Summary: I was going to try selling this computer, but then one day it magically disappeared. Ok, my car was stolen and it was in the trunk. This allowed me to claim it through insurance and put the money I got back towards a nice new laptop from a different company(one which will not be named for the sake of abiding by the rules). DO NOT BUY THIS ONE.
Pros: I had this computer for about 5 months (see other thoughts for the blessing in disguise) and the only thing it had going for it was that it was an upgrade in processing power from the Dell I bought 5 years prior
Cons: blue screened within the first week I had it right in the middle of doing some coding and restarted. Didn't happen again for about 2.5 months and then happened regularly about 1-3 times a month until I no longer owned it.
Excerpt: When my other laptop bit the dust, I needed something to fill the void - the void being the ability to sit on the couch and play on facebook, pay bills and also edit videos. I didn't need something extremely powerful, but I didn'tw ant to settle for something slow either. I intend on purchasing a 2nd generation ipad so I didn't want to spend too much money on a replacement interim laptop. enter black friday and the acer aspire 5742. Perfect!
Excerpt: I purchased this laptop because my last one was having problems and I need something reliable for school. This does not have all the bells and whistles you might find on a more expensive laptop, but it has everything I need. If you just want to do basic things such as word processing and web browsing this laptop will be more than enough. The keyboard is very comfortable to me and I like having the numeric keypad.
Excerpt: I'm a young married women with a part time job and not many hours, i decided that i wanted to further my education and take some online classes. The idea of buying a pc notebook seemed impossible on my budget..until i went to walmart and found there acer pc notebook! I paid only 400.00 dollars for my acer and it was 100 % worth it! I always thought that if i wanted a quality notebook i was going to have to buy a dell or gateway, but nope my acer has it all.
I think the acer aspire has lots of room for improvement
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I was in teh market looking for a good gaming laptop I found that the hp envy was the best choice with its readeon 1590 graphics card. it has 4gbs of ram running the latest i5 procsessor scoring a 6.0 on the benchmark test and its one of the best computer money can buy for 1000$. They have discountined the 1600x1430 screen which was capable of doing full 1080p and playing movies in bluray.
Excerpt: I love this laptop. It does everything I need in a laptop. Price is great as well. Computer starts up quick and shuts down quick. I was a bit hesitant to buy, but right now it's the best laptop we have ever had. I would highly recommend it to others.