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Acer Aspire 5742G-7200

Specifications

Acer Aspire 5742G-7200
Acer Aspire 5742G-7200 (Aspire 5742G Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-460M 2.53 GHz
Graphics adapter
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1366x768 pixel, glossy: yes
Weight
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
650 Euro

 

Average Score: 77.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: - %, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Acer Aspire 5742G-7200

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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Acer Aspire 5742G
Source: Benchmark.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 420M: The GT 420M is an GF108 based middle class GPU with DirectX 11 support. Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
2.6 kg:

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.


77.5%: 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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Stefan Hinum, 2010-11- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)