the 8100 has the same problem as the Ferrari 4000. there are 2 boards, the mainboard and power board. the join together under the keyboard, middle right of it. place pressure there and the video will get better or worse. if that...
biased, but I would say that most of the Acer hate is from frustrated users that do not know how to maintain a computer.
If you could see some of the filth that I see on a day to day basis you would facepalm.
my system overheats...
yeah.... Acer isn't withholding anything. Check your drive, if the bios does not recognize it that is your problem. try a smaller drive, might be a size limitation.
if it is still not recognized then it could be a bad mainboard.