I had my travelmate for about 30 days and it decided to fail on booting.
A call to acer, and i was told to return the laptop and that it would take about 10 days to repair.
11 days later i phoned them and they are still awaiting parts.
Theve had a huge backlog due to them changing where repairs are done.
But its the fact that they have no idea of when it will be fixed.
I would advice you to go for a dell instead, though they are not sold in shops and are only availible direct, all are made to your own specifications so you have a choice on what ssize hard drive you have as well as other options.
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And there cheap