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Asus Zenbook UX32A 13.3-inch Ultrabook - (Intel Core i5 3317U 1.7GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD No ODD, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8) (Aluminium)

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  • Advanced performance features - superior portability, versatility and entertainment all converge at a highly affordable price point
  • Luxury and looks made even more affordable - thin and light, the artistically crafted Zenbook presents a delectable hairline spun metal finish, accentuated by the use of light yet durable aluminum
  • Keep the fun going - in addition to the full HD wide-view and anti-glare IPS panel, Zenbook upgrades your video chats with an HD camera, and boosts sound enjoyment through Bang & Olufsen ICEpower speakers
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Technical Details
Item Weight1.4 Kg
Product Dimensions49.2 x 32.6 x 11.6 cm
Item model numberUX32A-R3007H
SeriesZenbook UX32A-R3007H
Form FactorUltraThin
Screen Size13.3 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i5
Processor Speed1.7 GHz
Processor Count2
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Size500 GB
Hard Drive InterfaceATA-2
Graphics Card DescriptionIntegrated
Graphics RAM TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 8
Lithium Battery Energy Content6520 milliamp_hours
Lithium Battery Weight1.2 kilograms
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 48,294 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.1 Kg
Date First Available24 Sep 2012

Product Description

Product Description

Windows 8

Sculpt Touch Mouse
Windows Reimagined

Because Windows 8 can run on low-power CPUs, you can work much longer on a single charge. That means you can stay connected so your PC is ready when you are. Battery life is longer and connections are stronger so you’ll be able to find a device to suit you for work or play.

Comfort and portability

  • Windows 8 Live Tiles provide real-time updates from your Facebook, Twitter and email accounts

  • Integrate your online favourites, such as Facebook, Hotmail and Flickr, with content from your PC, such as photos and contacts.

  • Browse faster with Internet Explorer

  • Stay safer with Windows Defender

  • With thousands of apps to choose from, there's something for everyone. Once you buy an app from the Windows Store, it's yours to use on up to five Windows PCs or tablets.

  • Plus Mail, Photos, SkyDriver and more built-in

Product Description

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35 of 37 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Falling way short of enlightenment 31 Dec 2012
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Ultrabooks. A fancy name for thin but powerful laptops that took their cue from the MacBook Air. Not everyone could have one though as the prices would make most jaws drop.

While still not cheap, devices of this price range now make owning an ultrabook more achievable; but to be honest it's perhaps best if such devices are left as millionaire's playthings so as to keep the quality. Though manufacturers obviously want to get the masses to part cash.

Though I'm impressed with this Zenbook (a less spec'd version of its original sibling), it's clear that you're not getting a steal. The first issue is that you can slightly but definitely see the individual pixel grids of the screen, which you notice in a much worse case on very cheap Android tablets. It is tolerable, but to get that thinness for this price you have to accept losing some clarity; you're not going to get a Retina Air for under a grand. If I saw this in a shop I perhaps mightn't buy it, though I have got used to it. The colour quality is also a bit muted, but for moving images it's somehow very rich.

The documentation refers to an external Ethernet adaptor, but I'm sorry to say that, like with other reviewers, this still isn't in the box. While WiFi is abundant to not make it a huge issue you can still find yourself in some hotels who provide you with a cable. This needs to be sorted out; and by Asus not Amazon as the box is shrink-wrapped.

In terms of weight and thinness it's very good. Not as thin and light as an Air but certainly very sleek and sexy in its aluminium casing. And we get this increase in depth and weight for a few more ports; and gladly this includes USB 3 and HDMI.

The backlit keyboard is a great idea and there's perfect travel on the keys.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By Ala
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I was very happy with my purchase, unfortunately had to return my new laptop due to a couple of manufacturer defects (one of the USB ports and the bluetooth were not working). I was offered a full refund by Amazon as they weren't sure if all of the laptops from the batch were defective and couldn't offer an exchange. If it was possible I would have exchanged it for exactly the same laptop but I ended up getting an Acer S5 instead (couldn't find another UX32A with a good price).

The only thing that I really didn't like about the Asus UX32A was the screen. My old Toshiba has a better quality of image than the Asus UX32A but I think it's due to the fact that ultrabooks use an integrated graphic card, so it's either size or the quality, and in my case the mobility of the laptop was deciding factor.

Before I returned my Asus I used it for about 3 days and here are the differences and similarities I noticed between Asus UX32A and Acer S5:
*The sound of the Asus is way better than that of Acer S5 (the sound of the Acer is annoying me a lot)
*Acer seems faster than the Asus (my Acer is 256 SSD and the Asus is 24 SSD+500HD)
*quality of the screen of the two computers is similar (but I prefer the glossy screen of the Acer).
* Acer is thinner (hidden ports)
*keyboard of Asus is backlit, really handy

Overall I would have kept the Asus if I could.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Asus Zenbook 23 Nov 2012
By Alanb
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This is an excellent product that oozes quality from opening the packaging materials. The manufacturers box is extremely stylish and very well presented and is sealed with security seals. Opening the box does not disappoint.

The Zenbook is a reallly stylish and good performing laptop.

My only disappointment is that due to its compact size it does not have an RJ45 port for wired network access but it does have wireless networking and although this is good, it does limit download speeds dependent on the speed of the individuals wireless connection.

The manufacturers instructions explain that wired internet access can be achieved using the "bundled USB to RJ45 adaptor". My Zenbook came without this and despite numerous attempts to contact Asus to get them to send me one, they insist that by "bundled" it is the responsibility of Amazon to either send me the missing item or to supply me a replacment unit.

I have exchanged a number of emails with them and they will not accept that the item was missing from their box when it left their factory. Remeber the box carried security seals.

The Zenbook does not have a RGB monitor connection either but they do supply an adaptor from a special video output socket on the side of the laptop to RGB so connection to an external monitor or projector is possible. Funny this was "bundled" with the unit but not the internet adaptor.

I have given up trying to sort this out with Asus and bought myself a USB to RJ45 adaptor (cost me 20.00) but at least I can connect using a wired connection and download updates etc. faster than my wireless conncetion allows.

I love my Zenbook but I question the actions of Asus over such an issue.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By M. Marikar VINE VOICE
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I should warn you that this review is essentially a comparison between the Zenbook and the MacBook Air. Being a MacBook owner (albeit one who is not loyal to the Mac operating system, despite liking it a lot) my first instinct was to make that comparison, and I was rather surprised to find that the Zenbook did pretty well.

The main advantages of the MacBook Air are its light weight, strong build quality, long battery life, and easy to use operating system. So how does the Zenbook size up on these counts?

Firstly, I should note that while being light-weight, the Zenbook definitely heavier than the MacBook Air. This is because some compromises have been made to give users far more disk space compared to the Air. It has two disks - one big 'normal' hard drive, so you have plenty of space for all your stuff, together with a small fast solid-state drive (SSD) which Windows uses to speed things up (e.g. the machine comes out of hibernation very quickly).

Build quality is very good and feels solid. However, when looking closely at the casing, and things like the placing of the rubber lining around the screen, it is clear that the attention to detail and factory quality control isn't comparable to Apple's. The keyboard is excellent and feels good, and is also backlit (you can adjust the brightness of the lighting). The trackpad is also superb and has some of the same gestures you may be used to on the Mac.

Battery life is great and comparable to the MacBook Air. There is a 'performance mode' - where it wakes up immediately from sleep - that uses more power, and a 'battery-saving mode' - where it saves state to the SSD. In battery-saving mode the time taken to 'wake up' was hardly noticeable, so you can keep it in this mode all the time.
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Published 12 months ago by Gio
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but I don't love it
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Published 12 months ago by Fivish
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