If you’re looking for a reliable notebook with good performance for work and play without burning a big hole in your pocket , then ASUS A42Jr is your perfect choice. Packed with Intel’s iCore 3 processor and ATI mobility Radeon HD 5470 graphics, the ASUS A42Jr delivers the best mobile multitasking performance in its class, be it for multimedia entertainment or productivity.

 

The Specifications

  • Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz – 2.13 GHz
  • 64-bit Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM (1x 2GB), 2 x SODIMM socket for expansion up to 8GB SDRAM
  • 14" HD (1366×768) LED backlit
  • 500GB,5400rpm Hard disk
  • ATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5470 1G DDR3 VRAM
  • DVD Super Multi
  • Web camera and bluetooth
  • 3 in 1 card reader, SD,MMC,MS
  • Altec Lansing® speakers with SRS Premium Sound
  • 1 x Headphone-out jack
  • 1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
  • 3 x USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
  • 1 x HDMI

 

Additional Features

  • Intuitive Multi-touch Touchpad – A multitouch touchpad allows you to zoom in or out of pictures, or even scrolling up and down pages with minimal effort.

  • Ergonomic Typing Design – The Chiclet keyboard features wider key-caps for dust prevention and comfortable typing even after prolonged periods.
  • Power4Gear with self-adjusting fan speeds for quiet computing and saves battery at the same time
  • Palm Proof Technology for automatic palm detection for typing accuracy
  • SmartLogon for convenient facial recognition access

 

Remarks

Asus A42JR is a very good mid-entry notebook, ideal for students, home users and small businesses. The iCore3 version comes with a price tag of RM2,499 (in Malaysia) which is very reasonable and low compared to other notebooks. It also comes with 2-year global limited warranty. With the 64-bit Windows 7, this notebook allows multitasking without comprising performance and hardware heat. You’ll be amazed that while running multiple heavy apps, this machine can be pretty cool and not easily overheats

More info at ASUS website.

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