Let’s say you’re in the market for a 13-inch laptop, and you have more than $500 but less than $1,000 to spend.
While you might salivate at premium laptops that are well past your ceiling, never fear — there are some great options in your price range that will give you most of what those premium laptops offer at a fraction of the price.
Asus’s latest member of its ZenBook 13 300-series inherits a high-end Royal Blue color scheme with striking gold trim and iconic ZenBook swirl on the lid from its more expensive siblings.
The Swift 3 is far more conservative, essentially just another silver laptop in a sea that’s swimming with them.
And Asus fitted this reasonably-priced laptop with the same thin bezels as more expensive models, making it smaller and far more modern looking than the Swift 3.
It’s also tested to MIL-STD-810g military standards for robustness.