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Asus M32AD 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 6GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 6GB Nov 2015
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ASUS M32 desktop PC performs everything from your daily tasks to playing 4K Ultra HD video with enhanced energy efficiency. Multitask with several apps at once thanks to the 4th gen Intel Core... More
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ASUS Desktop Computer (M32AD-R14) Full Review

9 Reasons For

Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

On average Asus medium processor core personal computers have good ratings compared to other brands as do all computers manufactured by Asus.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD is 640MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter burst frequency is 940MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter burst frequency of 1,100 megahertz, the Asus M32AD has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter burst frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the M32AD.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Two Hard Drives

Most of the other desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the M32AD only have one hard drive, however the Asus M32AD has two hard drives.

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Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus M32AD is more than most computers of this type and age. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "MS PRO", "Memory Stick (MS)", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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8.1 Audio Output Channel

The Asus M32AD has a better audio output than most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year. This computer has an 8.1 audio output channel, whereas most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it have a 7.1 audio output channel.

An 8.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output across all personal computers that are a comparable age to the M32AD.

The worst audio output across comparable types of desktop computer is 5.1.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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12 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 1.8TB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type.

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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 desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the M32AD have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Asus M32AD has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of computers that came out around the same time as the M32AD is 1,100MHz.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Asus M32AD has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst similar spec PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that came out more than a year ago the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The Asus M32AD has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the M32AD. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 770GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on computers that were released around the same time as it. 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.

If the storage speed of this medium processor core desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (£595.00) (SSD).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.024 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out more than a year ago. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD is 1GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Asus M32AD has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of this age and spec. The most commonly found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Asus computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD is 33GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of computers of this type and age range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. At only 1,600 megahertz, the Asus M32AD has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec computers that were released one year ago.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The system bus data transfer rates of comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the M32AD range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 6GT/s. The Asus M32AD has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate (only 5 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the M32AD.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The smallest maximum internal memory of similar spec PCs that have been available for more than a year is 2GB, the biggest is 790GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 75GB. At only 32,768 megabytes, the Asus M32AD has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the M32AD.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Asus M32AD

Released Over a Year Ago

This personal computer was released over a year ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the Asus M32AD has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

If this medium processor core desktop computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP 240 Tower (£1,086.36) (3.3GHz), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre M73 SFF (3.3GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus M32AD has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the M32AD.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other PCs that came out around the same time as the M32AD.

If this desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 800 G2 (£1,099.58) (8GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Idle States
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Packaging Content
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

User Reviews

(8)
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
Fast
Powerful
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
Takes some effort to load OS
Reviewed 25 December 2014 by Alan R.
(Verified Purchase)

Newegg had the best price on this rig. As always, a good deal, and fast shipping from Newegg!

Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Dean K.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by JOE A.
(Verified Purchase)

You will need a bootable usb drive with an iso image of the OS install disk. If you have, or can borrow, a usb DVD drive you should be able to do it with that...

Reviewed 21 June 2015 by Hrach H.
(Verified Purchase)

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…

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Asus4me
Asus4me would recommend the Asus M32AD (Verified Purchase)

Boot up goes fast. USB and chip reader in front are convient. Edit pictures and videos and it's worked good. Don't know how it's going to work with my firewire camera yet as I have to add a board...

Reviewed 5 August 2015 by Tomias
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…

Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Shamu88

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…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus m32, asus m32a, m32adbe002, m32adsp052, m32adde005, asus m32ad, m32adbe002t, m32adsp052s, m32adde005s, asus m32adbe002, asus m32adbe002t
Barcodes 04712900188356, 04716659999188

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