Asus unveils ZenBook 3 and Transformer devices running Windows 10

Asus introduces four new great devices ready for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Asus new Windows 10 PC line 2016

Asus launches its new line of PCs running Windows 10. The new devices are thinner, lighter, colorful, and more productive than ever before. They feature Intel’s later processors as well as biometric authentication for Windows Hello through built-in fingerprint reader or IR camera.

The new PC line from Asus includes the new ZenBook 3 laptop, Transformer 3 Pro Surface-like tablet, Transformer 3 iPad-like tablet, and the Transformer Mini detachable PC.

Asus ZenBook 3

The Asus new PC line kick off with the new ZenBook 3. The device is powered by Intel’s 6th generation processor up to a Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, and 1TB of PCIe SSD. There is also a built-in fingerprint reader to sign-in to Windows 10 using Windows Hello.

The new Asus laptop is light — only weighing 2 pounds –, .47-inch thick, and it feature very narrow bezel, which is 18 percent thinner than Apple’s MacBook.

Asus claims up to 9 hours of battery life for a full day computing experience, and it recharges up to 60 percent in only 49 minutes.

The new laptop is a premium device available in three colors, including Royal Blue, Rose Gold, and Quartz Grey.

ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390 slim-bezel

ASUS ZenBook 3 UX390

Asus ZenBook 3 will be available in the third quarter of 2016 starting at $999.

Asus Transformer 3 Pro

If you’re looking for a premium tablet that can replace your laptop, then you’re looking for the new Transformer 3 Pro. The new 2-in-1 is powered by Intel’s 6th generation processor up to a Core i7 processor, 16GB of memory, 1TB of PCIe SSD, and Thurderbolt 3. The device comes with Windows Hello ready with an IR camera.

The Transformer 3 Pro weighs only 1.76 pounds, and it’s .32-inch thin.

Unlike the Surface Pro 4, the Asus 2-in-in device comes with the detachable keyboard and the Active Pen that will enable users to take advantage of Windows Ink with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Transformer 3 Pro (front)

Transformer 3 Pro (back)

The Asus Transformer 3 Pro will also be available in the third quarter of 2016 starting at $999.

Asus Transformer 3

The Transformer 3 is a step down from the Transformer 3 Pro, but that’s only because the device aims to be a content consumption and a mobility device. The Transformer 3 looks very similar to the iPad with an aluminum body, compact design, and diamond-cut edges and spun-metal finish. The tablet is powered by Intel’s 7th Generation Core processor. It only weighs 1.54 pounds, and it’s extremely thin — only .27-inch –. The device also comes with a built-in fingerprint reader for biometric authentication using Windows Hello.

Unlike the Transformer 3 Pro, the Transformer 3 doesn’t come with a keyboard or Active Pen, but they are optional accessories.

The Asus Transformer Sleeve is a backlit keyboard that offers 2-position kickstand, and features a glass-covered precision touchpad.

The Asus Transformer 3 comes in two colors, including Icicle Gold and Glacier Gray colors. And the detachable keyboard comes in Stone, Charcoal, Taupe, and Amber colors.

Transformer 3 (front)

Asus Transformer 3 keyboard

The Transformer 3 (T305CA) will be available in the third quarter of 2016 starting at $799.

Asus Transformer Mini

The computer manufacturer is also introducing the Transformer Mini, which is a 10.1-inch 2-in-1 tablet with a kickstand design very similar to the Microsoft Surface design. The device includes an aluminum chassis, sports USB Type-C ports, and it’s also comes with a built-in fingerprint reader for Windows Hello authentication.

The tablet comes in gray and white color options, and the detachable keyboard comes included.

Asus Transformer Mini (front)

Asus Transformer Mini (back)

The Transformer Mini will be available in the third quarter of 2016, but pricing is yet to be announced.

The devices will be available through and other retailer.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and