ASUS Zenbook 3 UX390UA Review

ASUS once again redefined the Ultrabook definition by providing ultra-slim and sleek lineup products to the market. The product has been teased for almost half year and its now released into the market and make people wondering about the design quality and performance. Both of design and performance on this case are pretty satisfying where the system gives us lot of power while keeping the aesthetic of design.

The company gives people some choices in term of colors design. I got the rose gold color that might not appeal to many people, but there are still some good choices like quartz grey and royal blue. I basically prefer the royal blue since it looks premium, but sadly I am not given option to have it. For this case, we are going to see it further to see how it performs. That is what we are going to talk about here. To make it easier for you to understand, lets we jump into the article.

Design and Build Quality

The UX390UA is very stunning since the thickness is only 12 mm. The thickness is pretty similar on what we see on Macbook and still better in comparable with HP Specter 13. The aluminum chassis is 50 percent stronger than most alloy that found on standard laptop. As the result, the lid is easily to open and don’t require high amount of power.

The choice material is really needed in order for getting a lightweight machine. Indeed, ASUS manages to cut the weight by providing a ultra-book that has weight under 1 KG. The total weight is only around 910g and you would be easily to toss it to your backpack. It also features of Gorilla Glass covers the screen that improves the ruggedness. The overall build quality is great with the high quality finishing.

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Zenbook 3 UX390UA 2The size might be small, but Zenbook 3 can offer you the hits on accuracy and volume that will easily make you dance. The system is well equipped with four speakers with its functional. The two speakers are installed below and top for producing high quality audio while another two speakers are designed specifically to prevent the distortion.

The speakers are were clear and cloud when I tried to play some music. This case is basically possible because of the Harman Kardon hardware that packed on the inside. Everything including the vocal, bass, guitars, and many more are so smooth. You will not have any problem on listening it for many hours and it’s really suitable for an audiophile.

For people who love to do some tweaks, the company included of software that called as AudioWizard that allows you to switch into different mode to your needs. The modes cover of different choices such as music, game, movie, and even speech mode.

ASUS Zenbook 3 UX390UAMain Specs
CPUIntel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHZ
GraphicsIntel HD Integrated Card
Display Size12.5-inch
OSWindows 10
Memory8GB DDR3 Memory
Storage256GB Flash Storage

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Top Notch Display

The display has 12.5 inch screen that combined with 1920 x 1080 resolution. The screen offers a bright image and amazing sharpness even though the display is non-touch for some reasons. When I stream the videos, I was able to notice a top notch details and even better on most laptops that give you on this price range. The image is lively even though it’s not overly rich.

The increased of detail is thanked to the ASUS new technology that called as True2Life. This kind of technology is designed to increase the overall contrast and sharpness the video into the maximum while preventing the motion blur. I have tried to disable the software and I saw the huge decrease on the quality. This utility also allows you to control few thing such as color temperature and Eye Care mode that usable in many situations.

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Pros And Cons

Its biggest good thing is located on the screen quality that looks pretty amazing for the price. The keyboard and audio are other things worth to mention here since both of them are truly designed to make the users comfortable on using it.

I actually did not found any much problem here, but one thing that really bother me is the battery life that not that good than what I expect. It only lasts for 7 hours and far behind from 12 inch Macbook that would give you 9 hours and 30 minutes battery. But, I cannot make any complain since the price really talks here.

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Final Thought

Those are information I know about. If you are looking for high performance ultra-book with nice design in good price, then this is probably designed for you. Just try it when you have a chance and I am pretty sure you will be amazed. Well, everything is back on you on deciding it, so feel free to pick any choice. I just hope this information is useful for you. At last, see you again next time.

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