This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year.
We calculated the average reviews for all Asus desktop computers and also specifically for Asus medium processor core computers and found that in both cases Asus had good reviews compared to other brands.
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Computers of a similar age and spec to the M32AD have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus M32AD has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec.
If this medium processor core computer total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus G20AJ ($949.99) (1TB).
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.
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7.1 Audio Output Channel
The Asus M32AD has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to it.
This computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all personal computers of a comparable age and type to the M32AD.
Amongst comparable types of computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most commonly found optical drive type on computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as it.
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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 personal computers of a similar age and type to it. 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 you want a desktop computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the Fujitsu W530 (SSD).
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 personal computers of this spec and age.
Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
With a maximum graphics adapter memory of only 1.7 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a fairly small maximum graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the M32AD. The maximum graphics adapter memory capacities of medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the M32AD range from 1GB to 2.1GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB.
Quite Small Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the M32AD the maximum graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 1.8GB, and the average maximum graphics adapter memory is 1.7GB. The Asus M32AD has one of the smaller maximum graphics adapter memory (only 1,700 megabyte) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
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Quite Small Processor Cache
The Asus M32AD has a quite small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that came out more than a year ago. Across all the comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the M32AD the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.
3 Other reasons to consider the Asus M32AD
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the Asus M32AD has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a similar type and age to the M32AD.
If this Asus PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP 800 G1 (3.3GHz).
Average Hard Drive Capacity
With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Asus M32AD has a relatively average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that are a similar age to the M32AD.
If this computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo H50 (2TB).
Average Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M32AD.
If you would prefer a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the DELL 270 (6GB).
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Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
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Nice machine for home office. Great for Internet browsing, Word documents, simple spreadsheets, etc.
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Very fast, very quiet system that is fantastic as a small pc in a living room or bedroom.
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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.
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