Asus UX32VD

Specifications

Asus UX32VDNotebook: Asus UX32VD (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 3317U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M 1024 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.47kg
Average Score: 86.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 83%, features: 70%, display: 96% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 80%

Reviews for the Asus UX32VD

87% Review Asus Zenbook UX32VD Ultrabook | Notebookcheck
Miracles happen. The first rumors about Asus' new, revised Zenbook series made some waves: Full-HD IPS displays in skinny 13" cases. Hard to believe: non-reflective display surfaces! The rumors turned out to be true, in front of us sits an Asus UX32VD, one of the first specimen of the series with the sought after display panel.
Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD is one of the first Ultrabooks in the brave new frontier that marries typical Ultrabook specs with upgradable parts and dedicated graphics. Our advice? Wait for the second or third generation where dedicated graphics performance improves along with battery life. The NVidia GT620M doesn't offer enough graphics prowess to offset the drop in battery life and the UX32VD isn't a serious gaming machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/09/2012
80% Asus Zenbook UX32VD review
Source: CNet English
Laptop shopping is always about making compromises, trading computing power for battery life or reducing size and weight at the cost of extra features.With a Core i7 CPU, discrete graphics, and a full HD screen, the Asus Zenbook UX23VD is pretty close to being the ultrabook that has it all, but you'll pay for all those features.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD
Source: CNet English
One of the coolest-looking of the original generation of ultrabook laptops was the Asus Zenbook UX31E. When we knocked the original UX31 Zenbook for copying the MacBook Air without offering a significant discount, we expected the follow-up Asus ultrabook to -- like similar laptops from HP, Toshiba, and Dell -- come in at well under $1,000.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/22/2012

Foreign Reviews

86% Test: ASUS Zenbook UX32 Ultrabook – Hátraarc!
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 86%
Asus Zenbook UX32VD
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Positive: Very attractive design; solid and well case; fantastic matte HD screen; excellent performance. Negative: Price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2012
92% 경량 휴대 노트북의 새로운 패러다임 - 에이수스 젠북 프라임 UX32VD (통합편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 92%

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.


1.47 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


86.25%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


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

Laptops 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-R3001V
Core i5 3317U, 1.3 kg
» Asus UX32VD-DB71
Core i7 3517U, 1.4 kg
» Asus UX32VD-R4002V
Core i7 3517U, 1.5 kg

Notebooks 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, 2012-05-31 (Update: 2012-05-31)