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Acer Aspire 5742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 644 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the performance and size. The touchpad and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed views about the build quality. There are some less positive opinions about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, usability, touchpad, size, performance

sound, energy, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5742G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 644 reviews)

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Review Acer Aspire 5742G Notebook (GT 540M)

 

Geforce bargain. Acer puts interesting hardware in a low priced b

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

Contrast weak TFT; TFT not suitable for outdoors; Few interfaces; Adverse positioning of interfaces; Pliable keyboard; Creaking chassis

Eight gigabyte of RAM in a 700 euro laptop. The bars must have fallen off the back of a truck.

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Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200

 

The Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200 ($750 street) won't blow you away with cutting-edge bells and whistles, but it will give you a combination of processing power and graphics capability that should handle all but the most strenuous tasks. This desktop...

A good selection of hardware provides strong performance. Big 500GB hard drive. Textured design won't attract smudges

Plastic construction feels cheap and flimsy

If you want great performance without the high price, the Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200 desktop replacement laptop is worth looking at.

GOOD FOR GAMING!

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Acer Aspire 5742G-7200

 

The Acer Aspire 5742G-7200 may be priced like a budget notebook, but its Core i5 CPU and dedicated Nvidia graphics chip deliver surprisingly good performance for a $749.99 machine. While its otherwise mundane features and restrained design keep it from...

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

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

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Guarantee is worthless!

 

Although covered under the warranty, they wanted $239 to repair it. My diagnostic program diagnosed it as a bad hard drive which was covered according to their guarantee, but even the supervisor informed me that it would be $239 to repair. Now I have a...

Great monitor, great sound, nice keyboard

Faulty hard drive when a few months old

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Best Laptop Money Can Buy

 

I have owned Dell, HP, Alienware, and Gateway laptops, none of which live up to the success I have had with my Acer Aspire laptop. I absolutely love it. I've had it for almost a year and I don't recall it ever having crashed one time. One of the best...

Durable. Lightweight. Sharp and vivid 15.6" screen. Simple. Easy to use. Large keyboard. Plenty of USB ports. Great DVD player. Decent battery life

Overly sensitive mousepad

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Unreliable computer with multiple hardware failures

 

Would not buy

cheap with lots of functionality

hard-drive failed within 3 months; camera failed within 6 months. track pad failed within 6 months. Would not buy

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Best Laptop Money Can Buy

 

I have owned Dell, HP, Alienware, and Gateway laptops, none of which live up to the success I have had with my Acer Aspire laptop. I absolutely love it. I've had it for almost a year and I don't recall it ever having crashed one time. One of ... Expand...

Durable. Lightweight. Sharp and vivid 15.6" screen. Simple. Easy to use. Large keyboard. Plenty of USB ports. Great DVD player. Decent battery life

Overly sensitive mousepad

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An awesome notebook that fits my needs

 

Overall, I love this laptop. It works perfect for everything that I use it for, and it came at a price that was reasonable for a student like me. They cheaped out on some of the craftsmanship, but it's the performance that really matters, and it...

I love the keyboard and trackpad, and despite what the review says, I get decent battery life out of mine; in power saver mode usually around 5-6 hours (I use it to take notes in my five hours of lecture, and it has never died on me). The HDMI port is a b

The speakers do suck, but I never use them anyway, I have separate speakers. The microphone also isn't very good, I'm told I sound like I'm in a fishbowl. The plastic feels cheap, if you press lightly on the top of the notebook it dents in. It also has an

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Very pleased with the value of Acer products

 

First I must admit I do not have the exact model reviewed here. What I have is an Aspire 5741-3541 which costs $100 less, ($650!) and loses the nvidia graphics. It has the i5450M instead of the i5460M, and has Intel integrated graphic plus 128MB...

Outstanding value for an Intel i5 laptop. Sleek looks; ergonomic design; true widescreen shape; keys and touchpad are dream-worthy

Terrible sounding speakers, short battery life, creaking plastic sound not confidence inspiring

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Very pleased with the value of Acer products

 

First I must admit I do not have the exact model reviewed here. What I have is an Aspire 5741-3541 which costs $100 less, ($650!) and loses the nvidia graphics. It has the i5450M instead of the i5460M, and has Intel integrated graphic plus 128MB...

Outstanding value for an Intel i5 laptop. Sleek looks; ergonomic design; true widescreen shape; keys and touchpad are dream-worthy

Terrible sounding speakers, short battery life, creaking plastic sound not confidence inspiring

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
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
Card Reader:2 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEFORCE GT420M / GeForce GT520M / GeForce GT540M / INTEL HD GPU / Mobility Radeon HD 5470

Processor

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