It’s not a case of just having more chips, but when you look at the manufacturing processes in use and the historical data, AMD hasn’t done well on getting power use in check. Today we’ll be figuring out just how well three AMD cores can compete with two hyper-threaded Intel cores at the entry level, and whether or not the X72D delivers the solid multimedia experience it was intended for. Palm Proof technology The Palm Proof technology-equipped touchpad distinguishes between the contact surfaces of the palm and fingers to prevent inadvertent cursor movements during typing. Quality journalism is made possible by advertising. There’s some flex if you push hard on the center but for basic typing it isn’t bad at all. These are minor issues—the touchpad is plenty functional—but they’re still problems that we’d like to see addressed in future designs. This is pretty much as good as the is going to get, but that isn’t saying much.

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This is pretty much as good as the is going to get, but that isn’t saying much. Headphone and microphone jacks 2x USB 2. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used. Unfortunately ASUS continues to employ glossy plastic on the screen bezel, one of the worst places to put it. Log in Don’t have an account?

A slim, stylish profile With its slim and stylish profile, the ASUS K72DR is the everyday computing companion that you can conveniently take with you wherever you go. As a whole, it’s not very exciting looking but not an eyesore either: Due to photographic variables and conditions, actual product appearance may differ from images shown on this site.

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Colors of products may not be perfectly accurate due to variations caused by photography and monitor settings. As is becoming customary, all of the X72D’s shortcuts are Fn key combos, including the media, volume, and wireless controls.

Product specifications may differ from country to country. The majority of the inside surface is a textured matte plastic that makes for a comfortable place x7d rest your wrists. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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Specifications and features vary by model, and all images are illustrative. There’s also a combination Blu-ray reader, DVD writer, suggesting the X72D’s intended market, but that Blu-ray drive is only going to be pushing a x screen—no p for us.

For comparison we have the Dell Studio 7x2d in our charts, which uses a at a lower MHz core clock. In the smartphone sector, Asus is not among the Top 5 and has only a small market share as of Having to run three of their chips compared to two of Intel’s chips is going to be a big hurdle. I would like to make a request, though: Quality journalism is made possible by advertising.

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Here are the specs of our review sample. It’s minor, but indicative of a x7d2 that ASUS hasn’t made the best use of the space that comes with a notebook in this form factor. There’s space in this build for it: Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. The touchpad, on the other hand, suffers from the same problem I noted in the U35Jc review.

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ASUS X72D/K72DR: Three Cores, No Waiting

Unless otherwise stated, all performance claims are based on theoretical performance. There’s some flex if you push hard on the center but for basic typing it isn’t bad at all.

Integrating the touchpad into the rest of the surface shell is always going to look and feel incredibly chintzy and cheap, and this is something that could be remedied at minor expense. AMD processors have been somewhat rarefied around here since manufacturers are typically more interested in throwing flashier, more exciting Intel-based units our way, so it’s nice to get our hands on one of AMD’s faster tri-core mobile chips.

While these cores aren’t as fast clock-for-clock as competing Intel chips, they’re fast enough, and a healthy jump over AMD’s old K8-based mobile chips. It’s brown, an unusual color d72d a notebook, but the color is very dark and doesn’t call attention to itself.

Brand and product names mentioned are trademarks of their respective companies. It’s not completely unattractive, but it also isn’t exactly practical either.

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