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Asus U32 Series

Asus U32VJ-RO004HProcessor: AMD E-Series E-450, Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6320, NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 13.3 inch
Weight: 1.6kg, 1.75kg, 1.8kg, 1.9kg
Price: 500, 600 euro
Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 11 reviews)
: - %, performance: 71%, features: 73%, display: 72%
mobility: 90%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 83%

 

Asus U32U

Asus is known for their different kind of market approach. They were the first ones to introduce the Netbook concept to the world with their Eee PC and that went real well. Little did we all realize, netbooks were slowly being replaced with tablets and so, the idea of cheap and small-underpowered laptops itself doesn’t attract many anymore. With the introduction of the Ultrabook by Intel in 2011, manufacturers could once again explore the ultra-portable category and many did exactly that. In fact Asus themselves released their own versions of the Ultrabook called the Zenbook and that was great.
However, it seems like Asus wasn’t happy with the type of customers the Ultrabooks were aiming at. These “Macbook Air killers” were just another MacBook Air. Ultrabooks are generally as costly as the MacBook Air which limits their sales. Hence, Asus decided they needed to sell something cheaper with a slight taste of an Ultrabook. The U32U then is supposed to be an Ultrabook priced like a netbook. We liked the idea of a cheaper, portable laptop with regular performance but there is one major flaw with their idea. The Asus U32U is powered by a dual-core AMD E-450 processor which they claim is better than Intel’s Atom processor. The fact is; it still is a Netbook’s processor and performs like one. Apart from that, it looks slightly big for its 13 inch screen. At one look, you’d say it is a 14 inch laptop. In a nutshell then, the U32U is a not a perfect combination of a Netbook and an Ultrabook. It’s almost as thin and portable as an Ultrabook but performs like a netbook. The only advantage is its long battery life and modest looks.

Specifications

Asus U32UNotebook: Asus U32U
Processor: AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6320
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section
 U32U (Model)

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

80% Asus U32U
Source: Digital Versus English
Its excellent battery life and compact size make the Asus U32U a great option for users who are often out and about and who don't need huge amounts of processing power. It's particularly suitable for users looking to take notes, type out documents, watch videos and surf the web away from home.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Asus U32U Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The Asus U32U notebook with 8GB of RAM is priced at Rs.34,990. Alternatively, you do get a 2GB model for Rs.30,990 with DOS pre-installed. Anyway, back to this model that we reviewed - it’s quite pricey, because you’re paying quite a bit for the processing power equivalent to a netbook. True, you’re getting more estate space, but that’s about it. The Lenovo Z570 and G570 might be a little more bulkier and may vary slightly with the price, but they’ve got a much faster processor. If the U32U would have been priced around 30k, it would have made for a much better buy. Right now, it’s just a netbook that's a tad expensive with a bigger display. At this price tag, we’d recommend you consider the other options.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
ASUS U32U - Konkurrent für Ultrabooks?
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: good visual appearance; long battery runtime Negative: middle-rate performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/20/2012
85% Review af Asus U32U
Source: Laptopworld.dk DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/01/2012
Rating: Total score: 85%

 

Asus U32U-RX019V

Specifications

Asus U32U-RX019VNotebook: Asus U32U-RX019V
Processor: AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6320
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus U32U-RX019V
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus U32U-RX042V

Specifications

Asus U32U-RX042VNotebook: Asus U32U-RX042V
Processor: AMD E-Series E-450
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon HD 6320
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.75kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 86% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

81% Review Asus U32U-RX042V Notebook | Notebookcheck
Mobility with obstacles. Asus combines AMD's frugal Fusion APU with opulent fittings, and a strong battery to create an attractive sub-notebook. We'll tell you here whether or not Asus has succeeded in spite of a reflective 13.3-inch screen and other weaknesses.
86% ASUS U32U-RX042V
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 95% ergonomy: 85% emissions: 88%
Видеообзор ноутбука ASUS U32U
Source: F1CD RU→EN
Positive: Not bad performance for the price; High-capacity battery; The stylish design; USB 3.0. Negative: Significant was found.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/29/2012

 

Asus U32VD

Specifications

Asus U32VDNotebook: Asus U32VD
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

 

Asus U32V / U32VD review – this is how an affordable ultrabook alternative looks like
Source: TLBHD English
All in all, there are many reasons why this laptop can become a hit. As I said from the beginning, this is not an ultrabook, it’s merely a powerful portable notebook with a fair price. As a result, it’s not as sleek, light or beautiful as ultrabooks and lacks some of the fancy features, like the high resolution display or the backlit keyboard. But it compensates when it comes to performances. And then, there’s the price tag, as the Asus U32V is significantly cheaper than the average 13.3 inch ultrabook these days.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2012
Asus U32V notebook: Ultrabook helyett
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Perfomance. Negative: Resolution of the display; week sound.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/25/2012

 

Asus U32V

Specifications

Asus U32VNotebook: Asus U32V
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Asus U32V: Sutba az ultrabookkal!
Source: NotebookTV.hu HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Asus U32VJ-RO004H

Specifications

Asus U32VJ-RO004HNotebook: Asus U32VJ-RO004H
Processor: Intel Core i5 3210M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 1.9kg
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% ASUS U32VJ-RO004H
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 83% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%

 

Comment

Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

AMD Radeon HD 6320:

Integrated graphics card in the Zacate netbook processors (e.g. E-450) featuring an UVD3 video decoder and no dedicated memory. Thanks to TurboCore, it can automatically overclock to 600 MHz.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 630M:

Multiple models based on various chips of the Fermi generation. Specifically, the GT 630M exists in GF108/GF106/GF116 variants, but are all essentially renamed GeForce GT 540M or 555M GPUs. A 28nm GF117 variant exists as well with reduced power consumption.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M:

Essentially a renamed GeForce GT 555M available in two or more variants with 96 or 144 shaders and 128 bit / 192 bit  DDR3 or GDDR5 memory.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD E-Series:

E-450:

Dual Core low power processor with an integrated graphics cards. The processor is on a level with Celeron SU2300 (1.2 GHz) and the GPU part about as fast as an Nvidia ION (2).

Intel Core i5:

3210M: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based dual-core, includes HD 4000 GPU, core clock 2.5 - 3.1 GHz


13.3: This is a common display format for subnotebooks. Netbooks, UMPC and some subnotebooks have tinier displays. Nevertheless, the majority of standard laptops has a higher format. The advantage of a small display is, that the subnotebook can be small dimensioned and can be carried easily. Further the small display needs few energy, which improves the battery runtime and in consequence the mobility. The disadvantage is that the reading of texts is a bit exhausting for the eyes, especially with high resolutions.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.6 kg:

This sub-notebook weighs less than the average of all notebooks and represents a medium class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 11 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

1.9 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


79%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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» Lenovo G580-59367555
Core i5 3230M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus R700VJ-T2138H
Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Asus K55VJ-SX071H
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus K75VJ-T2113H
Core i3 3110M, 17.3", 3 kg
» Asus K95VJ-YZ011
Core i5 3210M, 18.4", 3.8 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z400-785
Core i7 3632QM, 14.0", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z500-59-366644
Pentium 2020M, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus Vivobook S550CA-CJ073H
Core i7 3517U, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus K55VJ-SX017H
Core i7 3610QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ037H
Core i7 3517U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Asus VivoBook S550CM-CJ038H
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus K56CM-XX128H
Core i7 3517U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus VivoBook S550C
Core i7 3517U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus S56CM-XX033H
Core i7 3517U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus P45VJ-VO002X
Core i5 3210M, 14", 2.3 kg
» Asus S46CM-DH71-CA
Core i7 3517U, 14.1", 2 kg
» Asus N56VJ-S4042H
Core i5 3210M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus A56CM-XX076H
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus S56CM-XX079H
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» MSI GE620DX-802XTR
Core i5 2450M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus N45SL Jay Chou
Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2.5 kg

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» HP Pavilion 13-a051sr
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» HP Pavilion 13-a020nr x360 (K1Q28EA)
Radeon R5 (Beema), A-Series A8-6410
» Asus Zenbook UX303LA-R5094H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo IdeaPad U330-59427487
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire V3-371-52VR
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4210U
» Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4215H
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-04-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)