At Computex 2016, Asus unveiled a slew of gadgets, including the new 11.9-mm Zenbook 3.
(CCM) — Asus had an exciting surge of reveals at Computex 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan on Monday. Its "Zenvolution" press event included products like its ZenFone 3 and variants, along with the new ZenBook 3 laptop. The ZenBook 3 features an ultra-thin aluminum design that's packed with features. Weighing just over 2 pounds, the laptop has a 12.5-inch display with an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 82 percent, thanks to its small bezel. Under the hood, the laptop features and i7 processor and 16 GB RAM. The machine supports USB Type-C connections and, despite its thin build, hosts a powerful Harman Kardon quad-speaker sound system. According to an official press release, the laptop can last up to 9 hours on a battery charge, and its fast-charging capacity can give the computer a 60 percent charge in under an hour.
Computex 2016 has been a big event for Asus, with other big reveals for the company including its new home robot Zenbo. The technology show will continue through Saturday. The ZenBook 3 is seen by many as a direct challenge to Apple's MacBook due to its similar design, but Asus does distinguish itself in a number of ways, such as its backlit keyboard key pitch that the company notes is "the same as most desktop keyboards." The laptop is also thinner and features a larger display than the MacBook. Asus also proudly mentions its 3-mm fan, which the company claims is "the world's thinnest fan design" to keep this ultra-thin laptop cool. The ZenBook 3 will be available in Royal Blue, Rose Gold, and Quartz Grey and starts at $999. Asus has not yet announced availability.
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