Asus UX32VD-R3001V

Specifications

Asus UX32VD-R3001VNotebook: Asus UX32VD-R3001V (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.3kg
Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

Reviews for the Asus UX32VD-R3001V

Foreign Reviews

Das bessere MacBook Air
Source: Focus Online German DE→EN
Potent competitor of Apple's MacBook Air; very good display performance; big touchpad
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/27/2012
Produkttest: Asus Zenbook Ultrabook UX32VD-R3001V
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Positive: First class workmanship; sensitive touchpad; keyboard. Negative: Too weak speakers.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/21/2012
90% Asus UX32VD : performances et résolution
Source: Erenumerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/26/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%

Comment

Series:

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. 

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

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


3317U: Ivy-Bridge-based ULV-CPU in Q2 2012. Offers a core clock of 1.7 - 2.6 GHz and an HD 4000 GPU (350 - 1050 MHz). The TDP is rated at 17 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.


1.3 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist only few sub-notebooks, which weight less. 10 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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


90%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.


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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Asus UX32VD-R4002H
Core i7 3517U, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R3001H
Core i5 3317U, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32VD-DB71
Core i7 3517U, 1.4 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R4002V
Core i7 3517U, 1.5 kg
» Asus UX32VD
Core i5 3317U, 1.47 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-33642HG
Core i5 3210M, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-571G-32324G50
Core i3 2328M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T430u-N3U89PB
Core i3 3217U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Fujitsu Lifebook LH532-MPAA5TR
Core i3 2328M, 14.0", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315077
Core i7 3537U, 27.0", 8.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27-57315058
Core i5 3337U, 27.0", 8.3 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-571PG-53314G75Mass
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.463 kg
» Acer Aspire E1-571G-3114G50Mnks
Core i3 3110M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad T430u
Core i5 3317U, 14", 1.9 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430-N3B3DGE
Core i7 3520M, 14.4", 1.9 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Edge S430
Core i5 3210M, 14", 1.85 kg
» Acer Aspire V5-571G-53314G50Makk
Core i5 3317U, 15.6", 2.3 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-08- 1 (Update: 2012-08- 1)