Singularly impactful beautySetting new standards in technology and fashion, ZENBOOK Prime measures just 3mm front and 9mm back. It uses precision-crafted aluminum throughout its monoshell build, ensuring light durability. The cover features finely-etched concentric circles that embody the infinite nature of Zen thinking, and the entire design has been optimized to offer a holistic approach towards combining beauty with speed, and balancing work with play. To maintain this look and feel, ASUS has developed a lineup of ZENBOOK Prime accessories that are just as attractive and sophisticated.
This laptop is an awesome buy. Comparing spec for spec your getting much more for your money with this machine compared to the MacBook Air. The screen is really something you have to see to believe. The difference between a TN panel (the standard) and this IPS panel is amazing. This screen is so bright and being 1080p gives a super high pixels per inch. It literally boots completely into Windows in around 10 seconds. I did find the SSD to be a little small, but if you delete the recovery partition on it, you get much more space to play with (around 20GB). It isn't a big deal. You can always create a USB rediscovery drive in Windows if you'd like. That gives me around 110GB total, which is also much more than what you get with the Surface Pro (89GB total). The build quality is also very good. I previously owned a Asus UL30VT, which was considered and ultra-portable computer in 2010. However the build quality was very poor. Many panels creaked and moved, over time some parts just fell off. This is not the case with this machine. The core of it is what feels like a solid piece of aluminum. And the screen and bezel also is put together very nicely. Over all it looks and feels like a very solid, premium quality notebook. I would say that 799$ (what I paid) was cheap for this computer. The verdict: If you want a computer that's super thin, has an awesome display, is super fast.