Summary: 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?
Pros: Good 3D performance GT 540M, Good application performance, Nvidia Optimus with low power consumption, Low system noise, Low waste heat, Number pad & arrow keys, Acceptable battery life, An Nvidia GPU for inexpensive notebooks that can keep up with Radeon. The matt surfaces prevent greasy spots.
Cons: Contrast weak TFT, TFT not suitable for outdoors, Few interfaces, Adverse positioning of interfaces, Pliable keyboard, Creaking chassis, Even a multimedia notebook has the right of a typing-eager keyboard.
Conclusion: For optical storage, the unit has an 8x DVD drive that supports reading and writing to all platter formats, including double-layer discs. The memory-card reader in the unit is less versatile, though. It can only read MMC and SD cards. Battery life is adequate, but not exceptional.
Acer Aspire 5742G review: A good all-round notebook that's suitable for just about any type of user
Good Gear Guide.au
21 June 2011
Summary: Acer's Aspire 5742G is a 15.6in laptop that offers good performance and battery life in a surprisingly light body. It's comfortable to use and it feels well built. We think it's a good all-rounder that can be used by students, home users and even business users for tasks ranging from office work to...
Pros: Relatively lightweight, good performance, good battery life, feels good to use
Excerpt: The Aspire 5742G is typical of the latest breed of Acer laptops, with its slimline design, powerful processor and relatively low price. We're amazed sometimes how much Acer crams into its laptops; not only do you get the latest Core i3-370M processor, but there's also a dedicated graphics processor...
Summary: Ноутбук Acer Aspire 5742G – добротный середняк, что подтверждают наши тесты. Он может справиться с некоторыми 3D играми, а так же обеспечит мобильность при просмотре HD контента не менее 2 часов и связь за счет встроенного гигабитного LAN и Wi-Fi b/g сетевых интерфейсов.