Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe packs in Kaby Lake goodness with a bigger display

Remember the Asus ZenBook 3 that we reviewed a while ago? At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (CES 2017), Asus announced a better, bigger and a more power efficient variant of the same and its called the Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe.

The Asus Zenbook 3 Deluxe comes with a couple of highlights and basically improves on the shortcomings of its predecessor, the Asus Zenbook 3 which was launched last year to compete with Apple’s MacBook. The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe will be available in the US starting May at $1,699.

You get Intel’s Kaby Lake chipsets (i5-7200U or i7-7500U processors) which makes them a more updated than the MacBook Pro, and a 14-inch Full HD display, packed into the frame of a 13-inch laptop.

The design details remain identical with the same thin bezels and the gold trim that now sits at 1.1kg and a thickness of 13mm.

There are more ports with a total of three USB-C connectors. This time around, all of them can be used for charging. However, only two ports support ThunderBolt 3. Also included is a headphone jack and Asus skips on the SD card reader.

The keyboard packs in more travel than the previous model and the battery is expected to last for up to 10 hours. There’s up to 16GB of 2133MHz LPDDR3 RAM and a fast up 1TB PCI Express SSD that is one of the largest-capacity SSDs available.

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