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Acer Aspire 5742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 597 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. Opinions about the screen and keyboard are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad. Comments about the energy efficiency and reliability are mixed.

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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. Reviews about the energy efficiency and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good feedback.

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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 5742G 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Core i3-370M, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, DVD, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home Premiu

Aug, 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: (engadget.com)

Acer Aspire 5742G laptop with NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics reviewed, es ist schnell

 

When first announced, we had fears that the new NVIDIA GeForce GT 500M-series graphics would be little more than a tweak of a clock speed here and a new stic...

Dec, 2010

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

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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

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

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera:No / Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

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
Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED / No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Convertible: No
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

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 2
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.521 / 1.024 / 1.759
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2

Networking

4G: No

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM55 / Unknown
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:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 800/1066 / DDR3-SDRAM
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / Core™ i3
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor Number:I3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28