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7 Reasons For
Asus has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire desktop computer range compared to other brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of this type and age.
Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of PCs that are a comparable age to the M32AD range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst PCs of this age.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago.
Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards
The Asus M32AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most similar spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the M32AD. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS Duo", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this Asus personal computer.
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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on comparable spec desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Asus M32AD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the M32AD the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Asus M32AD has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst personal computers of this age.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
The slowest processor clock speed of PCs of a comparable type and age to the M32AD is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 2.9 gigahertz, the Asus M32AD has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst comparable spec computers of this age.
Alternative 2.9GHz processor clock speed computers currently available which you might also want to consider include the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73[plb_2752434_price] which is cheaper.
If you are looking for a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the 280 G1[pl_2934654_price] (3GHz and cheaper), the 280 G1 MT[pl_3301524_price] (3GHz and cheaper), or the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[pl_2973425_price] (3GHz and cheaper) all from HP.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on desktop computers that have been available for more than a year. 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.
We compared this computer to all the other HDD personal computers and we think cheaper computers such as the 280 G1[pl_2934654_price], and the 800 G2 SFF[pl_3768356_price] both from HP or the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2457302_price] is also worth considering.
Personal computers with a faster storage speed that might be worth looking at include the OptiPlex 9020 SFF[pl_2414879_price] (SSD), or the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2985619_price] (SSD) both from DELL which is also cheaper.
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Very Small Internal Memory
Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the M32AD the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the M32AD.
We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB memory PCs currently available including the OptiPlex 3020[pl_2457302_price], or the OptiPlex 9020[pl_2556629_price] both from DELL which is cheaper.
If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the DELL 270[plb_3068921_price] (6GB and cheaper), or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF[plb_2973425_price] (8GB and cheaper).
Only Three USB 2.0 Ports
The Asus M32AD is a three USB 2.0 port computer.
Only Two USB 3.0 Ports
The Asus M32AD is a two USB 3.0 port personal computer.
Very Small Maximum Internal Memory
PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB. The Asus M32AD has a fairly small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers that were released one year ago.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The Asus M32AD is a one PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the M32AD have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency
Medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the M32AD have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The Asus M32AD has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this computer was released.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus M32AD has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the M32AD.
We compared all the other 1TB total storage capacity PCs to this computer and we think because of it's better review score, the DELL PowerEdge T20[plb_2747980_price] is also worth considering.
If this desktop computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to consider the Acer Aspire XC-705[plb_3121374_price] (2TB).
Reviewed 18 December 2014 by 25YearComputerContractor
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…