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Acer TravelMate 5742

alaTest has collected and analyzed 248 reviews of Acer TravelMate 5742. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the connectivity and sound.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Acer TravelMate 5742 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Acer TravelMate 5742 from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on There are some less positive comments about the price.


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Acer TravelMate 5742-7159 15.6-Inch Notebook PC (Black)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Acer Aspire 5742 (6814) Review


For $549, the Acer Aspire 5742-6814 is a pretty good value. You get a somewhat plain but fairly portable 15-inch design, a spacious keyboard, and strong dual-core performance, all for just a little bit more than the cost of an iPad. Still, we wish the...

Good performance for the price, Comfortable keyboard, More portable than competing 15-inchers

Short battery life, Lackluster graphics, Poor audio

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: Bill (

Acer TravelMate 5742-484G50MN


Good looking screen ; Runs a lot cooler than my old LCD laptop ; Fast boot up ; Numeric keypad is useful for calculations and in non-number mode for navigation

I don't like the left offset touch pad, although I realise this is because the numeric keypad has been shoe-horned in. It means my left hand is always just about to drop off the side of the keyboard ; Above problem is exacerbated when you plug into the...

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Processor cache level:L3