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Acer Aspire 5742G

alaTest has collected and analyzed 652 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 products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and keyboard are on the whole positive. The design and price also get good feedback, whereas the reliability and durability get mixed reviews. The connectivity and touchpad get negative views.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Acer Aspire 5742G is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Acer Aspire 5742G

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Acer Aspire 5742G from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the energy efficiency and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated.

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

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (techradar.com)

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 (techradar.com)

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 : Barry de la Rosa (expertreviews.co.uk)

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

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Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

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 (engadget.com)

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 : Scott Stein (cnet.com)

Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200 review: Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200

 

Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200

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

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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 : Sebastian Jentsch (notebookcheck.net)

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 : Craig Simms (cnet.com.au)

Acer Aspire 5742G (Core i3)

 

Decent port complementGood performanceGood battery life.

Mono speakerNo BluetoothNo 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

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (ninemsn.com.au)

Acer Aspire 5742G laptop

 

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...

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...

Mar, 2011

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