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If you are experiencing issues with any model of your Acer Aspire 5742, check out the Acer Aspire 5742 Troubleshooting page.

Background and Information ¶ 

The Acer Aspire 5742 was first released in 2011. It features a 15.6 inch screen at a resolution of 1366 x 768. The laptop weighs about 8 lbs. There is a combination DVD reader/writer within the device. The laptop generally ships with Windows 7. It features an Intel 2-Core i5 processor running at 2.53 GHz. It has 4 GB of DDR3 RAM running at 1066 MHz. There are 3 USB ports on the laptop. The laptop has one hard drive that spins at 5400 RPM. Average reviews online tend to be around 3 to 4 stars out of 5. This laptop is for basic home use with enough power to do important daily tasks, but not enough power necessary to handle demanding tasks like rendering software or to play video games smoothly.

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