Reviews and Problems with Acer TravelMate 5742 - series
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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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.