To be frank, the new WIndows OS has improved a lot. Hence I can say that the Zenbook 3 is better in term of performance.
Apart from that the device comes bundled with the 7th Gen Core i7 processor and a 8GB/16GB ram variant. Overall i feel the device is good for daily usage. (Saying it because i am using it)
Anonymous, 31 May 2016apple's still to update this year's macs. better see the dc16 live keynote (if ever they decid... moreI dont care about the future I care about today . the new mac pros are 6 months in the future.
Windows is table , the only Problem is the viruses in windows.
The difference in performance between mac os x and windows is only in memeory usage.
mac are better
otherwise trust me a device with a 8GB and Core 2 due and windows 10 will also run smoothly.
Anonymous, 30 May 2016why would anyone use 6 years old laptop?You cannot compare a 6 year old laptop with a 6 year old MacBook. I had a mid 2010 MacBook white with Intel core 2 duo, 8gb DDR2 Ram, 320GB HDD, running El Capitan smooth as butter. It takes a while to boot up (about 47 secs) true but then its a joy to use. A 6 year old laptop with similar specs does not run the same to say the least.
kriegsherr, 30 May 2016IMO, people who would like to buy macbook instead of Asus zenbook just for the sake of an appl... moreOr they just prefer to work on OS X. The OS has some very good applications that just aren't available on Windows. Sketch, Framer Studio, and Astropad, just to name a few, aside from the usual multimedia apps. Plus, you can develop for both Android AND iOS. Also, even if you hate OS X that much, you can always run Windows via bootcamp.
Craftsmanship has never been gimmicky. It's the difference between either your device could last up to 5 years or just started to break apart at 2.
I, personally wouldn't easily leave Windows since I'm a gamer. But I can see why some people prefer OS X.
Anonymous, 31 May 2016apple's still to update this year's macs. better see the dc16 live keynote (if ever they decid... moreThey did update the MacBook with the latest Skylake processors like a few months ago.
Well not that fast ... I still cannot hate my Samsung NP900x3f .. which is nearly 4 years old. That said don't forget there is not only pathetic macbook 12 to fight.. what about Samsung 12.2 (Ativ book 9) which has better screen to body ration, better resolution and as well is just as thin ... and it is now nearly years old.. hence much cheaper than just released Asus...
samer1970, 30 May 2016lol ... are you sleepy ? Macbook is nothing compared to the Asus Zen3, 1- Zen3 uses i5 a... moreapple's still to update this year's macs. better see the dc16 live keynote (if ever they decided to announce it that day). and besides, stability's better in os x
While what it looks like is important, whoever wants OS X will not consider this machine. Some programs just run better on a mac.
IMO, people who would like to buy macbook instead of Asus zenbook just for the sake of an apple product are apple fanboys no doubt. anybody who would like a premium windows notebook will go for zenbook 3. I recently bought a thinkpad paying more than a macbook pro cause I needed windows. all the apple fanboys craving about the craftsmanship of apple. Surely they have but other big companies can make nice computers as well if they want to. There are clear differences between windows and mac os. come on, not everyone fall for this gimicky craftsmanship or good look. People have other stuff to consider.
joenathanz74, 30 May 2016The same one and only-port USB-C. So admit itadmit what?
pratiush, 30 May 2016But at such price one would prefer craftsmanship of Apple instead!!In my opinion, this looks much more appealing than the macbook.
Might even be the best-looking laptop right now
apart from the trackpad and may be the screen....macbook loses in all aspects compared to zenbook 3.
EDESENA, 30 May 2016Which is the operating system?at this price probably Win10 Pro, or at least Win10 Home if they're stingy. i don't think they'll ship a premium device like this without an OS pre-installed and the source says the Transformer Mini "provides a complete Windows 10 experience"
cloud1, 30 May 2016But does it have a fan? I prefer passive coolingquoting the source:
"ZenBook 3 has an innovative cooling system featuring the worldÂ’s thinnest fan design at just 3mm"
Srb, 30 May 2016Macbook vs Zenbook 3 pros and cons:
Macbook has better keyboard, speakers,build,screen,design... morelol ... are you sleepy ?
Macbook is nothing compared to the Asus Zen3,
1- Zen3 uses i5 and i7 CPU 2.6 up to 3.1Ghz turbo , Macbook uses sluggesh M3/M5 CPU slow 1.1/1.2 ghz with 2.2 Ghz turbo.
2- Zen3 has FOUR SPEAKERS 4 channel Herman Kardon
3- Zen3 screen is protected with Gorilla Glass 4 (scratch resistant)
4- Zen3 Has fingerprint sensor
5- Zen 3 comes with a docking station
6- Zen 3 has FAST Charging 60% in 46 minutes
7- Zen3 has faster 2133 memory upto 16GB and upto 1TB SSD
8- it has 867Mbs Widi fast wifi 2x2 dual band AC ...
9- Zen3 has faster graphics as well (520 vs 515)
All those are missing from macbook
The Zen3 is even better than Macbook pro !!! inside a tiny CASE !