Based on 211 expert and user reviews, Asus has good ratings for its personal computers. Asus also has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core personal computers range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers of this age and spec.
11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the personal computers of this age and spec the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Quite Big Internal Memory
At 12 gigabytes, the Asus M32AD has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. Across all the desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the M32AD the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the M32AD have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Asus M32AD which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the M32AD range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the Asus M32AD has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on similar spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
Only Supports Six Compatible Memory Cards
The number of compatible memory card supported by the Asus M32AD is more than most desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than two years. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MS PRO", "xD" and "SDHC" are also supported by this desktop computer.
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Only Three USB 2.0 Ports
Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the M32AD have between one and nine USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus M32AD which has three USB 2.0 ports.
Only One PCI Express X1 Slot
The Asus M32AD is a one PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer. Most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the M32AD have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Asus released the M32AD.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the Asus M32AD has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.
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
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
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…
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…
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…
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…