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Asus outdoes Apple with their slim, but powerful ZenBook 3

If we could only get it with MacOS.
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Apple set the bar last year when it when it debuted the 12" MacBook with Retina display and now Asus aims to take away their title with the ZenBook 3. The svelte laptop comes is just as thin and light as the MacBook, but manages to pack the kind of performance many were hoping for in the 12's recent revision.

The ZenBook can be spec'd with a Core i7 processor, 16GB of 2133MHz RAM, up to 1TB of storage, USB Type-C, and a quad-speaker setup by Harmon Kardon. It also has a very impressive 12.5 inch display that's covered in protective Gorilla Glass and has a 72% NTSC color gamut. Battery life is rated at about 9 hours and fast charging technology allows the laptop to recharge to 60% in 49 minutes.

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