Originally Posted by wynand32
I disagree a bit, Porsche... I think that if you're a power user who wants to _optimize_ the system, then sure, do everything you mentioned. However, for the typical home user, the 5672 should be usable out of the box. Other than the FAT32 issue (which certainly isn't a deal-breaker for a home user), the system's not so different from any other his Mom might buy.
I disagree, wyn. The machine was completely unstable out of the box. And the Acer management software was kind enough to create a restore image of the screwed up installation. Useless.
It desperately needed a reload and because, unlike my $600 Toshiba that came with a proper factory restore CD set, I had to go through days of effort to get every little piece back and running and patched. I am sure glad Acer saved that $1.50 so they didn't have to include recovery disks.
Now my machine is absolutely rocking