Reviews and Problems with Acer TravelMate 5742 - series
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Acer Aspire 5742 (6814)
17 January 2011
Summary: For $549, the Acer Aspire 5742-6814 is a pretty good value. You get a somewhat plain but fairly portable 15-inch design, a spacious keyboard, and strong dual-core performance, all for just a little bit more than the cost of an iPad. Still, we wish the audio and battery life were better.
Pros: Good performance for the price, Comfortable keyboard, More portable than competing 15-inchers
Cons: Short battery life, Lackluster graphics, Poor audio