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Acer Aspire 5742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 611 reviews of Acer Aspire 5742G. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and keyboard are on the whole positive. The design and price are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the connectivity and touchpad, and there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

performance, price, design, keyboard, screen

durability, sound, energy, 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 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 Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviews about the image quality and screen are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, performance, screen, image quality

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

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and design. The price and portability also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the image quality and screen. There are some mixed reviews about the durability.

performance, portability, price, design, keyboard

usability, screen, image quality

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)

Aug, 2015

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
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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

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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

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

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

OK Laptop

 

I just got SWTOR and this machine runs it not so well. It takes forever to load the game and I run it on low setitngs getting about 20-30 fps. I would recommend upgrading the HDD if you plan on using this machine on gaming.

Decent processor ; Decent Graphics Card

Slow HDD ; Gets HOT ; Monitor crapped out and I had to send it in for repairs. Their customer service wasn't bad in my experience though. I just went to acer website and filled out a form and sent it in. It took about 2 weeks for them to fix it and...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: girl in green scarf (newegg.com)

so far so good!

 

if your planning on buying a case for it, get a 16' case its bigger than it actually is

Fast and has no problem loading things. nice size screen and a very lovely flat keyboard. didnt have tons of bloatware on it. good computer for students and people who have more to do than just surf the internet

it runs a little hot so dont block the fan and maybe get a cooling mat for it

Mar, 2011

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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