Originally posted this under a new topic, headed "Acer Ferrari 3200 info." Forgot about this topic. Here it us Ctrl-C'd and Ctrl-V'd:
Some of this is going to be redundant, but I just got off the phone with a very helpful guy from Acer's sales line and thought I'd share what I learned with others out there considering the Acer Ferrari 3200.
1) The Ferrari (in the sales info guy's honest opinion) will not get over 4 hours of battery life. It should, however, have no trouble with 3+.
2) Both the HD and the RAM can be replaced without voiding the warranty. The warranty will not, however, cover the new HD and RAM (naturally).
3) The suggested retail price for the system is $1999. This was suprising, because of the 8 US merchants I have found selling it, at least 4 are selling it for more than $2000.
4) Contrary to what was being said previously (I heard the 15th of this month - two days ago), the Ferrari does not ship until the 25th. Curious again, as one of the websites I found lists the item as "In Stock." To quote the sales info guy, this is "highly doubtful." I suspect for reasons involving merchant-manufacturer relationships he cannot out-and-out call it BS.
5) Even if you order it the 25th, it might not arrive so quick. He said it is on backorder (I'm not sure if he meant for all merchants, in general, or what).
6) Almost half the inquiry calls they've received this week have been about (at least in part) the Ferrari 3200.
7) I'm getting one.
That's all. I hope it helps anyone looking for info on this system. I, myself, have all but decided on buying it. I just hope Buy.com offers it (which the sales guy also informed is more than likely as they are an official Acer retailer) - this is purely because I have a Buy.com visa and get 3% reward kickback.
If they don't have it by the 25th or their price isn't competitive enough, PCTorque here I come.