The last few months I’ve been playing around with the ASUS Zenbook 3, and I have fallen in love.
With so many computers launching on the market, it can be hard to get your head around all the specs, so hopefully this article will help explain a few things! Especially in regards to the Zenbook 3.
There is a lot to love about the Zenbook 3, from the first out of box to experience to using it everyday- I am definitely satisfied with the capabilities of this computer.
To put it into context, I am one of those people who NEEDS to have a million Chrome tabs open. For my day job, I use a ridiculous amount of DOCs and Spreadsheets, which unfortunately my cloud computer struggles to do- cloud computer processors just aren’t built for this. With the Zenbook 3, I can comfortably have over 20 tabs open, while also have other programs open such as Google Keep and Snipping Tool.
I have had zero issues with this computer freezing or lagging, even when one of the tabs is a Hangouts conference call.
In my fantasy life (or blogger world), I use my computer over the weekends to edit photos and videos, schedule posts and then when I have some spare time on top of that…Play Sims 4…
In the box:
– A mini dock w/ full sized HDMI port + USB 3.0 + USB Type C
– A leather sleeve: to protect your ZenBook
Specs of the Zenbook 3 I reviewed:
What do these specs mean, and why should you care?
Simply put, this computer is built to perform- and do this extremely well. I’ve owned far too many computers in my lifetime, but this is the first time I’ve used a premium computer and thought- it’s actually doing what it says it can do!
I definitely know of a few people with buyers remorse at the moment, and I certainly know how that feels myself.
The 5 main things I look at when I purchase a computer are:
- Battery Life
This may differ person to person, but for me these are the most important because it helps me identify whether:
- The computer can handle the programs I use (all parts) and last on the go
- If there is enough space for my programs, images and videos while editing (storage)
Depending on your programs or games, you’ll need a higher grade processor, memory & graphics card to ensure you can get the job done and at the highest quality (simply put).
I’d suggest doing your research into what you need to run the most advanced thing you need to do with the computer. At least that way, you know for sure it will handle everything else you do too.
As for battery life it’s absolutely amazing. When I’m out shooting for cars, this comes in handy because I can quickly transfer straight on to my computer and start editing right away.
Much like some of the cars I review, this computer is more than just a thing of beauty. Certainly it is very stunning to look at; it comes in a beautiful leather pouch, and the packaging is on point (see my intro article).
The real thing that should matter is whether the computer is built to handle the programs and processes you do every day, whether that’s for your job or your hobby. Whatever it is, you want a computer that is reliable and will last.
AND since I travel and commute a fair bit, I need a computer that isn’t going to break my back after 15 minutes sitting in my backpack.
I absolutely love my ASUS Zenbook 3, and I’m super grateful for the opportunity to get hands on with it.
If I am brutally honest, I was actually looking at purchasing a non-windows computer because I wanted to see what all the fuss was about, but then this dropped in my hands and I haven’t looked back.
The ASUS Zenbook is a stunning piece of craftsmanship, easy to use, light to carry, perfect for commuting and an absolute beast ‘under the hood’. With Intel Core i7 (7th Gen) processor & up to 16GB ram, it’s built to handle almost anything.
Anyone else have the ASUS Zenbook 3? What do you look for when you buy a new computer?
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