MacBook against his “killer” Asus ZenBook 3: design, specifications, prices

Computer Asus at Computex Taipei in 2016, introduced the ultra-compact laptop ZenBook 3, case thickness of which does not exceed. The intent of the manufacturer, the device should outshine in the market MacBook. MacDigger offers to compare new Taiwanese company with high-end laptops.

The first thing we should start, MacBook running OS X, while the ZenBook 3 is based on the Windows platform. The Apple device can work with both OS X and OS from Microsoft. In terms of dimensions, the Asus was slightly thinner 11.9 mm. For this indicator, ahead of new Apple device ā€“ be it a 12-inch MacBook (13.1 mm) or MacBook Air (17 mm). Weight and Asus laptops Apple ā€“ 910 d and 920

Weight loss ZenBook 3 was achieved thanks to the new aluminum alloy, the company said. The device features a 12.5-inch display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels at a time, like the MacBook boasts a 12-inch 2304 x 1440 pixels.

As well as MacBook, new Asus laptop equipped with only one USB port-C. in the presence of his fingerprint scanner with support for Windows Hello. The function of biometric identification implemented in the operating system Windows 10 and allows to enter OS and apps without entering a password.

Unlike Apple-laptop ZenBook 3 couldn’t do without the cooling fan. But the manufacturer calls it the world’s thinnest ā€“ the thickness of the fan does not exceed 3 mm. Margin of autonomy ZenBook achieves 3 9 hours, MacBook real web surfing up to 10 hours.

Asus has offered several configurations of the device. Basic processor Intel Core i5, 4 GB RAM and SSD capacity of 256 GB will cost $999. Series with the Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM drive and 512 GB will cost $1499. The most productive version includes an Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM and SSD with a capacity of 1 TB and is priced at $1999. Buyers will be available in grey, blue and gold variants of color execution of the case.

In the line of 12-inch MacBook as well a few models. Laptop configuration processor Intel Core m3, 8 GB RAM, SSD of 256 GB will cost $1299. The model is configured with Intel Core m5, 8 GB of RAM and SSD at 512 GB on sale for $1599, the version with Intel Core m7 costs $1749. MacBook is offered in the colors silver, gold, space grey and rose gold.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

Hi! Iā€™m Clifton and I am a full-stack engineer with a passion for building performant and scalable applications that are beautiful and easy to use.

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