Acer Aspire 5742G Series

Acer Aspire 5742G-384G32MNProcessor: Intel Core i3 370M, Intel Core i3 380M, Intel Core i5 450M, Intel Core i5 460M, Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470, NVIDIA GeForce 610M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 2.3kg, 2.473kg, 2.6kg
Price: 600, 650, 700, 799 euro
Average Score: 76.07% - good
Average of 15 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 84%, features: 55%, display: 50%
mobility: 65%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: 64%

 

Acer Aspire 5742G-7200

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742G-7200Notebook: Acer Aspire 5742G-7200
Processor: Intel Core i5 460M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 650 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

80% Acer Aspire 5742G laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
In addition to good speed, battery life and build quality, the Aspire 5742G is also quite affordable. It's $1199, which we think is a great price for a laptop that can be used to do a little of everything. And don't think that because it's a 15.6in model that it's best suited to a shackled position on your desk. On the contrary, it's actually quite light and not too much of a pain to carry around with you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200
Source: CNet English
For some, the purpose of a laptop isn't to be exciting or sexy, so much as to be functional. Those who feel that way might appreciate the Acer Aspire 5742G-7200, an utterly uninspiring 15.6-inch laptop that, nevertheless, has a pretty good set of specs for its $750 price.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.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% mobility: 60%
82% Acer Aspire 5742G-7200
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Acer Aspire 5742G-7200 may be priced like a budget notebook, but its Core i5 CPU and dedicated Nvidia graphics chip deliver surprisingly good performance for a $749.99 machine. A top performer in its price class, the Aspire 5742G-7200 demonstrates that bland can be beautiful if you need speed on a budget.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 82%
73% Laptop Review: Acer Aspire 5742G
Source: Hardware Central English
Acer appears to have scaled back some of the components in the 5742G, probably to keep the series affordable. It uses mono instead of stereo speakers, which detracts from watching DVDs on the unit (unless you use headphones, naturally). Its 500GB Serial ATA hard drive spins at the low end of the speed scale, 5,400 rpm. Bluetooth isn't supported out of the box, though we found the machine's Wi-Fi reception quite good.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2010
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 80% performance: 80%
80% Acer Aspire AS5742G-7200 15.6-inch Thin And Light Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
With a price tag of just $750, the Acer Aspire 5742G-7200 is a very affordable laptop that combines performance and graphics into a 15-inch laptop. While it may not have the highest level of graphics, they are Direct X 11 compatible and capable of dealing with the modest resolution of the screen. Users will have to contend with the glossy display and slightly below average battery life. Still, it offers a great step up from most budget systems that aren't capable of 3D graphics.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Acer Aspire 5742G
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5742G-458G64Mnkk

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742G-458G64MnkkNotebook: Acer Aspire 5742G-458G64Mnkk
Processor: Intel Core i5 450M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 1024 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.473kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 79% - good
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

79% Review Acer Aspire 5742G Notebook (GT 540M) | Notebookcheck
Geforce bargain. Acer puts interesting hardware in a low priced bundle that is available for starting at 699 euros. The newest GeForce GT 540M is still extremely uncommon and we also don't find eight gigabyte of RAM very often. Performance for money in excess?
79% Test Acer Aspire 5742G Notebook (GT 540M)
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/21/2011
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 86% display: 64% mobility: 77% workmanship: 78% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 87%
Acer Aspire 5742G-458G64Mnkk
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2010
Rating: performance: 85% features: 50% display: 30% mobility: 70% workmanship: 50% ergonomy: 50%
Acer Aspire 5742G: Geforce-Spieler für wenig Geld
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
price, performance and battery runtime good
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2011

 

Acer Aspire 5742G-374G32Mnkk

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742G-374G32MnkkNotebook: Acer Aspire 5742G-374G32Mnkk
Processor: Intel Core i3 370M
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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

 

73% Viel Notebook für wenig Geld
Source: PC Go - 6/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 05/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 73%
80% Acer Aspire 5742G-374G32Mnkk
Source: PC Go - 4/11 German
Single Review, , Very Short, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5742G-484G50Mikk

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742G-484G50MikkNotebook: Acer Aspire 5742G-484G50Mikk
Processor: Intel Core i5 480M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 67.5% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

71% Economy Class
Source: PC Magazin - 5/11 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 04/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 71%
64% Обзор ноутбука Acer Aspire 5742G-484G50Mikk
Source: Retera RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 64% performance: 85% display: 42% mobility: 42% emissions: 18%
Ревю на Acer Aspire 5742G
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
high performance (even in games), long battery runtime, low weight
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/16/2011

 

Acer Aspire 5742G-384G64Mnkk

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742G-384G64MnkkNotebook: Acer Aspire 5742G-384G64Mnkk
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.6kg
Price: 600 euro
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

Average Score: 75% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

70% Acer Aspire 5742G-384G64Mnkk review
Source: Techradar English
Despite the short battery life, the Aspire 5742G-384G64Mnkk is still a great-value laptop that will suit almost any student. The strong multimedia performance, huge hard drive and excellent keyboard make it an option well worth considering.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/31/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Acer Aspire 5742G review
Source: Techradar English
It's likely to future-proof better than some of the other laptops and would make for a worthwhile purchase.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/29/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Acer Aspire 5742G-384G32MN

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742G-384G32MNNotebook: Acer Aspire 5742G-384G32MN
Processor: Intel Core i3 380M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 610M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels
Weight: 2.3kg
Links: Acer homepage
 Acer notebook section

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

 

80% Teszt: Acer Aspire 5742G – Középkategória megfizethető áron
Source: Wikitech HU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/10/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% workmanship: 60% ergonomy: 80%

 

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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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Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M: The GT 420M is an GF108 based middle class GPU with DirectX 11 support.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470: Entry level DirectX 11 chip with GDDR5 support but only 80 shader cores. Supports Eyefinity (up to 4 monitors) and 8-ch HD audio over HDMI. Performance on par with the old GeForce 8600M GT.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M: Entry level graphics card based on the new GF119 chip with a 64 Bit memory bus or on the GF108 with 128 Bit memory bus but lower clock rates. 

NVIDIA GeForce 610M: Entry level graphics card based on the older GeForce GT 520M or GeForce GT 520MX.

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


Intel Core i5:

460M: The Core i5-460M has only 3 MB L3 Cache (compared to the I7-620M) and clocks between 2.53-2.8 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.

450M: Should be similar to the Core i5-520M but without AES functions.

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.

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.


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.


76.07%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Asus X55VD-SX202H
Core i3 3120M
» Asus R500VD-SX649H
Core i5 3230M
» Asus K55VD-SX071V
Core i5 3210M
» Asus K53SV-SX486V
Core i7 2670QM

Devices with the same GPU

» Asus AIO ET2220INTI-B007K
Core i5 3320M, 21.5", 8.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U410-59349094
Core i3 2377M, 14.0", 1.8 kg
» HP Spectre One-C3T11EA
Core i5 (Desktop) 3470, 23.6", 7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U410-MAH6MGE
Core i5 3317U, 14", 1.8 kg
» Asus K95VM-YZ001V
Core i7 3610QM, 18.4", 4.1 kg
» Asus U44SG-WO044V
Core i7 2640M, 14.0", 1.7 kg
» Asus A43SD
Core i3 2350M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad U410
unknown, 14.0", 1.9 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

» HP ProBook 650 G1
Radeon HD 8750M, Core i5 4200M
» HP Envy 15z
Radeon HD 8650G, A-Series A10-5750M
» Toshiba Satellite P50-B-108
Radeon R9 M265X, Core i7 4700HQ
» MSI GS60 2PE-048CZ
GeForce GTX 870M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Lenovo Y50-70 59-422475
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4700HQ
» Asus K550LB-XX182D
GeForce GT 740M, Core i5 4200U
» Asus ASUSPRO ESSENTIAL PU550CA
HD Graphics 4000, Core i3 3217U
» Acer Aspire V5-573G-74518G25aii
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 4210U
» Acer Aspire M5-583P-6637
HD Graphics 4400, Core i5 4200U
» Asus X550LDV-XO610H
GeForce 820M, Core i5 4210U
» Lenovo IdeaPad Y50-70
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4200H
» Toshiba Satellite S50T-B-10H
Radeon R7 M260, Core i7 4500U
» Asus G550JK-DS71
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i7 4700HQ
» HP Pavilion 15-J6Z61EA
GeForce 840M, Core i7 4510U
» Acer Aspire E1-510
HD Graphics (Bay Trail), Celeron N2920
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)