Acer Aspire 5742-7120
Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5742-7120
Source: PC Advisor
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%
Source: PC Mag
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
Source: Comp Reviews
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%
CommentIntel 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.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Acer: The company was founded under the name of Multitech in Taiwan in 1976 and renamed to Acer or Acer Group in 1987. The product range includes, for example, laptops, tablets, smartphones, desktops, monitors and televisions. Gateway Inc. and Packard Bell also belong to the Group and sell their own laptops.
While Acer still had the third largest global market share in the notebook segment in 2008, it ranked 6th in 2016 with a market share of 6% after they had continuously lost market shares.
There are dozens of Acer laptop reviews per month, the ratings are average (as of 2016). Gateway, which has an own laptop line-up, has also belonged to the Acer Group since 2007.
80%: 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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