|Screen Size||13.3 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1366x768|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Core i3-3217U|
|RAM||4 GB SO-DIMM|
|Memory Speed||1600 MHz|
|Hard Drive||320 GB flash_memory_solid_state|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Intel HD Graphics 3000|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
ASUS UX32 13-Inch Laptop [2012 model]
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One important thing I did that made this laptop even more of a deal was to:
Format the SSD drive and install Windows on it. This allows the laptop to boot to Windows all on the SSD and really speeds everything up. It also clears up any asus bloatware and allows you to install only what you need. Also after installing Office and some other key programs to the SSD, and turning of the page file and hibernation I have 11gb free. Other than that I plan to install most programs on the traditional hdd.
The other thing I did was put a 8gb stick of ram in it ($44). This may or may not have been necessary but it can't hurt to have a total of 10gb of ram.
Overall this laptop is one of the best purchases I have made in a long time. Installing Windows on the SSD and still having the large traditional hdd really gives you the best of both worlds.
Here are some issues I have found:
1. FAN NOISE
Initially I said it was practically silent. The fan noise itself is not bad. However the fans on my laptop seem to turn on and off with too little time in-between cycles. It becomes quickly annoying to hear the fan power up, stay on for 10 (sometimes 5!) seconds and then power down for ten seconds then power up again etc. Having said that I am particularly sensitive to fan noise. Most other people would probably be happy with it - just stay clear if you have sensitivity to fan noise like me.
There is a haze on the screen that is very irritating and hard on the eyes. It also distorts photos slightly in my opinion. I guess that is the price of a matt screen? In any case I hate it. The colors are also off out of the box. It was set far too blue and I ended up spending hours trying to tweak it just right. I've never had to do this before out of the box.
3. SD CARD
An inserted SD card sticks out more than 1/2 way!
THe HDD has only 200GB or so free out of the box so there is plenty of optimizing to do to make full use out of the 320gb space.
Lots of bloat from Asus
And here are the nice surprises:
1. BATTERY LIFE
I can get about 6 1/2-7 hours out of it just browsing the web (flash ads blocked).
2. BUILD and LOOKS
Fantastic piece of equipment and solidly built.
The SSD cache can be used like a regular drive as someone else mentioned.Read more ›
With a 3rd gen CPU and a fast hard drive, I believe this laptop would be worth the price. However, the listing is very misleading. Another reviewer has brought this up already and nothing was changed, and the question was brought up months ago by someone else in the questions section. I was hoping that they had refreshed the specs and bought it anyway, but it's still the same old chipset. Very misleading.
The product itself is performing as expected so far; it is exactly the form factor we wanted, and we will need to decide if sticking with old technology or returning for a refund based on an inaccurate listing would be better. I will say that the system needed to reboot about six times to install updates and until it finished, there were all kinds of errors during boot about drivers not installed, etc. Not a problem for us but could be for someone who is expecting it to just work.
Update: The ATK0100 driver is actually on the laptop. Go to the start menu, programs, ASUS, edrivers and install the driver. This will stop the errors at boot up.
The only cons I really have for this laptop are:
* Erratic Synaptics trackpad. The thing has the tendency to go crazy if you rest one two many fingers near it.
* Lots of software keys. You have to have Windows running + the proper drivers loaded or the screen brightness + keyboard brightness keys don't function.
* Linux support is hit-or-miss given how new the chipsets are.
* Lots of shovelware pre-installed. I recommend tossing the restore image and loading your own OS ASAP.
One selling point of this ultrabook for me was the ease of hardware upgrades. Asus did a wonderful job using a simple set of metal (plus metal threaded) torx screws to hold the thing together. 2GB RAM on board, one ram slot available (filled with a 2GB DDR3 stick of RAM). 10GB Maximum ram after upgrade :)
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this laptop broke after 2 years of use. The harddrive failed on top of the many other problems including screws at the button of the laptop kept on going lose. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Carson
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Nothing but 2 years of hassle with this laptop. Coupled with absolutely horrible ASUS customer support, I will never purchase ASUS products again. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Confucius
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I chose the 5 star rating because this computer has been absolutely fantastic! I bought it in the mind to do both college assignments, work, and game, and it has not given me one... Read morePublished on February 6, 2014 by Ashley Soechting
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