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Asus M32AD 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 4GB Mar 2015
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ASUS M32 desktop PC performs everything from your daily tasks to playing 4K Ultra HD video with enhanced energy efficiency. Multitask with several apps at once thanks to the 4th gen Intel Core... More
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ASUS Desktop Computer (M32AD-R14) Full Review

8 Reasons For

Good Brand

We checked 214 user and expert reviews for Asus computers and found that on average Asus has good reviews. We also found that Asus has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core PCs.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of this spec and age is 3.7GB. The Asus M32AD has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Asus M32AD has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst desktop computers of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the M32AD is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB.

There are a number of other 1TB total storage capacity personal computers currently available that you might also want to consider including a cheaper PC such as the Lenovo H50 or you might consider a higher rated PC such as the DELL PowerEdge T20 ($317.99).

PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Acer Aspire TC-705 (2TB).

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards

The Asus M32AD has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers of this type and age. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS Duo", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this Asus PC.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on desktop computers that are a similar age to it.

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15 Reasons Against

Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Asus M32AD is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the computers of a similar age and spec to the M32AD the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 640MHz to 1,300MHz. The Asus M32AD has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,100 megahertz) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Asus M32AD has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and spec to the M32AD. Comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the M32AD have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 29GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of desktop computers of this age and type range from 2GB to 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 64GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Asus M32AD has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.9 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the M32AD is 3.1GHz.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the 280 G1 (3GHz and cheaper), or the ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (3GHz and cheaper) both from HP; or the HP 400 ($329.99) (3GHz and higher rated).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on desktop computers of this age and spec. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the DELL OptiPlex 9020 SFF (SSD and cheaper).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the desktop computers of this age and spec the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB. With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the M32AD.

Personal computers with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the DELL 270 (6GB and cheaper), or the HP ProDesk 400 G2.5 SFF (8GB and cheaper).

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most personal computers of a similar age and type to the M32AD have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus M32AD which has three USB 2.0 ports.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Asus M32AD is a two USB 3.0 port computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The smallest maximum internal memory of desktop computers of this spec and age is 2GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 32GB.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

The Asus M32AD is a one PCI Express x1 slot personal computer.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the M32AD the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. With a processor cache of only 6 megabytes, the Asus M32AD has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a comparable age to the M32AD.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most desktop computers of this age and type have between four and seven processor threads, including the Asus M32AD which has four processor threads.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the M32AD is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz. The Asus M32AD has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,600 megahertz) amongst personal computers of this age.

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1 Other reason to consider the Asus M32AD

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this personal computer was released.

Specification

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Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
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Tcase
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
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Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Optical Drive
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Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Networking
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Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Port
DVI Port
VGA (D-Sub) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Case Colour
Performance
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
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Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Power
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Intel Virtualization Technology
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Intel Visual Technology

User Reviews

(8)
Reviewed 18 December 2014 by 25YearComputerContractor

Instead of complaining, I will state the facts: I purchased the machine after doing research for 2 weeks. First I noticed that the hard drive was partitioned into 3 drives, thereby lowering my... Read more…

Nice PC if you are not a heavy gamer. This Win 8.1 PC came with an app that simulates the old XP start menu. The Intel Core 3 performance is a noticeable improvement over the old 4 processors. A ver
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
There are other brands that have better specs for less money, but their component quality may not be as good. Other than that we have not had any problems with this PC so far
Hate the large brick ac adapter but I guess that's the trade-off for having such a small pc
Takes some effort to load OS
Reviewed 25 December 2014 by Alan R.
(Verified Purchase)

Newegg had the best price on this rig. As always, a good deal, and fast shipping from Newegg!

Reviewed 28 August 2015 by Dean K.
(Verified Purchase)

Nice machine for home office. Great for Internet browsing, Word documents, simple spreadsheets, etc. I installed 250GB SSD and 750GB laptop HDD (because I already had it) in one drive bay and left... Read more…

Reviewed 12 August 2015 by JOE A.
(Verified Purchase)

You will need a bootable usb drive with an iso image of the OS install disk. If you have, or can borrow, a usb DVD drive you should be able to do it with that...

Reviewed 21 June 2015 by Hrach H.
(Verified Purchase)

Very fast, very quiet system that is fantastic as a small pc in a living room or bedroom. I set it up in about 15 minutes and installed windows 8 with an external dvd drive. That didn't take very... Read more…

Reviewed 6 June 2015 by Asus4me
Asus4me would recommend the Asus M32AD (Verified Purchase)

Boot up goes fast. USB and chip reader in front are convient. Edit pictures and videos and it's worked good. Don't know how it's going to work with my firewire camera yet as I have to add a board...

Reviewed 5 August 2015 by Tomias
Tomias would recommend the Asus M32AD (Verified Purchase)

Overall the computer does everything i needed it to do as far as schoolwork and general perusing of the internet. doesn't have a spectacular power supply and very limited expansion slots, so if... Read more…

Reviewed 16 May 2015 by Shamu88

ASUS has very poor customer service. They are unable to provide service for their destops. I have been trying for WEEKS to get recovery discs, which they don't provide at purchase. When I received... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers asus m32, asus m32a, asus m32ad
Barcodes 04716659944805
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