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ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Views about the image quality and energy efficiency are different. There are some less positive comments about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA (i5-7200U, 256 GB SSD) Subnotebook Review


14-inch Camouflage. Update 2/22/2018: finalized our additional tests. Asus is pretty ambitious with its latest subnotebook, to say the least. At 14 inches it is large enough for serious work but at the same time highly portable with just 13 mm of...

classy design with high recognition value ; compact thanks to narrow bezels ; decent build quality ; 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ; quick charge ; TPM 2.0, fingerprint reader ; useful accessories (bags, dongles, etc.) ; decent ClickPad ; outstanding contrast...

maximum opening angle less than 135 ° ; no ports other than 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C ; glossy display ; color temperature too high, blue tint ; insufficient color-space coverage ; poor application of turbo boost

If you have read the entire review you will certainly agree that at this point we cannot publish any final scores for the ZenBook 3 Deluxe just yet and have disabled our score widget accordingly. If the constant crashes turn out to be a systematic...

Feb, 2018

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Expert review by : Mark Coppock (

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (Late 2017) review


The sleek Zenbook 3 Deluxe is among today's most luxurious Windows notebooks.

Stylish design ; Light for its size ; Excellent display ; Solid and improved performance

Screen is only 1080p ; You pay for what you get

Dec, 2017

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Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe review: Slim and stylish, but the screen may disappoint


The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a solidly built 14-inch laptop that brings a splash of colour to the proceedings, with a blue-and-gold livery option as well as a more standard grey-and-gold version. Weighing just over 1kg, it might tempt mobile workers...

Two USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports ; Lightweight (just over 1kg) ; Solid build ; Decent battery life with fast-charge option

Non-touch 1080p screen ; No SD card reader ; Poorly positioned power button

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA)


The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the thinnest 14-inch ultraportable laptop we've seen yet, but whiny fan noise and short battery life spoil the deal.

Thinnest 14-inch laptop we've tested. Solid construction. Good connectivity options. Fast Core i7 performance.

Lacks USB 3.0 or HDMI ports. Significantly less battery life than the competition. 1080p screen lacks touch. Fan noise and warm chassis in testing. Not configurable.

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe has the aesthetics and composition of a premium laptop. It's full of top-of-the-line components like a bright full HD screen, Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, and a capacious 512GB SSD. However, operational quirks like tiring...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Xiomara Blanco (

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA review


If laptops could be twins, the Asus ZenBook 3 and Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe would be nearly identical, although the latter would be the smarter of the two.

The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is very slim and stylish. It fits a 14-inch screen into a compact body and includes a fingerprint reader. Performance is excellent.

Battery life is short. Ports are limited. There’s only a standard HD screen option.

Asus slips a big screen into the thin body of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, but the battery isn’t as upscale as the design.

Jul, 2017

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Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA


The Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a $1,699 ultraportable with enough style to walk the red carpet. The metallic blue-and-gold laptop is slim, sleek and stunning, wowing everyone I showed it to. The 14-inch Ultrabook also benefits from a vivid display and a...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA) Review and Ratings


The trimmest 14-inch laptop on the market at this writing, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a lustworthy ultraportable with good audio and display traits, as well as excellent build quality. Just be ready to live with USB Type-C wired connectivity only, or a...

Beautifully slim design ; Excellent build quality ; Colorful 1080p display ; Good keyboard and touch pad ; Snappy-sounding speakers

10 hours of battery doesn’t match competition ; Input/output limited to USB Type-C ; Webcam needs an upgrade ; No touch screen ; Can get toasty under load

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe makes it on our list of notebooks that look and feel at least as expensive as they are. The blue and gold design of our review unit looked classy from every angle. As a matter of fact, it could be hard to see from some angles; at...

Jun, 2017

Expert review by : Andrei Girbea (

Asus Zenbook UX490UA impressions – a high-end 14-inch ultraportable


The Zenbook UX490 is an excellently crafted laptop with a beautiful, compact and light body, but also a very good keyboard, top-tier hardware specs and decent connectivity. However, in my opinion Asus somewhat sacrificed practicality for the sake of...

The Zenbook UX490UA is definitely not a laptop for everyone, yet I can’t tell for sure who is it for based on my experience with this early sample, mostly because I don’t know how the final retail units will perform under load. Aas a compact laptop...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Ashley Barry (

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490UA Laptop Review


This beautiful laptop is runway-ready, but is it worth the money?

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

Asus ZenBook 3 Deluxe review


Bigger and better in nearly every way

14-inch screen in 13-inch frame ; Still awfully light ; Two Thunderbolt 3 ports ; Fingerprint sensor

No configuration options ; Mighty pricey for an FHD screen

Asus has developed an impressive improvement upon the existing ZenBook 3 in the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, boosting its screen size considerably, with negligible increases in weight and thickness. However, we’d love to see a sharper screen for the price.

Jan, 2017