Acer 5742 i5-450m - worth it? Tags: Acer Intel i5 Laptops Last response: May 1, 2011 5:31 PM in Laptops & Notebooks Share lausie May 1, 2011 7:41:26 AM Hi Guys, Looking to get a new laptop within budget of £450. Can anyone recommend/advise against this:- Acer 5742 Intel® Core™ i5-450M (2.4 GHz) 4gb RAM 500gb HDD. No gaming, mainly used for internet, photos and occasional photo/video editing. Many thanks, Laura More about : acer 5742 450m worth lausie May 1, 2011 7:46:37 AM To add, only enquiring as to this specific model as it was the only Intel i5 that I could find under £500 (PCW have the model on sale). So I suppose the other question is, is it worth going for the cheapest i5 I can find or a higher spec i3? Maziar a c 244 D Laptop May 1, 2011 10:32:14 AM Hello and welcome to the forums It looks a decent deal,go for it Related resources how to turn on lights of keyboard of acer aspire 5742 - Forum Acer Aspire 5742 wont boot - Forum how to make the recovery disk for acer 5742ZG lap top - Forum acer aspire 5742g damaged gpu ? - Forum Acer Aspire 5742-6977 Keyboard cable disconnection help - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer lausie May 1, 2011 11:07:57 AM Thanks for the quick reply!! Think I'll go down and check it out. My only concern is it doesn't appear to have a dedicated graphics card and I wonder whether that lets it down... I did find a Lenovo B570 with a Sandy Bridge i5 - little bit more expensive and can't deliver for a few weeks. Would there be a noticable difference making it worth the wait? Maziar a c 244 D Laptop May 1, 2011 5:31:02 PM For non-gaming contents,you shouldn't worry about the graphics much. There is a significant difference between the Sandy bridge CPUs and last gen Core "i" CPUs so the Lenovo model is definitely worth the wait. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedAcer 5742g CPU problem Forum hey guys i got a acer aspire 5742 and it wont turn on i was trying to factory restore with a window 7 ultimate book disk and Forum SolvedAcer Aspire 5742-7120 wont't turn on Forum SolvedAcer Aspire 5742G overheating Forum Acer Aspire 5742g Problems Forum Replaced 3 new HDD's and still gets stuck on boot, recovery not working, windows reinstall freezes etc. Acer Aspire 5742 Forum acer aspire 5742g factory recovery cb Forum Acer Aspire 5742Z overheating, please take a look. Forum Acer 5742/5742Z/5736Z/5552/5336/5252 Series Forum Acer Aspire 5742, Network Controller Driver download? Forum Acer 5742G Plugged in, no led. Power on/off loop --- [SOLVED] Forum Acer 5742g power led flashes 5 times and won't start Forum troubleshooting for frequent on off of acer aspire 5742 while swithing on Forum Need help finding a LOW COST HDD for acer aspire 5742 that's compatible. Forum SolvedAcer Aspire 5742-6643 a HP Pavilion dv6 - 6148ca Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !