If u want a Notebook for years, go get an Alienware.... If u think there is a difference between an TM, Ferrari or Aspire the merchandise campaign of acer really works. My brother works in the acer service center here, he repairs the notebooks and home pc`s. But life in your dream, the TM is even as poor build as all other acers. If it would be aluminium or titanium case it would be awesome, but so its as poor as all others cuzz they all got the same poor plastic.