One of the laptops that I work on from time-to-time is a friend's Acer 7720-6569. It's got an absolutely beautiful 17" display, nice sound, and overall the specs are very nice, especially for the money. It's a bit big, and there are some things which don't work quite right. One of them is the fan: I've been lead to believe (by this page) that Acer (among others) uses ACPI to control the fan instead of native fan control. Whether it is true or not, I've noticed two things:
- the Acer's fan never seems to go very fast
- when really being worked, sometimes the laptop just shuts off.