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ASUS's ultra-thin ZenBook 3 is twice as fast as a MacBook

ASUS takes aim at Apple's MacBook with its new ultra-light, performance-driven ZenBook 3 laptop

Derek Strickland | May 30, 2016 at 1:36 am CDT (1 min, 6 secs time to read)

Computex 2016 - ASUS has just revealed its new ZenBook 3 at the Zenvolution event in Taipei.

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The ZenBook 3 is a direct competitor to Apple's MacBook, with an incredibly thin 11.9 mm lightweight frame and powerful specs that beats the MacBook's performance two-to-one. ASUS's Johnny Shih boasts that the ZenBook 3 is "the world's most prestigious laptop," with onboard specs ranging up to an Intel Core i7 CPU, 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM, and a 1TB PCIE SSD. The sleek laptop features a 12.5-inch display and is powered by the "world's thinnest" 3mm fan for cooling.

The ZenBook 3 also sports fast-charging capabilities with built-in Thunderbolt 3/USB-C support. ASUS affirms the laptop can jump from a depleted charge up to 60% in just 49 minutes flat, with overall battery life ranging from 9 hours of use. The ASUS ZenBook 3 has three different pricing tiers: $999 for the Intel Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 256GB SSD; $1,499 for the Intel Core i7 CPU and 512GB SSD; and $1,999 for the Intel Core i7, 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM and 1TB SSD variant.

ASUS has yet to officially announce availability.

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