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ASUS K42JY-A1 notebook

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 reviews of ASUS K42JY-A1 notebook. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the battery and durability are generally positive. The keyboard and performance also get good reviews. There are mixed comments on the size and portability. Many are negative about the screen and usability.

price, performance, keyboard, durability, battery

usability, screen

On average, users rate this product 80/100.

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Consumer review by: chaz (newegg.com)

Great Value

 

Im not sure if 3 usb ports is typical but it isnt enough for me so i had to buy an external port for it. i think bloatware is a standard among most laptop brands so w.e. i have eternal speakers so i dont care much about the speakers being bad. This...

small and portable. hdmi out. dedicated graphics card. fast processor

speakers arnt all that good. a lot of bloatware that is difficult to uninstall. 3 usb ports. screen isnt the best quality

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Best Bang for the Buck

 

This laptop is one of the best deal on newegg right now, I went to best buy and felt bit sorry for the poor folks that were shelling out money for overpriced laptops for 700-800 that had intergrated graphics and i3s or low end i5s lol.

i5 480m is a great fast little processor ; HD 6470m - is a decent gpu for gaming at medium settings in most games such as crysis, high on older games such as half life 2 ep 1+2, ccs, cod4 etc ; 7200 rpm hdd - it is rare to find a 7200rpm hdd in this...

The usual bloatware ; What I found highly unusual was the complete lack of dedicated hotkeys you usually find on laptops, the most annoying being the lack of a volume button but im just being picky at this point, its nothing big

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery Capacity:47
Battery capacity (Watt hours):47
Battery performance:4400
Number of battery cells:6

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3

Design

Color of product:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:14
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
LED backlight: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6470M
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: No
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other Features

Audio system:HDA
Display:LCD
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Infrared data port: No
Type:PC

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:I5-480M
Processor boost frequency:2.933
Processor cache:3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:2.66
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:I5-480M
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i5-400 series
Processor socket:BGA1288
Processor threads:4
Stepping:K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:52952
Processor code:SLC26
Processor package size:34
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Kensington

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:9.37
Height (front):1.18
Height (rear):1.44
Weight:4.85
Width:13.7