Originally Posted by aindfan
I'm not sure about this, but I wouldn't buy an Acer expecting a bios update to Merom compatability. I don't think they want you inside their laptop. Same for HP. Dell and Asus might be a different story, however...
If Merom is on time for release the second half of 2006, I would not be surprise if Acer will introduce a new 8200 with Meron, then you just need to update to the then current bios and you can swap the chip yourself (it would void your warranty though).