When Apple launched the 12-inch MacBook in 2015, it instantly became a benchmark for ultra-light computers, surpassed in portability by only a few models.

The thinking behind Asus’ new ultraportable, the ZenBook 3, seems to have been approximately this: Let’s make a laptop that’s even thinner and lighter than the MacBook, but more powerful and with a slightly larger screen.

Amazingly, the company’s done it. The ZenBook 3 is a 12.5-inch computer that’s only 11.9mm thin (0.47 inches), weighing just 910g (2 pounds). For comparison, the Apple MacBook has a 12-inch screen, is 0.52 inches tall at its thickest point, and weighs 2.03 pounds. Read more…

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