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Acer Aspire 5742-series
6.9 out of 10

Acer Aspire 5742-series

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Reviews and Problems with Acer Aspire 5742-series

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Overall 4
4.0

Eh...

Stephie, Amazon
12 November 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Solid Computer but has Severe Flaws

Zach, Amazon
22 December 2011
  • Summary: For the money, this is a good all around laptop. But there are a two MAJOR flaws. The first is Sound Quality. The Sound Quality is pretty terrible. Any type of outside noise will impede your ability to hear what you are listening to. Even with the sound at full blast.
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Overall 4
4.0

USB ports useless!

F. Taylor, Amazon
19 May 2012
  • Summary: I make sure I choose a strong configuration to cope with my resource-intensive research software and 11 months down the line all three USB ports pack in!!
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Overall 4
4.0

Cheap but!

TedL, Amazon
5 January 2012
  • Summary: Opening the machine I was thrilled and continued through the set up process. Then came the production of the back-up dvds. The carrier swallowed the dvd and would not regurgitate it. Fine all companies have failures, most have a support helpline.
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Overall 4
4.0

Acer Aspire 5742

D. Hill, Amazon
23 December 2011
  • Summary: I purchased the Acer to replace a very much more expensive Dell XPS laptop that at nearly four years old had become a little unreliable. I decided to aim for more of a budget model as with the Dell failing after less than four years and costing over £700 I thought on a per annum basis this was a...
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Overall 4
4.0

Sound Failed After Two Weeks

Frank J. Ivins, Amazon
14 November 2011
  • Summary: The sound card completely failed after two weeks. All sound is only high pitched hissing and crackling. Problems persist under all programs and operating systems and through headphones (so not the speakers). The computer works fine otherwise. This could be a design fault or maybe I was just unlucky.
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Overall 4
4.0

somethings wrong with it....

Leyton, Amazon
4 November 2011
  • Summary: I was really looking forward to this laptop after needing an upgrading on my old Acer for a while. The spec and reviews convinced me this was the one. Took me a day to find that something just wasn't right. Loaded Norton ran it then got online seemed a little slow but carried on.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not to standard.

Joaquin, Amazon
2 November 2011
  • Summary: I'm returning this laptop today. I was quite happy at first but after just 30 minutes, my opinions on it kinda fell apart. Hopefully it's just an issue specific to this particular acer but I'm not taking any risks so I'll be getting something else. Good points: -Easy and quick start up.
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Overall 4
4.0

Unispiring Aspire

PhilipN, Amazon
21 May 2011
  • Summary: Amazon, as usual fulfilled the order very promptly. However, I am really disappointed with this laptop which arrived today. I bought it to replace a 5 year old Toshiba Equium. However, this Acer laptop has got a woeful wireless card in it - Connecting to our wireless router, the Equium can acheive 4...
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Overall 4
4.0

acer 5742

Pip, Amazon
10 May 2011
  • Summary: I bought this and have to say not too bad a laptop. clear screen poor sound as only one speaker. my concern is my hard drive broke after 2 months, and acer customer services are poor if anything goes wrong! Just something to take into consideration when buying an Acer.
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