Well, I bought this Acer about 2 months ago. My past experiance with Acers would equal none, however I did ask around, view different reviews of past Acers, etc and a lot of people have noted that Acers have a tendancy to blow up within the first few weeks of purchase, the fans in particular have a tendancy to commit suicide. HOWEVER, I can happily tell you that in the time I've had this laptop it has not tried to commit harikari(that's probably the wrong spelling, but you get the idea) on me. It stays pretty cool all the time (even when I leave it on all night for downloads), and even the battery charger on the plug stays cool all the time.
My main usage for this Laptop is to play online games, though I know it wasn't build for that so the paragraph below will concern users who wish to play online games on a Laptop without having to pay through the nose.
Tested Games: World of Warcraft (with Lich King expansion), Champions Online.
It runs WoW (World of Warcraft) extremely well, and Champions Online runs superbly without having to sacrifice the graphics much at all, both games run without lag, For WoW fans, you can happily run around in Dalaran with "view distance" and "character detail" on max and you can still move! As for Champions Online, you can run the character detail design to near full so you can see you're customised characters really well. I can fly around Millenium City without much lag, but my view distance needs to be kept low for this.
The laptop runs the internet pretty well, no bad notes to make about it. The webcam is the Crystal Eye, which is supposed to be very good but I haven't tested that out as such. The Acer comes with the usual bulk programs and games which took me about half an hour to delete and get my own stuff onto it, which was nice. The initial setup (getting your name and country on) took about 5minutes using the usual settings.
Well, as already stated I've only had this laptop for 2 months. Considering the only things I'd previously heard about Acers is that they blow up, I'm pleased to say that there is only 1 bad feature I can say about this particular model; and that wouldd be the touch pad. It works really well the majority of the time, but occasionally it becomes really unresponsive, slowing down considerably for no reason and during one session stopped working altoghether. The laptop comes with a touchpad disabling/enabling button, (which is to the left of the on/off button) pressing that button on and of is usually enough to make the touchpad responsive again, but as I've said one time it stopped responding completely, and pressing the touchpad button on/off couldnt even make it work again. I had to use the keyboard shortcuts to restart my laptop, but gladly after the restart it worked again and I havent had a situation like that arise since. The slow-downy-ness of the touchpad only really occures a few times a week, and in the last two weeks hasn't happened at all. This leads me to believe that it may just be my particular model that has this fault, as I havent heard anything about it from other people/reviews with the same problem.
Anyway, overall I gave this model 5 stars, because I do LOVE IT. Its got a beautiful design and so far its ran everything I've wanted it to without trouble (or complaint!) If you're looking for a laptop to run online games on, but don't want to pay the enormous price tag proper gaming laptops want you to pay, then this is the laptop for you!