Asus Zenbook UX32L

Specifications

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

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX32L

Foreign Reviews

Обзор ультрабука ASUS Zenbook UX32L: прагматичный минимализм
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Metal case; excellent display and performance. Negative: Relatively short battery life.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2014

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 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.


4200U:

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

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

» Asus Zenbook UX32LN
Core i7 4500U

Devices with the same GPU

» HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA
Core i7 4510U, 15.6", 2.35 kg
» MSI GP60 2PE-008RU
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Asus R510LN
Core i3 4010U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
» Asus ASUSPRO ADVANCED B551LG
Core i7 4650U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» MSI GP60-2PEi585
Core i5 4200H, 15.6", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» Toshiba Satellite Z30-A-12R
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Acer Aspire S3-392G-54206G50tws
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Toshiba Portege Z30T-A-11C
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus UX32LA-R3065H
HD Graphics 4000, Core i7 4500U
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA 90NB02W1-M01450
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U
» Toshiba Portege R30-A-15C
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4600M
» Apple MacBook Air 13" Mid 2013
HD Graphics 5000, Core i7 4650U
» Samsung Chromebook XE503C32-K01US
Mali-T628 MP6, unknown
» HP Split 13-m200er x2
HD Graphics 4200, Core i3 4020Y
» Apple MacBook Air 13 MD761D/B 2014-06
HD Graphics 5000, Core i5 4260U
» HP Spectre 13-3010ea
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Fujitsu Lifebook U574
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus Transformer Book T300LA-C4001H
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Toshiba Portege R30-A-13C
HD Graphics 4600, Core i5 4200M
» Sony Vaio Fit Multi-Flip SV-F13N1J2R
HD Graphics 4400, Core i3 4005U
» Toshiba Kirabook 2014
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4500U
» Toshiba Portege R30-A1302
HD Graphics 4600, Core i7 4600M
» HP Spectre 13-H200EF
HD Graphics (Haswell), Core i7 4500U
» Dell Latitude 3340 i5
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus UX301LA-DE002P
Iris Graphics 5100, Core i7 4558U
» Samsung ATIV Book 9 900X3G-K01
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Fujitsu Lifebook T904
HD Graphics 4400, Core i7 4600U
» Toshiba Portege Z30-A-M5S
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 2 (Update: 2014-06- 2)