Asus Zenbook UX32L


Asus Zenbook UX32LNotebook: Asus Zenbook UX32L (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 840M
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: euro

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX32L

Обзор ультрабука ASUS Zenbook UX32L: прагматичный минимализм
Source: RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; excellent display and performance. Negative: Relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2014



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 840M:

Mid-range graphics card from the GeForce 800M series based on the Maxwell architecture.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

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


Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» 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.

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

» Asus UX303LN-DQ148P
Core i7 4510U
» Asus UX303LN-DB71T
Core i7 4510U
» Asus Zenbook UX32LN
Core i7 4500U

Devices with the same GPU

» Dell Inspiron 15 3543-8208
Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus K555LN-DM091D
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo Z70-80-FG008LGE
Core i5 5200U, 17.3", 3 kg
» Lenovo Z50-70-59427408
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus ET2323I
Core i7 5500U, 23.0", 9 kg
» Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 Pro 15-80FL0019GE
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Dell Inspiron 17-5749
Core i7 5500U, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire VN7-571G-33J0
Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LN-CJ035H
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus X555LN-XO022D
Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LN-DN051H
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Asus X550LN-XX030H
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14-59427350
Core i3 4030U, 14.0", 2 kg
» Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27, Haswell
Core i5 3210M, 27.0", 8.3 kg
» Acer Aspire VN7-571G-55ZA
Core i5 4210U, 15.0", 2.4 kg
» Asus Transformer Book Flip TP500LN-DN075H
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14
Core i5 4210U, 14.0", 1.9 kg
» Asus VivoBook S451LN
Core i5 4200U, 14.0", 2.2 kg
» HP Envy 15-k050sr
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.8 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-571PG-624L
Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire E5-571G-611H
Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Asus X555LN-XO113H
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 2 (Update: 2014-06- 2)