Personally I think all laptops are overpriced for what you get, for example I could build a tower PC with better spec for £400 ish. Obviously for space saving reasons
A laptop may be required or if you need something mobile then a laptop may be your only option!
Right I am in IT for a career and I have seen a few laptops in my time, Dell, HP, Texas. Toshiba etc. There is some negative vibes and reviews out there for Acer quality and some nasty reviews for this particular laptop,. but equally some good 5 star reviews. One of the main gripes is its appearance. I don't care about this as I want a powerful all round laptop, so was not fussed. I recommend viewing this laptop at PC world then buying from Play.com if you like it. I guess its down to personal opinion but I thought its unique look is fantastic I love the shiny black outer shell and the creamy grey keyboard, nice change to your boring dull black typical laptops. The build quality all round is as good as any other laptop, nothing cheap & tacky here. I really like the Dell XPS high end laptops with their Glossy sharp screens, and I was really happy to see the Acer has one too as good as the Dells, I'm really impressed with it. Just like to point out a similar spec Dell laptop would cost £1000 after adding all the extra bits, there is no way I will spend over £1000 for any laptop. Word of warning there are a few versions of the Acer 5920 out there, this one at play is the best, its HD future proof! Others are not HD.
This is a powerful machine, and a all rounder, from internet to gaming. Watching movies on DVD is like watching them on Telly but with HD, FANTASTIC!
Battery life on average is about 3 and a half hours. All the extra hot key button
Are useful and the wireless network is great much more powerful then my old HP.
The only thing I can fault is there was no Driver disc or Windows Vista disc in the box. I know you can download drivers from the website. I will be emailing Acer about the Vista disc.
Overall this is a fantastic buy, but although cheaper then any other with regards to performance, I still feel its a lot of money. But aren't they all!
I can recommend this highly, and so far I have no regrets whatsoever.
PS: I forgot to mention the cool webcam feature, HDMI connection for your HD TV for movies, oh and vista chess.