Acer Aspire 5742G-374G50Mn reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

29 customer reviews

+ This laptop scores high on performance. - It has no outstanding negative points.

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8.8 out of 10 based on 29 reviews.
Acer Aspire 5742G-374G50Mn with Intel Core i3 I3-370M 2.4 GHz Dual Core Processor, 4GB of Memory and 500GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD drive, 3 hours of battery See full product description

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Jean, West Midlands General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great!! Lives up to my expectations.
Bad points:
None so far
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jul 2011

Confirmed purchaser Business user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Very Nice laptop. Perfectly powerful for everything I need (I am a software engineer). Optimum trade-off between specs and price.
Bad points:
At this price I can't complain about anything. Pre installed software is a bit annoying but didn't take long to remove.
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

joe , manchester General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
super fast ,lightweight and looks great
Bad points:
the location of the usb slots
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 31 Jan 2011

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Fast,easy to use.
Bad points:
Battery Life to short,
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 25 Jun 2011

Ron, Norwich General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Fast processor, crisp screen
Bad points:
Sound output from built in speakers even on max not really loud enough and not high quality (although easily resolved by external speakers or headphones).
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 7.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 19 Aug 2011

Chris, Stroud General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Excellent design, speed (main reason for purchase), convenience.
Bad points:
Slight problem with some existing software which will not work on 64 bit.
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 17 Dec 2010

Richard, Burton on Trent General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
Great value for money
Bad points:
No card reader
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 5.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 6.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Aug 2011

Product Features

Screen size (Inches) 15.6
Screen Resolution (pixels) 1280 x 720 (WXGA)
Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 500
Number of cores Dual
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Core i3
Processor number I3-370M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.4
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Battery life (Hours) 3
Weight (kg) 2.6
Graphics card brand ATI
Graphics card model number Mobility Radeon HD 540v
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Type of hard drive Hard Disk Drive
Remote control No
Aspect ratio 16:9
Release date 40421

Also known as: Acer Aspire 5742

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Manufacturer's Description

The Aspire 5742 meets your daily computing needs with blazing processor performance and impressive graphics. HD media playback offers richer entertainment at home or on the road, while boundary-free wireless communication keeps you in touch with family and friends all the time. What’s more, Acer’s special 16:9 Home Touch Design provides simple usability for more relaxed computing.

  • Blazing performance
  • The 15.6" HD widescreen display provides ample space for multitasking and entertainment. A mighty Intel® Core™ processor combines with integrated Intel® HD Graphics and high-definition technologies to deliver great image quality and visual effects. Store all your files and multimedia on the large-capacity hard disk drive, and conveniently share them with others using the 2-in-1 card reader.
  • Far-reaching communication
  • The latest communication technologies keep you in constant contact regardless of space or time. Feel free to engage in live chats from all over the world using the Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1.3 MP resolution and built-in microphone, while a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ network connection lets you get online from any hotspot. In addition, Bluetooth® makes file-sharing fast and easy.
  • Awesome multimedia enjoyment
  • The cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio presents sharp, colorful visuals on the Acer CineCrystal™ display. A built-in DVD-Super Multi drive is the ticket to your portable home cinema for viewing favorite videos and movies, plus an HDMI™ interface conveniently connects you to today’s hottest high-definition entertainment on a bigger screen.
  • Home-touch usability
  • The practical yet handsome Aspire 5742 is available in black, brown, red or silver, featuring a unique mesh-patterned exterior that is not only eye-catching but also protects against smudges and scratches. Another special highlight is the multi-gesture touchpad that lets you easily scroll, pinch, rotate and flip through web pages, files and images, along with the full-size Acer FineTip keyboard with numeric keypad and large keys for comfortable typing.

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