ASUS ZenBook 3 vs. Apple MacBook - spec shootout
Are you on the fence about picking up a new ASUS ZenBook 3 (UX390)? Let’s take a look at the comparable Apple MacBook (2016) to see how they measure up against one another.
Apple MacBook (2016)
ASUS ZenBook 3
|Screen size||12 inches||12.5 inches|
|Screen resolution||2304 x 1440||1920 x 1080|
|Bezel Size||12.6 mm x 9.4 mm x 20.1 mm
(78% screen-to-body ratio)
|11.5 mm x 7.6 mm x 16 mm
(82% screen-to-body ratio)
|Processor||Intel® Core™ m3, m5, m7||Intel® Core™ i5 or i7|
|RAM||8 GB, 1866 MHz||16 GB, 2133 MHz|
|Storage||256 GB, 512 GB Flash||512 GB, 1 TB PCIe 3.0 x 4|
|Dimensions||13.1 mm x 280.5 mm x 196.5 mm||11.9 mm x 296 mm x 191.2 mm|
|Weight||920 g||910 g|
|Battery||41.4 Wh, up to 10 hours||40 Wh, up to 9 hours|
|Inputs||USB-C 3.1||USB-C 3.1, fingerprint|
|Wireless||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0||Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Color||Rose Gold, Space Grey, Gold, Silver||Rose Gold, Royal Blue, Quartz Gray|
|$999 (256 GB)
$1,499 (512 GB)
$1,999 (1 TB)
Right off the bat, the ZenBook 3 has an advantage in processing power. The processors are properly desktop-class and can handle demanding applications without a hiccup. Not only is there more RAM in the ZenBook 3, it’s faster RAM too.
It’s a big deal that the ZenBook 3 is fully 10% lighter and thinner than the MacBook. For anyone regularly on the move, these aspects make or break a PC. Just because it’s slim doesn’t mean it’s flimsy, though. The sturdy aluminum unibody construction ensures the ZenBook 3 can handle day-to-day rigors.
This incredible ultra-slim notebook is much more than just a list of specifications, though. Visit the official ASUS ZenBook 3 product page to learn more about everything it has to offer.