GRADE A1 - Acer Aspire 5740 reviews and prices: 15.6" Laptop computer

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This laptop is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 76 reviews.
GRADE A1 - Acer Aspire 5740 with Intel Core i3 i3-330M 2.13 GHz Dual Core Processor, 3GB of Memory and 320GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. DVD writer, 4.5 hours of battery See full product description
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Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good performance and easy to use.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 10.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jul 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Ultra fats processing & start up.
Super screen.
Lots of memory & features.
Bad points:
Lid stiff to open. Impossible wo open with one hand.
Lid doesn't seal the key board so it gets dusty even if closed.
Usb ports would be better at the back as cables get in the way of the mouse.
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 10 Sep 2010

Hugh, Stafford

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Good all round laptop providing you want Windows 7 preinstalled.
Good solid manufacture.
Positive feel.
Bad points:
Buyers should be aware of the following.
Very disappointed with the inflexibility of being stuck with the Operating System Windows 7.
Windows 7 does not support Outlook Express Email, hence all email files / messages are lost.
ACER provides their PCs with Windows 7 preinstalled. I required a downgrade to Windows XP. Without this Downgrade or XP installation the Laptop is not useful for our purpose. It seems not possible to uninstall Windows 7.

The PC in question is Acer Aspire 5740 & Win XP is not supported. The PC is less than 2 months old; I can't seem to get a reply from Acers support after multiple attempts. Hence my opinion of ACER Support is very low. Microsoft will not get involved as ACER preinstalled Windows.

I would not have purchased a PC from ACER if I had been aware of this anomaly.
Hugh
Overall rating 6.0
Value for money 6.0
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1 of 3 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 09 Aug 2010

Alan, Scunthorpe General home user

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use from the box, generally pleased with it and had no problems at all.
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 06 Sep 2010

kevin, ravenshead,nottinghamshire General home user

Score 7.0/10
Good points:
light nice looking
Bad points:
battery life not as good as stated . slower than we thought it would be
Overall rating 7.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 10.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
Fast
Bad points:
Can't get adobe flash player. When will it accept 10? Electrical supply on side keeps poping out. Would prefer on the back Already got a acer aspire 3662
Overall rating 6.0
Battery life 6.0
Design 6.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 Sep 2010

Confirmed purchaser General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Quite smart, nice keyboard, 4 USB ports + built-in card reader, wi-fi enabled, comes with Windows 7 Home Premium, touch-pad work quite well
Bad points:
Comes with Dolby Home Theatre sound system, but internal speakers don't do justice
Overall rating 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 8.0
Performance 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 03 May 2010

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 i3
Processor number i3-330M
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 2.13
Number of USB ports 4
Connections Wireless
Built-in disc drive DVD drive
Built-in disc drive CD-ROM drive
Built-in disc drive DVD writer
Built-in disc drive Blu-ray drive
Card reader Multi Card Reader
Battery life (Hours) 4.5
Weight (kg) 2.8
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
Width in cm 38.3
Depth in cm 25
Release date 2010-02-01
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Manufacturer's Description

If you want a laptop that’ll provide pure entertainment and power then you need the Acer Aspire 5740 laptop. Just to prove it’s at the forefront of technology it comes with the brand new Windows 7 operating system, so you know you’ll be strides ahead of everyone else.

It’s driven by Intels latest Core i3 processor with a speedy 3GB RAM giving you unmatched performance no matter what your task. With a 320GB hard drive to store all your files on too, you can be confident that you’ll be prepared for any eventuality.

On top of all that it comes with a seriously impressive 15.6” HD screen and Intel GMA graphics. Whether you’re going to be listening to your favourite songs, marvelling at the latest movies or getting down to it and actually doing some work this laptop will give you spectacular performance.

When you’re not immersed in a film or enjoying a game you can get online and socialise. The 5740 comes with wireless internet, and an integrated webcam, so you’ll have no trouble uploading photos or taking new ones in an instant.

Put yourself in the driving seat of technology and achieve portable perfection with an Acer Aspire 5740.

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-332G25Mn
  • Processor (2.13GHz)
  • RAM: 3GB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 320GB HDD
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Screen: 15.6" Screen
  • Optical Drive: DVD-SM
  • Graphics: Intel GMA Graphics
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Notebook Camera: Integrated
  • Warranty: 3 Months

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