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Acer Aspire 5742

alaTest has collected and analyzed 982 reviews of Acer Aspire 5742. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the portability and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5742 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5742

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 683 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the sound.

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sound

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 5742Z 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Pentium P6100, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - BlackAcer Aspire 5742Z 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Pentium P6100, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5742

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the size. Some have doubts about the touchpad and energy efficiency.

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77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 5742-6838 15.6' Notebook - Intel Core i5-460MAcer Aspire 5742-6838 15.6' Notebook - Intel Core i5-460M

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Acer Aspire 5742G Notebook (GT 540M)

 

Geforce bargain. Acer puts interesting hardware in a low priced bundle that is available for starting at 699 euros. The newest GeForce GT 540M is still extremely uncommon and we also don't find eight gigabyte of RAM very often. Performance for money in...

Good 3D performance GT 540M, Good application performance, Nvidia Optimus with low power consumption, Low system noise, Low waste heat, Number pad & arrow keys, Acceptable battery life, An Nvidia GPU for inexpensive notebooks that can keep up with...

Contrast weak TFT, TFT not suitable for outdoors, Few interfaces, Adverse positioning of interfaces, Pliable keyboard, Creaking chassis, Even a multimedia notebook has the right of a typing-eager keyboard

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Michael A. Prospero (laptopmag.com)

Acer Aspire 5742 (6814)

 

This 15-inch notebook offers fairly strong computing power in an affordable package.

For $549, the Acer Aspire 5742-6814 is a pretty good value. You get a somewhat plain but fairly portable 15-inch design, a spacious keyboard, and strong dual-core performance, all for just a little bit more than the cost of an iPad. Still, we wish the...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire 5742-6811cl

 

The 15.6-inch display has a resolution of 1,366 by 768, which is standard issue for a budget-class laptop. The screen is bright and delivers bold colors, but there is a hint of color shifting when viewed from a side angle. The full-size keyboard has...

The Acer Aspire AS5742-6811 budget laptop delivers very good performance at a very reasonable price and come with a generous warranty

Integrated graphics. No WiDi or WiMAX. No Blu-ray drive

The Acer Aspire AS5742-6811 budget laptop delivers very good performance at a very reasonable price and come with a generous warranty.

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire AS5742-6475

 

The 15.6-inch widescreen is spacious and easy on the eyes. Its 1,366-by-768 resolution is as high as a budget laptop will go, but it's more than adequate for office work and media consumption. The keyboard is made up of large, island-style keys that,...

Fast Core i3 processor. Great battery life. Big hard drive and HDMI port. Very affordable. Lightest in its class

Design is bland

With excellent speeds, ample features, and good battery life, the Acer Aspire AS5742-6475 can be that primary laptop for a computer novice or secondary one for the family.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire AS5742-7645

 

I generally like chiclet-style or island keyboards, where each key is isolated. The AS5742-7645's keyboard is roomy, but the keys are very thin and flimsy, particularly if you don't hit each key at dead center. Unlike most island-key designs, where the...

Strong performance for the price. Great battery life. Big hard drive. Two-year warranty

Plain design. Plastic chassis feels thin and cheap. Sub-par keyboard. Trial apps and offers litter the hard drive

The Acer Aspire AS5742-7645 laptop delivers excellent bang for your budget buck and a long-running battery. But, it comes packed inside a boring, somewhat flimsy chassis.

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Acer Aspire AS5742Z-4097

 

The keyboard features chiclet-style (or island-style) keys, and they're widely spaced for a comfortably typing experience. The keys, however, are thin and feel a bit flimsy, particularly if you don't hit each key dead center. And unlike most island-key...

Dual-core processor offers competitive performance for the price. HDMI port. Two-year warranty

Similar, and only slightly pricier, Acer model offers much better performance and battery life. Flimsy plastic chassis. So-so battery life. Trial apps litter the hard drive

The Acer Aspire AS5742Z-4097 laptop covers the basics by supplying a dual-core CPU, a roomy 15.6-inch display, and a Webcam, while doubling down on the warranty, providing two years of coverage. There's nothing wrong with this $500 laptop, but Core...

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

A top performer in its price class, the Aspire 5742G-7200 demonstrates that bland can be beautiful if you need speed on a budget.

Excellent productivity Speed for price, Strong 3D acceleration for games, 500GB hard drive, Nvidia Optimus technology

Mediocre battery life, Small touch pad, Bland design, Weak Webcam, audio

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: HardwareCentral (hardwarecentral.com)

Laptop Review: Acer Aspire 5742G

 

For optical storage, the unit has an 8x DVD drive that supports reading and writing to all platter formats, including double-layer discs. The memory-card reader in the unit is less versatile, though. It can only read MMC and SD cards. Battery life is...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 5742Z review

 

Great value for money with strong performance

Good performance ; 6GB of RAM ; Generous storage ; Portable

Integrated graphics ; Some flex in palmrests ; Battery life

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5742 review

 

The 2.5GHz Intel Core i3-370M processor is second only to the Medion Akoya P6624's Core i5-460M in terms of clock speed. This helps the Acer Aspire 5742 to achieve a highly creditable 102 points in WorldBench 6, beating all but the aforementioned...

Overall the Acer Aspire 5742 is an excellent budget laptop with good performance and battery life.

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Display

HD type:HD / No
Panel Type:TFT

Graphics

Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.763
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Networking

4G: No

Optical Drive

DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:49020 / 49022 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor package size:34 / 37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes