Reviews and Problems with Acer TravelMate 5742 - series
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The Acer AS5742Z-4685 15.6-Inch Laptop
Jon Lowe, ReviewStream
17 January 2011
Excerpt: I was looking for a computer for school and had been shopping for what seemed like months. There are so many options in this modern age and finding an affordable yet sufficient product can be hard.
Summary: i purchased this item for my wife she was thrilled to bits for about a year till she got a samsung galaxy tablet, i am a gamer but she is on the tablet 24/7 i might as well be single again, only joking
Summary: So I bought this laptop about 2 years ago now for my partner as a birthday gift. The laptop runs well but over time we have noticed that the laptop will turn off by itself, and after some googling I found that this particular model is prone to overheating, and as time has gone on this problem has gotten worse. If you afford to buy a different laptop, I would reccomend you do.
Summary: Ordered it on Tuesday night and it got delivered this afternoon on Thursday, it comes in a new box and looks like brand new, easy to set up and works perfectly, really good laptop I definitely recommend, very happy with this Acer Aspire 5742 thanks allot
Summary: This is the third Acer which i got for a friend and it was only the cost that was a factor here. The first two broke down after 11 months with the screen going fuzzy. Acer not interested but amazon gave me a full refund. This seems to be working okay and i have a big acer desktop and it still works well.
Summary: Had problems with overheating within a few months of purchase; automatically shutting down and not able to reboot for 30 minutes or so.. Sent it back to ACER who returned it finding no fault. Also had to have Service Pack 1 installed manually and lost all my data as a result. Now the screen is acting up and the battery is looking decidedly dodgy after just 2 years of wear. Would not buy from Acer again.