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Acer Aspire 5942G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 reviews of Acer Aspire 5942G. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The price and design are also appreciated. There are mixed reviews on the image quality and screen. The size and portability get negative opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer Aspire 5942G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5942G from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the usability and performance are generally positive. The battery and size also get good feedback.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2018


Expert review by : Andy Vandervell (

Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn - 15.6in Laptop


A feature-rich multimedia laptop packing a Blu-ray ROM drive, Intel Core i5 CPU and a 640GB hard drive.

Aside from the merely average display, the Acer Aspire 5942G offers the performance and features of a laptop that could cost a lot more. If you're after a high-performance Blu-ray laptop and aren't too concerned about having a top-notch screen to go...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Tech Staff (

Acer Aspire 5942G-524G64Bn review


A feature-packed media centre and one of the most powerful laptops around

Great performance ; DX11 support ; Blu-ray drive ; Connectivity

Screen not very bright

Apart from the screen being a bit dim, the rest of the machine is excellent and packed with features for home entertainment

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (

Acer Aspire 5942G review


With a 15.6in screen, Acer's Aspire 5942G should weigh around 2.6kg, but it's actually a hefty 3.1kg - what we'd expect a 17in laptop to weigh. We were impressed by its battery life, though: four hours and 49 minutes, which is particularly good for a...

The Aspire 5942G tries hard to be the perfect entertainment laptop, but it really needs a higher-resolution display to match its Blu-ray drive.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Kat Orphanides (

Acer Aspire 5942G (5942G-334G32Bn) review


The Aspire 5942G tries hard to be the perfect entertainment laptop, but it really needs a higher-resolution display to match its Blu-ray drive.

Oct, 2010


Expert review by : Andrew Harrison (

Acer Aspire 5942G review


The Acer Aspire 5942G is a powerful laptop for gaming and multimedia, featuring Blu-ray playback and DirectX 11 graphics, and all for under £1000.

It’s chunky and covered in go-faster stickers to attract Dixons grazers, but at heart the Acer 5942G is a powerhouse of a laptop, and well suited to modern gaming and sundry entertainment purposes. Construction is heavy but solid, and there’s enough...

May, 2010

Expert review by : mfereday (

Laptop or Desktop : Acer Aspire 5942G


The dividing line between desktop systems and their laptop brethren is becoming increasingly blurred as manufacturers incorporate more power, functionality and features into their portable offerings.

Beneath the keyboard is the touchpad. This is a combination multi-gesture unit. You have two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate and flip for those who like to put their twitchy fingers to good use. The Single button bar features a centrally mounted...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire 5942G-744 Refurbished


fast with good grafix and good for multi tasking

over heats when you run games from the bottom/back left hand side. Burned my leg.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire 5942G-464G64Bn


Looks good Runs brilliantly Easy to set up

Weights a lot but not a real problem.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire 5942G-464G64Bn


Awesome for playing movies, music etc, very powerful so can handle lots of applications running at the same time

Finger print scanning technology is a bit gimmicky, needs work but very good concept

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Acer Aspire 5942G-464G64Bn


1) really good, loud speakers 2) its run with 5.1 sound system

1) this acer is to loud 2) and touch pad is made from to slippery materials 3) you nead at at least 6 GB memory , it has 4 GB ( to slow )

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby / HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:4400 / 4800
Battery life (max):3 / 3.5
Battery performance:4400 / 4800
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6 / 8


Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3 / 1.3
Video capturing speed:30


Energy Star certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Blue
Form Factor:Clamshell
Internal: Yes
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:220
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Display response rise/fall:8
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter power:48.8 / 90
Battery performance:48.8 / 71


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon HD 5650 / AMD Radeon HD 5650
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 2.815 / 2.816 / 4.091
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:500
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):667 / 766
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / No


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard language:Czech / Greek / Hungarian
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Keyboard number of keys:86 / 87
Keyboard style:Straight
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTZ
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 2 x 2 / 4 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


Mouse included: No


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR / 2.1+EDR
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet, WLAN
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / DVD Super Multi DL

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby / HD / HD Audio / High Definition Audio
Compatibility:Aspire 5935G, Aspire 5940G, Aspire 5942G, Aspire 7715Z
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):15 x 10.8 x 1.02
Graphics adapter family:AMD
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Infrared data port:No / Yes
Internal modem:No / Yes
Modem Speed:56
Modem Type:ITU V.92
Power supply type:AC / AC - DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wake-on-Ring ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:802.11 a/b/g/n / 802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC


TV tuner integrated: No
TV tuner type:Integrated

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
eSATA ports quantity:1
eSATA/USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot:No / Yes
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 3
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter power:48.8 / 90
Battery performance:48.8 / 71


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 13 / 16 / 17 / 18 / 19
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM55 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
PCI Express configurations:1x16 / 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2 / 2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i3-330M / i5-430M / I5-460M / I5-520M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor boost frequency:2.53 / 2.8 / 2.93
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale / Clarksfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.73 / 2.13 / 2.26 / 2.4 / 2.53
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i3-330M / i5-430M / I5-460M / I5-520M / i7-720QM / I7-740QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-700 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1288 / BGA956 / Socket 988
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43122 / 43537 / 47341 / 47663 / 49024 / 50179
Processor code:SLBLY / SLBNF / SLBPM / SLBQG / SLC22
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2 / SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User


Bundled software:- Acer Arcade Deluxe\n- Acer InstantOn Arcade\n- Acer Bio-Protection\n- Acer Crystal Eye\n- Acer GridVista\n- Acer Launch Manager\n- Acer Backup Manager\n- Acer PowerSmart Manager\n- Acer Recovery Management\n- Acer GameZone\n- Acer Video Conference Manager\n- Adobe Reader\n- NTI Media Maker / -Acer Arcade Deluxe.\n-Acer InstantOn Arcade.\n-Acer Bio-Protection.\n-Acer Crystal Eye.\n-Acer GridVista.\n-Acer Launch Manager.\n-Acer Backup Manager.\n-Acer PowerSmart Manager.\n-Acer Recovery Management.\n-Acer GameZone.\n-Acer Video Conference Manager.\n-Adobe Reader.\n-NTI Media Maker.\n / Acer Arcade Deluxe, Acer InstantOn Arcade, Acer Crystal Eye, Acer GridVista, Acer Launch Manager, Acer Backup Manager, Acer PowerSmart Manager, Acer Recovery Management, Acer GameZone, Acer Video Conference Manager, Adobe Reader, NTI Media Maker / Acer Arcade Deluxe. Acer InstantOn Arcade. Acer Bio-Protection. Acer Crystal Eye. Acer GridVista. Acer Launch Manager. Acer Backup Manager. Acer PowerSmart Manager. Acer Recovery Management. Acer GameZone. Acer Video Conference Manager. Adobe Reader. NTI Media Maker. / Microsoft Office Starter\nBing Bar\nWindows Live Essentials
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium
Trial software:- McAfee Internet Security Suite\n- Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007 / -McAfee Internet Security Suite.\n-Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007. / -McAfee Internet Security Suite\n-Microsoft Works 9.0 + Office Home & Student 2007 / McAfee Internet Security Suite. Microsoft Works + Office Home & Student 2007.


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10.8 / 11
Height (front):1 / 1.02
Height (rear):1.56 / 2
Weight:6.61 / 7