ASUS K42F Arrandale Notebook Review - Westmere meets mobile
For our initial testing of the new Arrandale processor we will be putting a few notebooks through the paces without really "reviewing" the notebooks themselves. This is because the first Arrandale machine we got from ASUS was an early engineering sample for platform qualification and as such is a little rough around the edges. Don't worry though, we'll be taking a look at the finished product very soon.
- Intel Core i5-540M Arrandale processor
- HM55 chipset
- 4GB DDR3-1066 memory
- 500GB hard drive
- Blu-ray optical drive
- 802.11n WiFi
- 14-in screen 1366x668 resolution
These specifications could change a bit before the final release so be sure to double check before making your purchase.
For a direct comparison to the existing Core 2 platform that dominates the mobile landscape today we are going to be pitting the ASUS notebook against a new HP DV4 notebook.