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Acer TravelMate 5742

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 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. Reviews about the size and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good views, but some have doubts about the connectivity and durability. There are mixed opinions on the sound and battery.

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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 80/100 = Very good quality.

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

Jan, 2018

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

Expert review by: Techmagnifier (

Acer TravelMate TM5742-372G32Mnss


Before we begin telling you about the latest device from Acer, one must know that there is no other site where you would get to know so much about the same.

Like I said before, very little information is available about the latest in buzz, the Acer TravelMate TM5742-372G32Mnss. Still, I have tried to come up with all the valuable information which would help you make a decision. The device which we have...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Mark (

Acer TravelMate 5742-483G25Mn


Ease of use.

Feb, 2012

Consumer review by: Dianne (

Acer TravelMate 5742-483G25Mn


I am really very pleased indeed with every aspect of this laptop. I use it virtually every day now and cannot believe it out-performs my desktop! The display is clear and ultra-sharp and I get approximately four hours continuous use from its internal...

I truly cannot think of any 'cons' with this machine

Feb, 2012

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...

Dec, 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

Consumer review by: Tim (

Acer TravelMate 5742-383G32Mn


excellent Laptop i use mine for business and pleasure very good performance superb value for money


Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: David (

Acer TravelMate 5742-484G50Mn


Numeric keyboard

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (

Acer Travelmate 5742-382G25Mn


processor performance, value for money,

battery not as good as expected plain design

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: raj (

Acer Travelmate 5742-382G25Mn


2nd acer laptop i 've purchased and is great performance , features and value

cant fault it

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1 / 2


Battery Capacity:4400
Battery life (max):3 / 3.1 / 3.5 / 4 / 4.5
Battery performance:4400
Battery recharge time:2 / 2.5 / 65
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:6


Front Camera:N / Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1 / 1.3
Swivel webcam: No


Certification:- ACPI 3.0\n- Mobile PC 2002\n- DMI 2.0\n- Wi-Fi
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes


Color of product:Black / Silver
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:15.6 / 16
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
Full HD: No
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8


Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5470 / Intel GMA 4500MHD / Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 2000 / No
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128 / 0.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: 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 memory:0.125
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Full-size keyboard: Yes
Keyboard Layout:AZERTY / QWERTY
Keyboard type:AZERTY / QWERTY
Numeric keypad: Yes
Pointing device:Pointing Stick / Touchpad / Touchpad + Scroll zone / Trackpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 2 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots (available):1 / 2


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0+HS
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:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 85
Operating relative humidity range:20 - 85
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35

Optical Drive

CD read speed:24
CD rewrite speed:24
CD write speed:24
CD-R read speed:24
CD-R write speed:24
CD-RW read speed:24
CD-RW write speed:16
DVD-R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD-R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD-R read speed:8
DVD-R write speed:8
DVD-RAM read speed:5
DVD-RAM write speed:5
DVD-RW read speed:6
DVD-RW write speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer read speed:6
DVD+R Double Layer write speed:4
DVD+R read speed:8
DVD+R write speed:8
DVD+RW read speed:6
DVD+RW write speed:8
LightScribe: No
Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio system:HD / HD Audio / HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab
Display:LCD / LED / TFT
External display:N
Graphics adapter family:AMD / Intel / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password:No / Yes
HDD user password:N / Y
Infrared data port: No
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD
Internal modem: No
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power Requirements:100 - 240V AC / 100-240 V / 100-240V / 120 - 230V
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC
TV in port: No
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Handheld remote control: No


TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

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


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter power:65 / 90
Battery performance:48.8


Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):15 / 16 / 18 / 19 / 20
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GL40 Express / Intel HM55 Express / Intel HM65 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M / P6100 / P6200
Processor boost frequency:2.8 / 2.933 / 3.20
Processor cache:0.512, 3 / 3
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Arrandale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel Pentium Dual-Core / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:2 / 2.13 / 2.4 / 2.53 / 2.66
Processor front side bus:1066
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:i3-370M / I3-380M / I5-460M / I5-480M / i5-560M / P6100 / P6200
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-300 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-400 series / Intel Core i5-500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium P6000 series for Mobile
Processor socket:BGA1288 / PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105 / 90

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
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:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
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 Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:1.0 / No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / 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):No / 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):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / 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® Smart Response Technology: No
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:49020 / 49653 / 50175 / 50176 / 50178 / 50179 / 52952
Processor code:SLBTT / SLBUK / SLBUR / SLC22 / SLC26
Processor package size:34 / 37.5 / rPGA 37.5x 37.5, BGA 34x28
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1/4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / No
Fingerprint reader:No / Yes
Password protection:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor
Password protection type:BIOS / BIOS, HDD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, HDD, User / BIOS, Supervisor / HDD, Supervisor


Bundled software:19.1 x 9.45 x 1.85 / 4.57 x 7.09 x 3.54
Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Linux / Linux Linpus / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows XP Professional
Optional operating system supplied:Windows XP Professional
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security Suite, Microsoft Office 2010 / Microsoft Office 2010\nMicrosoft Office Starter 2010\nMcAfee Internet Security Suite


Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / MMC, SD
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500 / 750
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:160 / 250 / 320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD
Power supply type:AC - DC / AC/DC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.1 / 4.13 / 9.96
Height:1.34 / 1.35 / 1.36
Height (front):0.906 / 0.984 / 1 / 1.35
Height (rear):1 / 1.34 / 1.35
Weight:5.69 / 5.73 / 7