Summary: I got this laptop for Christmas a few years ago. It worked fine, and it was decently fast. Until two years later. Buy this laptop if you have knowledge of opening computers. This is a great overall package but the hinges are very flimsy and they will break the shell. Decent fix with 2500 psi epoxy. Bottom line: Cool laptop, flimsy construction.
Summary: Bought in Nov 2010. Laptop looks nice and generally works well. However, the 4 issues I've had are as follows: 1. Hard drive died after 2.5 years. Opened it up and it was a Scorpio Blue (5400). Easy to replace with a WD Scorpio Black (7200) which speeded things up quite a bit. I have a Compaq desktop that is still using the same hard drive from 8 years ago so I'm a little miffed at just getting 2.5 years out of this one. 2. The keyboard is crap.
Excerpt: Years ago Acer tried to gain commercial advantage by putting inferior components into their laptops. The result was damage to their reputation. Over the last 3 years they have really pulled up their socks and put some quality back into the brand and this notebook is no different. When you don't want to spend a lot of money chasing a brand name but you do want to be able to rely on what you are buying then Acer is the right choice.
Excerpt: I have had this laptop for a little over 6 months now and I'm pretty pleased with it. It runs things quickly and doesnt freeze up. One thing that I really need to be upfront about though is: THE SOUND IS HORRIBLE!!!!!!! just horrible. you WILL need to get speakers to go with the laptop or headphones. I just bought some speakers since i dont really move the laptop around anyways. But, the sound thing really does limit its portability. Like, if you want to go to...
Excerpt: This product is unmatched when it comes to quality. The price is a little unreasonable, but for the most part you are getting what you paid for. Its really easy to use, so easy in fact a cave man could do it. The other drawback that I found with this item was the difficulty changing the settings. I mean it gets you where you need to go, but to go any further is a challenge.
Excerpt: The Acer Aspire 5742 (LXR4P02020) PC Notebook was my choice this past Christmas season when I needed to get a new laptop to replace my 2000 Dell laptop that finally bit the dust for good. I have never purchased a computer from the Acer brand, but it seems to be one of the leading lower-priced manufacturers and in general has good reviews. I used to only buy Dell but I've had quite a bit of trouble with them, in both laptops and PCs, so I was ready to try something...
Excerpt: The laptop is really good. All updates come to an timley manner. The screen is clear, and is easy to work with to fit your preference. The keyboard is bigger, allowing an easier time to type. Downfall is though, the laptop freezes and "sputters" when plugging in a device or charger or unplugging a device or charger from it. Reviewer is an employee or otherwise affiliated with the brand.
This acer aspire came with all the add-ons and software i needed
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Acer Laptops have always been top on my list they last longer than other laptops and come with great programs, they are also very cheap... so it wont hurt your pocket book... most of them come with web cams witch is very convientent for us sense we travel quite a bit. The only downfall i have encountered were the battery life isnt as long as other laptops.
Excerpt: Some people would say that an acer laptop is no good. I seem to disagree with them. I am a first time acer laptop buyer and the product has worked very well for me. My opinion is in order to have a good computer you need to watch what websites that you go on. Alot of websites can automatically download something onto your computer without you even knowing it. That is what has happened to alot of my computers in the past. Also, to keep a spyware blocker on you computer.