Asus launched the ZenBook 3 laptop and Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 in India along with the Zefone 3 series smartphones. Both new devices will be running on Windows OS, and it will be available from both online and offline stores. ZenBook 3 laptop will be priced at Rs.1,47,990 and Transformer 3 Pro 2-in-1 with be priced at Rs.1,44,990.
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Asus launched the Zenbook 3 to compete against Apple’s very popular MacBook Air and MacBook ultra-portable laptops. According to Asus, Zenbook 3 is thinner than the MacBook Air, yet faster than the MacBook.
The main highlighted features of the ZenBook 3 according to Asus are that, it sports the world’s thinnest fan at 3mm; has an 82 percent screen to body ratio; bears a Corning Gorilla Glass 4 panel, and is claimed to have a 9-hour battery life that’s coupled with quick charging – 60 percent charge can be achieved in 49 minutes. The laptop also features a gold-backlit keyboard with “twice the key travel” of the MacBook. The ZenBook weighs in at 910 grams, measures 11.9mm in thickness, and sports a fingerprint reader. To put that in comparison, the MacBook is 13mm at its thickest point, and weighs in at 920 grams.
The ZenBook 3 (UX390UA) model has been launched in India. ZenBook 3 (UX390UA) has a 12.5 inch Full HD display. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-7500U processor, Intel HD Graphics and 16GB of LPDDR3 RAM. There will be variants of 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD or 512GB SATA 3 M.2 SSD. This laptop has a 6-cell 40WHr battery, Harmon Kardon speakers, and a fingerprint sensor. It will be available in Royal Blue, Rose Gold, and Quartz Gray colour variants.
Asus Transformer 3 Pro is just 8.35mm thick, which according to the company is slimmer than Surface Pro 4. The included Harman Kardon audio with dual-front speakers that are supposedly four times as loud as the Surface Pro 4. Asus Transformer 3 Pro comes bundled with a detachable keyboard and stylus pen.
The Asus Transformer 3 Pro (T303UA) model is launched in India. It has a 12.6-inch (2880×1920 pixels) display. It is powered by an Intel Core i7-6500U processor and 16GB of RAM. For storage need there will be a 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD. There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with a 2-megapixel IR camera alongside. Other features are Thunderbolt 3, full-size USB 3.0 port, and full size HDMI port. The hybrid will launch alongside a mobile hub accessory (Asus Universal Dock) for all other ports. It will be available only in its Gold colour variant in India.
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