Review ASUS K42DR


Price : $599 – $609
IMO for the budget laptop it has good performance per price. 2 year guarantee from ASUS + AMD Turion II + ATI HD 5470.


  • AMD Turion™ II Dual-Core P520 (2.3 GHz, L2 Cache 2x 1 MB)
  • 2 GB DDR3 SODIMM PC-8500
  • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1GB GDDR3
  • 14″ WXGA LED max. 1366×768
  • 320 GB Serial ATA 5400 RPM
  • DVD±RW
  • LAN 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps
  • WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
  • Lithium-ion Battery 6cell
  • Altec Lansing® speakers SRS Premium Sound
  • 3x USB 2.0, VGA, HDMI, LAN, Audio, Webcamera
  • Touch pad support multi touch
  • Weight 2.2 kg



All Side View

ASUS K42DR _all-side
Card reader slot on front side.

2010-11-06 14.31.17


Cable Tie, Manual book, ASUS Notebook PC Driver CD, ASUS Application CD, Notebook Bag.


Benchmark in Windows 7 Home Premium. Activating: High Performance setting on ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid, Game Mode on Iobit GameBooster, and Game Mode on Comodo Antivirus.


Score: 3972


Dragon Age: Awakening 1366×768, Graphic and Texture Detail Medium, No AA. FPS: 10 – 31. Still playable enough, lower the detail to get higher fps.

Crysis with 1366×768 and all lower graphic quality also playable without lagging. The test is taken when battle in forest is occurred inside the game. AVG FPS : 32.8001; standard deviation : 8.6459

Mass Effect 2, The test is taken when battle is occurred inside the game.
AVG FPS: 25.893, standard deviation: 6.6723

Battlefield Bad Company 2 in Low graphic setting.
AVG FPS: 25.045
FPS chart Battlefield Bad Company 2

Windows Performance Index

Processor : 5.6
Memory (RAM) : 5.5
Graphics : 5.0
Gaming Graphics : 6.2
Primary Hard Disk : 5.4
Windows Experience Index


Before 3DMark06 test / fresh Windows start

After 3DMark06 test

Other interesting things

ASUS Cable Tie, a handy accessories. It will keep the power cable tied and tidy without concerned of losing the cable tie.
ASUS Cable Tie _700

ASUS Notebook PC Driver CD, it’s a one-click-to-install CD contain Windows 7 drivers and ASUS applications. It’s very handy to safe your time.
ASUS Notebook PC Driver CD

R. Bambang Widiatmoko

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