Asus UX32VD-DB71


Asus UX32VD-DB71Notebook: Asus UX32VD-DB71 (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.4kg
Price: 1100 euro
Average Score: 82.67% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 93%, features: 83%, display: 97% mobility: 76%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Asus UX32VD-DB71

Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD Ultrabook Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
Overall, we like the Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD. Our small gripes aside, it's a strong performer with real graphics punch. The system looks great and its brushed metal chassis is classy. The backlit keyboard looks positively great in dark or low-light settings. We didn't have any trouble with heat while the system was on flat surfaces, and it didn't get uncomfortably warm during lap duty. Importantly, the UX32VD feels sturdy, despite being a very thin ultrabook.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/26/2012
80% Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, even with a less-than-bodacious battery, the Zenbook Prime easily cops an Editors' Choice for its wonderful 1080p IPS screen, swift performance, and at least moderately game-worthy graphics. It's a premium-priced choice in the ultrabook arena, but it delivers a combination of cool design and potent productivity, especially for photo or video buffs, that'll be hard to top.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71
Source: PC Mag English
So what's the final verdict? The Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 is a very, very good system for content creators in the field. It's light, has a brilliant 1080p screen, and is compact. A photographer will enjoy the speedy photo editing capabilities of the system, video editors will love the Core i7 power of the system, and both will find the 500GB hard drive a good thing. The system will also keep multimedia power users happy, for mostly the same reasons plus the full-sized HDMI port in such a compact laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD-DB71 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The $1,299 ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD is sort of a niche Ultrabook for those not satisfied with Intel's graphics performance, and on that basis it succeeds. You get the same sweet 1080p IPS screen and rich Bang & Olufsen speakers as the UX31A, and Nvidia's GeForce GT 620M GPU provides enough muscle to play some of the most demanding games (albeit at lower resolutions).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

86% Notebook für unterwegs
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/04/2012
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 93% features: 83% display: 97% mobility: 76% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 82%
ASUS UX32VD - Ultrabook mit IPS und GT 620M
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Lone wolf within the 13-inch-ultrabook-segment; very good performance; fulfills the customer's wishes
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/27/2012
80% ASUS Zenbook UX32VD-DB71, ultrabook al estilo asiático
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
ASUS ZenBook UX32Vd - vybavený na cesty
Source: CZ→EN
Positive: Graphics performance; convenient backlit keyboard; peak IPS display with high resolution. Negative: Worse touchpad compatibility with some applications; lack of an integrated Ethernet.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/18/2012
100% Asus Zenbook UX32VD
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/16/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%



With the recent announced UX21 and UX31 Ultrabooks, provided by the Taiwanese manufacturer Asus and marketed under the self-created term Zenbook, the already existing UX series moves back to the foreground. In 2009 Asus showed the slim notebook UX50V with energy efficient hardware and a 15-inch display. Today, three years after the first device of this series Asus presents two devices in the Ultrabook-class with 11.6 - and 13.3-inch display. The category Ultrabook itself was launched by Intel to the fire up the market of the top dog Apple with its MacBook Air 11 and MacBook Air 13.

Significant milestones for this project are a sleek design, fast and energy-saving hardware as well as a decent battery lifetime. Asus uses a alloy-chassis, a solid state drive and a lithium-polymer battery, which is integrated. In the first reviews for the two new devices  the available ports, the bright screen and the minimalistic background noises in idle-usage models are highlighted. Disadvantages are the reflective surface of the display and the missing option to expand the integrated hardware.

Asus offers the Zenbook UX21 (11.6 inches) and the UX31 with the larger 13.3-inch screen from 999 € (MSRP) upwards. In regard to other devices you’ll see that Asus only sell premium devices at the moment. Acer offers the Aspire S3 Ultrabook already from 799 € (MSRP) upwards. But in comparison the devices from Asus get a better result in the most reviews out there.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M:

Based on either the older 40nm GF108 chip or the newer 28nm GF117 Fermi die shrink. In either case, the 620M is most similar to a GT 525M and comes without dedicated display ports. Consequently, the GPU can only be used in conjunction with Optimus. 

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

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

Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  

3517U: Fast Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.9 - 3.0 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1150 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

1.4 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

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.

Asus reviews

82.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Asus UX32VD-R4002H
GeForce GT 620M, Core i7 3517U, 1.5 kg
Asus UX32VD-R3001H
GeForce GT 620M, Core i5 3317U, 1.5 kg
Asus UX32VD-R3001V
GeForce GT 620M, Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
Asus UX32VD-R4002V
GeForce GT 620M, Core i7 3517U, 1.5 kg
Asus UX32VD
GeForce GT 620M, Core i5 3317U, 1.47 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo ThinkPad T430u
GeForce GT 620M, Core i5 3317U, 14.0", 1.9 kg

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HD Graphics 5300, Core M 5Y71, 13.3", 1.2 kg
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HD Graphics 515, Core m5 6Y54, 13.3", 1.2 kg
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HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
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HD Graphics 520, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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GeForce 940M, Core i7 6500U, 13.3", 1.52 kg
Asus UX305CA-FC037T
HD Graphics 515, Core m3 6Y30, 13.3", 1.2 kg
Asus UX305CA-FB055T
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Asus UX305FA-FB012H
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Asus X302LA-FN109H
HD Graphics 5500, Core i3 5010U, 13.3", 1.6 kg
Asus C201PA-DS01 Chromebook
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Asus Zenbook UX305FA-FB033H
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Asus Zenbook UX303LB-R4079H
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Asus Zenbook UX305LA
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Asus UX305FA-FB041H
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Asus ZenBook UX303LN-R4359H
GeForce 840M, Core i5 5200U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2012-07- 5 (Update: 2012-07- 5)