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Acer AS5742-6475 15.6-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)

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  • 2.53 GHz Intel Core i3-380M dual-core processor
  • 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz)
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM), 8x SuperMulti DVD±R/RW drive
  • 15.6-inch HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit display, Intel HD Graphics
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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Screen Size15.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor2.53 GHz Intel Core i3
RAM4 GB DDR3-SDRAM
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive500 GB SATA
Chipset BrandIntel
Card DescriptionGraphics Media AcceleratorHD
Graphics Card Ram Size128 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Average Battery Life (in hours) 3.5 hours
Brand NameAcer
Item model numberLX.R4F02.185
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight5.7 pounds
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi DL
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
Voltage230 volts
  
Additional Information
ASINB004C3UIQC
Best Sellers Rank #16,394 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight11.2 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableNovember 12, 2010
  
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Product Description

Acer AS5742-6475 Notebook comes with these specs: Intel Core i3-380M Processor, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), 15.6" HD Widescreen CineCrystal LED Back-Lit Display, Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 1066MHz Memory, Intel HD Graphics, 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive, 8X DVD-SuperMulti Double-Layer Drive, Built-in 1.3MP HD Webcam (1280 x 1024), 2-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, High-Definition Audio Support, 802.11b/g/n WiFi CERTIFIED, 3 - USB 2.0 Ports, HDMI Port, Multi-gesture Touchpad, 6-cell Li-ion Battery (4400 mAh), up to 3.5-hours of battery life, 5.74 lbs. | 2.6 kg (system unit only), AC Power Adapter, AC Power Cord, Wireless Setup Card, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, McAfee Internet Security Suite Trial (60-day trial). Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.

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The Acer Aspire 5742 notebook PC (model AS5742-6475) offers powerful performance, the latest connectivity technology, and rich media features for a fast, responsive PC experience. Start with a gorgeous 15.6-inch widescreen LCD display with built-in HD webcam and the smart performance of the Intel Core i3 processor, then throw in cool convenience features and the new Microsoft Office Starter 2010 and you have everything you need within reach to power through daily tasks and enjoy your media wherever you are.

Acer AS5742
Enjoy smart performance and a seamless visual experience with the Acer Aspire AS5742.

Burn through the hottest new digital media, content creation and advanced 3D gaming with the breakthrough performance of the Intel Core i3 processor--with 4-way multitasking processor power to work on four tasks simultaneously.

The notebook's rounded edges and smooth lines bring a slenderized look while the textured mesh black cover brings a rich appearance and prevents fingerprints and scratches. The full size keyboard extends to a dedicated numeric keypad making number key in's quick.

Pinch, flick and swirl your fingers on the Multi-Gesture Touchpad for an intuitive navigation of web pages, photos, and more. A Touchpad Lock Function Key prevents accidental cursor movement from your wrists and fingers while typing.

The 1.3-megapixel HD webcam lets you go face to face in online chats and VOIPs with a 1280 x 1024 resolution, and you can go even bigger by easily connecting to your HDTV via the HDMI port--delivering crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio through a single cable.

Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.  Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.

Acer AS5742-7653
The textured black mesh cover brings a rich appearance while also preventing fingerprints and scratches.

 

Acer AS5742-7653

Key Features

  • 15.6-inch HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit display with native 720p HD resolution (1366 x 768), high-brightness (200-nit), and 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • 2.53 GHz Intel Core i3-380M dual-core processor for a fast, responsive PC experience (3 MB L3 cache). Intel's Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking.
  • 500 GB SATA hard drive (5400 RPM)
  • 4 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1066 MHz)
  • Intel HD Graphics (with 128 MB of dedicated system memory) deliver turbo-charged performance and fast throughput and provides support for Microsoft DirectX 10 games.
  • 8x SuperMulti DVD±R/RW drive can also write to CD, DVD-RAM, and dual-layer (DL) DVD±R discs--which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data.
  • 1.3-megapixel HD webcam lets you go face to face in online chats and VOIPs with 1280 x 1024 resolution, and easily take still pictures and videos that you can share with friends.
  • Built-in mono speaker
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites such as Google Earth. It also enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through Web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more. (Learn more)
  • 2-in-1 Media Card Reader compatible with Secure Digital (SD) and MultiMediaCard (MMC)
  • 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • HDMI high-definition audio/video output allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video to your digital TV or LCD
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.
  • Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.  Complete your PC. Buy full-featured Microsoft Office 2010.
  • Acer Backup Manager Software enables you to set up backup your valuable data or media portfolio with ease, and protect your assets intelligently and quickly.
  • 6-cell battery (4400 mAh)
  • Weight: 5.74 pounds
  • Warranty: One-year parts and labor limited warranty with concurrent International Traveler's Warranty

What's in the Box

This package contains the Acer Aspire AS5742-6475 notebook PC, rechargeable lithium-ion battery, AC adapter, and operating instructions

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The Acer Multi-Gesture Touchpad

A Multi-Gesture Touchpad allows you to pinch, flick and swirl your fingers across the touchpad for more natural photo and video viewing as well as intuitive navigation of websites. The Multi-Gesture Touchpad enables you to scroll, zoom in and out and flip through Web pages, photos, spreadsheets and more.

The TouchPad can also be disabled with a one-touch button, eliminating accidental cursor movement with palms and wrists when using an external mouse.

Acer multi-gesture trackpad


Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7
Peek behind open windows to get a quick look at your desktop (see larger image).

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

Simplifies everyday tasks, works the way you want, and makes new things possible.

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek, and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Creating a home network has never been easier. You can even share files and printers with all the PCs with Windows 7 on the network.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want*.
Windows Live

Create, Connect and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get 25 GB of free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live**
  • Easily edit photos and combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

Windows Live is available for free at download.live.com.

Complete your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010

  • Microsoft Office Starter 2010 includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
  • Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.

* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Customer Reviews

This was the first acer computer i decide to purchase and so far i am a happy consumer.
Kenny
Now the computer can work for maybe a few days and it will shut off again exactly the same way rendering it useless for the next few hours.
Oh Lime
Very good and working fast laptop. processor i3 works great and HD display is also perfect.
Umar

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

40 of 42 people found the following review helpful By Vaquero on February 22, 2011
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This is my review after two weeks of use. I am a database developer; I work with Sql server 2005 client tools, virtual box, MS office, VPNs and other development recourses. In general terms, this computer has enough speed and processing capabilities to perform a good job.

I could summarize the pros and cons of this machine in this way:

Pros:
* Intel I3 is fast enough to perform programming work. Very good in multitasking.
* 4G ram gives you a very good program execution with fast access to resources.
* 500GB of storage is great for pictures and work documents.
* EXCELENT display (HD with Led).
* Good image quality for the built-in web cam.
* Quiet enough (fan and hard drive).
* Over 4 hours battery (six cells), NICE!.

Cons:
* The worst thing of this machine is its SOUND. Only one mono speaker is SAD.
* The keyboard seems to be weak. I am afraid that in the short term it could fail.
* The mouse smart-pad should be located one inch more to the right side to avoid accidental touches.
* You must push hard to plug in something in the USB ports.

Funny note: I bought this laptop in Amazon and some software from Ebay was found installed in it from factory!!.

Note for international buyers. This laptop will be sent to your country within a huge box!, then if your local carrier charges you for volume weight, you could be overcharged.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By jr_1678 on March 16, 2011
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I needed a new computer, but I didn't want to spend more than $500 if I could help it. On sale, this computer met that criteria and had the best features of any sub-$500 laptop I could find (and I looked at a lot). The only other laptop I could find with similar features for the price was from MSI, and though I've heard good things about MSI I've owned other Acer products over the years and they've been good to me, so I went with this one. FYI, Acer owns both Gateway and eMachines.

Most sub-$500 notebooks don't have great processors. This one comes with a dual-core I3 with two hyperthreads per core, meaning it can run four tasks at one time (cheaper processors lack hyperthreading and can only run one task per core). I was a little worried about the Intel HD graphics (though the new HD chip is supposedly much better than the old GMA 4500MHD), but so far it has performed well. I would have preferred the Radeon HD 4250 or similar chip, but these all come with AMD processors in this price range and I felt the I3-380M was significantly better than the AMD chips I was seeing. I also wanted at least 4GB of memory and a 500MB hard drive, and many cheaper notebooks skimp on one or the other. Running Windows 7 with less than 4GB can be an excercise in frustration and is not recommended.

The screen is good, though it's sensitive to viewing angle. The DVD drive is noisy, as are most laptop DVD drives. No Blue-Ray or lightscribe. You have to write out your own recovery disks (4 DVDs worth). I like the keyboard and the touchpad is good (unlike other reviewers, I don't mind the placement). Having three USB ports has been useful (and I don't find them hard to plug things into). I wanted both HDMI and VGA output on my laptop (for presentations) and this computer has them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Rachelle M. Martin on February 23, 2011
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Just got mine in Monday, and it operates just fine. However, the keys are flat, not concave, and there are no bumps on the J and F keys, so this is taking some getting used to while typing. I'm making more mistakes than I usually do, but I think after some practice, this shouldn't be too much of a problem...and besides, it's not like I have a job where my typing accuracy is important lol
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kanger on March 30, 2011
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This laptop was great. Build quality is awesome. I liked the texture of the casing and the feel of the keys. Numeric key pad is a plus and the 6 cell battery was good for over 5 hrs for me. Only thing was...after about 3 weeks of use, the laptop would make a high pitched noise every time it went to sleep. Then the speaker would chime in and out with an intermittent "hissing" sound. I'm returning it today, luckily I'm still in the 30 day window. I want the same one, but will probably look for a different due to the issue. Seems like the high pitched noise is common for all Acer laptops...based on my research. Google it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth J. Black on July 6, 2011
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I'm a law student and needed a new laptop for school at not a high price (I bought it for $500). Worked great for 3 weeks, then refused to load windows or work in any way (it would turn on, but not actually get into the start-up). I have no problem with tech support from India, but these specific people (I was cycled through 3 different people) were incompetent, rude, and wanted to charge me $100 to retrieve any data from my computer (my fault for not backing everything up every second, I know, but it was a 3 week old computer). And it took about an hour to get someone on the phone, then another hour of trying things on the phone to fix it, then two to convince them it was actually not working, then finally they told me how to get it fixed. So I spent another $60 to send it back to them to fix their own problem (these are literal times). Computer seems to work alright since I got it back.

I'm sure this doesn't happen to every computer, but I will never again buy anything from this company.
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