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Asus K42 Series

Asus K42JV-X1Processor: Intel Core i3 350M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i5 540M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD, NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 14.0 inch
Weight: 2.2kg, 2.4kg
Price: 600, 790, 800 euro
Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 69%, features: 50%, display: 46%
mobility: 37%, workmanship: 90%, ergonomy: 50%, emissions: 49%

 

Asus K42F

Specifications

Asus K42FNotebook: Asus K42F
Processor: Intel Core i5 540M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% ASUS K42F
Source: Laptop Mag English
There’s no question that Intel’s Core i5 processor is a breakthrough for notebook performance. And the ASUS K42F puts this technology to good use by delivering awesome performance for everyday tasks plus impressive multitasking power in a design that’s easily portable. We also like the built-in Blu-ray player, bright screen, and nearly five hours of battery life. However, the design of this notebook doesn’t quite live up to its high-octane components, especially when it comes to ergonomics. Overall, though, the K42F is one hell of a mobile speed demon.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2009
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Asus K42JR

Specifications

Asus K42JRNotebook: Asus K42JR
Processor: Intel Core i3 350M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Обзор мультимедийного ноутбука ASUS K42JR
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 58% display: 62% mobility: 44% emissions: 49%

 

Asus K42JV-VX054V

Specifications

Asus K42JV-VX054VNotebook: Asus K42JV-VX054V
Processor: Intel Core i5 540M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 90% - very good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

90% Asus K42JV-VX054V
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2010
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 30% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%

 

Asus K42JV-X1

Specifications

Asus K42JV-X1Notebook: Asus K42JV-X1
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 790 euro
Links: Asus homepage
 Asus notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% ASUS K42JV-X1 14-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English

The ASUS K42JV-X1 offers a good mix of strong performance and graphics in a compact 14-inch package. Not only does it feature a Core i5 processor but also a 7200rpm 500GB hard drive. The keyboard design is also very comfortable to use but the glossy coating will easily pick up fingerprints. Graphics are good and switchable between dedicated and integrated but it is older technology that doesn't support Direct X 11 and must be switched manually.


Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/03/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

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Asus: ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated, a Taiwanese multinational company, produces motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, PDAs, computer monitors, notebook computers, servers, networking products, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. The company's 2007 revenues reached US$6.9 billion. ASUS also produces components for other manufacturers. The Eee PC initiated the netbook boom in 2008.

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD: Onboard (shared Memory) GPU built in the GM45, GE45 and GS45 chipset (Montevina). Because of two more shaders and a higher core clock, much faster than the old GMA X3100. Still not advisable for gamers (DirectX 10 games not playable or only with very low settings). The integrated video processor is able to help decode HD videos (AVC/VC-2/MPEG2) , e.g., for a fluent Blu-Ray playback with slow CPUs.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M: The GeForce GT 335M offers 72 shader cores (compared to the 48 of the GT 330M) and is based on the GT215 core (GTS 350M).

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i5:

540M: The Core i5-540M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-3.06 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD 3150) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

Intel Core i3:

350M:

The Core i3-350M is technically a Core i5-430M without the Turbo Boost overlocking feature. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.26 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.4 kg:


77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Radeon HD 6470M, Core i7 2620M

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Radeon HD 6470M, E-Series E-350, 15.6", 2.4 kg
HP ProBook 6560b-LG658EA
Radeon HD 6470M, Core i5 2520M, 15.6", 2.9 kg
HP Pavilion g6-1058er
Radeon HD 6470M, Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
HP Elitebook 8560p-LQ589AW
Radeon HD 6470M, Core i5 2540M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Acer Aspire 5253G-E354G50Mnrr
Radeon HD 6470M, E-Series E-350, 15.6", 2.5 kg

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-04- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)