Summary: If we are to draw a line, we will say that Asus’ ZenBook UX32A is a good ultrabook. There are not that many differences between this model and the first ZenBook of this manufacturer. The great resolution screen and the equally great build quality are some of its more prominent pros. This mid-range device deserves a spot on your table.
Asus Zenbook UX32A review – the most affordable Asus ultrabook
8 October 2012
Summary: The Asus Zenbook UX32A is the most affordable Zenbook you could get right now. Starting at $700, it keeps most of the looks and overall build quality of the Primes, but ditches the IPS screen and top-notch hardware specs. Still, for the money, it's a good pick, although there are alternatives you should also consider.
Pros: beautiful and fairly solid built; decent trackpad and keyboard; alright screen, but short of impressive; good speakers; 5+ hours of everyday battery life; affordable
Cons: not as sturdy as the Zenbook Primes; the Core i3 config is quite slow; tons of bloatware preinstalled
Summary: Entry-level Zen. Asus has been one of the first out of the blocks when dipping their hands into the ultrabook market. Now, with the UX32A-R3001V, it wants to rock the low-priced competition offering the laptop at around 800 Euro (~$1050). Our test shows how successful it is.
Pros: Elegant, rigid and yet slim aluminum casing, Good backlit keyboard, Accurate and large touchpad - smoothly implemented multi-touch gestures, Great speakers ("Just where is all that sound coming from?"), Portability is guaranteed (sufficient screen brightness & battery life), The rigid, stylish, well-manufactured casing, the good input devices and the quiet fans. Also, the sound quality that is likely to remain unbeaten by other ultrabooks. And finally, the mobility an...
Cons: Weak, outdated Sandy Bridge Core i3, Consequently, a comparatively poor performance, The latest processor that would not arouse doubt about its long-term usability in us.
Excerpt: Although the ZenBook UX32A follows the same design queues as Asus' previous Ultrabooks, such as the top-end Asus ZenBook Prime UX31A , a few concessions have been made to make this model cheaper. Primarily, the case is a little thicker to squeeze in the mechanical hard disk, although at 18mm at its thickest point, it can hardly be considered chunky.
Summary: Asus gives the Zenbook brand an Ivy Bridge makeover
Pros: Ivy Bridge power, Great portable design, Comfortable keyboard, Excellent connectivity, Good speakers, Where once Asus might have been known for affordable black heaps of plastic, the Taiwanese company now regularly turns out gleaming high-end machines that we can't take our eyes off. The Zenbook UX32A is one such machine. The design and usability are great, from the slickness of Windows 7 with the Ivy Bridge processor to the great keyboard with the subtle backlight. L...
Cons: Mediocre battery life, Screen limited to 720p, Lack of RAM, No scope for gaming, Needless bloatware, Unfortunately, a 208 minute battery life doesn't really cut it in our book. It'll last you a day at the office for sure, but realistically it should at least match the original Asus Zenbook – which we managed to keep going for 253 minutes with the same test. Aside from the battery life, there's not much else to dislike about the Zenbook UX32A; both screen and speakers ...
Summary: ASUS Zenbook UX32A er ikke det oplagte mediecenter. Skærmen er halvkedelig med en opløsning, der er for ringe til at vise Full HD-indhold. Trods lydforbedrende software og indbygget forstærker-enhed er lydkvaliteten heller ikke imponerende.
Pros: Lækkert design, God byggekvalitet, Mange tilslutningsmuligheder, God ydelse
Cons: Mat skærm med for ringe opløsning, Dårlig lyd
Conclusion: Zenbook UX32A är inte direkt något mediecenter. Skärmen är halvtrist och har för låg upplösning för att visa full-HD-material. Trots ljudförbättrande programvara och inbyggda förstärkare är ljudkvaliteten inte heller imponerande.