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Acer Aspire 5742Z 15.6 inch Black Notebook £379.99 @ Amazon
Acer Aspire 5742Z 15.6 inch Black Notebook £379.99 @ Amazon

Acer Aspire 5742Z 15.6 inch Black Notebook £379.99 @ Amazon

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Posting this as it seems to be the cheapest, but also wanted to know people's thoughts as i'm tempted, and reviews on Amazon look good...

I know the 3GB version has been posted before, but couldn't find this one.

Basic Specs:

* Intel Pentium P6100 2.0 GHz Processor
* 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD
* DVD-Super Multi DL drive
* 6-cell Li-ion battery
* Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

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Original Poster

thanks to cold voters for not giving a reason... as usual, This seems like a good deal to me, if it isn't fine but would like to know the reasons - was geniunly thinking of buying this don't want to if it's not a good deal... but again why??

I personally would never buy Acer make laptop... As for this one,processor is outdated and graphics are poor too. Better to invest mor money for decent laptop as you can t upgrade it as easy as desktop.

My Girlfriend has the Acer Aspire 5742G which has an Intel Core i5 and dedicated Graphics which i think is why this deal is frowned upon by others?

But for the price mate i think this is a good deal

The laptop itself is fantastic the good reviews are correct in my opinion

I bought this laptop in the sale from Comet at this price. For me, for the price it does exactly what i want, runs football manager with extensive league selection all playable at a very fast speed and i can do a bit of music production on it. Agreed with above it does have an intergrated graphics chip so your not going to be playing games on it,

Only thing that bugs me is that the cheapos at acer decided "two speakers...thats would be over the top...lets just put one tinny little speaker in it on the left hand side and leave the right hand side empty." So whilst there are options there for virtual surround sound etc, it is pointless. (i use my headphones anyway so its not too bad.

I would certainly recommend it though.

* Having just looked at your spec list again i must have a different model think mine is just a 5742 as it has an i3 processor and only a 250gb hard drive
Edited by: "Kearns" 21st Jan 2011

For the same price you can get the Core i3 version which I have and I'm very pleased with.

suspiciousmole

thanks to cold voters for not giving a reason... as usual, This seems … thanks to cold voters for not giving a reason... as usual, This seems like a good deal to me, if it isn't fine but would like to know the reasons - was geniunly thinking of buying this don't want to if it's not a good deal... but again why??


Didn't realise you had to give a reason for voting cold!!! but my reason is as the last post can get an i3 for this price, had 2 acers before one lasted 5 days the other 3 yrs so not sure if they are any good.The price is nothing special available at other places for the same price.
If you just want a laptop for everyday use facebook, internet,emails etc then have a look at
hotukdeals.com/dea…246
it will save you nearly £90

I voted cold because the "Z" version of the 5742 is the slowest and most outdated of the 5742 clan. The "G" is the best (with the i5 processor) the "[no letter]" is the mid (with the i3 processor).

This one seems to have 1Gb more memory and a larger HD than the 5742[no letter] posted the other day which I think is much better value (and one I bought - I'm trying to to be bias though).

To compare, this deal has the following processor and Passmark:
Intel Pentium P6100 @ 2.00GHz Passmark 1,562

The standard 5742 has:
Intel Core i3 370M @ 2.40GHz Passmark 2,220

That's a substantial difference imv, and while RAM and HD's can be swapped out of laptops fairly easily, processor cannot.

As they're the same price £379.99 each), I think the i3 5742 is better value.

Original Poster

shaggydabbydo

I voted cold because the "Z" version of the 5742 is the slowest and most … I voted cold because the "Z" version of the 5742 is the slowest and most outdated of the 5742 clan. The "G" is the best (with the i5 processor) the "[no letter]" is the mid (with the i3 processor).This one seems to have 1Gb more memory and a larger HD than the 5742[no letter] posted the other day which I think is much better value (and one I bought - I'm trying to to be bias though).To compare, this deal has the following processor and Passmark:Intel Pentium P6100 @ 2.00GHz Passmark 1,562The standard 5742 has:Intel Core i3 370M @ 2.40GHz Passmark 2,220That's a substantial difference imv, and while RAM and HD's can be swapped out of laptops fairly easily, processor cannot.As they're the same price £379.99 each), I think the i3 5742 is better value.



Thanks, thats the kind of info I was looking for - it's processors that I really don't understand and I assumed this was better than the i3 model due to bigger harddrive and more RAM - but if it's the processor that's the more important bit I'll do some more research

@hutchir9, thanks for your imput aswell - and I don't expect everyone to give a reason, just if no one has it's hard to work out why it's not a good deal

Appreciate everyone else's feedback, I'm off to spend my day researching!

suspiciousmole,

I was berated just yesterday for quoting Passmarks (water off a ducks back to me, some will find them helpful, some not) and I'm glad you found them helpful. Please show your appreciate by clicking the thumbs up button next to that post

btw, the site I used for Passmarks is: cpubenchmark.net/ (gimme another thumbs up, it's Thumbs Up Friday )

Just to let you know my 5742 (no letter) has 4gb ram also.

Kearns

Just to let you know my 5742 (no letter) has 4gb ram also.



Did you buy this in any of the deals that have been around lately, and if so, which one?

I got mine from comet just after christmas think it was the same price as this.

comet.co.uk/p/L…410

Seems to have been the end of the line of that product from them I definately got it for £379.99

They how do the 5742G with the i5 but its £499.99 on there.
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