“ Acer Aspire 5742G-5464G50MNKK - Core i5 460M / 2.53 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 500 GB - DVD±RW (±R DL) / DVD-RAM - GF GT 420M - Gigabit Ethernet - WLAN : 802.11b/g/n - Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit - 15.6" Widescreen LED backlight CineCrystal TFT 1366 x 768 ( WXGA ) - camera - Microsoft Office 2010 Preloaded „
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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.
The Aspire 5742 meets your daily computing needs with integrated graphics. HD media playback offers richer entertainment at home or on the road, while boundary-free wireless communication keeps you in touch with family and friends. What's more, the Acer FineTip keyboard and multi-gesture touchpad provide simple usability for more relaxed computing.