I will return the second unit of UX32VD to the seller and give up trying. UX32VD could have the best display for an ultrabook if they did not have backlight bleeding at the corners of the screen. The light is green and it is really annoying for such a good display.
The bleeding spots are visible only when the background is black. And it is black when you watch a movie or you work at an ssh terminal.
The unit exposed at the shop has almost zero backlight bleeding, however I bought two units and they both have much. Bad luck? I do now know. I am a bit sad.
Works very well. FInition is perfect and the package is very complete. The screen is great! You almost don't hear the laptop in normal or light charge. Touchpad isn't that bad too. You get used to it after 1-2 days.
I'm playing League of legend on a extern monitor in 1920*1080 resolution. You can play 3-4h without any heat or Noise problem. Even after that you can put the laptop on your knees.
So yeah, the notebook is expensive, but have to say it's worth it.
I use my ux32vd i7 version for playing every day. No GPU of CPU throttling and I can play all day 24/7 if I want to, heat is not a problem. The cores do get up to 90 degree C, but the case where you put your hands are not disturbingly hot. Awesome laptop. Just a bit "noisy", but you get used to it easily.
For UX31/UX32 owners: I read about an annoying problem with the fan system in the UX32A&VD and UX31A&VD models. A lot of people assure that fans start switching on and off (3600rmpm-0rpm-3600rpm-0rpm...) in an endless cycle. What about this? If I get one, should I expect having the same problem?
;DSimply wonderful. I have one for one month now, and I'm impressed with the general quality and performance. Price is very reasonable too. Only mistake, install windows 8, used it for two weeks, the computer stalled several times and, in some cases, it cooked inside the nice sleeve that comes with the equipment for a few hours. It was a pain in the ass to go back to windows 7, but after some hard work it was back to life. http://www.notebookcheck.com/forum/Smileys/default/grin.gif
I am confused about the Maximum RAM. According to the specs: 2GB OnBoard Memory, 2 x DIMM socket for expansion up to 4 GB SDRAM. **The Asus representative told me that the total RAM possible is 2GB according to his info sheet. **The sales person at the computer store told me: 2 + 4 + 4 = 10 GB but he was not sure. **I think it could be just 4 GB but I hope not. I find Asus the worst when it comes to info and website!
First one had great display, no white light bleeding around edges however, it had a blue ghost circle about 2 inch in diameter, almost non-visible. My concern was it might cause problems later. Returned...
Received second UX32VD. Display was total crap. White bleeding along perimeter, top right corner had bright bleeding, absolutely non-usable. Bottom cover flexing and cracking.
By god I've tried to like it. It has a potential. But totally crappy build quality and horrible display quality on two machines in a row is a deal breaker.
after notebook was returned from the service, I started to reinstall Linux back, I found that 32GB SSD is NOT VISIBLE, I flashed the BIOS (which is no longer BIOS but EFI) to the latest version 206, and the SSD drive got visible again Probably 206 is more stable than 203. (also I found that they switched off the battery and thus system clock was 2009 year... -- but I doubt it alone may cause problem with invisible SSD)
in about 40-45 days from original request to service centre my screen was replaced. ZBD warranty worked well in this aspect. But the service did not agree to let me use my notebook these 40 days and let me bring the thing to replace only when the part arrives, so I was very sad man these days. I bought abroad so I cannot just return the item to the store and request substitution on site. So I advice to scrutinize the display for broken pixels in first week and return to the shop...
The keys only register if you press at the center of the key. Otherwise the keys do not register. The reviewer who reported this missed every 6th or 7th key while typing text. Can anyone confirm this flaw?
I experience something similar -- but I could say frequency of such typos is lower than 1 of 7... and when you get accustomed to it you just press them a little bit harder, and in this case it works even when you press not exactly in the centre... for example if you try to reproduce this behaiviour using one finger typing in different areas of different keys you will see this "bug" is almost non-reproducible... 1 of 100 I could say.
Another issue which makes me angry is that Elantech touchpad is touchable even in keys area... It is good for those who like tapping instead of keys... But I prefer to rest my finger on the right-click key... As result the touchpad understands this as if I use some 2 finger gesture... So I need always withdraw my hand from the key area to move the cursor... This is terrible, I hate this Apple-like innovation
I am thinking of buying a Zenbook. I have one question. I have read this model has a problematic keyboard. The keys only register if you press at the center of the key. Otherwise the keys do not register. The reviewer who reported this missed every 6th or 7th key while typing text. Can anyone confirm this flaw?