I don't have an 8204 or even an acer for that matter. But i was researching other machines on their website and came across something that makes some of these posts seem kinda funny.
It said something to the effect that the screen had great viewing angles so that your coworkers can easily see your presentation on screen whatever there proximity to the screen. (and had a picture with someone seated and several people gathered around looking on) Now i can't remember which notebook i was looking at when i saw this, but seeing as the 8204 is also supposed to be for BUSINESS persons, some of the overly defensive people seem to be taking this personally for no reason.
So if the screen sucks... it SUCKS... of course this is open to a variety of varying opinions! I have seen comparison shots where the 8204 screen was so poor it was obscene for its price. And i have seen comparison pics where the 8204 didn't seem bad at all, so each to his or her own opinion.