just a warning, i also bought one of these (from argos) yesterday. aside from
listing it as a 2.16 ghz chip when it is in fact a 2.10ghz chip, i also had problems
with the laptop spontaneously shutting down. it just goes off instantly too. no
shutdown procedure, error message or blue screen.
this happened the first time i used it in it’s factory state within a few minutes
of booting it too. i installed a couple of games (after a few more crashes)
and found that it never seemed to crash while playing a game, but would regularly
crash if i just left it idle or browsed the net. i tried booting a linux livecd and it didn’t
crash while i left it on (20 minutes maybe) but that doesn’t really confirm that it’s
not a hardware problem.
i also found another report on the net of someone buying one of these and having
it repeatedly shut down so i suspect that not only are they all like this, but that acer
know it too and sent them out anyway.
i tried to take mine back today but they changed the sat opening hours and argos was
closed. i’m fairly sure i’m entitled to a full refund on either of two counts.
(the item not as described due to the incorrect clock speed and the fault (software or hardware)
third system i’ve bought with latent faults in a couple of years. they all just churn out
garbage these days (dell, toshiba, and now acer)