Acer Aspire 5742 Series

Acer Aspire 5742Z-4631Processor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 480M, Intel Pentium P6100, Intel Pentium P6200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.4kg, 2.6kg
Price: 400, 500, 600, 700 euro
Average Score: 76.3% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)
: - %, performance: - %, features: - %, display: - %
mobility: - %, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

 

Acer Aspire 5742-7120

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742-7120Notebook: Acer Aspire 5742-7120
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire 5742 review
Source: PC Advisor English
Overall the Acer Aspire 5742 is an excellent budget laptop with good performance and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Aspire AS5742-7120
Source: PC Mag English
A desktop replacement laptop for the average laptop user, the Aspire AS5742-7120 ($629.99 list) by Acer aims to bring the best of both worlds of computing. With a 2.40 GHz Intel i3-M370 mobile processor and components that will take advantage of it, this Aspire model hopes to welcome casual laptop users to the power of Intel's new mobile processors.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2010
80% Acer Aspire 5742-7120 15.6-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Acer's Aspire 5742-7120 takes many of the solid features found in the previous 5740 model and updates a few for increased performance. For just around $650, the system offers some solid performance with the new Core i3-370M processor and 4GB of DDR3 memory. Where Acer falls behind others though is in the number of trialware applications installed that impact the performance.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5742Z-4097

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742Z-4097Notebook: Acer Aspire 5742Z-4097
Processor: Intel Pentium P6100
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 60% - poor
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Acer Aspire AS5742Z-4097
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Aspire AS5742Z-4097 laptop covers the basics by supplying a dual-core CPU, a roomy 15.6-inch display, and a Webcam, while doubling down on the warranty, providing two years of coverage. There's nothing wrong with this $500 laptop, but Core i3-based models cost only $100 and more offer a substantial boost in performance and battery life.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/13/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Acer Aspire 5742-7645

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742-7645Notebook: Acer Aspire 5742-7645
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 76.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

83% Acer Aspire 5742
Source: PC World English
The 15-inch Acer Aspire 5742 laptop offers very good value for money for a budget consumer. The laptop offers decent performance, battery life, and is a very good contender for a basic home laptop around Rs. 30,000.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
Acer Aspire AS5742-7620
Source: PC Mag English
With the new Aspire AS5742 line of 15-inch laptops, you can bet that Acer is targeting the average laptop user finally looking to make the jump to Intel's newest processors. The Aspire AS5742-7620 ($629.99 list), packed with a 2.40 GHz Intel i3-370M mobile processor, aims to fit the bill. Equipped with a webcam, Acer's CineCrystal 15.6-inch display, a one-year warranty and many more features, this laptop hopes to be the one that introduces you to the land of i3.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/16/2010
70% Acer Aspire AS5742-7645
Source: PC Mag English
The Acer Aspire AS5742-7645 laptop delivers excellent bang for your budget buck and a long-running battery. But, it comes packed inside a boring, somewhat flimsy chassis.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/21/2010
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Acer Aspire 5742-6814

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742-6814Notebook: Acer Aspire 5742-6814
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Acer Aspire 5742 (6814)
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $549, the Acer Aspire 5742-6814 is a pretty good value. You get a somewhat plain but fairly portable 15-inch design, a spacious keyboard, and strong dual-core performance, all for just a little bit more than the cost of an iPad. Still, we wish the audio and battery life were better. For just $20 more, you can get a similarly configured HP G62t with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5740 graphics. And, if you want to splurge a little, the $629 Samsung SF510 has a very distinctive design that makes it look far more expensive. Still, you can't quibble with what the Aspire 5742 offers, which is more than enough power for everyday computing.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/17/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Acer Aspire 5742-6475

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742-6475Notebook: Acer Aspire 5742-6475
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire 5742 review
Source: APC Mag English
Probably the first thing you’ll notice about the Acer Aspire 5742 is its appearance; for such a cheap notebook it looks really slick, with a carbon fibre like finish that has a great tactile feel. All up this notebook’s only downsides are the small amount of RAM and tiny directional keys, while the pros are numerous. The Acer Aspire 5742 looks and performs great, and for such a low price you really can’t go wrong.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/25/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire AS5742-6475
Source: PC Mag English
Those looking for a high-tech laptop will appreciate what the Acer Aspire AS5742-6475 has to offer. It's not the most tricked out laptop, but it comes with a great processor, ample features, and very good battery life. It can be that primary laptop for a computer novice or secondary one for the family.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/04/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5742-6811

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742-6811Notebook: Acer Aspire 5742-6811
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire AS5742-6811
Source: PC Mag English
With the Acer Aspire AS5742-6811 you don't have to sacrifice performance to save money at the register. Granted, you don't get as robust feature set and as many wireless features as you do with the HP Pavilion dv6-6013cl (which has both WiDi2 and WiMAX), and the AS5742-6811 uses first-generation Core i technology, whereas the HP dv6-6013cl touts the newer Sandy Bridge platform. That aside, when it comes to raw computing power the Acer Aspire AS5742-6811 offers the greatbang for your buck in a budget laptop.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5742Z-4631

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742Z-4631Notebook: Acer Aspire 5742Z-4631
Processor: Intel Pentium P6200
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Price: 500 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 80% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire 5742Z review
Source: Techradar English
Great value for money with strong performance
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Acer Aspire 5742Z Laptop
Source: Hardware Secrets English
There are many laptop models available on the market, with several variations on price, size, performance, and software. There are notebooks aimed at gamers for multimedia presenting, other ones looking for extreme mobility, some focusing on design and coolness, and some models where the low cost is the main highlight.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2011

 

Comment

Acer: Acer Incorporated is a Taiwanese multinational electronics manufacturer. Its product lineup includes desktops and laptops, as well as personal digital assistants (PDAs), servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business services for business, government, education, and home users. Acer is the third largest computer manufacturer in the world (by sales) after HP and Dell Inc (2007). The company owns the largest franchised computer retail chain in Taipei, Taiwan. Originally named Multitech, it was founded in 1976. Gateway and Packard Bell are economically connected with Acer. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

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Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) HD Graphics: Onboard graphics card that is built in the new Arrandale CPUs (Core i3 / i5 / i7 Dual Cores). Depending on the model and Turbo Boost, the GMA HD is clocked between 166 and 766 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i3:

370M: The Core i3-370M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.4 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

380M: The Core i3-380M is a fast clocked Core i3. The TurboBoost, AES, VTd, and Trusted Execution functions are deactivated in the i3-series. Therefore, it always clocks with max. 2.53 GHz (of course Speedstep is included). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.

Intel Pentium:

P6100: The Pentium P6100 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Celeron P4600, the P6100 offers a bit better performance due to the faster System Bus and an increased Level 3 cache. However, VT-x is not available for the P6100.

P6200: The Pentium P6200 is an entry level CPU based on the Arrandale core. Compared to the Core i3-330M it does not feature HyperThreading leading to a slower multi-threaded performance.

Intel Core i5:

480M: The Core i5-480M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.66-2.9 GHz (Turbo Mode). Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (GMA HD) and a DDR3 memory controller are also included in the package.


15.6: 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.3 kg:

These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

2.6 kg:

This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


76.3%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 7 (Update: 2012-05-26)