Hi, everyone! I've just stumbled across this forum in my search for information on which to base a new computer purchase, so please excuse me if I'm posting in the wrong area. I've been looking at the Acer TravelMate 290 notebook computer Best Buy has on sale for $1099 (after $200 rebate). It has a 1.3 GHz Intel Centrino processor, 512 MB RAM, 40 GB HD, DVD-RW, and 15 inch screen. I was wondering if any of you could tell me about your experiences with or things you've heard about Acer computers in general or about this particular model. I've heard of Acer but not about Acer, so I'm in the process of becoming an informed consumer. Thanks for any help you all can give, and I'm sorry if this is not the kind of issue that's supposed to be addressed in this forum. Take care!