Laptops come in varying sizes, but if you’re the type that moves around a lot, obviously lugging around a 3kg laptop will eventually take its toll on your back. This is why manufacturers are starting to offer up thinner and lighter laptops, and if you are after such a device, you might be interested to learn that ASUS has launched the ZenBook 3.

The ZenBook 3 is the company’s latest laptop and while its design is something to behold on its own, its key selling point would be the fact that it measures 11.9mm thin, and weighs just 910 grams, thus making it lighter and thinner than Apple’s MacBook laptops which is actually saying a lot.

As far as specs are concerned, the ZenBook 3 appears to pack quite a punch with specs offering up to an Intel Core i7 CPU with support for 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB PCIe SSD. Unfortunately due to its size, there are only so many ports that ASUS can fit and besides a 3.5mm audio jack, the ZenBook 3 will only come with a USB-C Universal Dock.

Other features of the laptop include a 12.5-inch Full HD screen, a backlit keyboard, a large touchpad, a built-in fingerprint sensor, quad speakers courtesy of Harmon Kardon, and will be priced starting at $1,499. Based on this, it certainly sounds like Apple’s next MacBook Pro better bring their A-game.

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