Measuring 5.5mm to 18mm and weighing just 1.45Kg, artistically-crafted ZENBOOK presents a delectable hairline spun metal finish with precision-etched concentric circles. These reflect the infinite nature of Zen contemplation, and are accentuated by the use of light yet durable aluminum throughout the monoshell build. All these ensure that despite a more affordable price tag, ZENBOOK retains the premium quality of its series-mates.
Advanced performance features
Superior portability, versatility and entertainment all converge at a highly affordable price point. ZENBOOK extends value with powerful graphics, offering the world’s first 13.3” ultrabook with discrete NVIDIA® GT 620M graphics and 1GB of video memory. That power drives a gorgeous full HD IPS wide-view panel with 350cd/m2 brightness, perfect for multimedia and gaming. At the heart of it all are up to 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processors, and the speed and reliability of 500GB hard drive/32GB SSD hybrid storage.
Essence of Zen
ZENBOOK cares for users with extended convenience and accessibility. For complete responsiveness, it offers true 2-second instant on, coupled with the peace of mind afforded by 10 days standby time. Exclusive ASUS USB Charger+ technology recharges all your mobile devices via USB, tapping an efficient battery that can last up to seven hours. Standard USB 3.0 transfers data up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, and to keep working and enjoying in the dark, the easy-type backlit keyboard is exactly what you need. All these premium features are ZENBOOK essentials, offered for the first time at a more affordable price point.
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 select Bang & Olufsen ICEpower® speakers. This one of a kind ultrabook epitomizes sophisticated portability and entertainment in every way.
- by David_W @Dec 05, 2012
Intel® Core™ i7 3517U Processor
Genuine Windows® 8
Intel® HM76 Express Chipset
6GB DDR3 1333 MHz SDRAM
13.3" 16:9 HD with EWV (1366 x 768) /IPS FHD (1920x1080)
Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 4000 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 620M
Up to 500GB
HD Web Camera *1
Integrated 802.11 a/b/g/n Built-in Bluetooth™ V2.1+EDR BT 4.0 support (on WLAN+ BT 4.0 combo card) *2
1 x Headphone-out jack (Audio-in Combo) 3 x USB 3.0 port(s) 1 x HDMI *3 1 x Mini VGA 1 x SD card reader *4
Built-in Speakers And Microphone Bang & Olufsen ICEpower®
48 Whrs Polymer Battery
Output : 19 V DC, A, 65 W Input : 100 -240 V AC, 50/60 Hz universal
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The UX32VD is everything I was looking for in a laptop. Light, portable and has enough horsepower for light gaming (Dota 2, Tomb Raider, etc). Wish it came with an SSD built in but considering the fact is FAR cheaper than the Macbook Air and more powerful.
This laptop is overall very good. The screen and the hardware is beautiful. For the price you get good specs. The only thing is, that you have to delete everything preinstalled by asus. The cpu only runs at 3% maximum while off battery because asuss power4gear does that by default. So everything was very slow at the beginning, but after configurating everything, this ultrabook becomes awesome. Also upgrading the hdd to an ssd (7mm), which i recommend, is an option that only this zenbook offers. You might also have some difficulty with the touchpad at first, but after deleting some features of it, it will do fine. In my opinion, if you are willing to work a bit on configurating and upgrading the hdd and the ram, this ultrabook becomes one of the best you can get on the market as of today. (If anyone hates the fact that theres no start menu on the desktop page, download classic shell)
update : Received replacement after 2 weeks. There's still a slight cracking noise near the edge but it's significantly less annoying. Putting the laptop on a flat surface shows the bottom is not completely level and pivots somewhat.
My last few laptops have been Macs, and I feel despite paying less than an equivalent Apple laptop, that the Asus is competitive with them. The distinguishing feature of this laptop to me is the high quality IPS screen and it really does not disappoint. Although I have not used quad core i7 computers, the computer is speedy to me and runs Photoshop and Lightroom flawlessly.
Out of the box, opening a simple file manager windows takes about five seconds which is unacceptable. This is potentially a great laptop if Asus had not screwed their product with neglecting some obvious flaws: bloatware making the laptop slow, inadequate cooling system, a not so good touchpad and keyboard light bleed.
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