Hello. Check out this threadhttp://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/274446/which-notebook-to-buy/
if you've any interest. It's about reliability and I found it interesting. As I've been searching for a new laptop the last ten or so days I've touched just about every brand made, and I've been much more impressed with Asuses(?) than with Acers per build quality, touchpad, and keyboard. Also, that Asus you linked seems like a super deal. All it's lacking that I can see is an HDMI port for connecting it to a digital TV. I travel a lot and have always had good luck with HP, both quality and service, so I'm probably going to get one of these in a few dayshttp://www.officemax.com/technology/comput...uct-prod2760034
Of course, I may find something else between now and then B ) . Good luck.