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Asus M32AD 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 4GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.1GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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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

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Asus Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Based on 214 owner and expert reviews, Asus has good ratings for its PCs. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core PCs range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years range from 1GB to 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.5GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Asus M32AD has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (2,048 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than two years is 1GB, the biggest is 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Asus M32AD has a quite big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the M32AD is 720GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the M32AD have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 510MB and 6.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 2,048 megabytes, the Asus M32AD has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on PCs of this spec and age.

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13 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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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of PCs of this spec and age is 850MHz, the fastest is 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,800MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Asus M32AD has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the M32AD.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many 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.

We compared all the other HDD computers to this desktop computer and we think cheaper desktop computers such as the 8300 SFF[pl_1473123_price], the Compaq Elite 8300[pl_2198427_price], and the EliteDesk 800 G1[pl_2319091_price] all from HP is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2578763_price] (SSD).

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Very Small Internal Memory

Across all the medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the M32AD the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 4GB memory computers to this desktop computer and we think cheaper PCs such as the 8300 SFF[pl_1473123_price], the Compaq Elite 8300[pl_2198427_price], and the EliteDesk 800 G1[pl_2319091_price] all from HP is also worth considering.

If this desktop computer internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2578763_price] (8GB).

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Only Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus M32AD is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the M32AD. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC", "MS PRO", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports

Most computers of a comparable spec and age to the M32AD have between two 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 desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers of this type and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the M32AD range from 2GB to 260GB. The Asus M32AD has a quite small maximum internal memory (only 16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the M32AD.

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Only One PCI Express X1 Slot

Most medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots, including the Asus M32AD which has one PCI Express x1 slot.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the M32AD is 0.51MB and the biggest is 10MB. The Asus M32AD has a fairly small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the M32AD.

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Only Four Processor Threads

Most similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the M32AD have between four and seven processor threads, including the Asus M32AD which has four processor threads.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

Most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the M32AD have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots, including the Asus M32AD which has one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 3.3 gigahertz, the Asus M32AD has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the M32AD. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the M32AD is 3.6GHz.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Asus M32AD

Released Over Two Years Ago

This Asus PC was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Asus M32AD has a pretty typical processor clock speed (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the DELL OptiPlex 3020[plb_2477498_price] (3.3GHz and cheaper), or the HP ProDesk 600 SFF[plb_2733958_price] (3.5GHz and cheaper) or the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price] (3.4GHz and higher rated).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
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
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Width
Packaging Depth
Packaging Height
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Technical Details
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
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