Asus Zenbook 3 Tops Apple MacBook Pro 2016 In Terms of Variety

By Ritwik Roy , Updated Aug 30, 2016 11:16 AM EDT
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The Asus Zenbook 3 and Apple's MacBook Pro 2016 are pretty similar in terms of aesthetics, size and also weight. The Chinese manufacturer Asus has come up with a feature-packed laptop that also promises top performance. However, it will be interesting to see how it fares with Apple's signature brand.

The Asus Zenbook 3, like Apple's Pro Macbook 2016, has limited ports. The Asus laptop run on Windows, hence it has access to a myriad supported apps and games. Hence, those who are looking for a sleek and slender design and also game compatibility may choose it without hesitation.

Having said that, the Asus Zenbook 3 runs on i5 or i7 processors and has an inbuilt Intel HD Graphics 520 as GPU. Therefore, hardcore gamers may find it a bit disappointing as many games requiring higher configuration may not run at all.

9to5Mac revealed that the MacBook Pro 2016 may have a larger resolution screen display 2,304 x 1,440 or possibly even higher. Compared to the Asus Zenbook 3, the MacBook Pro's screen is approximately 35 percent bigger. Such a screen would greet users with high-quality graphics experience, better resolution and clearer images.

When it comes to storage capacity, the Asus Zenbook 3 scores higher than Apple's Macbook Po 2016. The Macbook may have a 256GB and 512GB internal storage while the Zenbook 3 has the 256GB, 512GB as well as the 1TB option.

One of the biggest differences between the Asus Zenbook 3 and Apple Macbook 2016 is the price. As per the Asus official website, the Zenbook 3 is priced at $999, $1,499 and $1,999 as per the variants. The Zenbook 3 may get more expensive at one point than Apple Macbook, write Mobile & Apps.

However, consumers should also consider its RAM capacity that may be expanded up to twice as any Macbook to date. On the other hand, the Macbook 2016 prices will vary from $1,299 to $1,599. If consumers are looking for variety, Asus Zenbook 3 may be a good choice.

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