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Asus UX32VD-R4002V

Specifications

Asus UX32VD-R4002VNotebook: Asus UX32VD-R4002V (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 3517U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 1000 euro
Average Score: 79.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 77%, features: 64%, display: 95% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Asus UX32VD-R4002V

80% Asus Zenbook UX32Vd Review
Source: Maximum PC English
The thing is, you can get all these neat features, as well as an SSD, in the new Zenbook UX31A, for $200 less, just by forgoing the discrete graphics. And frankly, we think that if portable gaming is what you’re after, you’re better served by a small powerhouse like Origin’s Eon11-S (reviewed last month), as opposed to a rig that tries to be both an Ultrabook and a gaming machine, where one or both facets are bound to be compromised.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% ASUS Zenbook Prime UX32VD Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Asus clearly has engineers who know what they’re doing. They are interested in high-resolution displays, attractive exteriors and excellent performance. The UX32 is an engineering feat no other Ultrabook on the market can match.Unfortunately, the laptop fell short in our battery life testing. That’s a serious problem. It’s fair to assume someone buying a portable laptop expects it to offer great battery life. The UX32 is merely adequate.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The newest ZENBOOK UX32VD is a generally impressive Ultrabook with plenty of great reasons why you should buy it ... and at least one reason why you might want to pass. The beautiful 1080p IPS display is quite possibly the best screen on any current 13-inch notebook. The dedicated graphics mean you can play modern games or use that additional performance to accelerate graphics-intense applications like Photoshop or video editing software. In short, if ASUS fixes the SSD cache issue then the UX32VD is quite simply the best Windows-based alternative to the MacBook Air.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 70% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 80%

Foreign Reviews

77% Verspieltes Ultrabook
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/12/2012
Rating: Total score: 77% price: 68% performance: 66% features: 83% display: 99% mobility: 61% ergonomy: 86%
Ultrabook mal anders – Full-HD im 13-Zöller mit IPS und Grafikkarte
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/14/2012
Rating: performance: 70% features: 40% display: 90% mobility: 40% workmanship: 70% ergonomy: 40%
90% Recensione ASUS Zenbook UX32VD
Source: Techno Zoom Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2012
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% ASUS ZENBOOK UX32VD-R4002V
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Первый тест в России ультрабука ASUS UX32VD: выбор ZOOM.Cnews
Source: Zoom RU→EN
Positive: Excellent design; Powerful; Incomparable screen quality; Price. Negative: No.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/18/2012

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.


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.


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.


1.5 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.


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


79.5%: 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.

Notebooks from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-07- 5 (Update: 2012-07- 5)