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ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A

alaTest has collected and analyzed 449 reviews of ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and usability. The design and portability also get good feedback. The energy efficiency and touchpad get less positive views, and there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

performance, portability, design, usability, 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 85/100 = 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. Comments about the screen and price are overall positive. The design and portability also get good feedback. Reviews are divided on the usability. 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

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of ASUS ZENBOOK UX32A from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and durability are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the energy efficiency and reliability.

portability, performance, design, durability, price

reliability, energy

74% 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

Dec, 2017

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

 

This Ultrabook breaks the mold by using lower cost components including a traditional hard drive instead of just an SSD. Our thoughts on this setup might surprise you.

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 (techadvisor.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

Audio

Audio system:HD / SonicMaster
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speakers manufacturer:Bang & Olufsen

Battery

Battery Capacity:48 / 6570
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):6
Battery performance:6250 / 6520 / 6570
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Polymer
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Grey, Stainless steel / Aluminium, Metallic, Silver / Aluminium, Silver / Grey, Brown / Grey, Metallic / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Metallic, Silver / Silver / Stainless Steel
Form Factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product type:Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:13 / 13.3 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight:No / Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No
Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116 / 0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:No / Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):4
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM / SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 4.0 / 4.0+HS
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethetrnet, WLAN / WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
WWAN: No

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HD / SonicMaster
Dimensions (WxDxH):12.8 x 8.78 x 0.709
Display:LCD / LED
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:Intel
GSM module: No
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Electronic compass: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
LAN/VGA combo port:N
Line-in: Yes
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini VGA ports quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / No / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L3 cache:3 / 4
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM76 Express
Number of processors supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:I3-2367M / I3-3217U / I5-3317M / I5-3317U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-3xxx / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2367M / I3-3217U / I5-3317U / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / No / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:59798 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XG
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:No / Yes
Fingerprint reader: No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Ultimate / Windows 8
Recovery operating system:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD / SD, SDHC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:24
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:24
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 344 / 500 / 524

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Power supply type:AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.78 / 9 / 9.17
Height:0.709 / 0.827
Height (front):0.217 / 5.5
Height (rear):0.709 / 1
Weight:2 / 3.2
Width:12.8 / 13