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Acer Aspire 5742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 655 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. Comments about the keyboard and screen are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback. Many are less positive about the connectivity and touchpad. Reviews about the reliability and durability are mixed.

performance, price, design, screen, keyboard

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742G from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably.

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100% of the reviews on 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

Sep, 2017

Expert review by: Sebastian Jentsch (

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: Scott Stein (

Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200 review


For some, the purpose of a laptop isn't to be exciting or sexy, so much as to be functional. Those who feel that way might appreciate the Acer Aspire 5742G-7200, an utterly uninspiring 15.6-inch laptop that, nevertheless, has a pretty good set of specs...

Robust Nvidia graphics; affordable price; competitive performance for a Core i5 laptop.

Lackluster design; short battery life; weak speaker; no USB 3.0 or Bluetooth.

On a price-to-performance basis, the Acer Aspire 5742G-7200 is one of the better laptop buys on the market, but better-designed alternatives can be had for a little more money.

Jan, 2011

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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: Brian Westover (

Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200


With strong performance scores across the board, the Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200 is worth a look from anyone in the market for a laptop for under $800.

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

Plastic construction feels cheap and flimsy.

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Nov, 2010


Expert review by: Jamie Bsales (

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 (

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 (

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


Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

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 (

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 (

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

Product Specifications


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


Display Surface:Matt
HD type: No


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
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
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


4G: No


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 cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Arrandale
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
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:43529 / 47663 / 49020 / 49022 / 49653 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952 / 52955
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28