Reviews and Problems with Acer TravelMate 5742 - series
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broke after only 2 weeks
Morden101 "Master of Shadaloo", Amazon
23 August 2014
Summary: Laptop stopped working after only 2 weeks. Unable to boot up or even return to factory settings. Acer refused to abide by the 12 month guarantee due to claiming the problem was caused by a virus and that i had not installed the 'recommended' antivirus software (the AWFUL Mcafee antivirus rubbish).
Summary: This was my first acer and it will be my last. After about 10 months of light usage it started to take a long time to start up after switching on. Eventually it would begin to start up but go no further.
Summary: I was looking forward to giving this good value Laptop to my daughter as a replacement as her previous one was broken, unfortunately when we started it up it had a critical error, whilst very dissapointed, Amazon did give a prompt refund.
Amazon fantastic, Acer laptop kept shutting down on first day
22 May 2011
Summary: Bought this as a back up laptop when my Acer stopped working (screen went black but Acer replaced it fast and was hassle-free - still under one year warranty.) New Acer arrived (this model) and it was easy to set up, great keyboard - loved it.
Very nice Notebook but shame about the speakers/sound
27 February 2011
Summary: Very nice Notebook but shame about the speakers/sound. Speakers dont fit the spec. This can be remidied easily by plug in speakers,but anoying. Mouse pad can be a little trigger happy ,clicking on links without actually clicking.
Summary: Had this laptop for a week and I was really pleased with it, I bought it for the family to do basic surfing, youtube, facebook etc nothing too demanding, then for some unknown reason it started taking forever to boot, then not responding when booted.
Summary: one of the reasons this pc was purchased was because it had bluetooth but when it arrived this model doesnt! according to acers spec site.. that is all i have to say and now looking into returning it.......
Summary: I really liked this laptop it was fast and did everything I needed it to do. However after 15 months it needed recovering due to some failure. I dutifully used the recovery discs I had made on day one to restore the computer......then the error codes started....
Summary: Within 2 minutes of taking this unit out of the box I noticed a battery lock latch underneath, when I slid the lock switch over some bits fell inside the laptop leading to bits rattling inside. I needed the machine and didn't want to risk a lengthy repair and so did not return.
Summary: Acer macht attraktive Notebooks, leider aber sehr oft in schlechter Qualität. Achtung: Acer berechnet die Garantie ab Produktionsdatum. Selbst nach mehrfachem Nachhaken hat Acer Hong Kong die internationale Garantie (1 Jahr) nicht ausgeführt, weil das Notebook zwar vor 11 Monaten gekauft, aber vor...