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ASUS ZENBOOK UX32V-DDB71 13.3" IPS FHD Ultrabook PC Intel Core i7-3517 1.7GHz / 4GB 500GB HDD-24GB SSD / GeForce GT 620M Graphics -$1179@J&R Music World

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ASUS ZENBOOK UX32V-DDB71 13.3" IPS FHD Ultrabook PC - Silver Aluminum

Intel Core i7-3517 1.7GHz / 4GB DDR3 / 500GB HDD & 24GB SSD / GeForce GT 620M Graphics / 802.11agn / BT 4.0 / CMOS HD Webcam / micro HDMI / Windows 7 HP


Features
Spun metal and hairline aluminum finish throughout the entire chassis that only measures a minimum thickness of 0.12" at the front and weighs only 2.86 lbs.
3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology for smart Multitasking that automatically senses what you're doing and boosts performance
ASUS exclusive Super Hybrid Engine II with Instant On 2-second resume, double the standby time, automatic Data backup and recovery, and 25% longer battery life
SATA 500GB Hard Drive with 24GB SSD reserved for Instant On - an amazingly smooth and fast computing experience
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for quicker device charging and up to 10x faster transfers than USB 2.0
ASUS SonicMaster Technology co-developed by world-renowned audio experts at Bang & Olufsen ICEpower increases audio performance with lifelike Surround impact

Specifications
Intel Core i7-3517 1.7GHz Processor
4MB Cache
4GB DDR3 Memory
500GB Hard Drive with 24GB Solid state Drive (SSD)
13.3" ips Full HD LED Backlit Display (1920 x 1080)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 620M Graphics
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n WLAN with WiDi
Bluetooth V4.0
Card Reader (SD & MMC Card)
Integrated CMOS HD webcam & Microphone
Stereo Speakers powered by Bang & Olufsen ICEPower
Backlit Keyboard and Touchpad
Connections: 1 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, Headphone-out, Microphone-in, micro HDMI, mini VGA
Approximate Dimensions (WxHxD): 12.90 x 8.90 x 0.30 ~ 0.78 inches
Approximate Unit Weight: 2.86 pounds


1299 - 9% ($120) = $1179
http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_UX32VDDB71/

Amazon just lowered it tonight to @1220.55...this morning it was $1299.


I bought this today.

Im thinking this has to be a price mistake because J&R are selling the same machine (open box) for 1199.50, which is 20 bucks more expensive than buying a new one bounce

For those interested...here is the open box version

http://www.jr.com/asus/pe/ASU_UX32VDDB71B/


Also , if anyone is interested you can try to price match this site (which has it for 875.93, but they wouldn't go for it as they are not an "authorized dealer" : click here [aveloi.com]

Still a good deal IMHO


Go easy as this is my first post.

FYI this model actually has a full sized hdmi port even tho it says micro-hdmi

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#31
Quote from slickyslickster View Post :
yeah...am I missing something here?

Is this not a good deal?
Quote from Lopportunity View Post :
It's not a price mistake, but a good deal nonetheless.
And herein lies the problem...

This wasn't a price mistake. It was on sale. The pricing is quite good, and this deal should have received a good number of thumbs up, and hopefully a lot of people would have gotten in on this deal. Sadly, the OP committed an evil sin to a certain subset of people on SD who have set Price Mistake notifications, but who hate to actually get them, and so when they do and the item isn't some unbelievable deal for them, they get pissy and thumb down the deal, even though it might actually be a decent deal, albeit not a price mistake. That's what happened here. What's sad is that most SD users will see a deal bleeding red thumbs down's, and never click on the deal so it gets lost and people lose out on a Slick Deal. If folks would:

A) Understand that saving 5-15% doesn't a price mistake make.

B) That if someone violates A because they are new or make an honest mistake, and are not just trying to set off people's Price Mistake on purpose as a joke/troll, people will still evaluate the deal on its own merits and not just be cranky because their alert went off, then we'll all not lose out on a good deal just because the OP miscategorized it.
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#32
Quote from wineaux View Post :
And herein lies the problem...

This wasn't a price mistake. It was on sale. The pricing is quite good, and this deal should have received a good number of thumbs up, and hopefully a lot of people would have gotten in on this deal. Sadly, the OP committed an evil sin to a certain subset of people on SD who have set Price Mistake notifications, but who hate to actually get them, and so when they do and the item isn't some unbelievable deal for them, they get pissy and thumb down the deal, even though it might actually be a decent deal, albeit not a price mistake. That's what happened here. What's sad is that most SD users will see a deal bleeding red thumbs down's, and never click on the deal so it gets lost and people lose out on a Slick Deal. If folks would:

A) Understand that saving 5-15% doesn't a price mistake make.

B) That if someone violates A because they are new or make an honest mistake, and are not just trying to set off people's Price Mistake on purpose as a joke/troll, people will still evaluate the deal on its own merits and not just be cranky because their alert went off, then we'll all not lose out on a good deal just because the OP miscategorized it.
Wait , 10% constitutes a good deal?

I normally wait until 30% off to consider something a deal.
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#33
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Consider uninstalling your OS, format hard drive, and sell off computer.

Your reply is sig worthy xD

Ultrabooks probably weren't meant for me.
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#34
Quote from dubleo View Post :
Wait , 10% constitutes a good deal?

I normally wait until 30% off to consider something a deal.
Well, that all depends upon the item and the manufacturer. Some things rarely go on sale, and when they do the savings are not huge, but if the item/manufacturer is something you want/need then that discount is still a good deal. It's all subjective.

This is a good deal on this Zenbook though. The Ultrabook form factor is where all laptops are headed. The giant desktop replacement laptops days are numbered.
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#35
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Well, that all depends upon the item and the manufacturer. Some things rarely go on sale, and when they do the savings are not huge, but if the item/manufacturer is something you want/need then that discount is still a good deal. It's all subjective.

This is a good deal on this Zenbook though. The Ultrabook form factor is where all laptops are headed. The giant desktop replacement laptops days are numbered.
So are the days where people are willing to pay over $399 for a laptop. Smilie My current ceiling is $250 for which I got a decent netflix, internet, email tool. It weighs about 5 pounds.
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#36
Quote from jawshoeaw View Post :
So are the days where people are willing to pay over $399 for a laptop. Smilie My current ceiling is $250 for which I got a decent netflix, internet, email tool. It weighs about 5 pounds.
That's fine for a cheap appliance to check your email and surf from home, but actually carrying that around all day for school or work? You're crazy. Cutting the weight by 2-3 lbs makes a MASSIVE difference when you're lugging a laptop through the airport, or schlepping it around campus all day. But yeah, if that's all you're using your laptop for and aren't hauling it around all day then it works for you. Just keep in mind that your applications are not the same as everyone else's, and you're probably not in the majority either.
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#37
the processor is great but for $1100 i better at least be getting a 180gb ssd

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That's fine for a cheap appliance to check your email and surf from home, but actually carrying that around all day for school or work? You're crazy. Cutting the weight by 2-3 lbs makes a MASSIVE difference when you're lugging a laptop through the airport, or schlepping it around campus all day. But yeah, if that's all you're using your laptop for and aren't hauling it around all day then it works for you. Just keep in mind that your applications are not the same as everyone else's, and you're probably not in the majority either.
agree
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#38
I've been eyeing this laptop, but I'll hold out for a better price... Price is still steep considering you have to get SSD + Ram upgrade aftermarket to turn this ultrabook into a beast. That'll easily drive the total price to $1300-1400..which is out of my budget. I was sad when I missed the $1192 price a month ago. This seems to be the best price it's been so far, so those of you who need it should consider biting now.
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#39
Besides the sheeple mentality this place has come to possess, why all the thumbs down??
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#40
I pulled the trigger on the this laptop after sitting on the fence for months.
Yes I will upgrade the RAM and SSD, however I read that Windows 7 can be installed on the 24GB SSD currently used for the Intel cache. Doing so will increase the battery life and performance. This should tide me over until I can fund the upgrades; at least with this laptop the upgrade path is possible unlike most ultrabooks. Also compared to the (UX31A $899 at best buy) I like the speed of a small SSD with the space of 500GB disk and also the dedicated graphics.
Also I suspect that the UX32V and 32A are on sale due to the new Asus with Windows 8 and better graphics, however the price will most likely be more and out of my range.
Finally in Canada all the keyboards are French, absolutely horrible layout, so I had to buy a laptop from the US.

Quote from DTrinh09 View Post :
I've been eyeing this laptop, but I'll hold out for a better price... Price is still steep considering you have to get SSD + Ram upgrade aftermarket to turn this ultrabook into a beast. That'll easily drive the total price to $1300-1400..which is out of my budget. I was sad when I missed the $1192 price a month ago. This seems to be the best price it's been so far, so those of you who need it should consider biting now.
Last edited by FaizulH October 2, 2012 at 07:33 PM
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#41
There's also the Asus U500 coming out later which is their 15-inch ultrabook. I'm torn between UX32VD, U500, and either the Thinkpad T430s or x230. The T430s would have been perfect if it had a semi-decent panel--the screen door effect is god awful. X230 would be a great alternative, but the low resolution is turning me off (the IPS panel looks great though). The Thinkpad keyboards (even their new precision island/chicklet style) totally outclass the Asus's keyboards. Lenovo just needs to bust out some mad coupons for the x230 and I might just go for that...
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There's also the Asus U500 coming out later which is their 15-inch ultrabook. I'm torn between UX32VD, U500, and either the Thinkpad T430s or x230. The T430s would have been perfect if it had a semi-decent panel--the screen door effect is god awful. X230 would be a great alternative, but the low resolution is turning me off (the IPS panel looks great though). The Thinkpad keyboards (even their new precision island/chicklet style) totally outclass the Asus's keyboards. Lenovo just needs to bust out some mad coupons for the x230 and I might just go for that...
The X230 with the IPS panel screen was definitely worth the $600 and something dollars it was on sale for.
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#43
This was entertaining to read as it was informative. Indeed, my Alienware behemoth of a laptop is soon to be a relic, so I've been looking at this sexy beast for the last few weeks. Prices for the standard specs have held steady at $1250 so I concur it was a good deal but am I the only one taken back by the number of reviews listing hardware defects and lack of firmware updates?

Without doubt, the specs are most impressive when upgraded with SSD & RAM. However now I'm intrigued by this upcoming U500 too. Gonna wait it out for a few weeks and see what happens...
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