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Main Specifications

The main specifications for the Acer Aspire 5742Z laptop which we analyzed (keep in mind that the manufacturer also offers this product with different configurations) includes:

  • Size: 1.3 x 15 x 10 inches (30 x 380 x 255 mm) (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 5.7 lbs (2.6 kg)
  • Screen: 15.6”, 1366×768 native resolution
  • Processor: Intel Pentium P6200 (two cores, 2.13 GHz, 3 MB cache)
  • Chipset:  Intel Mobile HM55 Express
  • Memory: 2 GB DDR3-1333
  • Graphics chip: Intel GMA, integrated to the CPU
  • Hard disk: Hitachi Travelstar 5K500.B (500 GB, SATA-300, 5400 rpm)
  • Optical drive: Sony Optiarc AD-7585H DVD-rewriter
  • Webcam: 1.3 Mpixels
  • Network: Gigabit Ethernet Broadcom Netlink
  • Wireless network: 802.11 b/g/n Atheros AR5B97
  • Ports: Three USB 2.0 ports, VGA, HDMI
  • Card reader: SD and MMC
  • Operating System: Windows 7
  • More information: http://us.acer.com
  • Average price in the US*: USD 480.00

* Researched at Newegg.com on the day we publish this First Look article.

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Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master’s degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.