Stuff Picks: Big specs come in small sizes with the ZenBook 3 Deluxe

Hard on specs and easy on the eyes, this new ASUS lappie holds its own against the big boys in town

ZenBook 3 Deluxe UX490 (S$2198)

Is this not one of the most beautifully designed laptops you’ve laid your eyes upon? It's a compact beast - a 14-inch slim-bezel display housed within a 13-inch body, that’s only 12.9mm thin and just 1.1kg.

The ZenBook 3 Deluxe isn’t just a looker either, its performance puts it in clear competition with other big names like the Dell XPS 13 and MacBook Pro. It boasts the latest Intel Core processors and up to 16GB RAM and 512GB SSD – proper power and speed. If that’s not enough muscle, bump it up to full desktop graphics power with an optional external graphics dock like the ROG XG Station 2 for some NVIDIA GTX 1080 goodness.

Taking cues from Apple, there are two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 3 for ultra-fast 40Gbps transfers and the capacity to accommodate dual 4K external displays. Dual.

These are features that definitely put the ZenBook 3 Deluxe in the realm of high-end ultrabooks. Get yours at all ASUS Brand Stores and authorized retailers now, and receive a free USB-C Mini Dock (worth S$129) till 30 June.



Logitech M238 Wireless Mouse 2017 Doodle Collection (S$29)

Beat the Monday blues with these seriously cheery Logitech mice. Comprising of Lightbulb, Sneakerhead, Skateburger and Triple Scoop designs, there’s definitely something here that will spark the creative spirit in you.

At S$29, this is a real bargain as you’re not just paying for its funky aesthetics. The Logitech M238 performs great too, with up to 10 metres of wireless range and a battery that will last most users up to 12 months without having to switch. The nano-receiver is also storable within the mouse, so you won’t need to worry about losing the USB plug when you’re on the move.

They will be released in June, for now head on to their website to find out more.