Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD Laptop Review: A Premium Choice!
The Asus Zenbook UX32VD laptop has got that extraordinary looks for which many shell out extra money. Asus has created a higher configuration laptop called Zenbook Prime UX32VD which is the higher version on the market and we expect it would soon be released on the market. This laptop features all those specs that a high end device offers and comes packed with some great options.
It is an updated version that has been slipped into the shelves overseas and will soon be released in the United States market. There is a lower version to this device like the UX31, but it is confirmed that all the devices will be available with the new generation processors from Intel.
Design and Display :
The Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD laptop is a 13.3 inches of ultrabook that comes with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels which are very powerful. The laptop measures 12.8 inches by 0.7 inches by 8.8 inches of dimensions and weight 1470 grams of weight or 51.9 oz. The laptop has retained good looks and its dedicated mousepad has got a huge space below the keyboard. The keys are positioned at their respective places with space to let the user type comfortably and error-free. The Prime UX32VD laptop is thin and lightweight, and comes with all metallic finish. All the dedicated ports are available at both the sides. At one side you will find several access ports including two USB ports, HDMI port, power-in, and headset jack.
The best part is that the device gives access to three USB 3.0 ports and several other features such as SD card slot, miniDVI, and HDMI. There is also Ethernet jack dongle as well as a mini-DVI to VGA adapter. Therefore, one can easily get connected which not even the high end MacBook Air offers. The laptop boasts a matte-finish cover which gives distinct look to the design and when the cover is pulled up, it reveals the metallic finish surrounding the keyboard. In fact, the mousepad comes with metallic finish and is quite bigger in size. The touchpad is very responsive and boasts left and right buttons which are not separately designed, but continued with the mousepad. You will only find one separation to the mousepad that dictates that there are left and right mouse keys as well.
The only weak point of this Zenbook is its keyboard which still offers shallow and clacky keys. The body of this device is a bit thicker as well as bulkier as compared to other high end ultrabooks on the market, but it could have given the keyboard some extra depth and space. Asus has promised that the keyboard of this laptop comes with backlit feature. The touchpad of Asus Prime Zenbook UX32VD laptop features multitouch gestures like two-finger scrolling, but is not highly responsive.
Processor and Performance :
Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD laptop is a high end device that comes with a quad core i7 Ivy Bridge CPUs which was already announced by Intel and is now the most awaiting processor one would have ever experienced. The processor is the most powerful feature that this device has retained and we are pretty sure that it will get good amount of owners once it is released in the market. Several top notch improvements can be seen in this device including the display which has now got an IPS screen with full HD quality. The native resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels is something amazing. Still, there will be lower resolution versions as well in the market. The Prime UX32VD laptop also features a separate graphics card which is so far unheard in 13 inches of ultrabooks, few are exceptions. In this model, we can expect an NVIDIA GeForce 620M graphics which comes packed with an integrated Intel HD4000 graphics.
Due to the integration of such powerful graphics card, you can easily run Street Fighter IV and other heavy 3D games on this device at full 1080p of resolutions. The NVIDIA chip offers 57.2 frames per second. After disabling the GPU, if you force the system to run its Intel HD4000 graphics then you can experience 16 fps of resolution, which is very high.
Owners will take pleasure of many advantages including the Ivy Bridge platform launched by Intel. Moreover, the device supports USB 3.0 with three same built-in access ports.
Price and Availability :
The pricing is yet to announce, but you can expect the device to get a premium price tag with all premium features right from 1080p IPS screen, NVIDIA graphics, and updated CPU. Still, we can say that the price ranges between $1299 and $1,499. And the price varies due to the changes in screen quality, CPU and hard drive options. Expect this device to be launched this June when Intel will launch its all new Ivy Bridge CPUs.
When the features are of premium level, you can easily make a comparison of Asus Zenbook Prime UX32VD laptop with Apple’s MacBook Air. The pricing of this high end device would restrict few if they are budget constraint. Otherwise, the device has some good features including dedicated ports, bigger mousepad and powerful specs integrated inside. So, if you are looking for a high-end device then wait for its launch to get the personal experience.