ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA-IH74-BL) 14" Full HD Ultrabook - Royal Blue (Core i7-8550U)
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- Includes Free Item – $49.99 value ASUS EOS Carry Bag - Grey (Water Resistant)
- 14" Full HD (100% sRGB)
- Core i7-8550U
- Memory (RAM)
- 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz
- 512GB SATA SSD512GB PCIe NVMe SSD
- Operating System
- Windows 10 Pro
They say that you can’t improve on perfection. That’s a nice thought, but with the new ZenBook 3 Deluxe we’ve proved them wrong by taking the amazing ZenBook 3 and making it even better. ZenBook 3 Deluxe achieves the almost-impossible, featuring a gorgeous 14-inch display in an elegant and compact chassis that’s no bigger than many 13-inch laptops. It’s an unrivaled combination of power and beauty, giving you the perfect balance between portability and productivity.
Measuring just 12.9mm thin and weighing only 1.1kg, ZenBook 3 Deluxe has everything you need for superb on-the-go performance, including a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, up to a 1TB PCIe® SSD, two USB Type-C™ (USB-C) ports with Thunderbolt™ 3 for dual 4K UHD display supports, and a powerful quad-speaker audio system. ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes ZenBook 3 to the next level — for the ultimate prestige and performance.
Crafted to perfection
ZenBook 3 Deluxe has a very simple design philosophy: Never compromise. It’s a masterpiece of craftsmanship, with a beauty that reflects a painstaking attention to detail. The perfect curves of the all-aluminum chassis are carved from a single block of metal that then goes through a 40-step process to create the iconic ultra-fine spun-metal finish with its lustrous, silky sheen. A complex two-phase anodizing process is then used to create the elegant golden diamond-cut edges and unique golden ASUS lid logo. The result is a breathtakingly exquisite design that offers the perfect combination of beauty, mobility, performance and productivity.
ZenBook evolved, perfection redefined
Winner of a 2017 iF Design Award, the prestigious ZenBook 3 Deluxe is a true masterpiece of design. It’s no bigger than many 13-inch laptops — yet it features an extra-large 14-inch display. This ultra-compact, ultra-light marvel is just 12.9mm thick and weighs a mere 1.1 kg, giving you the perfect balance between portability and productivity. ZenBook 3 Deluxe takes the fine traditions of the ZenBook Series to a new level — combining style, elegance and superb craftsmanship with outstanding performance. Every single precision component and every elegantly crafted detail has been completely re-engineered and redesigned to make ZenBook 3 Deluxe the most sophisticated and desirable ZenBook ever created.
A laptop as prestigious as ZenBook 3 Deluxe deserves colors that are out of the ordinary. Each of the two stunning themes — Royal Blue and Quartz Grey — has its own individual inspiration derived from the natural world, and both colors are designed to work in perfect harmony with the luxurious golden detailing.
The 13-inch laptop with a 14-inch display
The chassis of ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the size of many 13-inch laptops — yet it features an extra-large 14-inch display. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is constructed from premium, aerospace-grade aluminum alloy. This grade of allow is 50% stronger than standard alloy, allowing the ZenBook 3 Deluxe to have an amazingly thin 12.9mm profile and weigh only 1.1kg. ASUS Zenbook 3 Deluxe features 0.55mm thick Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, which is the toughest cover glass yet while delivering the damage resistance Gorilla Glass is known for.
Innovative engineering, zero hassle
The ultra-thin 12.9mm profile of ZenBook 3 Deluxe required ASUS engineers to invent one of the world’s most compact laptop hinges — at just 3.0mm high — to preserve its sleek lines. This amazing hinge ensures smooth, seamless and hassle-free action while complementing the gorgeous appearance of ZenBook 3 Deluxe.
Stronger by design: aerospace-grade alloy
To achieve its amazingly light weight, without compromising structural integrity, ZenBook 3 Deluxe is precision-crafted from 6013 aluminum alloy, a premium material that is 50% stronger than the 6063 alloy often used in standard laptops. Because of its amazing strength, 6013 aluminum alloy is commonly used in automotive and aerospace applications. This elegant raw material is finely worked and includes the signature ASUS spun-metal finish on the ZenBook 3 Deluxe.
NanoEdge Display: ultra-narrow bezel
Fitting a 14-inch Full HD display into a 13-inch frame wasn’t easy. One of the keys to achieving this for ZenBook 3 Deluxe is its NanoEdge ultra-narrow display bezel, which is just 7.46mm wide. This allows the biggest possible screen area, giving ZenBook 3 Deluxe a class-leading 84% screen-to-body ratio. Wide-viewing-angle technology ensures undistorted color and great contrast at viewing angles up to 178°, for easy collaboration and screen sharing. This superb display with its realistic color reproduction and crisp detail must be seen to be believed.
Spectacular display, lifelike color
ZenBook 3 Deluxe is the first ASUS laptop display fully covered with edge-to-edge Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5, the toughest-ever version of this remarkable damage-resistant material. The ultra-narrow bezel on the display is just 7.46mm wide, giving ZenBook 3 Deluxe a class-leading 84% screen-to-body ratio. The reduced bezel thickness allows the ZenBook 3 Deluxe to fit a stunning 14-inch Full HD display into a svelte 13-inch chassis, minimizing size while helping you maximize productivity. With its 178° wide-view technology, superb color reproduction, crisp detail and 300cd/m2 brightness, ZenBook 3 Deluxe needs to be seen to be believed.
Refined beauty, incredible strength
To create the incredibly slim profile of ZenBook 3 Deluxe, we had to make the glass of the display panel as thin as possible, while keeping it tough enough to resist the accidental scratches and knocks of everyday use. To achieve this, we covered it with a 0.55mm-thin layer of super-strong Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5. ZenBook 3 Deluxe is one of the first laptops to use this incredible new material, which is the toughest-ever version of this damage-resistant glass.
Less bezel, more display
Fitting a 14-inch Full HD display into the 13-inch frame of ZenBook 3 Deluxe wasn’t easy. One of the keys to achieving this feat was to minimize the width of the display bezel, which is just 7.46mm wide. This ultra-slim bezel maximizes the visible area of the gorgeous display, giving you a laptop with an impressive 84% screen-to-body ratio that reduces visual distractions to help you maximize your productivity.
To bring you the ultimate visual experience, ZenBook 3 Deluxe harnesses the power of ASUS-exclusive display technologies, with optimized hardware and software components combining to deliver the best possible imagery. The wide color gamut — 72% NTSC and 100% sRGB — and TV-grade 1000:1 contrast ratio of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe display ensure more vivid, lifelike colors, and ASUS Splendid technology fine-tunes display parameters to ensure superb color accuracy as well as optimizing settings for any image source. For video sources, real-time video enhancement technology, ASUS Tru2life Video, automatically optimizes every pixel in every frame, delivering 200%-better contrast and pin-point sharpness.
ASUS Splendid technology enhances ZenBook 3 Deluxe’s display to give it richer and deeper colors for a stunning visual experience. Multiple preset modes — Normal, Theater, Vivid, Manual, and Eye Care — give you complete and instant control for any type of content. ASUS Splendid panels are configured at the factory to show the most accurate colors possible for the best viewing experience. But we realize that sometimes you might want to add a bit of a ‘Wow!’ factor to your photos or videos — that’s why we’ve included three other modes: Eye Care, Vivid, and Manual.
ASUS Tru2Life Video technology makes your videos look amazing. Using intelligent software that optimizes every pixel in every video frame, you’ll enjoy the best possible image quality. The smart algorithms in ASUS Tru2Life Video analyze the brightness histogram for each video pixel in each frame, then intelligently adjust the brightness and black level values, as well as optimizing over one million sharpness values per frame. This can improve contrast by up to 200%, bringing out hidden detail in dark areas while keeping bright areas as brilliant as ever!
ZenBook 3 Deluxe is built to deliver unprecedented performance, using only carefully selected, best-in-class components. These include the latest 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor; up to 16GB of 2133MHz ultra-fast, power-saving LPDDR3 memory; an up to 1TB PCIe® 3.0 x4 SSD that is 3 times faster than SATA SSDs; and the latest Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled USB-C™ ports for up to 40 Gbps data transfers, dual 4K UHD external displays or external graphics dock support. So there’s no need to worry about what you can or can’t do with ZenBook 3 Deluxe — with this kind of power the sky’s the limit!
The incredibly powerful 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor
ZenBook 3 Deluxe brings you state-of the-art performance in an ultra-thin laptop. At its heart is the powerful 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor, delivering effortless performance for smooth multitasking. Through uncompromising design, the prestigious ZenBook 3 Deluxe easily outperforms its rivals to give you all the performance you need — and more!
Thunderbolt™ 3, for unlimited possibilities
For unrivaled expandability and versatile, ultra-fast connections, ZenBook 3 Deluxe includes two USB-C ports with support for Thunderbolt™ 3, giving you blindingly fast data-transfer speeds of up to 40Gbps — 2x the bandwidth of Thunderbolt™ 2 and 8x faster than USB 3.0. Thunderbolt™ 3-enabled USB-C ports also support power delivery and enhanced graphics options to boost productivity and gaming performance, with support for dual 4K UHD external displays. With Thunderbolt™ 3, the possibilities are truly endless!
The coolest of cool
The challenge in designing a fast, ultra-thin laptop boils down to basic physics. To prevent the laptop from getting too hot, warm air inside needs to be expelled as quickly as possible. For the mighty Intel® Core™ i7 processor in ZenBook 3 Deluxe, ASUS engineers had to invent a brand-new cooling system using state-of-the-art components, including a liquid-crystal-polymer fan impeller that’s just 0.3mm thick and a copper-alloy heat pipe with walls that are a mere 0.1mm thick. This innovative cooling system is just 3mm high. Through it, warm air from the interior is gently expelled via hidden vents in the hinge. The overall design allows for efficient, serenely quiet cooling — even under full loads.
Less wait, more work
A high-performance solid-state disk with a PCIe® 3.0 x4 interface gives ZenBook 3 Deluxe the fastest storage available — its 1845MB/s read speeds are more than twice as fast as the storage in a MacBook® — so you’ll never be kept waiting for the operating system to boot or for applications to load. With no moving parts, SSDs are not only blindingly fast — they’re also incredibly reliable and totally silent.
Fastest memory, best multitasking
Striving to deliver ultimate performance in the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, engineers chose the world’s fastest LPDDR3 RAM — clocked at an amazing 2133MHz. Despite its speed, LPDDR3 memory uses very little power, helping to keep ZenBook 3 Deluxe running for longer. And with up to 16GB RAM, your ZenBook 3 Deluxe will handle multiple demanding tasks without skipping a beat.
Runs longer, charges faster
A laptop as beautiful, powerful and prestigious as ZenBook 3 Deluxe deserves nothing less than all-day battery life. To achieve its remarkable up to 9-hour autonomy, ASUS engineers designed a special high-capacity 46Wh lithium-polymer battery that fits precisely into the impossibly thin profile of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe. With its fast-charge technology, you can charge it up to 60% capacity in just 49 minutes.
ZenBook 3 Deluxe uses lithium-polymer batteries that last up to 700 charge cycles — 3x the lifespan of standard lithium-ion cylinder batteries. The batteries are precisely shaped in all three dimensions to fit exactly in the available space. This clever engineering allows us to give ZenBook 3 Deluxe a generous 46Wh battery capacity. Lithium-polymer batteries also retain up to 80% of their original capacity even after hundreds of charge cycles, so you don’t have to worry about deteriorating battery performance.
Mobility without bounds
We live in a wireless world, and ZenBook 3 Deluxe is fully equipped to give you the very best connection — anywhere. It features the latest power-efficient Bluetooth® 4.1 and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, which is more reliable and 6x faster* than the previous-generation 802.11n. And with exclusive ASUS software you can create your own personal data cloud for fast, secure and convenient access to all of your files, wherever they’re stored.
* 2-stream 802.11ac vs. 1-stream 802.11n.
Keyboard and Touchpad
The best ultraportable laptop deserves an exceptional keyboard. With ZenBook 3 Deluxe, the keyboard was engineered into the design from the start. Its full-size backlit keyboard has impressive 1.2mm key travel, making typing more comfortable and more accurate. ZenBook 3 Deluxe also includes a precision touchpad that’s cleverly engineered for maximum comfort and accuracy, with a glass covering for smooth control, and incorporating palm-rejection technology, multi-touch gestures and handwriting support.
Ergonomic backlit keyboard
The world’s best ultraportable laptop deserves a unique keyboard. The full-size, custom-designed keyboard in ZenBook 3 Deluxe has an impressive 1.2mm key travel for maximum typing comfort. A colored backlight — golden for the Royal Blue model, white for the Quartz Grey version — gently illuminates the keys to give you maximum productivity in any lighting conditions.
One-touch access with Windows Hello
Accessing your ZenBook 3 Deluxe couldn’t be easier or more secure, thanks to Windows Hello technology and the fingerprint sensor built into the touchpad. Now there’s no need to type in your password every time to log in — a single touch is all it takes!
|Color||Royal Blue w/ Golden Edge|
|Highlights||ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490UA-IH74-BL), Intel Core i7-8550U (1.8GHz - 4.0GHz) Processor, 14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 178° View-Angle Display (100% sRGB), 16GB LPDDR3 2133MHz Memory (Onboard), 512GB SATA SSD, Intel HD Graphics 620, 802.11 AC Wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.1, USB 3.1 Type C, 2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, VGA Web Camera, Fingerprint Sensor, Harman Kardon Audio, Backlit Chiclet Keyboard w/ 1.2mm key travel, Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)|
|Processor & Chipset|
|Processor||Intel Kaby Lake R Core i7-8550U Processor|
|# of Cores||4|
|# of Threads||8|
|Clock Speed||1.8 GHz|
|Max Turbo Frequency||4.0 GHz|
|Intel Smart Cache||8 MB SmartCache|
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)|
|Size||14" Full HD (1920 x 1080) 178° View-Angle Display (100% sRGB)|
|Video Camera||VGA Web Camera|
|GPU (Graphic Accelerator)||Integrated Intel HD Graphics 620|
|Standard Memory||16GB LPDDR3 (On Board)|
|Number of SODIMMS||N/A|
|Hard Drive & Optical Drive|
|HDD Capacity||512GB SATA SSD|
|Sound & Speakers||Quad-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium stereo audio system with surround-sound effects|
Smart amplifier for maximum audio performance
Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
3.5mm headphone jack
|Network / Communication||Integrated 802.11 AC Wireless LAN|
|Slots / Interface|
|I/O Ports||2x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C with support for:|
- DisplayPort (Dual 4K UHD external displays)
- Thunderbolt (Up to 40 Gbps, 8 times faster than USB 3.0)
- USB 3.1 Gen 2 (Up to 10 Gbps, 20 times faster than USB 2.0)
1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C with support for:
-Data transfer (Up to 5 Gbps)
1x Headphone-out jack
|Keyboard||Full-size backlit, with 1.2mm key travel|
Integrated fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello support
Handwriting input support
Precision touchpad (PTP) support with up to four-finger smart gestures
|Security||One-touch fingerprint login with Windows Hello|
|Battery Pack||46Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery (Up to 12 hours & Fast-charging technology: 60% in 49 mins)|
|Power Adapter||65W USB-C™ power adapter|
(Output: 19V DC, A, 65W)
(Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz universal)
|Machine Dimension||13.0" x 8.4" x 0.5" (W x D x H)|
|Manufacturer Warranty||1 - Standard 1 Year North America Warranty|
0 - 30 days Zero Bright Dot Guaranty LCD replacement (ZBD)
2 - Free 2-way Standard Shipping for warranty related services
24 - Technical Support: 24/7 (except holidays)
ASUS Notebook Hotline: +1-888-678-3688 (Toll-free)
One Year Accidental Damage Protection (ADP):
To register go to http://notebookcare.asus.com/Content/US/ADP/ADP.aspx
|What’s in the Box|
|Included Accessories||ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)|
USB-C™ power adaptor (65W)
USB-C™ to USB-A dongle and USB-C™ to HDMI dongle
(or ASUS Mini Dock)
|Included Software||ASUS Splendid|
ASUS Eye Care
ASUS Tru2life Video