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Asus A42JK


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For full specifications see the Asus A42JK specifications page.

NameAsus A42JK
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5 Processor 540M/520M/430M : 2.53 GHz - 2.26 GHz, with Turbo Boost up to 3.06/2.93/2.53 GHz;
Intel® Core™ i3 Processor 350M/330M : 2.26 GHz - 2.13 GHz,
Screen14“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDD250GB to 640GB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsATI Mobility™ Radeon® HD 5145
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
802.11 b/g/n

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorWorks out of the box
ScreenWork out of the box
HDDWork out of the box
Optical DriveWork out of the box
GraphicsWork out of the boxBut need to install the right driver so this laptop not overheated
SoundWork out of the box
EthernetWork out of the box
WirelessWork out of the box
USBWork out of the box
Card ReaderWork out of the box
WebcamWork out of the box


Almost no problem at all using Linux in this laptop. The only issues I got are it runs hotter under Linux than under windows 7 because of the graphic driver.


Good laptop for Linux.


Kata Cinta, 2014/11/12 00:10

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