Asus Zenbook UX32LN-R4029H

Specifications

Asus Zenbook UX32LN-R4029HNotebook: Asus Zenbook UX32LN-R4029H (UX Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2048 MB
Display: 13.3 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 1.441kg
Price: 1099 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 79%, features: 73%, display: 89% mobility: 80%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 89%

Reviews for the Asus Zenbook UX32LN-R4029H

88% Asus Zenbook UX32LN-R4029H Ultrabook Review Update | Notebookcheck
Gaming-to-go - Part Two. Lots of power packed into an attractive case - that is one way to describe this Zenbook. An IPS panel and SSD complete the package. Even with its high-performance components, its battery life is good as well. Does the Zenbook have weaknesses too? Keep reading to find out.

Foreign Reviews

Recenzja Asus Zenbook UX32LN (13,3", Intel Core i7-4500U, Nvidia Geforce 840M)
Source: Notebooktest.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Elegant and rigid case; full-size HDMI and a wide variety of additional ports; high-end IPS display; good microphone and a camera; quiet cooling system; long battery life. Negative: Throttling CPU; unmovable battery.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2014
Asus Zenbook UX32LN - Ультрабук С Большой Буквы
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent performance; compact and slim case; high-quality Full HD IPS display; good battery life. Negative: Only 2GBs of RAM.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2014
Серый кардинал. Обзор ASUS Zenbook UX32LN
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Compact size; high-quality matte display; comfortable keyboard; good gaming performance for its size. Negative: Mediocre sound system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/03/2014

Comment

Model:

If low graphic ultrabooks have been reason why you don't have an ultrabook, fret no more. The Asus Zenbook UX32LN offers the same mobility as other ultrabooks without compromising on the graphics quality. The Asus Zenbook UX32LN is powered by an Intel Core i5 processor with integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics card. Aside from that, the Asus Zenbook UX32LN also houses an Nvidia GT 840M graphic card for even better visual rendering.

The unit itself is only 18 mm thick and weighs only 3.2 pounds (1.45 kg), making it very mobile and light despite housing those specifications. The 13.3 incher provides a wide enough screen and offers a pixel resolution of 1920 by 1080. With all of these combined, the Asus Zenbook UX32LN is without question the best graphical 13 inch ultrabook out there.

Besides its graphical prowess, the Asus Zenbook UX32LN has all the basic connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet port and sufficient USB ports. However, the downside of this laptop is that the battery life is rather average. It is only able to last 7 hours with normal usage, at most.

All in all, the Asus Zenbook UX32LN is a great choice for gamers who want to use an ultrabook for gaming.

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.


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.  


4500U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.0 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.


1.441 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


88%: 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.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-06- 2 (Update: 2014-06- 2)