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ASUS Zenbook UX32VD

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews of ASUS Zenbook UX32VD. 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. Reviewers really like the usability and portability. The screen and design also get good feedback, but many are critical about the energy efficiency.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the ASUS Zenbook UX32VD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for ASUS Zenbook UX32VD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of ASUS Zenbook UX32VD from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for ASUS Zenbook UX32VD

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 100 user reviews of ASUS Zenbook UX32VD from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Views about the usability and screen are overall positive. The design and portability also get good feedback, but many are critical about the energy efficiency.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: ASUS Zenbook UX32VD-DB71 13.3-Inch UltrabookASUS Zenbook UX32VD-DB71 13.3-Inch Ultrabook

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

Asus Zenbook UX32Vd Review

 

Sexy Zenbook looks; lovely screen; lots of amenities at a competitive price

Wimpy GPU; despite Optimus, battery life isn’t exceptional; HDD rather than SSD

When Asus’s Zenbook UX31E debuted last year, it seemed to almost single-handedly put Ultrabooks on the map. Its intriguing mix of good looks, performance, and price convinced many a skeptic, us included, that PCs could compete with the likes of Apple’s...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (notebookcheck.net)

Review Asus Zenbook UX32VD Ultrabook

 

Miracles happen. The first rumors about Asus' new, revised Zenboo

Attractive Design; Full-Size HDMI, VGA and LAN by Adapter; Service friendly thanks to large bottom plate; Backlit keyboard; Bright display with strong 1000:1 contrast; Outdoor capable thanks to bright, non-reflective display; Very stable viewing angles...

No Unibody; Spongy keyboard mounting; some software applications fail at supporting Windows' display scaling.; No SSD, just a conventional HDD with SSD cache; High case temperatures during full load; suboptimally positioned speakers

The Asus UX32VD competes with a number of Ultrabooks from other manufacturers. A representative list would be for example the Dell XPS 13, Sony's SVT13, Samsung's 530U, HP Folio 13 and many more. If a high quality display is a priority, the only...

May, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

ASUS ZenBook UX32VD Review

 

It might look like a MacBook Air from a distance, but the ASUS ZenBook UX32VD is a 14-inch Ultrabook running Windows 7 and packed with some surprising power.

Beautiful 1080p screen ; Nice keyboard ; Solid thin-and-light design ; Best-in-class gaming performance

Slow HDD + SSD cache ; Average battery life ; Adapter "dongles" are easy to lose

The newest ZENBOOK UX32VD is a generally impressive Ultrabook with plenty of great reasons why you should buy it … and at least one reason why you might want to pass. The beautiful 1080p IPS display is quite possibly the best screen on any current...

Aug, 2012

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71

 

The Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 adds a speedy 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce graphics to the ultrabook formula. What Asus has wrought is the thinnest and lightest 1080p HD power system on the market. It's the ultrabook to...

Brilliant 1080p screen in a 13.3 inch ultrabook. Discrete 3D graphics. Strong multimedia performance. Full sized HDMI port. Three USB 3.0 ports in an ultrabook. Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz/5GHz Wi-Fi

Text can be tiny unless scaled up. Middling battery life. Only 30-day trial to McAfee Internet Security

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD

 

The ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD combines the best Ultrabook display with Nvidia graphics for extra gaming muscle.

The $1,299 ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD is sort of a niche Ultrabook for those not satisfied with Intel's graphics performance, and on that basis it succeeds. You get the same sweet 1080p IPS screen and rich Bang & Olufsen speakers as the UX31A, and...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: (laptopmag.com)

ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71

 

You can't blame ASUS for wanting to diversify its Ultrabook lineup. Not when it has an awesome full HD screen that's even better than the MacBook Air's. For the UX32VD, ASUS added discrete Nvidia graphics to this glorious display. Yes, this a 3.2-pound...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Asus ZenBook UX32VD

 

The UX32VD is a decent attempt at an all-rounder ultrabook, though its battery life is uninspiring and it doesn't live up to its full potential.

24GB SSD cache + 500GB storage is a flexible solution ; Backlit keyboard ; Three USB 3.0 ports ; Matte screen ; Decent sound for a laptop

Weak battery life ; Higher-resolution model hard to find ; GeForce 620M is limited

The UX32VD is a decent attempt at an all-rounder ultrabook, though its battery life is uninspiring, and unless you can find the higher-resolution version, do some GPU overclocking and plan to do some home upgrades, it doesn't quite live up to its...

Oct, 2012

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Asus UX32VD-R4010H

 

The Asus UX32VD-R4010H Ultrabook is a sleek and ultraportable device power packed with features. This is a powerful gaming and multimedia laptop with integrated 3 rd Generation Intel Core i7 1.9 GHz Processors that ensure faster speed. The Asus...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: (hothardware.com)

Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD Ultrabook Review

 

super-slim ultrabooks, gaming and multimedia are often the weakest links. Most ultrabooks have Intel integrated graphics that aren't designed to take on graphics-intensive games. Storage space, graphics processing, and display quality can be key areas...

Performance Summary: The Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD is, as ultrabooks go, a strong multimedia system. Thanks to the discrete Nvidia graphics with Optimus, the UX32VD puts standard ultrabooks and their integrated graphics to shame the moment you fire up...

Sep, 2012

EDITORS' CHOICE!

Expert review by: Eric Grevstad (computershopper.com)

Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71

 

Industry pundits say Intel's ultrabook push has been hampered by some models' high prices—that ultrabooks won't catch on, let alone reach Intel's stated goal of 40 percent of all laptop sales, until there are more affordable entries like Lenovo's $799...

Terrific 1080p screen ; Fast performance, with Core i7 CPU and discrete graphics ; Three USB 3.0 ports ; VGA, HDMI, and (via USB) Ethernet support ; Backlit keyboard

Onscreen text can be tiny unless zoomed in ; Minimal backlight bleed ; Mediocre battery life

Across-the-board improvements to last year's model—from a fast CPU and discrete graphics to a backlit keyboard and the best screen in its class—make Asus' new ultrabook well worth its $1,299 price.

Jul, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

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

Battery

Battery Capacity:6520 / 6570
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48
Battery life (max):7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Polymer
Battery voltage:19
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Wi-Fi certified: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Aluminium / Aluminium, Metallic / Aluminium, Silver / Black, Silver / Blue, Metallic / Grey, Silver / Grey, Stainless steel / Metallic / Silver / Stainless steel
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise
Market positioning:Ultrabook
Product Type:Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:350
Display diagonal:33.8 / 34
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD / No
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / nVidia GeForce GT 620M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum Resolution:2048 x 1536
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100 / 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
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:AZERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:On-board / On-board + SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Gigabit Ethetrnet, WLAN / WLAN
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:HD / ICEpower / SonicMaster
Dimensions (WxDxH):325 x 223 x 18
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x
Intel�� Virtualization Technology (Intel�� VT):VT-d,VT-x
Number of products included:1
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC/DC
Weight:1.45
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
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
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output voltage:19
AC adapter power:65

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y / Yes
L3 Cache:3 / 4
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32 / 8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 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
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM67 Express / Intel HM76 Express
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8, 1x16, 2x4, 2x8 / 1x8,1x16,2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.3 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3 / 3.1
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 2nd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-3xxx
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I3-2367M / i3-3217U / I5-2467M / I5-3317U / I5-3337U / 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 i5-2400 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-3300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-3500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023
Processor threads:4
Stepping:J1 / L1
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
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 My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
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):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):No / Y / Yes
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): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel�� AES New Instructions (Intel�� AES-NI):Y
Intel�� Anti-Theft Technology (Intel�� AT):Y
Intel�� Clear Video HD Technology (Intel�� CVT HD):Y
Intel�� Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel�� Hyper Threading Technology (Intel�� HT Technology):Y
Intel�� Identity Protection Technology (Intel�� IPT):Y
Intel�� Insider���:Y
Intel�� InTru��� 3D Technology:Y
Intel�� My WiFi Technology (Intel�� MWT):Y
Intel�� Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel�� Rapid Start Technology:Y
Intel�� Secure Key:Y
Intel�� Smart Cache:Y
Intel�� Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel�� vPro��� Technology:N
Intel�� Wireless Display (Intel�� WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:56858 / 59798 / 65697 / 65707 / 65714 / 72054 / 72055 / I7-3517U / I7-3537U
Processor code:SR0CV / SR0D6 / SR0N6 / SR0N8 / SR0N9 / SR0XG / SR0XL
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / 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 8 / Windows 8 Pro

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / SD
Hard Drive Capacity:256 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
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 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 24 / 256
Solid-state drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA III
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 256 / 344 / 500 / 512 / 524

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22 / 22.3 / 223
Height :1.8 / 2.1
Height (front):5.5 / 50.5 / 6
Height (rear):1.8 / 2
Weight:1 / 1.45
Width:32 / 32.5 / 325