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

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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the UX32A have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Asus UX32A which has three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 3,179 user and expert reviews for Asus notebook PCs and found that on average Asus has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Asus has good ratings specifically for its medium processor cores notebook PCs.

Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Asus UX32A has a full-size keyboard.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and spec, the Asus UX32A has a front camera.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The Asus UX32A has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (24 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the UX32A. Across all the medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys range from 8GB to 500GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 14GB.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 6,520 milliamperes * hour, the Asus UX32A has one of the bigger battery capacitys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this age and spec the battery capacitys range from 3mAh to 14,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,800mAh.

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Six Number of Battery Cellss

The Asus UX32A is a six number of battery cells laptop. Most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the UX32A have between one and eight number of battery cellss.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Light

The Asus UX32A is one of the lighter medium processor cores notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the UX32A (only 1.5 kilograms) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of this spec and age have weights of between 300g and 3.8kg, and the average weight is 2.1kg.

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13 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Only One Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes

Most medium processor cores notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the UX32A have between 1 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness, including the Asus UX32A which has one maximum number of PCI Express lanes.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Asus UX32A has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 13.3 inches) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age. The display diagonals of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the UX32A range from 10" to 18", and the average display diagonal is 15".

There are a number of other 13.3" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the DELL 13[plb_2215401_price].

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Only HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD+SSD storage media, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it. 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.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

At only 1.7 gigahertz, the Asus UX32A has a fairly slow processor frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the UX32A. Medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have processor frequencys of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz.

Laptops with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 17R[plb_2548954_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memorys of portable PCs of this type and age range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5.5GB. The Asus UX32A has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Only 24 Solid-State Drive Capacitys

The Asus UX32A is a 24 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity laptop.

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Only SonicMaster Audio System

This portable PC audio system, which is the most commonly found audio system on laptops of this type and age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Asus UX32A does not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of portable PCs that came out around the same time as the UX32A is 3GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 3.7GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 2.6 gigahertz, the Asus UX32A has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of laptops of this spec and age is 250GB, the biggest is 1.5TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB. The Asus UX32A has one of the smaller hard drive capacitys (only 500 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores notebook PCs of this age.

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Only 2.1 Bluetooth Version

The Asus UX32A supports a 2.1 bluetooth version which is better than the 4 bluetooth version supported by most medium processor cores notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

This laptop's bluetooth version (2.1) is actually the worst supported bluetooth version amongst all laptops of this age and type.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best supported bluetooth version is 4.0 EDR.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Asus UX32A

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Asus portable PC was released.

Intel Core I5-3xxx Processor Family

The Asus UX32A has a better processor family than most similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-3xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Asus UX32A has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Integrated 4G WiMAX
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
CPU Multiplier (bus/core Ratio)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Capacity
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speakers Manufacturer
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini VGA Ports Quantity
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
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 Technologies
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® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Battery Capacity
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide

3 Awards

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus ux32, ux32ar3008, apple ux32, asus ux32a, ux32ar3008h, apple ux32a, apple i53317, apple 500gb24, apple i53317u, apple 500gb24g, apple 500gb24gb
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