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Acer Aspire 5742Z
Member Name: webownage
Acer Aspire 5742Z
Advantages: Keyboard, Screen, Keyboard, Battery Life
Disadvantages: No Recovery Discs, Expensive
I bought this laptop at the start of the year, as my other one was starting to go quite slow, even after I done a factory reset. I seen this one and instantly wanted it.
The Acer Aspire 5742Z is a great looking laptop, with the brand name in the middle of the screen being in reflective material, it looks professional next to the designed black material. The screen is large, which makes for excellent viewing.
The hard drive on this particular laptop is 500 GB, and 3 GB RAM which is great for a budget multi-media laptop however this quickly fills up once you get all your music, videos, and pictures on it.
The amazing 15.6 in screen is excellent, it is very bright, clear and clean looking which is a pleasure to watch films on, or view slide show photos of your holiday. With a screen this size it is great for browsing the web.
The keyboard on this laptop is laid out perfectly, the keys have a small space in between them which is great for typing, it gives you room to move, also at the right hand side after the keyboard you have a full number pad which is excellent whilst using excel.
The only problem I have noticed on the keyboard is that if you type excessively then you start to see where your fingers hit the keys which is a bit disappointing, I would prefer it if this didn't happen, you notice it much more on the keyboard, which thumb you use whether you're a lefty or righty.
The sound on this laptop is great, does not sound muffled at all, can hear everything very clearly without any problems.
I find that the battery life on this laptop is about 2 hours 50 minutes which is excellent for a laptop with a larger screen. The casing I have checked and overall I can see that there is no scratches marks, dents or anything of the sort visible on this laptop.
This laptop has endless capabilities when it comes to connectivity as 3 USB ports, 1 VGA port, 1 HDMI port, 1 Ethernet port, 1 Earphones jack, and 1 Microphone jack. Also, there is a built in webcam, and built in Microphone. The wireless on this laptop is 802.11 b/g/n
The price for this laptop is very respectable, I got it on sale after it had been out for 6 weeks I got a great discount of £50, better than nothing though.
I think the price is very good for everything that you get with this laptop.
I recommend this laptop as a starter laptop or family laptop because of the features provided in the connectivity because you can stream movies from the laptop to the TV, also with the large storage capacity then it is great for school projects!
Thanks for reading! I hope this has been of interest to you and has helped assist you in your decision.
Summary: Great laptop for the money, endless capabilities with it!
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