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Acer Aspire 5742 15.6 inch Laptop ( Intel Core i3-370M processor 2.4GHz, 3GB RAM, 320GB HDD, DVD, Webcam, Wireless, Windows 7 Home Premium) - Black

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  • Intel® Core™ i3-370M processor (2.4GHz, 3MB L3 cache)
  • 3GB RAM, 320 GB HDD
  • DVD-Super Multi DL drive
  • 6-cell Li-ion battery
  • Windows 7® Home Premium 64-bit
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Technical Details
BrandAcer
Product Dimensions50.4 x 31 x 6.6 cm
Item model numberLX.R4F02.025
Screen Size15.6 inches
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeCore i3
RAM Size3 GB
Hard Drive Size320 GB
Operating SystemWindows 7 Edition Home Premium
Lithium Battery Packagingbatteries_packed_with_equipment
Lithium Battery Weight1.3 Kilograms
  
Additional Information
ASINB004EBUX12
Best Sellers Rank 43,676 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight3.4 Kg
Date First Available29 Nov. 2010
  
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Product Description

Product Description

Aspire 5742

Acer Aspire 5742 Laptop
The Acer Aspire 5742 has full connectivity capabilities

The Aspire 5742 meets your daily computing needs with a powerful processor and impressive graphics. HD media playback offers richer entertainment at home or on the road, while boundary-free wireless communication keeps you in touch with family and friends all the time. What's more, Acer's special 16:9 Home Touch Design provides simple usability for more relaxed computing.

Productive performance

The 15.6-inch HD widescreen display provides ample space for multitasking and entertainment. A smart Intel Core processor combines with integrated Intel HD Graphics and high-definition technologies to deliver high-quality images and visual effects. Store all your files and multimedia on the large- capacity hard disk, and conveniently share them with others using the two-in-one card reader.

Acer Aspire 5742 Laptop
A mesh- patterned exterior provides stylish protection against smudges and scratches
Stay connected

The latest communication technologies keep you in constant contact--engage in live chats from all over the world using the Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1.3 MP resolution and built-in microphone, while a Wi-Fi Certified network connection lets you get online from any hotspot. The 5742 also comes with a multi-gesture touchpad for effortless navigation.

Multimedia magic

The cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio presents sharp, colourful visuals on the Acer CineCrystal display. A built-in DVD-Super Multi drive is the ticket to your portable home cinema for viewing favourite videos and movies, and an HDMI interface conveniently connects you to today's hottest HD entertainment on a bigger screen.

Stylish finish

The practical yet handsome Aspire 5742 features a unique mesh-patterned exterior that adds a stylish finish and protects against smudges and scratches.

Manufacturer's Description

Aspire 5742

Acer Aspire 5742 Laptop
The Acer Aspire 5742 has full connectivity capabilities

The Aspire 5742 meets your daily computing needs with a powerful processor and impressive graphics. HD media playback offers richer entertainment at home or on the road, while boundary-free wireless communication keeps you in touch with family and friends all the time. What's more, Acer's special 16:9 Home Touch Design provides simple usability for more relaxed computing.

Productive performance

The 15.6-inch HD widescreen display provides ample space for multitasking and entertainment. A smart Intel Core processor combines with integrated Intel HD Graphics and high-definition technologies to deliver high-quality images and visual effects. Store all your files and multimedia on the large- capacity hard disk, and conveniently share them with others using the two-in-one card reader.

Acer Aspire 5742 Laptop
A mesh- patterned exterior provides stylish protection against smudges and scratches
Stay connected

The latest communication technologies keep you in constant contact--engage in live chats from all over the world using the Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1.3 MP resolution and built-in microphone, while a Wi-Fi Certified network connection lets you get online from any hotspot. The 5742 also comes with a multi-gesture touchpad for effortless navigation.

Multimedia magic

The cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio presents sharp, colourful visuals on the Acer CineCrystal display. A built-in DVD-Super Multi drive is the ticket to your portable home cinema for viewing favourite videos and movies, and an HDMI interface conveniently connects you to today's hottest HD entertainment on a bigger screen.

Stylish finish

The practical yet handsome Aspire 5742 features a unique mesh-patterned exterior that adds a stylish finish and protects against smudges and scratches.


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Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

106 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Rory W on 26 Dec. 2010
Received this Laptop as a Christmas gift, and I gotta say, I'm in love with it already!

Now, the first thing I noticed about this laptop was it's overall plastic-ness, now this really isn't a bad thing, because this Notebook is VERY light, and the slightly rough matte finish means that fingerprints wont show up, and neither will scratches. The keyboard is also very similar to a Mac keyboard, making a satisfying clicking noise as you type. :)

The trackpad is something to get used to, although I quickly got the hang of it. The right hand side of the pad is used for scrolling, whilst the rest is used for general use. One thing I dont like is that the Right and Left click buttons arent separate, and can be quite unresponsive at times.

This notebook is also very quiet, it occasionally makes a slight whirring sound, but that only happens when you start up a program or process. Nevertheless, when its in sleep mode or when you aren't doing anything demanding, the machine is pretty much silent. Which is a big thumbs up from me!

For the price, this laptop is very quick, the i3 processor means that I can run many programs without slowing it down at all, HD videos on youtube run like a charm, with only slight jittery-ness on 1080P videos. (I dont think the screen is 1080p anyway so it doesnt matter). The amount of RAM included also helps make sure this laptop is very quick at all times.

Now, the bad points.. Only one speaker, you wont be blown away by the sound on this thing, so external speakers or headphones are recommended, which is what I use anyway so it isn't a problem for me.
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119 of 123 people found the following review helpful By Laptop reviewer on 29 Dec. 2010
This review goes for the i3 variants of this model:

Screen:

The screen is crystal clear. LED HD means you'll see amazing colours and it will save you a lot of power when using the battery.

Battery:

Is great it lasts about 2 hours or so when doing modest work. Something this laptop has is IntelTurbo Boost. It basically reduces the amount of power to the graphics card when your not doing any work. And the reverse when your doing something demanding. This further increases the life of the battery.

Proccesor:

Is quick, very quick. Something I you should all do is go to the start menu type in "msconfig" - boot - advance boot options. Set the number of processors on boot to "4" and tick the "maximum memory box". You'll notice a slightly quicker boot. @ 2.4ghz it's able to do any of your tasks without really lagging, something you won't see on a laptop for this price!

RAM:

3GB of RAM - 1GB for the graphics card (although this changes depending on what your doing). This is more than enough for your day to day usage. You could handle most games and a lot of applications with this amount of RAM. So don't be put off by the 3GB , because that's all you'll really need.

aesthetics:

Really sleek. It really is like a book. It has curves and won't scratch because it has a "meshy" type skin. The keyboard is really nicely spaced out as well. The display lights are blue which are also quite nice.

I wouldn't sell this for £370, i'd price it around £470. To cut to the chase, this is the best laptop you could buy at this price. Highly recommend this.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Simon Fielder on 12 Jan. 2011
Out of the box the PC was very easy to set up, I had a wireless connection with my router in less than 10 mins. After a week of use I've found the machine is fast and responsive for my day to day uses (web, itunes and photos). The machine is noticeably faster than my old PC when accessing online applications (the computer uses the fast 802.11n wireless standard) such as BBC iplayer where streaming HD content seems to work well though I suspect some of this is hardware related.

The screen is good, sharp and bright with a nice glossy appearance. The camera also seems to work fine. There are a few areas of the case where it suggests that savings have been made. The keyboard is personally not to my liking, I find it a little plasticy and the charging cable/connection is also a little cheap looking. That aside, the battery seems to decent enough (2/3 hours even with internet) and the SD card slot is well positioned at the front of the case.

When considering software one bonus is the computer comes with the free 'starter version' of MS Office 2010 (though it does include some adverts). This I suspect is the replacement for the old MS Works. Having used the Excel version of this I would suggest it includes enough of the full versions features (formulas and functions etc) to keep the average leisure user happy. It also comes with the Word equivalent.

So in summary a great value machine. Would certainly recommend.
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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful By ukhardy07 on 7 Jan. 2011
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I originally purchased a core i7 sony for £1000 but realised I didn't really need anything with so much power. I only browse the net, edit a few photos, download music etc. I returned the £1000 sony and got this instead.

When this arrived it booted faster than my sony ever had, it loaded internet explorer much much quicker, I was just astonished. I then tried playing full 1080p HD on my intergrated graphics card. It flew through it, didn't even touch the surface of it's potential. This was on iplayer and youtube. I sat with this laptop on my lap for around 5 hours and it wasn't even loop warm. It has barely made a sound either. It's virtually silent.

I would advise anyone to get this. It's absolutely fantastic and I am so happy I purhcased it. A brilliant laptop for me at university at a fantastic price.
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