MacBook Pro 2016 vs Asus Zenbook 3: Asus Comes Up with Faster and Lighter Laptop; Which is Better?

By Nens Mitchell , Updated Nov 26, 2016 10:32 AM EST

The new Asus Zenbook 3 is a Windows alternative for the MacBook Pro 2016 especially for users who are not used to the Apple laptop's system and design. Asus' laptop has what it takes to level the expectations of many when it comes to a powerful device that can compete with the MacBook Pro 2016.

Many laptop fans are already questioning if the Asus Zenbook 3 is really worth a customer's money and if can really match the specs and features of the powerful Apple laptop. Here is a comparison of the two:


The Asus Zenbook 3 can be easily carried because it is lighter than the MacBook Pro 2016 and weighs a little more than 900 grams. Apple's newest laptop released weighs 1.83 grams. The appearance of the two is hard to distinguish since the Zenbook 3 looks a lot like the MacBook Pro 2016.

Also, Asus has three colors for the Zenbook 3 which laptop fans will love like the royal blue, quartz grey and rose gold. These are colors which made the device look more premium.

Processor and storage

Seventh-gen Intel Core Kaby Lake processor make the Asus Zenbook 4 faster than a MacBook. It is also equipped with a Core i7, 512GB of disk storage and 16GB RAM. On the other hand, the MacBook runs on a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor and has 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage.


Both laptops have a USB-C port and a 3.5mm audio jack but Asus also added a mini-dock for a USB-C which gives users an HDMI ports. Asus owners can also customize the ports but would have to shell out an additional amount depending on their needs.


One of the weaknesses of the Asus Zenbook 3 is its keyboard because it would make some creaking noise when used. Meanwhile, Apple's Touch Bar has offered users interchangeable functions which they can easily swipe and click.

Price details

The MacBook Pro 2016 can be bought for $1,499 while the Asus Zenbook 3 is pricier at $1,545. Which laptop do you think is more superior?

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