Laptop Review-Asus K42F-EX859D Laptop

August 01, 2011 - 12:41

When it comes to buying laptops, Asus is the one name you can always rely on. Asus has a number of advanced laptops models to its credit, including the Asus K42F-EX859D Laptop. Running on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, it provides improved speed and user friendly computing experience. It supports 2GB DDR3 1066MHz Memory that offers better performance.

Power driven with Intel Core i3 370M 2.4GHz Dual Core Processor, you will experience never before performance and speed. It is integrated with Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset and Intel Graphics that results in unrivalled video playback. The first thing you will notice about this device is its nifty design and compact body. It boasts of a 14" HD display that offers excellent viewing experience. The LED backlight screen supports 1366 x 768 pixels resolutions.

Host of connectors like Headphone-out jack, a VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor, 3 USB 2.0 ports, a RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert and HDMI are featured in this device. Using the HDMI support you can connect HDMI compatible TVs, consoles and entertainment units.


With 320GB 5400rpm Hard Drive, the device offers excellent storage solutions. With support for DVD Super Multi drive, you can play a range of media types and formats. Once fully charged, the device lasts for up to 4 hours. Measuring 13.6 x 9.8 x 1.4”, this laptop becomes handy while the black shade with wavy pinstripe pattern makes the product look attractive.

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Spacious palm rest and well positioned Chiclet keyboard with wider key-caps eases your use. Blue characters are featured on many keys and these keys when used with Fn keys allow the users to launch programs easily. Like most of the Asus laptops, the device comes with SmartLogo that offers facial recognition access and PowerGear for automatic adjustment of fan speeds.


When compared to other lighter version laptops, this device of 2.2kg seems bit heavy. Some will be disappointed with the plastic casing as metal finished casing provides better visual appeal.

Other Noteworthy Features

  • Altec Lansing speakers with SRS Premium Sound
  • Palm Proof Technology for automatic palm detection
  • Intuitive Multi-touch Touchpad
  • 3 in 1 card reader
  • 0.3 Mega Pixel web camera
  • Kensington lock hole and BIOS Booting / HDD User Password Protection
  • Security lock

Asus K42F-EX859D Laptop comes along with 2-year limited global hardware warranty and Bundled software.

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