Acer Aspire 15.6″ Intel Core i3-380M Laptop (AS5742-6846) Review

AS5742-6846Speed: Features Intel Core i3 380M 2.53 GHz Processor.  It is a dual core processor from Intel which is quite fast.

Storage: Offers ample storage capacity with a huge 500 GB hard drive.

Memory: 6 GB DD3 SDRAM.  Great for multi-tasking.  Will run Windows 7 and most applications without any slowdown.  More than enough RAM for normal computer usage.

Display: 15.6″, 1366 x 768 resolution. LED Backlit Display.

Optical Drive: Comes with 8X DVD Writer. Can make DVDs upto 8.5 GB in size.

Graphics: Features Intel HD graphics chip built into the processor. This is not a dedicated video card. Can play ordinary games but will not play latest intense 3D games. Shared video memory.

Wireless: Features integrated 802.11 b/g/n adapter.  N offers stronger signal reception. Also has an ethernet port. Bluetooth is not available on this system. However, a bluetooth dongle can be purchased optionally which will make this laptop bluetooth capable.

Others: Has built in webcam and microphone. Has a HDMI output. Contains 3 USB ports. Has built in memory card reader. This is useful for reading cards commonly used by digital cameras and mobile phones.

Battery: Estimated battery life is upto 4 hours.

Overall Rating: Ideal for students and home use.  Can be useful for light business usage as well. Not suitable for gamers. Look for a price range near $350 – $450.

1 thought on “Acer Aspire 15.6″ Intel Core i3-380M Laptop (AS5742-6846) Review”

  1. i have a laptop make acer aspire 5733 intel( R) core (TM) i3 cpu-m380 speed 2.53GHZ and 4GB DDR3 Memory….

    can i switch it to windows 7, 8 or a Dual Core computer hellp

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