I have bought the Acer Aspire 1680 (Centrino 1.5/512mb RAM/64mb Radeon 9700) 2 months ago and I am very pleased with it! I have a few P4 and A64 desktops and I have to say the 1680 isn't slow @ all. Before I bought my laptop, I thought I would be using it mainly for school PowerPoint presentations. However as of today, it never did leave my desk. It's plugged-in in my kitchen! I have been using it for Half Life 2 and Max Payne 2 and other games as well, hehe. In addition, I leave my laptop on 24/7, no heat problem or crashes as of yet.
Though one thing I am disappointed with it is its battery life. On a full charged battery, it would only last approx. 1 hour and 57 minutes. This thing drains A LOT of power.
This laptop is good looking; I like it afterall; it's a bit heavy but it has a big screen.
Acer technical support is good, I called them once; he was very helpful.
There are appoximately 5% male registered nurse in Canada as of 2001!