Dual-core Intel® Core™ i5-460M (2.53 GHz) - £ 443.80 @ Dixons minus 5% discount after checkout - HotUKDeals
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The Acer Aspire 5742 laptop is driven by the capable dual-core Intel® Core™ i5-460M Processor, and effortlessly runs the Microsoft Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium operating system. A generous 500GB hard drive provides ample storage space for a decent-sized multimedia collection, while the 4GB of RAM ensures a fast multitasking performance.

Built around a stunning 15.6" High Definition screen, the stylish black-shelled Aspire 5742 also sports a built-in DVD Rewriter that makes it easy to enjoy DVD movies, audio CDs, software and games. The integrated Intel HD graphics allow for smooth playback of High Definition content, making this a powerful modern multimedia machine!

Connectivity in the Aspire 5742 also impresses, with the inclusion of built-in WiFi technology, a media card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, an Ethernet port, as well as HDMI and VGA external display connectors. An integrated webcam and microphone make video chat with connected friends and family a breeze!

For fun and dependable everyday computing, the Acer Aspire 5742 is sure to satisfy!
General Information Processor Intel® Core™ i5-460M Processor
- 2.53 GHz (2.8 GHz max Turbo Frequency)
- 2.5 GT/s DMI
- 3 MB L3 Cache
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM - 4GB installed DDR3 RAM
Graphics card Intel HD graphics
Screen type Widescreen LCD
Screen resolution - WXGA
- 1366 x 768 pixels
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features 16:9 aspect ratio
Hard drive 500GB SATA
Optical disk drive DVD Rewriter
Memory card reader 2-in-1 media card reader (SD, MMC)
USB 3 x USB 2.0 ports
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
Wi-Fi Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Bluetooth No
Video interface 1 x HDMI
1 x VGA
Audio interface 1 x Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
1 x Microphone-in jack
TV output 1 x HDMI (digital video/audio)
1 x VGA (analogue video)
Extension card slot No
Sound Built-in mono speaker
High-definition audio support
MS-Sound compatible
Built-in microphone
Webcam Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution
Battery - Lithium-Ion battery (6-cell)
- Up to 3.5 hours battery life
Accessories included Power cord, AC adapter, battery, documentation
Size 381 x 253 x 25-34 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 2.6 kg
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#1
good find..u might want to change your title though and add the name of the product

Acer Aspire 5742 i5....

heat++
#2
#3
hot hot!!!!
#4
Quidco 3%

Topcashback 3.03%

Even better :-)
#5
hot !
#6
comp123


Not in stock though. 1-3 month wait.

If your main aim is mobile processing power then this is a good deal (the processor would cost about £160 of the price).
#7
title makes it look like £421.61 for a cpu!
1 Like #8
If only it had a proper GPU would be all over it =(
#9
I'm on a 7741G now and it is literally that only laptop that I have ever bought and still liked after a week. Mine fortunately does have dedicated graphics though and some of the games look truly amazing on it.
#10
Okay spec but no gpu or high res screen, nor bluray.

Just saying it might be worth it, to wait if you don't need a laptop for a while. With christmas sales, and 2011's tech coming out soon - its a bit early to parting money away for tech stuff.
#11
Quicklite
Okay spec but no gpu or high res screen, nor bluray.

Just saying it might be worth it, to wait if you don't need a laptop for a while. With christmas sales, and 2011's tech coming out soon - its a bit early to parting money away for tech stuff.


Yes it's a one trick pony. They built it around the CPU so had to skimp elsewhere. But doubt you will find a sub £500 laptop with this CPU.
#12
Nice apart from the maker!
#13
I understand why some people are complaining about the GPU, res screen etc, but when compared to similar specs or even price range, not a bad machine. Very tempting indeed, heat added.
#14
so tempted with this ...
1 Like #15
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If your main aim is mobile processing power then this is a good deal (the processor would cost about £160 of the price).

This is the weaker i5-4xx series which have a more modest Turbo Boost than the ‘proper’ i5-5xx series.

i5-460M 2.53GHz with Max Turbo Boost of 2.8GHz
i5-540M 2.53GHz with Turbo Boost of 3.066GHz

So performance wise it’s half way between an i3 (no turbo Boost) and a ‘proper’ i5.
These are possibly OEM only so they get them cheap.
#16
Agharta
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If your main aim is mobile processing power then this is a good deal (the processor would cost about £160 of the price).

This is the weaker i5-4xx series which have a more modest Turbo Boost than the ‘proper’ i5-5xx series.

i5-460M 2.53GHz with Max Turbo Boost of 2.8GHz
i5-540M 2.53GHz with Turbo Boost of 3.066GHz

So performance wise it’s half way between an i3 (no turbo Boost) and a ‘proper’ i5.
These are possibly OEM only so they get them cheap.


I think you're right there.

Personally I think this is a good price, but not an especially hot deal.

Edited By: wombat6025 on Dec 11, 2010 22:25
#17
Agharta
GAVINLEWISHUKD
If your main aim is mobile processing power then this is a good deal (the processor would cost about £160 of the price).

This is the weaker i5-4xx series which have a more modest Turbo Boost than the ‘proper’ i5-5xx series.

i5-460M 2.53GHz with Max Turbo Boost of 2.8GHz
i5-540M 2.53GHz with Turbo Boost of 3.066GHz

So performance wise it’s half way between an i3 (no turbo Boost) and a ‘proper’ i5.
These are possibly OEM only so they get them cheap.


Yes the 460m is just a harvested 540m. Just wont have fitted in the 35w TDP.
As for price Intel don't currently list a price for the CPU but the 540m is listed as $257 for 1k unit price. So it only likely to be slightly cheaper than this.
#18
I have this processor in my GX660r and I have to say at first I was worried that it might be the weak link, but although it is the weakest component in my laptop I must say I have been mightily impressed with it's ability to handle CPU intensive tasks, with it being a dual core processor with hyper-threading on each core you do have 4 virtual cores for programs that can take advantage of quad cores. To give you an idea of how fast this processor is most PS2 games that I have tried emulating have run with only a few frames dropped except in cut-scenes. And encoding in Handbrake of my dvds into MKVs for archiving runs at an average of 70fps and HD content encoding to MKV runs at 24fps.
#19
Is 4GB ram the max this will take?

Edited By: RS2000 on Dec 12, 2010 01:28
#20
jamadaia
If only it had a proper GPU would be all over it =(

There are a few other i5 laptops around this price here and you can get a Toshiba with i5 430M with a HD 5470 graphics card for £464.99 at PC World but this is a refurbished model which some don't want.
#21
seems to be expired now

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