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ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A

ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A
alaScore 88

206 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the keyboard and battery are on the whole positive. The design and performance also get good opinions, whereas comments are divided on the touchpad.

portability, performance, design, battery, keyboard

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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(Based on 206 reviews)

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Weak, outdated Sandy Bridge Core i3 ; Consequently, a comparatively poor performance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

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Weak, outdated Sandy Bridge Core i3; Consequently, a comparatively poor performance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

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Asus Zenbook UX32A DB31

 

The Asus Zenbook was one of the first entrants in the new ultrabook category when it launched in late 2011. We liked that original system, despite a few serious flaws, as the all-metal design marked it as a direct competitor to the MacBook Air .

The Asus Zenbook UX32A is much less expensive than previous Asus ultrabooks, but keeps the same sharp design.

Saddled with last-gen components, the UX32A missed out on CPU and GPU improvements from Intel.

Asus makes some of the most full-featured ultrabooks available, but this stripped-down Zenbook UX32A version is missing those extras and faces tough competition in its price range.

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Asus Zenbook UX32A review – the most affordable Asus ultrabook

 

Today we're taking a detailed look at the Asus Zenbook UX32A. This is Asus's most affordable ultrabook available right now, starting at around $700, and wh

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

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

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"Good computer, but wifi bugs and power cord issues"

 

Would be great computer, but the parts aren't worth the hassle. Sent back twice in 6 months to repair Wifi. Signal reception is still weak.

Light, fast, good start-up times.

WiFi is poor. Sent back twice for repair within first 6 months.

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"Good price,oversensitive touchpad,CHARGER PORT failures"

 

This laptop has great specs for the price. It is fast, light, and thin. However, it has 4 significant flaws.

Fast processor for the price, sleek design, thin, light, good sound.

Touchpad is too sensitive. If your hands get anywhere near it, it will cause your mouse to jump around.

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"Great laptop for this price, occasional wifi problems."

 

A great computer for this price though I ultimately had to return it due to wifi problems. Recommend doing online search to see if the problem has been fixed at your time of purchase.

Thin, light, attractive design, good processing speed.

I had occasional wifi problems and could barely connect to my home network. Keyboard not that responsive/amenable to touch typing but functioned fine.

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Amazon 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability, design, value for money, performance, battery

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

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

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PNY VCG84512D3SXPB

 

I don't game, so I didn't test it with that. I bought it because my CAD software doesn't like my onboard NIC. This is probably worth the money, but I was expecting more.

It worked

Slower than my onboard card. My windows index went from 6.3 to 4.5 or something like that. Couldn't even handle Chess Titans on Windows on the highest quality setting without sluggishness. Handles second highest quality

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This computer does not perform as advertized

 

I bought this computer after my wife purchased a Macbook Air thinking it would perfomr at a similar level. I wanted a laptop with the instant on feel that performed quickly and quietly. I had hoped that the SSD cache would make this possible, I was...

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type: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
LED Backlight:Edge LED
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

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

Graphic

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

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM76
Processor:Core™ i3 / Core™ i5
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:i3-3217U / I5-3317U
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