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Asus Zenbook Deluxe UX490UA review – a high-end 14-inch ultraportable

11 Comments

  1. Green

    April 20, 2017 at 7:26 am

    seems like the space underneath of touchpad is was unused. If 2 more thin packs of batteries are placed under the touchpad, ASUS can potentially raise the overall battery capacity to 50Wh, which is my bottomline. In face Asus did place the battery under the touchpad for UX390. Just wondering why didn't ASUS utilized the space under the touchpad, just to trade with this little weight?

  2. Rob

    September 20, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Can someone please check this article, in the specs you write:
    "14.0 inch, 1920 x 1080 px, IPS, matte, non-touch"

    But throughout the article criticise the "glossy" screen with Gorilla Glass… Is there a matte version?

    • Andrei Girbea

      September 21, 2017 at 3:36 am

      It's glossy, there was a mistake in the specs sheets. Updated. Thanks

  3. Claudio

    November 13, 2017 at 11:05 am

    DDR4?
    Are you sure?

    asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-3-Deluxe-UX490UA/Tech-Specs/

  4. miss

    November 25, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    je voulais savoir s'il y a encore de zen book ux390 en vente et sur quel site car je suis en France actuellement et j'en trouve pas. Et si vous pourriez me conseiller dans le cas où le zenbook3 ux390 n'existerai plus en vente un zenbook léger 13 pouces qui a une bonne autonomie parce que je suis étudiante merci.

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 26, 2018 at 2:11 pm

      The UX390 is rather old, but there's a newer Zenbook UX391 series you could look into.

  5. Peter

    December 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I own one. It developed the common black screen problem in 6 months. ASUS claimed that it was out of warranty untill I provided proof. Over a month to repair. Looks nice and is garbage It weighs 1/3 of what my 6 year old dell weighs and would be great if it worked but 1/3 of the Amazon US reviews are one-star. Add it up and avoid ASUS, especially this model.

    BTW I have made my living through tech since 1992, and I baby my gear, including using cooling fans under laptops when at home.

    • Bob

      February 10, 2020 at 9:02 am

      I had same black screen fail within warranty.

      Now 4 months after 1 year warranty the HINGES have failed, ending connectivity to the monitor. Never seen this in my life. Surely needs a product recall and replacement regardless of warranty. Can we do a class action lawsuit? Or group grievance application?

  6. Frederik

    October 31, 2020 at 9:02 pm

    I have the same machine and it has been with me since early 2018. The screen had been replaced, twice. First when it stopped working and second when the webcam (garbage) stopped working. One thing in regards to storage. The M2 slot is PCIE 3.0 x4, but why doesn't it exceed 1800 mbps in read? Is it do to being a dual core processor? Or a chipset limitation?

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 1, 2020 at 9:09 am

      That's a good question. The platform should support faster speeds, but I've not convinced the slot supports PCi x4 speeds.

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