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The Acer Aspire AS5742G is a high-end notebook laptop with a 15.6" LCD display.

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Pros

good value - impressive hardware specifications for the price

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comes with ample memory and drive capacity

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runs the latest generation of Intel CPUs

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Blu-ray optical drive option

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affordable price - can be found for well under the MSRP if you get lucky or know where to look

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Nvidia Optimus graphics switching technology - automatically switches to and from the dedicated Nvidia GPU for power savings or increased performance for applications that need it

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Cons

dumb model naming convention (or lack of one) - doesn't give the consumer any idea where it fits in relation to other models from Acer

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Acer build quality is just mediocre, doesn't hold up next to other first class manufacturers such as Lenovo, Sony or Apple

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rather bland and forgettable aesthetic

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not available customized directly from the manufacturer or store - what you see is what you get

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The Acer Aspire AS5742G is a high-end notebook laptop with a 15.6" LCD display. It features your choice of Intel's Core i line of mobile processors (i3, i5, i7), an Nvidia GeForce 400M-series graphics processor with Optimus technology and up to 500GB of hard drive space. Additionally, the Aspire AS5742G is available with Blu-ray ROM and DVD Supermulti optical drive options.

The Aspire AS5742G's Nvidia GeForce 400M-series GPU not only provides high definition media support and high-level gaming performance but its Optimus technology automatically switches between the AS5742G's integrated GPU and its discrete Nvidia card in order to reduce battery drain while still providing high-end performance when needed. Meanwhile, its Intel processor options ensure that the AS5742G is capable of handling day-to-day and multimedia use easily even at its lowest configuration.

Features
  • Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processor options
  • 15.6" LCD display @ 1366x768
  • Up to 500GB of hard drive capacity
  • Nvidia GeForce 400M-series graphics
  • Nvidia Optimus technology
  • Blu-ray and DVD optical drive options
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