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Acer TravelMate 5742 - series
6.3 out of 10

Acer TravelMate 5742 - series

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Reviews and Problems with Acer TravelMate 5742 - series

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Overall 6
6.0

Runs well with Win 10 before that the notorious P6200 overheating-problem made it shutdown too often.

customer, Amazon
29 March 2016
  • Summary: I got one of these in Aug 2011 and it is still working. Strengths: at the time is was one of the few budget laptops that had 6Gb-Ram+64bit and performed decently. Weaknesses: 1. Only one speaker and it does not do mono, it just does only one channel by default. 2. keyboard feels cheap. 3.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for an acer

N. Ross, Amazon
14 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

OVERHEATING

DarthRuck, Amazon
12 February 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

good laptop but poor battery life

European Traveller, Amazon
4 October 2012
  • Summary: Yes it does what it says on the tin but only for so long. Seems a durable laptop but battery life was always poor and now has to be used on the mains charger which destroys the object of a laptop. Now replaced by a Packard Bell, also from Amazon.
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Overall 6
6.0

Fair for the price however it seems really plastic and keyboards are not reliable.

E Faridy, Amazon
5 March 2011
  • Summary: As known with Acer's the certain letters came off the keyboard with mine within 3 months of purchase but as it was within warranty called acer and they dealt with it very well. Which brings me on to my next point although not having the most reliable laptops on the market any customer of Acer can...
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Overall 6
6.0

Beware reliability

Amazon Customer "Papa G", Amazon
4 March 2011
  • Summary: Had this PC for about 3-4 weeks and it was great - then the problems started (you've guessed it - Blue Screen). It "appeared" that for no good reason a file had become corrupted and there appeared to be no way out of it.
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Overall 6
6.0

Acer Aspire 5742 i3 370M

Howard, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this laptop on the 26th of November and was pleased when it arrived the following Monday. First impressions were a little disappointing - the screen height limits viewing spreadsheets, etc, without having to scroll to the bottom of the page.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good laptop - but ...

sammy, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • Summary: I received the Acer laptop which is great from a content point of view. In other words, it has a decent screen, hard drive, wifi, multiple input connectivity and is also bundled with Windows 7, all at a good price. One big drawback is the construction of the device. It is very flimsy plastic.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not quite as fast as I had hoped

jennywren, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • Summary: I was really excited to receive my new Acer, as my old one only had 1GB RAM and 80GB HDD. I expected the new one to be so much faster but it still takes a good minute to actually load up before I can even get started.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good laptop, but problems apparent

Beauforth, Amazon
17 January 2011
  • 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...
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