its limits and it simply chewed up everything I threw at it like it was nothing.

While I will admit my typical workload doesn’t involve too many intensive tasks (like 3D rendering, gaming, etc.), I do spend most of my work life in front of a laptop and I carry one around with me to every event/trade show I attend. That means I have a pretty solid checklist of what I need from a laptop that I believe can be applied to any mobile elite.

Asus, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS, Product review, Windows 10
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Comment for ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe review: Packs one helluva punch

Sandra B

Now is not the right time to buy into laptop…
AMD Ryzen mobile with Vega GPU is coming soon with low TDP of 15w.
If the TDP is true, we finally looking at laptop with battery endurance of 8-10hours SOT w/load.
Long Live Competitions!