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Acer Aspire 5742


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For full specifications see the Acer Aspire 5742 specifications page.

NameAcer Aspire 5742
ProcessorIntel® Core™ i5-480M Mobile Processor (3MB L3 “Westmere” 2.67GHz)
Intel® Core™ i5-460M Mobile Processor (3MB Intel® Smart Cache, 2.53GHz)
Intel® Core™ i3-370M Mobile Processor (3MB cache, 2.40 GHz)
Intel® Pentium® Processor P6100 (3MB L3 cache, 2.0GHz)
Screen15.6“ (1366×768) Widescreen
RAMUp to 8GB
HDDup to 640GB
GraphicsIntel® HD Graphics (“i915”)
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet BCM57780 (“Tigon3”)
Acer® InviLink Nplify 802.11b/g/n wireless LAN (“ath9k”)

Laptop Notes

- supports ubuntu 10.04 “out-of-box”: camera, mic, wifi, suspend, all “just work”.
- i5 CPU supports 4 cores + HT, 12 frequency steps/4 profiles
- Elantech touch pad with right-hand scroll
- 4GB memory is arranged as 2x 2GB DDR3 SODIM 1.067 GHz, gaining the benefit of symmetric accesses

If you have any interesting information about this laptop to share please feel free to edit this page and submit what you have.


Moham Adhikari, 2013/04/08 16:36

how to connect external tv card tuner on this laptop?

Bunyon, 2012/12/02 23:27

I have an Acer Aspire one 5742 laptop. I installed Linux Ubuntu 12.10 on it. I have one problem with it. no matter how I press the Fn+ up or Fn + down keys I cannot adjust the Screen Brightness. It is at its maximum brightness and this drains the laptop battery. I did some googling and found out that you needed to change some settings in the grub file but I don't know exactly what to do. Can anyone help me?

Roshan, 2011/05/13 17:40


I have a Acer Aspire 5742 Laptop, I want to install RHEL 5,

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