Acer Aspire 5742 reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.3 out of 10 based on 93 reviews.
Acer Aspire 5742 with Intel Core i5 i5-450M 2.66 GHz Dual Core Processor, 3GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer See full product description
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alan, boston General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
A very powerful and fast computer for the price, very good value for money, very fast too!
Bad points:
none.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 31 May 2011

P, Newquay

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
So far no problems. SD card slot a little fiddly. Otherwise very happy.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 25 May 2011

Rhonda, St. Albans General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Weight, number pad on the keyboard, nice screen resolution
Bad points:
All connection ports are on the sides near the front. I would have like to have at least one USB port in the back or on the sides but closer to the back.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 23 Aug 2011

Valdas, Vaigauskas General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Multitasking is superb, very happy of my purchase. Value for money 10/10.
Bad points:
Could not find any, so far.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Apr 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Good value for the spec.
Bad points:
Buttons on keyboard are hopeless. Also layout of touch pad is bad. Also ended up moved the cursor while typing. Older design is way better.
Overall rating 6.0
Design 3.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Apr 2011

Barry, basingstoke General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
it is a very good laptop
Bad points:
nil
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Feb 2011

James, shoreham by sea Business user

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
none
Bad points:
dead on arrivel and no replacement offer as discontinued offered a lower spec computer for more money !
Overall rating 1.0
Battery life 1.0
Design 1.0
Size and weight 1.0
Performance 1.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 02 Jun 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 3
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 320
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i5
Processor number i5-450M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.66
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Weight (kg) 2.6
Graphics card brand Intel
Graphics card model number Intel ® HD GPU
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Depth in cm 25.3
Release date 2011-09-16

Also known as: ACER 5742

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Manufacturer's Description

When it comes to computing there’s nothing more important than your multimedia; with this Acer Aspire 5742 you can take charge of your digital world and get the most out of all your favourite tools and applications.

Perfect for home users and students alike who want to get online, watch movies, sort their photos and download music, the Aspire 5742 comes with one of Intel’s latest processors and stacks of memory, so you’ll never be found wanting when it comes to power.

The Aspire 5742 has been designed as the perfect all-round notebook, delivering lightning fast performance on almost every task you can imagine; don’t miss out, get your hands on one today.


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