ACER Aspire 5742 - Black Laptop - Currys Save £100.00 - 549.97

ACER Aspire 5742 - Black Laptop - Currys Save £100.00 - 549.97


Processor Intel® Core™ i5-460M Processor
- 2.53GHz (2.8 GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
- 2.5 GT/s DMI
- 3 MB Smart Cache
- Dual Core
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM - 6GB installed DDR3 RAM
Graphics card Intel HD graphics
- 128 MB memory
Screen type Widescreen LCD
Screen resolution - WXGA
- 1366 x 768 pixels
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features 16:9 aspect ratio
Hard drive 750GB 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
WiFi Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Bluetooth No
Video interface 1 x HDMI
Audio interface 1 x Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
1 x Microphone-in jack
TV output 1 x HDMI (digital video/audio)
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

Cold as my freezer oO, for that price you would be expecting at least a second gen i5/i7 processor and dedicated graphics, USB 3.0, etc.

The 5742 is fine as a budget laptop but for a higher spec machine you need a better quality base. Flimsy plastic and wretched sound are out of place. The low spec versions for £300 or so make sense - this does not.
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