Acer Aspire 5742G - Intel Core i5

  • Acer Aspire 5742G - Intel Core i5
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Based on 20 scores, 23 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    12
  • Average:
    6
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • Robust Nvidia graphics; affordable price; competitive performance for a Core i5 laptop.
  • Excellent productivity Speed for price; strong 3D acceleration for games; 500GB hard drive; Nvidia Optimus technology
  • Decent port complement; good performance; good battery life.

Cons:

  • Lackluster design; short battery life; weak speaker; no USB 3.0 or Bluetooth.
  • Mediocre battery life; small touch pad; bland design; weak Webcam, audio

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechRadar on 70

Students on a tight budget will find great value to be had from the Acer Aspire 5742G-384G64Mnkk. Strong performance is just the icing on the cake, with plenty of great features to speak of, although the short battery life is a pain.The Aspire...

By TechRadar on 80

Acer aims to balance price with performance and the Aspire series has been its mainstay for many years. With the Aspire 5742G, Acer has put everything you need in a starter laptop and wrapped it up in a great-looking package. Right out of the box the...

By Dev Hardware on

he AS5742G-7200 has a built-in DVD drive for entertainment. It also has integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi for connecting to fast wireless networks. If you need to transfer data from other devices, there is a...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

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...

By NotebookCheck on 79

Acer takes an inexpensive chassis and fills it with currently popular components. The Aspire 5742G-458G64Mnkk speeds up applications with a Core i5-450M and a whole 8 GB of RAM (2x 4GB). NVIDIA's GeForce GT 540M is added. It supplies a high 3DMark...

By cnet on 70

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...

By Computer Shopper on 82

A top performer in its price class, the Aspire 5742G-7200 demonstrates that bland can be beautiful if you need speed on a budget....

By Expert Reviews on 80

The 5742G lives up to Acer's reputation for value, with good performance and decent features, but it lacks a few expansion ports...

By Gadget Guy Australia on 60

When shopping for a basic notebook PC that neither sacrifices performance to be super-light or super-stylish, nor expects you to pay a hefty premium for power you might not even need, well, you're usually spoilt for choice. Dozens of models with...

By CNET Asia on 80

While the lack of a 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....

By Hardware Central on 73

Laptop Review: Acer Aspire 5742G Acer Does OptimusDecember 9, 2010By John P. Mello Jr.At one time, most workers could meet the demands of their jobs with a word processor and a spreadsheet program. Now, multimedia applications have become more...

By PC Mag on 70

If you want great performance without the high price, the Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200 desktop replacement laptop is worth looking at....

By CNET Australia on 80

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...

By About.com on 80

Pros: Well Priced, Solid Performance From Core i5 Processor, Direct X 11 Compatible Graphics

Cons: Glossy Screen Produces Too Much Glare And Reflections, Lots of Trialware Applications, Battery Life A Bit Below Average

International Review By Magnus.de on 80

Das Aspire ist ein Allrounder und kein Gaming-Book. Es arbeitet flott bei guter Bildund Tonqualität. Die Akkulaufzeiten profitieren vom geringen...

International Review By Tweakers on 80

Ik vind dit stiekem een erg goeie laptop, omdat je voor erg weinig geld een redelijk rappe processor met aparte videokaart krijgt. Ik zocht een goedkoop werkstation om buitenhuis...

International Review By TecnoZoom on 70

L’Acer Aspire 5742G è un notebook di media qualità, dotato del necessario per eseguire tutte le attività quotidiane lavorative ma anche per dedicarsi all’intrattenimento domestico. L’hard disk è ampio ed è presente...

International Review By Tom's Hardware on

Gewisse Notebooks rutschen immer wieder in den Fokus der Laptop interessierten Kundschaft. Acers Aspire 5742G-458G64Mnkk gehört dazu, auch wenn es optisch nicht den leisten Hauch von Glanz und Glamour verbreitet. Wer die technische Konfiguration...

International Review By notebookcheck.nl on 79

Acer neemt een goedkope behuizing en vult deze met op dit moment populaire hardware. De Aspire 5742G-458G64Mnkk werkt met een Core i5-450M en 8 GB RAM geheugen (2x 4GB). Nvidia's GeForce GT 540M is daaraan toegevoegd. Deze zorgt voor een hoge...

International Review By Betabuzz on 68

Gemessen am Preis, der sich in einem guten Mittelfeld positioniert, bietet das Acer Aspire 5742G-458G64Mnkk ein gelungenes Rundumpaket. Nennenswerte Abstriche müssen Sie lediglich beim Bildschirm machen. Dessen Nachteile merken Sie allerdings nur,...