True Mate. I bought Acer Travelmate laptop about one and half year ago with prize money that I won in one of the open source programming scholarship ( I was an engineering student those days and in India I paid around 50,000 rupees or around 1200 dollors ). It was such an awful thing, I had to take it to their service center regularly ( rest of the gripping story can be read here ). About 4 to 5 months ago it died. Their service was worst and laptop was one odd junk ( so much for my first laptop ). Just avoid Acer laptops please.