The deal: ASUS K42F - low price ultraportable - $598.00
For $598 at Harris Technology the ASUS K42F-VX312V is a good option for those that are looking for basic notebook functionality in an ultraportable shell with a 14in screen and a 2.2kg weight. The specs are fairly low-end, but as long as you keep the limitations in mind it’s a very decent performer overall.
The first generation Intel Core i3-330M (2.16GHz) is a reasonably low-end processor that can still do fine with all low intensity and a fair number of moderate intensity productivity applications. With only 2GB of RAM it’ll do best with only a handful of programs at any given time, and the onboard Intel HD graphics are enough to run low-end casual games like The Sims 3 on low settings.
At 2.2kg it’s clearly very portable, but the 36.5mm thickness is still rather average. A 14in (1,366x768 resolution) screen is large given the low weight, and explains how the width can be 349mm and the depth can be 238mm. The last point of interest is the 320GB hard drive, which is sufficient for what’s essentially a basic notebook.
See the ASUS K42F-VX312V in the Notebook Hunter database here.
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Where to buy it
Available until 27th Apr 2011
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