Reviews and Problems with Asus Zenbook UX32 - series
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Robert B., Newegg
16 November 2013
Summary: My other concerns lie in the software. Asus Instant-On is a joke and there's no way to get it to run in the background, so the icon is forever open on your start bar. Asus Smart Gesture - the software responsible for things like two-finger scrolling - likes to stop working sporadically, and the windows 8.1 update has brought a whole new list of problems to the machine.
Pros: Great piece of machinery. The keyboard is comfy, the display is beautiful, the trackpad is responsive - it's just plain sexy.
Cons: The speakers sound surprisingly good for how small they are, but they are covered by cheap plastic grates that can pop out of the casing easily. This happened to one of the speakers on my laptop as I was pulling it out of its case and it ended up tearing the plastic right off, leaving a hole with a jagged edge.
Summary: To be honest, I am actually pretty disappointed with this notebook. Although being the cheapest zenbook out there, I'd expect it to at least meet most of my expectations. This laptop feels cheap on the bottom, being thin and light I wouldn't expect it to not crack if you were to drop it quite hard on the bottom since it feels like it's made out of cheap plastic. The aluminum finish is great both on the keyboard area and monitor.
Pros: -Good Specs For the price. 6GB ram, decently fast bootup., -Extremely light, -No bilingual keyboard, key layout is great., -Good brushed aluminum finish on the monitor and the area surrounding the keyboard., -Extremely small power brick, -Runs extremely cool after prolonged web browsing and some streaming., -The I/O has everything I need, including full size HDMI. Asus gives you a mini vga-full size adapter which is also a plus., -Silence
Cons: -It's not an IPS panel like it says in the description, that's for the Zenbook PRIME. Also, this has a 1366x768 monitor, you can notice some pixels especially near curves in the images., -Not fully aluminum, the bottom feels very thin and probably is plastic., -This does NOT include the accidental damage warrranty, despite the title heading stating it does, I still have the manual and box., -Webcam quality sucks, as with many laptops, I suggest buying a better one. Ve...
Summary: This laptop is extremely lightweight, stylish, and fast. I'm actually impressed and have received a plethora of comments (all positive) and compliments on this laptop. The only downside is one, it is poorly built. My screen started becoming detached from my keyboard in a matter of 4-5 months of light usage. 2 is that it does not have a disk drive.