Computex 2016, Taiwan —-Asus has just announced the ultra-slim Zenbook 3 laptop that features a 11.9mm thick aerospace-grade aluminum chassis and weighs in at 910g—thinner and lighter than Apple’s 13.1mm, 920g MacBook, notably more affordable.
At the starting price of only $999, you can have the ZenBook 3 with an Intel Core i5 processor, 4GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. There are two other variants that goes for $1,499 with the 512GB SSD and Core i7 processor, 1TB SSD and 16GB of RAM for $1,999.
There’s still no word on its specific release date but the company is hinting it for Q3.
The Asus ZenBook is certainly one of Macbook’s top competition right now, and we need to see how it holds up in terms of performance and battery efficiency, more of the real experience to see if it’s a great alternative.