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14 Reasons For
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on similar spec personal computers that were released around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of few processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the M32AD range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the Asus M32AD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to the M32AD.
Asus Computers Have Good Reviews
Based on 310 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its few processor core PCs range compared to other manufacturers.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 3.9GHz. The Asus M32AD has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.5 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the M32AD.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of PCs of this spec and age range from 250GB to 2TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 610GB. When compared to other personal computers of this age and spec, the Asus M32AD's hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest.
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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The smallest total storage capacity of PCs of this spec and age is 4GB and the biggest is 2TB. The Asus M32AD has one of the biggest total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst few processor core PCs of this age.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
The Asus M32AD has a quite big internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest internal memory of few processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago is 1GB and the biggest is 16GB.
If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Asus G20AJ (8GB and higher rated).
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on computers that are a comparable age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on few processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.
DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
This personal computer has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type, which is the most commonly found internal memory type on PCs that are a comparable age to it.
Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards
The Asus M32AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it. This Asus PC supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by PCs that have been available for more than two years. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this desktop computer.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.
Has One Memory Slot
The Asus M32AD has a greater number of memory slots than most comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as it. The most commonly found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.
8 Reasons Against
Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most computers of this age and type have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus M32AD which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte, the Asus M32AD has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M32AD. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of computers that were released more than two years ago is 250MB and the biggest is 4.1GB.
Only Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Asus M32AD is a three USB 2.0 port computer. Most of the other few processor core PCs that have been around for more than two years have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
Most personal computers of this type and age have between one and five USB 3.0 ports, including the Asus M32AD which has two USB 3.0 ports.
+5 More reasons against
Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 1.8GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the M32AD.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The Asus M32AD is a one PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other few processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
When compared to other PCs of this age and type that we have assessed, the Asus M32AD's height of 408.5 millimeters is one of the tallest. Across all the PCs of a similar type and age to the M32AD the heights range from 30mm to 430mm, and the average height is 220mm.
Only One Mini PCI Express Slot
The Asus M32AD is a one mini PCI Express slot computer.
2 Other reasons to consider the Asus M32AD
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Asus computer has been on the market for over two years.
HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on computers that have been available for more than two years. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Processor That Supports ECC
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, MS PRO, SD, SD, SDHC, XD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
AMD Radeon R5 235
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Processor Special Features
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
Instead of complaining, I will state the facts: I purchased the machine after doing research for 2 weeks. First I noticed that the hard drive was partitioned into 3 drives, thereby lowering my... Read more…
Nice PC if you are not a heavy gamer. This Win 8.1 PC came with an app that simulates the old XP start menu. The Intel Core 3 performance is a noticeable improvement over the old 4 processors. A ver
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
There are other brands that have better specs for less money, but their component quality may not be as good. Other than that we have not had any problems with this PC so far
Hate the large brick ac adapter but I guess that's the trade-off for having such a small pc
Nice machine for home office. Great for Internet browsing, Word documents, simple spreadsheets, etc.
I installed 250GB SSD and 750GB laptop HDD (because I already had it) in one drive bay and left... Read more…
Very fast, very quiet system that is fantastic as a small pc in a living room or bedroom.
I set it up in about 15 minutes and installed windows 8 with an external dvd drive. That didn't take very... Read more…
Tomias would recommend the Asus M32AD (Verified Purchase)
Overall the computer does everything i needed it to do as far as schoolwork and general perusing of the internet.
doesn't have a spectacular power supply and very limited expansion slots, so if... Read more…
ASUS has very poor customer service. They are unable to provide service for their destops. I have been trying for WEEKS to get recovery discs, which they don't provide at purchase. When I received... Read more…