Aspire 5742-6838 15.6' Notebook - Intel Core i5-460M Mobile Processor (3MB Intel Smart Cache, 2.53GHz), 4GB (2/2) DDR3 SDRAM. 640GB SATA hard drive, 5400RPM, integrated SuperMulti drive, 2-in-1 card reader, Acer CineCrystal 15.6'(1366 x 768), Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 802.11b/g/nWLAN, gigabit LAN, webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit),Microsoft Office Starter 2010
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Acer Aspire 5742-6838 15.6' Notebook - Intel Core i5-460M
Acer Aspire 5742-6838 15.6' Notebook - Intel Core i5-460M Reviews
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful:
Good for everyday use,a but there are things this model needs to improve XD,
This review is from: Acer Aspire 5742-6838 15.6' Notebook - Intel Core i5-460M (Personal Computers)I got this notebook because I totally torn the last netbook (also an Acer). I bought this mainly because I'm on budget. I need a computer that functions and does everyday task. This computer comes with i5 processor and its fast enough for everything I have to do. The screen size is 15.6,which is good and actually feels lighter than my brother's Toshiba Satellite 14''. There are things I would want Acer to improve, one of them is the speakers. Those speakers are totally horrible, worse than my Acer Aspire One netbook, i think one side is not even working. Of course, the built-in microphone is just as bad as those speakers. Of course, if i have to record anything, I'll use external earphone and microphone. Another thing is the power input, it is located right next to the fan, which is not the ideal place to plug. Acer Aspire One netbook also have the power plug/input at the same spot, which I relate to why I have to replace power adapter so often because power adapter's cord bends... Read more
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
I would only recommend this to someone who had killed my dog or slept with my wife...,
This review is from: Acer Aspire 5742-6838 15.6' Notebook - Intel Core i5-460M (Personal Computers)This is my current ticket to Acer Support:
My Acer Aspire3 5742-6838 has a fan (next to the power cord) that runs every 30 seconds or so. I bought this laptop to do hard drive recording, but when the fan comes on it temporarily accesses the registry and uses such a large percentage of the CPU that it constantly interrupts other programs and makes it nearly useless, except for maybe word processing and mail and even hesitates on that. This model has an Intel i5 CPU and 4 gb of RAM. I've scoured the net for a real solution, upgraded the Acer Epower Management, etc. I even tried taking the laptop back to factory defaults to no avail. Next, I stopped unnecessary Windows 7 services, hid Microsoft startups, unchecked the other startups in MSConfig, changed Visual Affects to Adjust for Best Performance, eliminated unnecessary programs, ran Auslogics Defragmenter, CCleaner, removed the Search Index, turned unnecessary Window features off (such as Remote Differential Compression)... Read more
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Spend a little more and get something a bit faster,
This review is from: Acer Aspire 5742-6838 15.6' Notebook - Intel Core i5-460M (Personal Computers)I love acer computers- I had just bought a timelinex that died on me after 3 days, so I purchased this one.
For an i5, this computer is unfortunately a bit sluggish- enough so that I went to upgrade the ram right away(it's only 4 out of box). I got the ram and found that (from checking out a few videos) that it is NOT an easy task to install more ram into the computer. The sluggishness was distinct enough for me to return the computer and get something a bit nicer for only a little bit more money.
That being said- I do run a lot of heavy duty programs- VB Ultimate, MS Office Suite, Adobe Suite and various developer tools. The average user (games, netflix, and MS Office home) shouldn't have much to complain about with this computer: it's very lightweight for its size, the screen is perfect for basic to intermediate gaming and movie watching, and of course- the price.
The only big issue most would find with the computer is the speaker- it is outright... Read more
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