Acer ranks among the world's top ten branded PC vendors, designing and marketing easy, dependable IT solutions that empower people to reach their goals and enhance their lives. In 2000, Acer spun-off its manufacturing operation to focus on globally marketing its brand-name products: desktop and mobile PCs, servers and storage, displays, peripherals, and e-business solutions for business, government, education, and home users. Established in 1976, the pan Acer Group employs 39,000 people supporting dealers and distributors in over 100 countries. Revenues reached US$12.9 billion in 2002. . . . Ha, I probably got you to read all of that.  As the new moderator for the Acer forum I would like to give a shout out to all of you lurkers who have questions or comments about Acer laptops.. . lets hear 'em! I think we'll have a grand ole time sitting on our computers typing about Acer laptops. . .so what are you waiting for, lets go!