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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.


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


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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
GeForce 610M, Core i3 3120M
Asus R500VD-SX649H
GeForce 610M, Core i5 3230M
Lenovo IdeaPad N581-MBA4MGE
GeForce 610M, Core i5 3210M
Asus K55VD-SX071V
GeForce 610M, Core i5 3210M

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo IdeaPad U410-59349094
GeForce 610M, Core i3 2377M, 14.0", 1.8 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Acer Aspire E5-573G-75B3
GeForce 940M, Core i7 5500U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire E5-573G-59C3
GeForce 940M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire E5-573G-527A
GeForce 940M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire V3-572G-543S
GeForce 840M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire E5-522G-60EP
Radeon R5 M335, A-Series A6-7310, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Acer Aspire VN7-571G-53N9
GeForce 940M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire V Nitro 7-791G-70TW
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 17.3", 2.992 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-70JY
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-767P
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 4720HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire VN7-571G-54QA
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire VN7-571G-33J0
GeForce 840M, Core i3 4030U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire E5-551G-83ED
Radeon R7 M265, Kaveri A8-7100, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-571G-574H
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire VN7-571G-52DB
GeForce GTX 850M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.3 kg
Acer Aspire VN7-791G-57RE
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4210U, 17.3", 3 kg
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro VN7-591G-75S2
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire E5-551G-T5TW
Radeon R6 (Kaveri), Kaveri A10-7300, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire V15 VN7-591G-74SK
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire E5-572G-50FB
GeForce 8400M GT, Core i5 4210M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire VN7-571G-55ZA
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U, 15.0", 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire E5-571PG-624L
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.6 kg
Acer Aspire E5-571G-611H
GeForce 840M, Core i5 5200U, 15.6", 2.5 kg
Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro VN7-571G-56NX
GeForce 840M, Core i5 4210U, 15.6", 2.16 kg
Acer Aspire E5-551G-T0JN
Radeon R7 M265, Kaveri FX-7500, 15.6", 2.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-12-22 (Update: 2012-05-26)