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Acer Aspire 5742G review

Plenty of storage and power make for a great family laptop - but at a price

By  from What Laptop Issue 152
Product Type
Notebook
Hard Drive Capacity
640 GB
Processor Manufacturer
Intel
Graphics Controller Manufacturer
NVIDIA
Graphics Controller Model
GeForce GT 520M
Bluetooth
No
Wireless LAN
Yes
Optical Drive Type
DVD-Writer
Graphics Memory Accessibility
Dedicated
Maximum Battery Run Time
3 Hour
HDMI
Yes
Webcam
Yes
Product Family
Aspire 5742G
Operating System Architecture
64-bit
Processor Model
i3-380M
Colour
Black
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium
Brand Name
Acer
Processor Speed
2.53 GHz
Processor Type
Core i3
Screen Size
39.6 cm (15.6")
Number of Cells
6-cell
Screen Resolution
1366 x 768
Standard Memory
4 GB
Weight (Approximate)
2.60 kg
Cache
3 MB
Processor Core
Dual-core (2 Core)
64-bit Processing
Yes
Number of Total Memory Slots
2
Optical Media Supported
DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Graphics Memory Capacity
Up to 1 GB
Display Screen Type
Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD
Wireless LAN Standard
IEEE 802.11n
Ethernet Technology
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Number of USB Ports
3
Height
34 mm
Width
381 mm
Depth
253 mm
Screen Mode
WXGA
Product Series
5742G
Manufacturer
Acer, Inc
Product Model
AS5742G-384G64Mnkk
Product Name
Aspire AS5742G-384G64Mnkk Notebook
Pointing Device Type
TouchPad
Product Line
Aspire
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Manufacturer Part Number
LX.RJ002.013
Manufacturer Website Address
http://www.acer.co.uk
Marketing Information

The Aspire 5742 meets your daily computing needs with an Intel processor and integrated 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. What's more, the Acer FineTip keyboard and multi gesture touchpad provide simple usability for more relaxed computing.

Maximum Memory
8 GB
Battery Chemistry
Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Package Contents
  • Aspire AS5742G-384G64Mnkk Notebook
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • AC Adapter

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