The Aspire 5742 meets your daily computing needs with blazing processor performance and impressive graphics. HD media playback offers richer entertainment at home or on the road, while boundary-free wireless communication keeps you in touch with family and friends all the time. What's more, Acer's special 16:9 Home Touch Design provides simple usability for more relaxed computing.
The 15.6" HD widescreen display provides ample space for multitasking and entertainment. A mighty Intel® processor combines with integrated Intel® HD Graphics and high-definition technologies to deliver great image quality and visual effects. Store all your files and multimedia on the large-capacity hard disk drive, and conveniently share them with others using the 2-in-1 card reader.
The latest communication technologies keep you in constant contact regardless of space or time. Feel free to engage in live chats from all over the world using the Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1.3 MP resolution and built-in microphone, while a Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ network connection lets you get online from any hotspot.
The cinematic 16:9 aspect ratio presents sharp, colorful visuals on the Acer CineCrystal™ display. A built-in DVD-Super Multi drive is the ticket to your portable home cinema for viewing favorite videos and movies, plus an HDMI™ interface conveniently connects you to today's hottest high-definition entertainment on a bigger screen.
The practical yet handsome Aspire 5742 is available in black, featuring a unique mesh-patterned exterior that is not only eye-catching but also protects against smudges and scratches. Another special highlight is the multi-gesture touchpad that lets you easily scroll, pinch, rotate and flip through web pages, files and images, along with the full-size Acer FineTip keyboard with numeric keypad and large keys for comfortable typing.
Acer eRecovery Management
• Adobe® Flash® Player 10
• Adobe® Reader® 9.1
• Google Toolbar™
• Microsoft® Office 2010 preloaded (purchase a product key to activate)
• Microsoft® Office Starter 2010
• Norton™ Online Backup
• McAfee® Internet Security Suite Trial
• Cyberlink® PowerDVD™
• NTI Media Maker™
• Oberon GameZone
Communication and ISP
• Acer Crystal Eye
• Microsoft® Silverlight™
• Windows Live™ Essentials — Wave 3.2 (Mail, Photo Gallery, Live™ Messenger, Movie Maker, Writer)
Web links and utilities
• Acer Accessory Store
• Acer Identity Card
• Acer Registration
• Acer Updater
• eBay® shortcut 2009