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Acer Aspire 5742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 592 reviews of Acer Aspire 5742G. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and keyboard. The design and price also get good feedback. There are some negative views about the connectivity and touchpad, while opinions about the energy efficiency and reliability are different.

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durability, sound, touchpad, 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the energy efficiency and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Acer Aspire 5742G 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Core i3-370M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home PremiuACER ASPIRE 5742 5742G 15.6" LED LAPTOP SCREEN NEW

Feb, 2016

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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!

Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (computershopper.com)

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.

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 5742G-384G64Mnkk review

 

A great all-round student laptop offering good value for money

Good performance ; Decent graphics power ; Large hard drive ; Usability

Battery life ; Some flex in chassis

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Acer Aspire 5742G review

 

Plenty of storage and power make for a great family laptop - but at a price

Good performance ; Battery life ; Vibrant screen ; Connectivity ; Dedicated graphics

Some flex in keyboard ; Keyboard also attracts dust and dirt

Jun, 2011

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - BEST BUYS

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Acer Aspire 5742G laptop

 

Acer's Aspire 5742G is a 15.6in laptop that's big, but not all that heavy. It weighs only 2.4kg and it actually feels light when you hold it in your h...

Relatively lightweight, good performance, good battery life, feels good to use

Screen is reflective

Acer's Aspire 5742G is a 15.6in laptop that offers good performance and battery life in a surprisingly light body. It's comfortable to use and it feels well built. We think it's a good all-rounder that can be used by students, home users and even...

Feb, 2011

Expert review by: Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

Acer Aspire 5742G review

 

The 5742G lives up to Acer's reputation for value, with good performance and decent features, but it lacks a few expansion ports

The 5742G's dedicated graphics card makes this a good choice for casual gamers, but it's missing a few useful features, and so just misses out on an award.

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Acer Aspire 5742G (Core i3)

 

Decent port complement ; Good performance ; Good battery life

Mono speaker ; No Bluetooth ; No 5GHz radio

While the lack of 5GHz radio is a little concerning, we doubt many people would care at this price point. For general use the Acer Aspire 5742G excels, and its excellent battery life makes it a top choice.

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (ninemsn.com.au)

Acer Aspire 5742G laptop

 

Acer's Aspire 5742G is a 15.6in laptop that offers good performance and battery life in a surprisingly light body. It's comfortable to use and it feels well built. We think it's a good all-rounder that can be used by students, home users and even...

Relatively lightweight ; Good performance ; Good battery life ; Feels good to use

Screen is reflective

Acer's Aspire 5742G is a 15.6in laptop that offers good performance and battery life in a surprisingly light body. It's comfortable to use and it feels well built. We think it's a good all-rounder that can be used by students, home users and even...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: Jon (newegg.com)

Acer AS5742G-6600

 

This is a good laptop for the price if you're willing to deal with a slow HDD and care more about wired performance than battery life.

Good enough graphics card to run every game I've tried at decent FPS/quality. CPU is honestly overkill for just about everything, and you will very rarely have RAM issues ; Build quality seems good, I haven't run into any issues after 1.5 years ;...

Keyboard is hard to clean and catches a lot of stuff ; Fan does not deal well with graphics card running at max; the left side of the laptop can get extremely warm - overheating (bluescreen) is possible in hot weather ; Battery does not last long ;...

Aug, 2012

Product Specifications

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:8
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes: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 type:SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-400 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:34