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Please Help ... Is This Computer Any Good?


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Is This Computer Any Good for download movies and music and storing them on the computer and is it fast?

Processor Intel® Core™ i5-460M Processor
- 2.53GHz (2.8 GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
- 2.5 GT/s DMI
- 3 MB Smart Cache
- Dual Core
Operating System Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
RAM - 6GB installed DDR3 RAM
Graphics card Intel HD graphics
- 128 MB memory
Screen type Widescreen LCD
Screen resolution - WXGA
- 1366 x 768 pixels
Screen size 15.6"
Screen features 16:9 aspect ratio
Hard drive 750GB SATA
Optical disk drive DVD Rewriter
Memory card reader 2-in-1 media card reader (SD, MMC)
USB 3 x USB 2.0 ports
FireWire No
Modem/Ethernet 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
WiFi Acer InviLink™ Nplify™ 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™
Bluetooth No
Video interface 1 x HDMI
Audio interface 1 x Headphone/speaker/line-out jack
1 x Microphone-in jack
TV output 1 x HDMI (digital video/audio)
Extension card slot No
Sound Built-in mono speaker
High-definition audio support
MS-Sound compatible
Built-in microphone
Webcam Acer Crystal Eye webcam with 1280 x 1024 resolution
Battery - Lithium-Ion battery (6-cell)
- Up to 3.5 hours battery life
Accessories included Power cord, AC adapter, battery, documentation
Size 381 x 253 x 25-34 mm (W x D x H)
Weight 2.6 kg
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Hi computernewbie1 :)
Please do not duplicate topics as it may lead to confusion.
What is the make and model of the computer you are asking about?
I ask because the specs say;
Graphics card Intel HD graphics
- 128 MB memory
It does not appear correct, possibly a typo!
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Sorry , i just need answer within 12 hours
it make and model is = ACER Aspire 5742 - Black Laptop
do you think its any good? thanks!
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do you think its any good

Depends on what you are paying for it, for me the limited graphics memory is below par and may disappoint you.
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the hard drive is 750GB is that good ? and it has 6gb memory ? what is this for ? thanks for all ur help!!!
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Yes those are both good specs, plenty of storage space for your movies on the HDD and the 6GB of Ram will help the processor and video chip perform efficiently.
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thank u so much!!!!!!!!
last question and then u can go and sleep well tonight that you helped a person out lol
what is a graphics card for ? and u said its low of this computer , why is it bad to have a low graphics card.
thanks in advance
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A graphics card is used to display video on the computer- without a graphics card, you wouldn't see anything on your screen!

The card you have is actually a small chip built onto the motherboard; it's not very powerful, which means you probably won't be able to play a lot of video games, but if all you're doing is downloading and watching movies, you should be good to go!

Acer is a great brand, my laptop is an Acer, and I love it. :)
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thank u man :)
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You got it. Let us know if there's anything else we can do. Cheers :)
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Glad to see you are happy with the assistance computernewbie1 and thanks for pitching in underscor3 :) :unsure:
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