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Few processor core computers manufactured by Asus have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all computers (not just few processor core computers) and found that Asus also has good ratings across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on computers of a comparable spec and age to it.
Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The Asus UN42 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the UN42 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
SSD Storage Medium
The Asus UN42 has an SSD storage medium which is faster than the HDD storage medium found on most few processor core computers that came out more than a year ago. Solid State Drives (SSD) store information in transistors on a circuit board rather than on optical or magnetic media. This has the advantage of being much faster than a traditional HDD drive.
This computer's storage speed (SSD) is actually the best storage speed across all personal computers of this type and age.
The worst storage speed amongst comparable types of computer is HDD.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.
DDR3L-SDRAM Internal Memory Type
The Asus UN42 has a DDR3L-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year. Most similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type. Desktop computers that have been available for more than a year internal memory types range from DDR3-SDRAM (worst) to DDR4-SDRAM (best).
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Supports Four Compatible Memory Cards
The Asus UN42 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most few processor core computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the UN42. The compatible memory cards "MMC", "SDHC" and "SDXC" are also supported by this computer.
Four USB 3.0 Ports
The Asus UN42 is a four USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the UN42 have between one and five USB 3.0 ports.
Has One Cable Included
The Asus UN42 has a greater number of included cables than most desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers of a comparable age and type to the UN42.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the Asus UN42 is more than most PCs of this age and spec. The most frequently found memory slot is 2x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this personal computer. The memory slots 2x SO-DIMM are also found on this Asus PC.
With a height of only 42 millimeters, the Asus UN42 is one of the shorter comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the UN42 amongst personal computers of this age. Across all the few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the UN42 the heights range from 27mm to 500mm.
The Asus UN42 is fairly shallow (only 131 millimeters) compared to most of the other few processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the UN42. Across all the desktop computers of a comparable age and spec to the UN42 the depths range from 33mm to 1,100mm.
With a weight of only 1,000 gram, the Asus UN42 is one of the lighter computers of a comparable type and age to the UN42 amongst personal computers of this age. The weights of PCs that were launched around the same time as the UN42 range from 140g to 14kg.
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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
At only 16 gigabytes, the Asus UN42 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other few processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the UN42. Across all the personal computers that were released around the same time as the UN42 the max internal memory supported processors range from 4GB to 64GB.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the UN42 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 690MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Asus UN42 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
At only 1,000 megahertz, the Asus UN42 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than a year. Few processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the UN42 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 750MHz and 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz.
Only Two SATA III Connectors
The Asus UN42 is a two SATA III connector desktop computer.
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Quite Small Internal Memory
The internal memory of computers of this type and age range from 2GB to 16GB. When compared to other few processor core computers that came out around the same time as the UN42 that we have checked, the internal memory of the Asus UN42 of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.
If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Zotac Zotac (4GB) which also has a higher rating.
Very Small Total Storage Capacity
The Asus UN42 has one of the smaller total storage capacity (only 64 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. Across all the PCs of this spec and age the total storage capacity range from 8GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 540GB.
Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed
Few processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.8GHz. When compared to other PCs of a comparable spec and age to the UN42 that we have assessed, the Asus UN42's processor clock speed of only 1.4 gigahertz is one of the slowest.
Only Two Processor Threads
The Asus UN42 is a two processor thread PC. Most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the UN42 have between two and three processor threads.
Quite Small Processor Cache
At only 2 megabytes, the Asus UN42 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other computers of a comparable spec and age to the UN42. The smallest processor cache of personal computers of a similar age and type to the UN42 is 1MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.
Only Two USB 2.0 Ports
Most few processor core computers that were released around the same time as the UN42 have between one and seven USB 2.0 ports, including the Asus UN42 which has two USB 2.0 ports.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This Asus personal computer was released over a year ago.
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR3L, DDR3-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
Combo Headphone/mic Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PC, Mini PC, Mini PC (<= 3L)
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Weight & Dimensions
Energy Star Certified
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