Originally Posted by jaad75
It looks like the first batch had slightly better quality control (to build 8204's reputation?) or maybe there weren't so many notbooks sold? 0601 and 0602 are the worst so far - the most of complaining users have those build dates...
Mine's an 0602, and as with Michael, mine is flawless. My screen is clear, crisp and bright, no light leakage, no buzzing, no "dark splotches," no stuck/dead pixels, etc. The "gray lines" issue appears to be present in most LCD's (except for my G4 PowerBook, surprisingly!), and is not visible in any of my use, including Photoshop and video editing.
Some individuals have had problems, some serious, and some repeated, without a solution by Acer repair, and that's unfortunate, but "lemons" happen in all laptop manufacturers - the only other comparable laptop available is the MacBook Pro, and look at the issues they've had! In Apple forums, it's generally advised to NEVER buy until "revision B," to avoid the snafus of a new design. I just couldn't wait to buy this puppy, and I feel lucky that my 8204 had none of these issues. I wouldn't trade it for anything on the market!