ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA-XS74-BL) Laptop General Review

ASUS UX490UA-XS74 is the perfect ultrabook with high specifications and amazing features. This is one of the best laptop to buy in mid-2017. Lets see this laptop's general review.

Everything about this laptop is praise worthy, whether its design or specifications or its features. Laptop body is made up of premium aerospace-grade aluminum which gives more strength and longevity. Is about 0.5 inches thin and weighs around 2.4 pounds. One thing you have to notice is its thickness. It is only 0.5 inches thin but features 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7500U processor, 16 GB LPDDR3 RAM, 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD storage and cooling system.

So, if you want a powerful laptop to carry with you, this model is for you. 14 Inch Full HD display is very acceptable for the price and specifications. And with thinner bezel and Corning Gorilla Glass 5, this display is more than a normal Full HD display.

Coming to its performance, you are getting the best ultrabook with awesome specifications. i7-7500U processor is one of the fastest processor at the time of this review. 16 GB RAM is enough for even running very demanding applications. 512 GB SSD storage is the minimum requirement for running demanding applications. And Intel HD Graphics 620 chip can handle moderately graphic intensive applications, display and moderate gaming. This laptop is not for hard-core gamers.

Other features to consider are Harman Kardon Audio Technology which is responsible for rich audio from the speakers, Golden backlit keyboard, Fingerprint sensor, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, one USB 3.1 Type C port, amazing touchpad with handwriting input support and good battery life with fast charging feature. VGA web camera is one of the drawback. We are seeing HD web cameras even for $500 laptops. So, go for this model if you don't bother about webcam.


Display 14 inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) LED-backlit display, 60 Hz refresh rate screen and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 cover
Processor 7th Generation 2.7 GHz Intel Core i7-7500U (up to 3.5 GHz)
Storage 512 GB PCIE M.2 SSD
Graphics Intel HD Graphics 620
Webcam VGA Camera
Audio Quad-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium stereo audio system with surround-sound effects
Harman Kardon Technology
Smart amplifier
Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
Wireless Connectivity 802.11 ac WiFi adapter
Built-in Bluetooth V4.1
Interface One COMBO audio jack
One USB-C Gen 1 (up to 5 Gbps)
Two Thunderbolt 3 ports
Battery 46Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery (Up to 8 to 9 hours Battery Life)
Fast-charging technology: 60% in 49 mins
Dimensions 8.4 x 13 x 0.5 inches
Weight Approx. 2.4 pounds
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Overall, this is one of the best laptop we recommend to buy in mid-2017 or even in late-2017. Worth every dollar you spend. Suited for students, business people, programmers, graphics designers, video editors and everyone who are in need of fast performing laptop to carry with them.