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Screen Size: 15.6 in - AMD Turion - HDD: 500

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Excellent

Speed, Looks, Excellent Screen

Mouse buttons awkward to use, no firewire

Speed The first thing I noticed when I first used this laptop is the speed of it. This the fastest computer I have used in my whole life. It is so fast because it has 4gb of ram and a 2 GHz processor. It can run older games on medium to high settings, but you have to lower the settings for newer...

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Excellent

“Amazing laptop, the best.”

published 05/07/2011

high ram, high hard drive, good camera, amazing pr...

bluetooth button does not work as no bluetooth is ...

I was given this laptop as a present on my birthday and fell in love with it from the first day. Firstly the 15.6 inch wide screen really makes watching videos and playing games much better and more entertaining. I really enjoy using this laptop because of the shape of the screen and the...

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Excellent

“Brillant laptop”

published 20/01/2010

Good spec for the price

battery life bit on the short side

Took me a while to finally settling on a laptop. Was looking at laptops that cost more than this laptop and they didn't have what this laptop has to offer. Came with windows 7 and find that the two work well together. Speed and memory are ample for a normal laptop and are capable of handling some...

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Super

“Acer Aspire 5542”

published 17/05/2010

Fast Processor speed, Large Memory 640GB, Good sou...

Could be more portable, also the touch pad can be ...

In my opinion the Acer Aspire 5542 is excellent value for money, The screen is sharp, the sound quality is excellent for laptop top speakers and i personally have had no technical problems at all with this model. With 640GB of internal hard drive space it also allows for the storage of a vast...

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Good

“Acer Aspire 5542 Oh dear”

published 29/11/2009

Great graphics, fast for browsing the net

Battery life is useless

Good laptop all in all , fantastic graphics though and extra fast for browsing, but, the battery life is hopeless, 1 to 1 and a half hours use after 24 hours of charging. Very disappointed that we won't be able to use it on long journeys. Also no manual, which is ok for people who know computers...

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Excellent

“Amazing little trooper”

published 09/10/2011

simple to use, fast, lots of features

not full access to all games, not a huge amount of...

I think that acer has really impressed me this time. This full sized laptop is perfect for my needs and life style. It is lightweight, compact, and very speedy. It loads fast and shuts down quickly. Has a very good amount of memory, the only issue i had was not being able to have sims on my...

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Not for me

“Rubbish”

published 13/02/2010

Light

Slow, no bluetooth, no firewaire, no express card ...

Mine is with windows 7, 4GB RAM. It is very very slow to start or load anything which is really annoying. It takes minutes to start from switching on. Grrrrrr!! There is no bluetooth although it has a button for it., essential in this day and age for connecting to mobile phones or bluetooth...

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Excellent

“Acer Aspire 5542, Great!”

published 01/07/2010

Great Graphics, Fast, Adaptive, Smooth, Brilliant.

Keyboard layout..Not a biggy (you get used to it)

I recieved this laptop today after buying it refurbished for 389.99. The spec is very good and the laptop itself is excellent for the price, Windows 7 runs beautifully, very fast around the menus and the graphics are brilliant!. Very fast for internet browsing and good for gaming also, for basic...

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Super

“Acer Aspire Laptop.”

published 02/02/2014

Lightweight

Comes with Window 8 pre-installed.

I brought this laptop back in August. This was my first laptop as previously I have always used a desktop. The Laptop is lightweight and when you get your head around windows eight it is fairly straightforward to use. Personally I'm not fan of windows eight and would have preferred an earlier...

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published 29/11/2009

Is the battery life always so low? Just bought the Acer Aspire 5542 and had the battery on charge for 24 hours, just gone to use the laptop an...
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published 03/12/2009

Yes. Acer batteries are absolutely awful. They have naff life and are VERY prone to malfunctioning (top tip - when running off of AC power, take the battery off to minimise the risk of it malfunctioning and potentially damaging your laptop). Acer laptops are very cheap - there's sadly reasons for that. However, I've had mine for almost four years, and running it solely off of AC it's worked fine for me.

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