Introducing the Acer Aspire 5742 Notebook
The Acer Aspire Series offers a diverse range of notebooks that give you the performance, graphics and communication tools to step up your digital entertainment, complete your daily computing tasks, and stay in touch with everyone you know, whether you're at home or away.
The Acer Aspire 5742 notebook meets your daily computing needs with the one of the latest Intel Core i5 processors and integrated graphics. Providing smooth HD media playback, this notebook offers richer entertainment at home or on the road, while boundary-free wireless communication keeps you in touch with family and friends. What's more, the Acer FineTip keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad provide simple usability for more relaxed computing. Click here to see a diagram showing the features of this notebook.
Powerful PC Performance
With the abundance of graphics-intensive multimedia and sharing applications available these days, smooth multitasking is more vital than ever before. Keeping this in mind, Aspire Series notebooks pack today's best processors and memory options so your system always runs efficiently.
The Acer Aspire 5742 comes equipped with the power of the next-generation Intel Core i5 processor, designed to speed up multitasking performance so you can work faster and have more fun, with less waiting. As well as faster performance, this processor enables better playback of high-definition content over the Internet, and allows you to enjoy the full Windows 7 Aero experience on your laptop.
The Intel Core i5 processor also includes Intel Turbo Boost Technology. This revolutionary technology dynamically boosts performance and energy efficiency when and where you need it most. By automatically increasing the processor frequency based on the workload and operating environment, you can get the power to perform the tasks that you need whilst seamlessly allowing inactive cores to lay dormant, meaning that they draw less power - increasing your battery life and reducing your carbon footprint.
The Acer Aspire 5742 also includes fast DDR3 memory, which offers twice the speed of DDR2, ensuring faster, more efficient multitasking. Add that to a large-capacity hard disk drive that provides generous storage for work and multimedia files, and you've got a notebook that can handle almost any task you care to throw at it.
Fantastic Graphics and Playback
Movies, Internet video, pictures and more shine brilliantly on Aspire Series notebooks, and HDMI® connectivity extends the spectacle to larger displays.
The Acer Aspire 5742 notebook comes with a high-definition 15.6" Acer CineCrystal display that presents crystal-clear imagery and text. A widescreen 16:9 aspect ratio increases the viewing area while a high resolution displays breathtaking visuals in high definition for productive on-the-go multitasking.
If you need an even bigger screen, the HDMI interface supports exceptional high-definition viewing on a full range of peripherals. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV, plugging a HDMI cable into your notebook allows the transmission of both audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution. You'll find lots of compatible HDMI devices are now available, or already in your home, so the Aspire 5742 will fit perfectly into your digital life.
The Latest Communication Tools
Surf the Internet and stay in touch with your people with reliable, high-speed connectivity via Ethernet or Wi-Fi. A Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ wireless-N network connection enables long-range, fast, reliable wireless Internet. Offering greater range and faster connection speeds than wireless-G, the Aspire 5742 allows you to connect to a wireless LAN within 300 ft and with a transfer rate of up to 300 Mbps.
A fast connection is perfect for video chats, and the Acer Crystal Eye webcam with PrimaLite technology for high-definition 1280 x 1024 video conferencing means that you'll always be looking your sharpest online.
Attractive Aspire Appeal
The Aspire Series notebooks are attractive, ergonomic and durable. Slim profiles, cool aesthetic accents, and eye-catching colours abound, while easy-access controls and the innovative chiclet keyboard ensure effortless handling. A variety of environmentally sustainable materials with inviting textures and sturdy construction endow the Aspire Series with a unique and solid feel.
Your notebook won't just look the part - thanks to Acer's multi-gesture touchpad technology you'll quickly be controlling your notebook without the aid of keyboard shortcuts:
- Scroll - Navigate web pages, files, music playlists and photos using a two-finger vertical scroll motion.
- Pinch - Pinch to zoom in and out of application windows.
- Flip - Browse photos, websites, documents and photo albums with a back-and-forth, two-finger horizontal slide motion.
- Rotate - Rotate images 90 degrees in either direction with a two-finger pivot motion.
The usability doesn't stop there. The Acer Aspire 5742 also comes with intuitive and helpful software to help you get the most from your machine. The Acer Backup Manager places an advanced yet simple-to-use backup utility at your fingertips. Whether you want one-press backups or scheduled backups, you're in control, allowing you to safeguard your files for the future the way you want to.
This notebook also includes all the benefits of Windows 7, helping you to simplify everyday tasks, make complicated tasks (such as setting up a new network) easier, and enjoy the many features of Window Media Center. A faster, safer and more reliable operating system for your digital life.
Explore the Full Acer Aspire Range
If you want more memory and storage on your notebook, look no further than the Aspire 5742 with 6GB RAM and a 750GB hard drive.
The 15.6" Aspire 5552 range features notebooks with AMD Phenom II and Athlon II multi-core processors to give you the power to perform even the most demanding tasks.
Movies look great on the Aspire 7741 and 5943 series, with stunning HD 17" and 15.6" screens. Or, if you're in the mood for something light yet powerful, the Acer TimelineX notebooks might be for you. At under 1-inch thick and with over 8 hours of battery life, you'll find these notebooks still pack a punch with the 2010 Intel Core i5 and i3 processors.
Why not browse the full range of Aspire notebooks, and find the perfect partner for your digital life?