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Acer Aspire 5742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 672 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and screen. The keyboard and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the connectivity and reliability, while there are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

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

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 3 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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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

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Amazon.com review summary for Acer Aspire 5742G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 24 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742G from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

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

This summary is based on the product: Acer AS5742G-6846 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 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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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

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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

GOOD GEAR GUIDE - BEST BUYS

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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...

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Acer Aspire 5742G review

 

The Aspire 5742G is typical of the latest breed of Acer laptops, with its slimline design, powerful processor and relatively low price. We're amazed sometimes how much Acer crams into its laptops; not only do you get the latest Core i3-370M processor,...

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

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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.

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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...

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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

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: No
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
Touchscreen: 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 / Windows 7 Professional
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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