Originally Posted by ender133
I decided to write an email to Emachines over this issue and this is the response:
I was thinking of getting the new M6811 but I may change my mind and get the new Acer Aspire 2025WLMi with Dothan processor, instead although it costs 500 or so more. At least with the Acer I will get almost as good a performance (very, very similar benchmarks) almost twice the battery life, and not to mention the 128MB Radeon 9700. The biggest plus, however, will be the all-metal (alluminum I think) cover of the Aspire and no such cheap plastic hinges. I am on a very thin budget but I am really getting to think of switching to Aspire.
What a pity that such a wonderful laptop gets problems like that - it may be a bargain of a laptop but it still costs 1400-1500 bucks which is way too much for users to put up with faulty products.