UX390 or UX490 for over twice the price?

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  1. silverwolf0

    silverwolf0 Notebook Consultant

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    I'm not sure why it's so cheap now but the silver version of the ux390 can be had for $730 whereas the bigger 14" ux490, both 7th and the newer 8th gen, are a static $1700. It seems kind of bonkers considering they are built the same and in the same family.

    I was all set to pay the exorbitant cost for the UX490 until I stumbled over the ux390 price on amazon.

    12.5" is a bit small and only one usb c port is also a bummer. The 7200u is perfectly fine and so is the 8GB but the 256gb ssd is also on the small side. I also don't like the overly bright silver that much.

    But it's less than half the price....
     
  2. don_svetlio

    don_svetlio Notebook Virtuoso

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    The 390 is a MUCH better deal for what you end up getting. I'd say paying 1000$ more for a 3cm larger screen and bigger SSD is not worth it. Especially when 512GB SSDs can be had for 200$ or so.
     
  3. silverwolf0

    silverwolf0 Notebook Consultant

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    And now I can't decide between these two and the $1150 zenbook flip s aka q325ua on best buy. Fully loaded 16gb 512gb i7 and 11mm thin. I still want the ux490 more but not for that &$1700 price. The sad thing is there has never been any discounts or price drops and even the older version is the same price.
     
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