Asus today unveiled the new ZenBook 3 at Computex 2016. The company’s latest Windows 10 device offers more power than the MacBook in a thinner and lighter device. The device comes in at a thickness of 11.99mm only – which, according to the company, is “the world’s most prestigious laptop.” At Computex 2016, Asus also stated that the ZenBook 3 is lighter than Apple’s MacBook and it’s two times faster than the MacBook as well. In case you don’t know, the MacBook has a thickness of 13.1mm and the MAcBook Air has a thickness of 17mm — but, the ZenBook 3 is only 11.99mm thick which is 9% thinner than the MacBook and 30% thinner than the MacBook Air.
As for the specs, the ZenBook 3 will pack a 12.6-inch display, Intel Core i7 CPU, 1TB of SSD, and 16GB of RAM. Additionally, Asus announced that the company will be selling an entry-level model which will pack a Core i5 CPU, 4GB of RAM and 256GB of SSD. Asus stated that the company will also offer a 512GB variant of the device. As for the ports, Asus is including a Thunderbolt 3 connector, and a USB-C port for charging.
The ZenBook 3 is also taking advantage of the latest Windows 10 features as the device includes support for Windows Hello via the fingerprint scanner which isn’t available on the MacBook.
Asus will be selling the Core i7 variant with 1TB of storage for $1999, while the Core i7 variant with 512GB of storage will go on sale for $1499 later this year. Lastly, the entry-level variant that comes with a Core i5 will be available for $999. The device will be available in Royal Blue, Rose Gold and Quartz Grey.