Reviews and Problems with Acer TravelMate 5742 - series
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Good laptop, but problems apparent
16 March 2013
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: 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.
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.
Summary: good mcafee antivirus software is provided with 2 months of free subscription battery live is nearly 2.45 hrs on normal ussage and 1.5 hrs for video usage. screen size is good enough to watch movies compared to other sizes (11"/13"/14") of laptops. bad mouse pad/mouse buttons are not very responsive. some keyboard buttons are hard to type.
Summary: After removing `bloatware' that one is able to, i.e. partition (Q) which is Office 2010, whether you want it or not, it's there and cannot be accessed taking up disk space. I feel it is the low memory that is causing my problem, slow bootup and slow shut down. Once running it's ok but as Acer offer free support for a year, I just thought I would bounce it off the tech support but read on: Acer promise free support for a year, at 10p a minute not exactly free.
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. As soon as I opened the box, I noticed a crack at the corner of the plastic lid. It is not a surprise that it would crack - it looks pretty fragile.
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 expect the best Customer Experience on the market if anything does go wrong.
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. Attempted a number of restore actions for different dates and times - no result. When all else seemed to have failed went for total system recovery - not undertaken lightly.
Summary: Hallo, ich habe mir dieses TravelMate von Acer Anfang Oktober zugelegt, da mein alter Laptop in Rente gegangen ist :-D und ich daher einen neuen, günstigen brauchte. (Student - deshalb auch rein "berufliche Nutzung" --> Office, Internet etc.) Eigentlich war ich auch ganz zufrieden damit: - mit der Lautstärke des Prozessors - Akkulaufzeit war ganz passabel - Rechnergeschwindigkeit war für diese Preisklasse sehr gut - die Tastatur war nicht so toll -> man hätte das Num-Pad...