Acer Aspire 5742Z Laptop, Pentium P61002GHz, 3GB, 250GB, WIN7 Home Premium + free Webroot Internet Security Essentials now only £249.99 delivered @ Ebuyer (using promo code)

Acer Aspire 5742Z Laptop, Pentium P61002GHz, 3GB, 250GB, WIN7 Home Premium + free Webroot Internet Security Essentials now only £249.99 delivered @ Ebuyer (using promo code)

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Found 25th May 2011
Important - use code 'spy' to buy at this price

Cracking price for this - it was posted last week at this price for Ebuyers Ebay shop but sold out and went up in price. Ebuyer have now reduced it (using code) and it includes a free Webroot Internet Security Essentials now.

The Aspire 5742 meets your daily computing needs with blazing processor performance and impressive graphics. HD media playback offers richer entertainment at home or on the road, while boundary-free wireless communication keeps you in touch with family and friends all the time. What's more, Acer's special 16:9 Home Touch Design provides simple usability for more relaxed computing.


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* Intel Pentium Dual Core P6100 2GHz
* 3MB Cache


* 3GB DDR3 1066MHz
* PC3-8500
* 2 x soDIMM slot

Hard Drive

* 250GB 5400rpm

Optical Drive



* Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium


* 15.6” Active Matrix TFT Colour LCD CineCrystal
* 16:9 Aspect Ratio
* 16.7 Million Colours
* Resolution: 1366 x 768


* Integrated Graphics


* Integrated Speakers

Input Devices

* Keyboard and Touchpad


* Wifi IEEE 802.11b/g/n
* Gigabit Ethernet

Power Supply

* 6 Cell Lithium Ion (Li-Ion) 4400 mAh
* Battery Life 3.5hours
* 65Watt AC Adapter


* Width 381 mm
* Depth 253 mm
* Height 34 mm
* Weight 2.60 kg


* 3 x USB 2.0
* 1 x HDMI
* 1 x VGA
* 1 x RJ-45

Warranty / Miscellaneous

* 1 Year Manufacturer Warranty
* Webcam

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Essential Internet Security Protection and Better Performance
With Webroot Internet Security Essentials, you can keep your PC protected without sacrificing speed. Our internet security suite loads and protects faster, requires less disk space, and doesn’t create confusion with an overload of unnecessary features. An easy, intuitive dashboard lets you monitor your security and take the appropriate action to stay protected.
Includes Spy Sweeper® —the #1 Antispyware Protection
Internet Security Essentials contains the same antispyware protection found in Spy Sweeper, the best-selling and most award-winning antispyware product in the market. This advanced technology thoroughly scans your computer to detect and remove spyware, adware, pop-ups and other privacy threats, while proactively blocking new threats before they can install.
Stay Safe from Viruses, Hackers and Data Theft
Provides complete internet security protection against the latest online threats, including viruses, worms, Trojans, keyloggers and rootkits. Proactive, multi-layered technologies block unauthorized attempts to access your computer and personal data, helping to protect you against identity theft. Advanced two-way protection "learns" what should and should not be allowed based on your normal activity—which means greater protection for your PC and fewer interruptions for you.
Automatic Backup Keeps Your Files Safe
Online backup and restore capabilities ensure your valuable files are protected against damage or loss. You can schedule regular online backups of digital photos and other irreplaceable files. And because it’s automatic, you never have to remember to back up again!
Access and Share Files With Ease
Traveling or forgot a file at home? Webroot Internet Security Essentials provides access to your online backups from any Internet connection. Want to share a photo or family video with family or friends? You can simply email a download link. Built-in security ensures they can only see the file you choose while your other files remain private.
Protects Your Privacy
Normal online activity leaves behind large volumes of unnecessary files that can slow down your PC and compromise your privacy. Webroot Internet Security Essentials removes Internet traces including online history, address bar, cache, cookies and more. In addition, the "shredder" function deletes files and folders permanently in a single click, making them completely unrecoverable.
Additional Features of this Internet Security Suite
* Email monitoring protects against viruses, spyware and hackers
* Global early response network provides the fastest response to new and emerging threats
* Automatic updates ensure your PC is always safe
* Gamer mode keeps you protected without interrupting games or movies
* Protects up to 3 PCs
* Compatible with the latest 64-bit Vista® PCs
Minimum System Requirements
* Windows XP 32 bit SP2, SP3
* Windows Vista® 32 bit (all Editions)
* Windows Vista SP1, SP2 32 and 64 bit (all Editions)
* Windows 7 32 and 64 bit (all Editions), Windows 7 SP1 32 and 64 bit (all Editions)
* 300 MHz processor, 1GHz (recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7)
* 300 MB hard drive space
* 256 MB RAM, 2GB (recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7)
* Internet Explorer 6.0 and higher, Firefox 3.0 and higher.
Edited by: "andywedge" 25th May 2011

good price but I don't think webroot adds much to the value.


good price but I don't think webroot adds much to the value.

That other ACER Aspire deal that has been spammed, is the £303 at PC World site btw, NOT on CUrrys site.

Just reserved one myself, and waiting for the reviews, lol!

not sure if the 5553 at pc world is worth £50 more than this. does the numbering not suggest its a lesser model?

mind you having looked at some of the reviews of both I think I'll avoid acer!

Not sure which is better.

Initially wondered about other, but both have similar specs and both are integrated graphics etc, so not much in it for £50 as you say.

The post of this before at £10-£20 dearer went to nearly 400 degress though, but no-one commenting on it after it arrived unfortunately.

Looks like a great deal for £250 delivered. Hot!

My son has had one of these for more than 12 months - no probs at all....Kiss of death methinks now.

Don't suppose you can get the Red version for the same price ?

don't know whether to go for this...?


don't know whether to go for this...?

Having the same dilemma. Reliability suggests I might be better getting this:…e=2

or going mad and getting this for peace of mind:…28/


Just got mine today, from the previous deal. As I write it seems very good value. Nice Keyboard, screen, mouse pad is good, Wifi no problem, case seems solid enough nice design. No catch on the front but I don't know what difference it would make having one.
I don't know if webroot is worth putting on does anyone know the ongoing costs. Its also got mcafee installed. I usually use AVG so don't know whats best???

I got this for my wife last week with the 320gb HDD it a great little laptop , very fast compared to her old Laptop with XP , this one has 64 win 7 , the laptop bag is good quality , but as for the webroot I haven't even bothered opening I'm happy with Comodo and AVG for my network

The keyboard can feel a little flimsy but thats my online down point ..


Having the same dilemma. Reliability suggests I might be better getting … Having the same dilemma. Reliability suggests I might be better getting this: going mad and getting this for peace of mind:

Like the lenovo deal but Dont really understand the cashback process.. do i need to buy before the 31st May?... can i register for cashback before i get the laptop?... what if i buy today and dont get the laptop until after the promotion period?

Hi guys, I tried this last night, but wouldnt work, has the promo code expired?
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