That's funny, because mine is over a year old and I've had not a single problem, and it's on 24/7.. Meh.
IBM ThinkPads on the other hand.. WTF? Yeah if you happen to have a couple of grand lying around you might be able to afford the same spec as one I got for a grand, but I bloody hate the things. Built well, but the software is ****, they're slow as anything and extremely overpriced.
I think I'll stick with my Acer!