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 243 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 RAM upgrade Acer Aspire 5742 - Forum New laptop for uni - Forum Acer Aspire 5742 -6643 a HP Pavilion dv6 - 6148ca - Forum Upgrade - Forum CPU upgrade ? - 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 243 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 : ForumSearch for an all purpose school/work/gaming Laptop (~1000) ForumGaming Capabilities on an Acer Aspire? ForumGeneral Laptop Advice From An Old Pro. ForumDid I order the wrong laptop? Acer ASPIRE (send it back?) ForumGaming laptop under 1000 ForumHow to nuke an acer aspire 5534 Forum[Solved] Reset acer erecovery console ForumLight blinking on acer laptop ForumAcer Aspire 5100 Notebook and Windows 7 ForumAcer 5570z laptop recovery disk download ForumAcer aspire 5532 web cam Forum[Solved] Reload Windows 7 x64 HP on brand new Acer Aspire 5253 ForumAcer aspire 5517 battery not charging ForumHow to reset an acer aspire one laptop More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !