Hello everyone. New to the community and looking forward to learning some new ideas here. I've had my Acer 4730Z for a little over a year now, and I think it's the best notebook I've had to date. Though the modem died about six months ago, it's never bothered me since where I live is 26.4KB dial-up and only expensive satellite internet available. It's cheaper to drive to a nearby BK and use the free WiFi. Other than that, my notebook is great. My next one will be an Acer as well, but I do plan on getting a MacBook Pro one day.