Summary: Have used this laptop (Normal Useage) for around 14 months and the keyboard and everything feels still tight the battery still holds about a 2+ hr. charge. Really no problems but I do try and treat my moble devices with extra care, which I find always pays off in the long run.
Summary: I have purchased my 5th Acer Aspire. All of my kids have one and I bought one for my self and wife. They take a lot of abuse and work very well. My kids are in college and use them every day. Get used to it before you rate them.
Summary: I had this computer for almost 3 years now. I dont have this model i got the cheaper one that was pentium core and just 320gb of memory with 4gb of ram. On the second day of use it gave me blue screen and i got scare but thankfully was not done it again. The problems I facing know is the constant overheating by even the simple of tasks for example im right now i just have typing in my browser and i can feel heat emitted by the computer on my hands and sometimes it gets...
Summary: I've had my Acer Aspire for almost two years, and it's not that great. I enjoy playing games and watching stuff on Hulu/Netflix, and my Acer overheats extremely fast. Even with the most expensive cooling mat, it still managed to overheat. If I had to do over, I would have bought something else.
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.