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Acer Aspire 5742G-5464G50MNKK

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      01.06.2012 14:14



      A fair notebook, apart from a few hiccups

      Having had this notebook for close to a year, I can now objectively comment on every of its aspects.

      Performance-wise, the I5 processor and the discrete video card perform to at least a decent level - mostly because the resolution (1366x768) is low enough not to demand monster graphics. Games like Arkham City or Crysis 2 work just fine.

      The hard-drive failed, surprisingly, after less than 6 months. Because of the complicated procedure of having to send the whole notebook to Plymouth to have it assessed and fixed, I simply bought a new one to replace it. Not happy about the reliability of the HDD.

      The main fault I had was the adapter jack. Because it's positioned somewhat poorly, every time you plug the jack in you risk to damage the actual adapter. I paid 6 pounds for a replacement adapter and did a bit of geek work, but had it fixed in less than an hour.

      In terms of price, I was happy to pay close to 500 pounds for it last year, but - as prices change - I would expect to pay closer to 300 now.


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