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ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 343 reviews of ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and design are generally positive. The usability and portability are also appreciated. Reviews are divided on the reliability, and some have doubts about the energy efficiency and touchpad.

performance, portability, usability, design, price

touchpad, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 user reviews of ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the screen and price. The design and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the usability, and the image quality and touchpad get less positive opinions.

performance, portability, design, price, screen

reliability, touchpad, image quality

56% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Asus UX32A Zenbook 13.3-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3317 2.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home PAsus UX32A Zenbook 13.3-inch Laptop (Silver) - (Intel Core i5 3317 2.6GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, WLAN, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 7 Home P

Aug, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Opinions about the price and durability are overall positive. The design and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the energy efficiency and reliability.

portability, performance, design, durability, price

reliability, energy

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Zenbook UX32A-DB51 13.3-Inch HD LED UltrabookASUS Zenbook UX32A-DB51 13.3-Inch HD LED Ultrabook

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: Christian Hepp (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus UX32A-R3001V Ultrabook

 

Entry-level Zen. Asus has been one of the first out of the blocks when dipping their hands into the ultrabook market. Now, with the UX32A-R3001V, it wants to rock the low-priced competition offering the laptop at around 800 Euro (~$1050). Our test...

Elegant, rigid and yet slim aluminum casing ; Good backlit keyboard ; Accurate and large touchpad - smoothly implemented multi-touch gestures ; Great speakers ("Just where is all that sound coming from?") ; Portability is guaranteed (sufficient screen...

Weak, outdated Sandy Bridge Core i3 ; Consequently, a comparatively poor performance

All the premium features that Asus packs into the Zenbook UX32A. Moreover, it is hard to find such well-engineered, balanced ultrabook for around 800 Euro (~$1050)

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Christian Hepp (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus UX32A-R3001V Ultrabook

 

Entry-level Zen. Asus has been one of the first out of the blocks

Elegant, rigid and yet slim aluminum casing; Good backlit keyboard; Accurate and large touchpad - smoothly implemented multi-touch gestures; Great speakers ("Just where is all that sound coming from?"); Portability is guaranteed (sufficient screen...

Weak, outdated Sandy Bridge Core i3; Consequently, a comparatively poor performance

Lenovo's Ideapad U310, Acer's Aspire S3, Fujitsu's Lifebook UH572. The more expensive HP's Folio 13 featuring an SSD and longer battery lifeReview HP Folio 13-2000 Ultrabook.

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS ZenBook Prime UX32 Review

 

The ASUS Zenbooks are stylish and offer a wide range of configurations to help consumers find an Ultrabook that fits their budgets.

Better than average display ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Nice speakers ; Solid build quality

Slow hard drive

The ASUS ZenBook UX32 is a recommendable Ultrabook; it has the right mix of quality and features. The display is pleasantly of good quality despite having just a 1366×768 resolution; the keyboard has the best feel of any Ultrabook we’ve tried and the...

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Andrei Girbea (ultrabookreview.com)

Asus Zenbook UX32A review – the most affordable Asus ultrabook

 

The Asus Zenbook UX32A is the most affordable Zenbook you could get right now. Starting at $700, it keeps most of the looks and overall build quality of the Primes, but ditches the IPS screen and top-notch hardware specs. Still, for the money, it's a...

beautiful and fairly solid built; decent trackpad and keyboard; alright screen, but short of impressive; good speakers; 5+ hours of everyday battery life; affordable

not as sturdy as the Zenbook Primes; the Core i3 config is quite slow; tons of bloatware preinstalled

Having a look at some of other budget ultrabooks on the market, you’ll notice that you can get better equipped laptops for around $700. In fact, the Lenovo IdeaPad U310 and the Sony Vaio T13 offer a Core i5 Ivy Bridge CPU for that kind of money. But...

May, 2014

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Asus Zenbook UX32A review

 

Asus gives the Zenbook brand an Ivy Bridge makeover

Ivy Bridge power ; Great portable design ; Comfortable keyboard ; Excellent connectivity ; Good speakers

Mediocre battery life ; Screen limited to 720p ; Lack of RAM ; No scope for gaming ; Needless bloatware

The original Zenbook was one of the first Ultrabooks unveiled and even to this day it takes some beating.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Asus Zenbook UX32A review

 

Asus has got it right with the trackpad which is large and responsive to the touch. The reason for its size is down to the integrated mouse buttons which, for once, work without sending the cursor flying round the screen when clicked.

The Asus UX32A offers a familiar line-up of features for a cheaper Ultrabook. There's nothing outstanding in terms of performance here but you do get a much more stylish and well-built laptop compared to some of the competition.

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus UX32A review

 

Although the ZenBook UX32A follows the same design queues as Asus' previous Ultrabooks, such as the top-end Asus ZenBook Prime UX31A, a few concessions have been made to make this model cheaper. Primarily, the case is a little thicker to squeeze in the...

A well-built laptop, but the screen is a little disappointing

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Tom Morgan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Asus ZenBook UX32A review

 

A well-built laptop, but the screen is a little disappointing

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Martin (techworld.com)

Asus Zenbook UX32A review

 

Asus' Zenbook range of Ultrabook laptops have a premium feel to them. In this case, the UX32A is a more affordable luxury.

The Asus UX32A offers a familiar line-up of features for a cheaper Ultrabook. There's nothing outstanding in terms of performance here but you do get a much more stylish and well-built laptop compared to some of the competition.

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: Sam (newegg.com)

Great "casual use" laptop

 

I've always liked the Zenbook format (it's a pretty blatant Macbook Air rip-off, but there's nothing wrong with ripping off a good thing), but didn't have enough need for a personal laptop to spend the money on a new one (even the cheaper models). I...

thin, light, sturdy body ; Windows 7 ; matte display

older processor ; tons of bloatware

Jul, 2014

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera: No

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader / Single Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000

Graphics

Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

LAN/VGA combo port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM76 / Unknown
Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Number:i3-3217U / I5-3317U / I7-3517U
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:31

Software

Recovery operating system:Windows 8

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500