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Asus UX32A 2 Core Intel Core I5-3xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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Asus Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Based on 2,723 user and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its portable PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

Very Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Asus UX32A has a quite big maximum internal memory supported by processor (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the UX32A. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the UX32A is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 23GB.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and type.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Asus UX32A supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the UX32A.

Amongst similar types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX32A, the Asus UX32A has a front camera.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 6,570 milliamperes * hour, the Asus UX32A has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the UX32A. The average battery capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 3,700mAh, and the battery capacities range from 3mAh to 30,000mAh.

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Six Battery Cells

The Asus UX32A is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on portable PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Light

With a weight of only 1.5 kilograms, the Asus UX32A is one of the lighter medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago amongst portable PCs of this age. The weights of medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago range from 300g to 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.2kg.

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Narrow

The Asus UX32A is quite narrow (only 325 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. Portable PCs of this spec and age have widths of between 38mm and 430mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Only One PCI Express Lane (max)

The Asus UX32A is a one PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Asus UX32A does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec which have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The Asus UX32A has a fairly small screen size (only 13.3 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The smallest screen size of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the UX32A is 10" and the biggest is 18".

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 14 3000 (14").

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on laptops of this type and age. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this Asus notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the T420s (£1,388.87) (SSD), or the S540 (SSD) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 3.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus UX32A has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Acer Aspire S3 (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus UX32A has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the UX32A. Across all the comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the UX32A the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Notebook PCs of this spec and age have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 12GB. When compared to other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX32A, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Asus UX32A of only 4 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the UX32A the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 12GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus UX32A has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the UX32A do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Asus UX32A is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Laptops of a similar age and spec to the UX32A have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.3GHz and 3.7GHz. At only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus UX32A has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UX32A is 180GB and the biggest is 1.5TB. With a hard drive capacity of only 500 gigabytes, the Asus UX32A has a quite small hard drive capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX32A

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Asus notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus UX32A has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Asus UX32A has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If this laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (512GB).

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Specification

Design
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Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Port
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance

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Expert Reviews

(24)
19 October 2012

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...

18 October 2012

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...

8 October 2012

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...

27 September 2012

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...

18 September 2012

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

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User Reviews

(20)
Reviewed 21 June 2014 by George H.
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this to replace my other tablet that died just days after the warranty expired. Was a name brand one too, not some cheap knock off. This tablet is a very nice buy. Wasn't too sure about it... Read more…

Reviewed 10 September 2012 by Tom T.

After completing the setup on the machine, I noticed the camera would occasionally "disappear" and for no reason it would "reappear". After a couple days, the camera failed to work completely. I... Read more…

Reviewed 20 August 2012 by Anonymous
(Verified Purchase)

The Zenbook embodies all of the qualities of the higher end ultrabooks yet, with a lower price. The Core i-3 processor is more than enough for the tasks at hand. The HD 3000 video card plays... Read more…

Reviewed 23 December 2012 by Josh M.
(Verified Purchase)

I got this computer for my mother just like another reviewer did this holiday season. I think she is going to love the portability and speed coming from her outdated 8lbs HP notebook. For the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2012 by Eric M.
(Verified Purchase)

Purchased for a client, also purchased the i7 version for another client an added an SSD hard drive. I have the first Gen UX31 and love it, all the things that needed to be inproved were. Great... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux32, asus ux32a, asus 90nyoa113e12125d238, asus 90nyoa113e12125d238y

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