Comparison of the ZenBook 3 Deluxe, ZenBook Pro, and ZenBook Flip S

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The latest ZenBook laptops offered by ASUS are all fantastic choices. Sorting out which is the best for you may be a bit of a challenge, however. The ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490), ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550), and ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370) all look gorgeous, but tackle day-to-day computing in slightly different ways. We break down the differences between these notebook PCs so you can figure out which one makes the most sense for your priorities.

What they have in common

There are a few things all three ZenBooks have in common. Premium construction is the main thing. Aerospace-grade aluminum bodies ensure each of these feel solid while in use and while on the move, not to mention tough enough to handle daily wear and tear. They all run Windows 10 Pro or Home edition, able to run all of the most important applications you need for work and play. High-precision touchpads help you navigate Windows 10 with a variety of handy multitouch gestures. Fingerprint sensors across the board help you log in quickly and painlessly with Windows Hello support.

All three enjoy the power of various seventh generation Intel Core i7 processors with at least 8 GB of RAM. Rest assured that no matter which way you go, Windows 10 will be snappy and responsive.

ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)

ZenBook UX490

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe embodies the classic ultrabook. It’s slim, light, and powerful enough for your day-to-day work. The razor-sharp 14-inch NanoEdge display fits into the chassis of a 13-inch laptop. With a mere 7.46 mm bezel, the ZenBook 3 Deluxe boasts an 84% screen-to-body ratio, the best of the three PCs on this list. The comfortable keyboard, ample trackpad, and spacious display make it very well-rounded and an easy pick for those without specific, specialized use cases.

Professionals that want a reliable, stylish laptop that meets their needs for documentation, correspondence, and presentations need look no further than the ZenBook 3 Deluxe.

ZenBook Pro (UX550)

ZenBook UX550

While the ZenBook 3 Deluxe places a priority on portability, the ZenBook Pro focuses on processing power. The quad-core processor used here is the most powerful available in the seventh generation Intel Core i7 mobile lineup. A discrete NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card makes it ideally suited for heavy-duty video editing, 3D rendering, photo processing, and gaming. Up to 4 GB of GDDR5 RAM is enough to power through a wide range of DirectX 12® applications. To keep all of that running stably is a dual-fan cooling system with three heat pipes. A complement of full-sized ports also helps you connect directly to peripherals such as external monitors and mice without needing an adapter.

The ZenBook Pro is the perfect pick for those that need a portable workstation. Videographers, 3D artists, data analysts, and photographers are just some of the professionals that can benefit from the ZenBook Pro and its desktop-grade processing power.

ZenBook Flip S (UX370)

ZenBook UX370

In addition to uncompromising performance, the ZenBook Flip S emphasizes flexibility. By enjoying a fully reversible hinge, it can be propped up in a number of different configurations. This includes a full-blown tablet orientation for use with touch or stylus input. This is a truly unique proposition that sets it apart from the ZenBook Pro and ZenBook 3 Deluxe.

The ability to easily launch into presentations in the field is perfect for those in marketing or sales roles. Designers or architects are able to use precision stylus input with professional-grade Windows applications in their fields. Students can appreciate the portability and the ability to take freehand notes during lectures, too.

ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490) vs. ZenBook Pro (UX550) vs. ZenBook Flip S (UX370) specification comparison

ASUS ZenBook 3 Deluxe (UX490)

ASUS ZenBook Pro (UX550)

ASUS ZenBook Flip S (UX370)

Processor Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor
2.7 GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.5 GHz) and 4 MB cache

Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor
2.5 GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.1 GHz) and 3 MB cache

Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ processor
2.8 GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.8 GHz) and 6 MB cache

Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ processor
2.5 GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.5 GHz) and 6 MB cache

Intel® Core™ i7-7500U processor
2.7 GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.5 GHz) and 4 MB cache

Intel® Core™ i5-7200U processor
2.5 GHz dual-core with Turbo Boost (up to 3.1 GHz) and 3 MB cache

Graphics Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 NVIDIA® GeForce® 1050Ti
4 GB DDR5 VRAM
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620
Display 14” Full HD (1920 by 1080)
7.46 mm thin bezel with 84% screen-to-body ratio
1000:1 TV-grade contrast ratio
100% sRGB color gamut
178° wide view technology
Corning® Gorilla® Glass 5 cover
ASUS Eye Care technology for up to 30% blue light reduction
15.6” 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) / Full HD (1920 by 1080)
(Touch optional)
7.3mm-thin bezel with 83% screen-to-body ratio
100% sRGB color gamut178° wide view technology
ASUS Eye Care technology for up to 30% blue light reduction
13.3” 4K UHD (3840 by 2160) / Full HD (1920 by 1080)
6.11 mm thin bezel with 80% screen-to-body ratio
100% sRGB color gamut
178° wide view technology
Corning® Gorilla® Glass
ASUS Eye Care technology for up to 30% blue light reduction
Memory 8 GB / 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3 8 GB / 16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4 8 GB / 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
Storage 512 GB / 1 TB PCIe® 3.0 x 4 SSD
256 GB SATA 3 SSD
1TB / 512GB PCIe SSD
512GB / 256GB SATA3 SSD
1 TB PCIe® 3.0 x 4 SSD
256 GB / 512 GB SATA 3 SSD
Interfaces 2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 USB-C™ with support for charging, DisplayPort, Thunderbolt™ (up to 40 Gbps), USB 3.1 Gen. 2 (up to 10 Gbps)
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C™ with support for charging and data transfer up to 5 Gbps
2 x Type-C™ USB 3.1 Gen 2 with support for Thunderbolt™ (up to 40 Gbps)
2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x HDMI
1 x Combo audio jack
1 x Micro SD Card reader
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 USB-C™ with support for data transfer up to 5 Gbps, display output
Keyboard and Touchpad Full-size backlit keyboard with 1.2 mm key travel

Glass-covered touchpad with integrated fingerprint sensor with Windows Hello support, intelligent palm rejection, handwriting support, and precision touchpad (PTP) support with up to four-finger smart gestures

Full-size backlit keyboard with 1.5 mm key travel

Glass-covered touchpad with optional integrated fingerprint sensor supporting Windows Hello, intelligent palm rejection, handwriting support, and precision touchpad (PTP) support with up to four-finger smart gestures

Full-size backlit keyboard with 1 mm key travel

Glass-covered touchpad with intelligent palm rejection, precision touchpad (PTP) support with up to four-finger smart gestures

Side-mounted fingerprint sensor

Audio Quad-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium stereo audio system with surround-sound effects
Harman Kardon certified
Smart amplifier for maximum audio performance
Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
3.5 mm headphone jack
Quad-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium stereo audio system with surround-sound effects (3 W each)
Harman Kardon certified
Smart amplifier for maximum audio performance
Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
3.5 mm headphone jack
Long-travel voice coils for improved low-frequency response
2-speaker ASUS SonicMaster Premium stereo audio system with surround-sound effects
Harman Kardon certified
Smart amplifier for maximum audio performance
Array microphone with Cortana voice-recognition support
3.5 mm headphone jack
Wireless Connectivity Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi; IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth® 4.1
Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Bluetooth® 4.2
Dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi; IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n compatible
Bluetooth® 4.1
Camera VGA web camera VGA web camera VGA web camera
Battery and Power Up to 9 hours battery life
46 Wh 4-cell lithium-polymer battery
Fast-charging technology: 60% in 49 mins
65 W USB-C™ power adapter
Up to 14 hours of battery life
73 Wh 8-cell lithium-polymer battery
120 W power adapter
Up to 11.5 hours battery life
39 Wh 2-cell lithium-polymer battery
Fast-charge technology: 60% in 49 mins
45 W USB-C™ power adapter
Dimensions 12.9 x 329 x 210 mm
1.1 kg
18.9 x 365 x 251 mm
1.8 kg
10.9 x 313 x 218 mm
1.1 kg
Colors Royal Blue
Quartz Grey
Royal Blue
Matte Black
Royal Blue
Smoky Grey

No matter which you chose, you’ll enjoy premium performance and craftsmanship. Premium Harman Kardon-certified speakers, the classic spun-metal finish, the polished diamond-cut edges, and quick fingerprint sensors are just a few of the incredible features you’ll enjoy no matter which way you go.