Acer Aspire 5742-3386G50Mn reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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8.6 out of 10 based on 11 reviews.
Acer Aspire 5742-3386G50Mn with Intel Core i3 i3-380M 2.53 GHz Dual Core Processor, 6GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer See full product description

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John, Often on the move

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
First rate machine, that does all the work I need it too. Its lightweight and the screen is a good size for working with.
Bad points:
None so far
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
great processor speed and large memory
Bad points:
usb ports on side instead of back but thats like most modern laptops these days
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2011

Debbie, bognor General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
keyboard is easy to type on
tv is excellent via hdml?
Bad points:
mouse key a bit wayward
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 7.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Jun 2011

Steven, Blackpool General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
The machine meets all my needs and more.
Bad points:
none
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 28 Jun 2011

Annie, Berkshire General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Big memory for a small laptop, looked at which? before buying bought 6GB instead of 3GB reviewed as not much more money - which? didn't like keyboard but we find it to be fine, has windows s 7 with a limited word & ecel 10 okay for ordinary work
Bad points:
Have to buy latest office package for full word,publisher etc-
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Jul 2011

Tony, Carmarthen General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Everything worked. The startup procedure was straightforward for someone who is computer-literate. After my old desktop, this laptop is very fast. Both the operating system and the hardware is all 64-bit, so bang up-to-date. The scroll function of the mouse is useful. I would have given the battery life 10, but I've never used it until the battery runs out, so I don't know how good it is. The Windows 7 comes with the basic Microsoft Office Starter, which I find sufficient. It doesn't generate too much heat, which I guess is why it has reportedly good battery life. This laptop is good for Skype, email etc., web surfing and so on, which is exactly what I bought it for. Although the memory is shared with the graphics on this computer, the memory size is massive ! I have added external wireless USB mouse and keyboard, as I prefer a palm mouse and fullsize keyboard, these installed with no problems. I've also added USB printer and external hard drive, again with no problems. I have no regrets at all about buying this model.
Bad points:
There is no hard copy of the Windows 7 operating system on CD, so it is imperitive to make a DVD backup-set of the operating system without delay. There is only very minimal paper documentation included, so it would be smart to print off the manual, or as a minimum, back up all files to an external hard disc. Otherwise, if the computer doesn't start, you have no access to the information required to fix it. This may be an industry norm, I don't know. You will need to download your own browser of choice from the supplied menu, but nowhere does the documentation tell you that the 64-bit Internet Explorer doesn't work yet with this computer. You need the 32-bit version right now. There is no 12-volt output jack, so I cant plug in my external stereo speakers. Remember, the bundled speaker is mono only but otherwise acceptable for Skype etc. so I will have to buy a separate power source for my speakers.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 05 Jul 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 6
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i3
Processor number i3-380M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.53
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
Chipset brand Intel
Chipset series HM55
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Depth in cm 25.3
Release date 2011-05-16

Also known as: Acer Aspire 5742

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