Asus K42

  |   by NotebookReview Staff

The new K42JC is the perfect fit for work and play. Powered by Intel’s new Core i5-430M processor, an NVidia G310M graphics engine, and 4 GB of DDR3 memory, the K42JC is ideal for your versatile computing needs. The K42JC was not only designed to be powerful, but it was also designed to be comfortable. The K42JC has a sunken hinge design which allows for more comfortable viewing angles. It also has smudge proof palm rests and a concaved chiclet keyboard which allow for a more comfortable typing experience. Lastly, the K42JC comes with ASUS’ new Palm Proof Technology which intelligently differentiates between the touch of a finger and the touch of a palm on the mouse pad, preventing accidental movement of the mouse cursor. The notebook comes with the ASUS 360 service program that includes a 2 year global warranty, one month zero bright dot guaranty, free two-way standard shipping, twenty-four hour tech support seven days a week, and a one year accidental damage warranty, protecting the notebook from drops, fire, spills and surge.

  • Pros

    • Good build quality and keyboard
    • Automatic switchable graphics
    • Good performance with moderate heat
  • Cons

    • Average screen
    • Average battery life

Quick Take

A solid student laptop with good performance but nothing that really stands out.

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