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Acer Aspire 5742 Series

Acer Aspire 5742 Series
alaScore 85

1322 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1322 reviews of Acer Aspire 5742 Series. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the portability and performance. The screen and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on the sound.

price, usability, screen, performance, portability

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5742 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 663 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742 Series 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 really like the portability and screen. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the sound.

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89% 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 5742 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Core i3-370M processor 2.4GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home Premium) - BlackAcer Aspire 5742 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Core i3-370M, 3GB RAM, 250GB HDD, DVD, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) - Black

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5742 Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 226 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742 Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and performance also get good comments, but there are mixed views on the energy efficiency and sound.

price, performance, usability, screen, portability

81% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer AS5742-7653 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)Acer AS5742-7120 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)Acer AS5742Z-4685 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)

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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

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Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200

 

On a price-to-performance basis, the Acer Aspire 5742G-7200 is one of the better laptop buys on the market, but better-designed alternatives can be had for a little more money.

Robust Nvidia graphics; affordable price; competitive performance for a Core i5 laptop

Lackluster design; short battery life; weak speaker; no USB 3.0 or Bluetooth

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Acer Aspire 5742 (6814) Review

 

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...

Good performance for the price, Comfortable keyboard, More portable than competing 15-inchers

Short battery life, Lackluster graphics, Poor audio

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G:3G / No
Embedded UMTS:No / Yes
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 7 Professional Downgradable to XP
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GMA 4500M / GMA X4500 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000 / INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 5470 / Radeon HD6370M / UMA

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i3 / Core™ i5 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-370M / I3-380M / I5-450M / I5-460M / I5-480M / P6100 / P6200
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