F*** Acer. Their products suck, their customer service is horrible, and their employees have body odor.
Highjack, if you want something that is going to last for many years, skip the home consumer market and buy a business class machine. By that of course I mean a Thinkpad T series, Dell Latitude/Vostro, HP Elitebook, etc. They lack the "pretiness" of most 'home quality' machines, but have infinitely better build quality. They are also designed to make replacing/upgrading parts much easier than most 'home quality' machines.
I have a Thinkpad T30 (circa 1999?) that I picked up used in 2001. Still runs perfectly aside from being slow (compared to modern kit). I also regularly use a Dell Latitude D530 that is also still running perfectly. Anyone have a 12 year old Acer laptop that still boots? Yeah. Go with business class.