Today we are pleased to announce the start of a new phase in Paperweight. Our passion for mobile devices is expanding to new horizons, to offer the best cellular and Spanish technology.
That is why, with much excitement and happiness, we are starting a review of the laptop, for now ultrabook, a team that is highly demanded by users when it comes to work and entertainment.
Thanks to friends from ASUS Chile, we are happy to review Zenbook 3 Ultralight Luxury Notebook with features that are quite interesting.
Let us begin!
TECHNICAL DETAILS OF THE TESTED UNIT
MANUFACTURER AND MODEL– ASUS– Zenbook 3 Deluxe– Initial state: New– Color: royal blue
DIMENSION / WATER RESISTANCE– 32.9 x 21.0 x 1.29 cm – Weight: 1.1 kg – No IP certification
NET– Dual band WiFi 802.11ac – Bluetooth 4.1 LE: no connection to the cellular network
LOOK– 60Hz IPS LED with 178 ° viewing angle – 14 inch size with anti-glare – 1920 × 1080 FHD resolution with – Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
HARD DEVICE– Intel Core i7 7500U 14nm Kaby Lake processor – Dual core with 4 threads at 2.7GHz and 3.5GHz with Turbo Boost. 4MB L3 Cache – Intel HD Graphics 620 – 16GB DDR3L RAM at 2133MHz – 1TB of storage in PCIe 3.0 × 4 SSD SSD (3 times faster than SATA3 SSD) – 3 USB-C port (2 Thunderbolt and 1 port 3.1 port) – Island backlit keyboard – Touchpad compatible with up to 4 finger and palm detection: The fingerprint reader supports Windows Hello – 3.5mm audio jack with microphone input – Harman Kardon certified audio – 46 Wh lithium ion battery with 4 cell – Operating system Windows 10 Home – VGA webcam
DESIGN AND DISPLAY
ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe has a very elegant design, its aluminum frame with gold edges makes it very pleasant to be seen from any angle. It is very thin compared to other computers in the same range, ultrabook, by size 12.9mm. As for the weight, it is still within the estimates. 1.1 kilograms, do not forget that it is made of aluminum, so the additional weight quota gives us the security of having a very strong team. And due to its size, the Zenbook 3 Deluxe will allow us to carry it without problems in the bag, or even carry it in the hand thanks to the included transport envelope.
If we put the laptop closed, at the top we find the logo of each ASUS brand and the concentric design on the aluminum cover. On the right side, we can find 2 USB-C ports with Thundervolt 3.0 specifications, and two LED lights that indicate when the equipment is on and one for the charging process. Located on the left side, we will only find the USB-C 3.1 port and 3.5 mm audio connector that, added to stereo audio, is compatible with the microphone. At the rear edge, looking at the equipment from above and with the lid closed, we found a large space that extracted hot air from the internal components.
If we rotate the device 180 °, at the bottom we find three grids, which serve as an air inlet to cool the internal components, and two for the sound output from the speakers.
Regarding the screen, this is done well because the frame is not so thick as to obscure the design, nor is it so thin to give us a feeling of fragility in the equipment. In fact, the mark indicates that this laptop is designed for the 13-inch size, but charging the 14-inch screen.Also, the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protective layer – the thickness 0.55 mm: can be received from scratches or scratches.
Similarly, the Zenbook 3 screen IPS type LED screen installed, which provides very bright colors without saturating the images, thanks to the Full HD resolution and 60Hz as the refresh rate, the content is fun 14 inches, without the famous effect run away and there are no visible pixels. On the opposite side, the laptop has the right settings to present deep black tones and appear invisible in the screen frame – it's just a matter of viewing the taskbar from Windows And we can see it, while the brightness is enough to use the computer in a well-lit environment or in direct sunlight.
✅ Luxury design ✅ Super light ✅ Comfortable to use ✅ Tinggi solid aluminum frame High quality screen with bright colors Gor Gorilla Glass 5 screen protection for adequate visibility in the sun
❌ The screen is a fingerprint magnet® (phrase JM) ❌ A sensor for automatic brightness can be entered
This section will be segmented into 4 different branches and their main components, namely: input and output devices, connectivity, performance and energy management.
INPUT AND OUTPUT DEVICES
Without a doubt, the keyboard is one of the components that most attracts our attention to the computer once we open the cover, and at the same time, it is one of the components with which we must interact every day. That said, the keyboard turned out to be good and comfortable, because the keys turned out to be a proper size, soft, sneaky, and without the awkward timbre suited for typing. In addition, the island code format allows us to enter letters accurately and without errors. Laptops do not have number keys.
If we want to use a laptop at night, there will be no problem because a backlight system with different levels is included to adjust the light intensity, and like most computers, we find several functions that range from changing the volume until activation of airplane mode.
Zenbook 3 Deluxe touchpad is adequately sized and thanks to this we can cycle through multiple screens with the flick of a finger, we have a palm detector to avoid disturbing writing and the touchpad has a classic left and right button on the bottom clickable and without additional buttons. It should be noted that the panel allows the use of handwriting and multi-touch to use gestures with up to 4 fingers, thanks to the glass layer on the surface, over time the use of fingers is not noticed. Also included in the same panel, fingerprint reader to use this function Windows Hello, the latter is accurate and allows multi-finger recognition.
If you are one of those people who likes video calling, I would clearly say that the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe webcam will do it very little, because manufacturers include modules with VGA resolution, something that is too outdated and with little definition, by the moment where the HD content from everywhere comes from. If you are going to take a photo or record a video message, I immediately tell you that the results will not be good.
Audio is one of the elements that also stands out in the ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe, because 4 The Speaker signed by Harman Kardon presents a clear and undistorted voice, but his voice lacks a fairly low tone. The driver used in a laptop is Realtek HD and, together with the ASUS AudioWizard application, we can easily change the different levels of equalization. When using headphones, the sound is very good with balanced bass and treble tones, although this also depends on the quality of the headphones we use.
Cómodo Comfortable and hidden keyboard ✅ Backlight suitable for night use Use Keys with the correct size táctil The touch panel is wide, easy to use and allows you to write sidik Fingerprint reader on the touch panel that helps to design tinggi Audio de high quality with the right power
❌ It is fun to insert a numeric keypad ❌ The speakers may have better bass tones ❌ The webcam leaves a lot to be desired
ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe stands out for the excellent increase in connectivity, because the device previously only had a USB-C port, while this laptop increased in number 3 USB Type-C port, which is compatible with version 3.1 first generation and two ports with Thunderbolt 3 specifications whose transfer speeds reach 40 Gbps. The advantage of having two Thunderbolt 3 ports does not allow you to connect 2 monitors in 4K format directly to the computer.
Although there is no USB Type A port in the chassis for design reasons, the manufacturer includes a mini USB-C port with the following outputs: HDMI, USB "A" port "normal" and other USB-C ports, also that, if we are a repeated user of external disk, USB stick or USB mouse, we have to charge the dock everywhere. It should be noted that one of 3 USB port allows the laptop to charge.
In the same way, computers include two 802.11 AC WiFi channels: thanks to the latter, we can transfer multimedia content without problems on the local network, be it to watch movies, share screens, transfer files, etc. -. Other than that, this laptop has Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, however it is not determined if the LE low energy standard is supported. I have no problem connecting headphones or wireless speakers.
Connectivity USB-C port USB Thunderbolt high speed 802.11ac 3✅ Port Thunderbolt allows up to 2 Additional external monitors must be connected conectar All ports allow charging of the device
❌ The document must be taken everywhere if we want HDMI ❌ Lack of RJ-45 Ethernet connectivity (not included in the dock)
If we talk about strength, ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe turned out to have outstanding performance, the team had an excellent combination of components to carry out the task quickly and smoothly. We will divide this section to analyze the sections in more detail.
Using the seventh generation Intel Core i7 strikes a balance between performance for everyday use and energy conservation. We know that the purpose of this laptop is mainly to use at work, so the CPU turns out to be very suitable for editing text, surfing the Internet, enjoying high definition videos, etc. And while it's a low-power dual-core (i7 7500U) processor, its power is enough for demanding tasks like handling CAD files, editing videos, and more. It should be noted that the i7 notebook has a basic frequency of 2.7 GHz, and with the automatic use of Turbo Boost technology, it can reach frequencies of up to 3.5GHz.
Logically, with a high stress load on the system, the computer reaches a high temperature. However, the internal cooling system is sufficient to keep parts cool at all times.
Of course, we do a performance test for each laptop. In this case we use PCMark 10, and then present the results.
ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe has a large amount of RAM, with 16GB at 2133MHz it is more than enough to do a parallel job and without depending on the system, perform tasks that require a lot of RAM as an application to compile programs. , AutoCAD, Dropbox or Google Chrome. In addition, the RAM that the computer has is of the LPDDR3 type, which is integrated into the motherboard and consumes 30% less energy than the classic DDR3, this helps us a little in the autonomy of the equipment, an aspect that we will review more ahead.
Another nice aspect of Zenbook 3 Deluxe is an extraordinary ability to store data. The kit includes a 1TB SSD drive in 3rd generation M2 M2e format, so it transfers files to and from a PC in just seconds. However, storage can be expanded, but this will be difficult due to the high value of M2 M2 SSDs.
We definitely ran a test to verify read and write performance on the Zenbook 3 Deluxe SSD, this time we used CrystalDiskMark and here are the results:
Unfortunately, not all of them are pink, the GPU or the graphic units are aspects that do not shine in the ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe. By bringing an integrated Intel HD 620 unit, it allows us to perform daily tasks such as watching videos in high definition (FHD or 4K), working with large documents, multiple monitors or perhaps playing occasional games that do not require many graphic resources. In my case, I managed to run the game League of Legends At moderate 60 FPS quality, I also tried AutoCAD rendering and the team encountered a problem due to low graphics power. So if we want a dedicated gaming device with high graphics loads, Zenbook 3 Deluxe is not suitable.
However, we conducted several tests with the recognized ones. Bank 3DMark in the 2006 and 2017 versions. The results are already visible.
I7 processor The processor is powerful, despite having dual core✅ Enough RAM memory✅ Large storage capacity and high speed kecepatan Good capacity to extract heat from components
❌ The GPU failed various tasks
If we talk about batteries, the ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe has autonomy for the average laptop in ultrabook format. As we always show in our experience, I made a load of up to 100% the day before. I use computers with apps and utilities as if they were mine on a weekday (mixed use) and I only use batteries.
Generally speaking, I tell you that I receive multiple emails during the day with Outlook, transfer files via USB, surf the Internet, listen to streaming music on Spotify, and occasionally run heavy files with AutoCAD. The result? That is autonomy 6 hours and 55 minutes in balanced mode. Without a doubt, this laptop gives us enough autonomy for a full day of work.
We cannot complete this part of the power without testing how long it will take to fully charge the device. With 4% of the remaining power, I proceed to fully fill the equipment up to 100%, and the result is 2 hour and 7 minutes. The upside is that ASUS provides a quick charge to the Zenbook Deluxe, showing that 60% of the Battery can be charged in 49 minutes, and I checked it.
If you are one of the users concerned about the age of the battery, ASUS has a solution to delay the normal wear and tear of the battery, at least a little. This application is called ASUS Battery Charge and allows you to configure the device to charge a maximum of 60, 80 or 100%.
✅ Good autonomy ✅ Fast charging ✅ Applications to maintain battery life ✅ Laptops can be charged 3 USB-C port
❌ Batteries may have a higher capacity
Without a doubt, the ASUS 3 Deluxe Zenbook applauds for its extremely slim design, color scheme, weight, and many other factors that make it look aesthetically pleasing, like a true work of art. As you can see in the reviews, the great combination of i7 processors, SSD and LPDDR3 RAM make this laptop a great performance machine in almost all areas.
Although we won't be able to use it to perform tasks with too many graphic requirements, the above features are offset to provide a complete balance between work and home entertainment.
The beautiful screen, exceptional sound quality and great autonomy make the Zenbook 3 Deluxe a great competitor for computers that can be valued more like MacBook Pro or Microsoft SurfaceBook.
Although the price is very expensive, 1,499,990, If you have money, I recommend itDue to Zenbook 3 Deluxe, it remains an excellent alternative in the world of ultra-slim devices.