Since my original request, I have been doing a bit of searching,,,,
My local PC-World was out of Acer 5920g, so no 'deal' at all. I asked his opinion of an 17" Acer on display & was surprised when he said " I wouldn't touch that model - nothing but trouble - over half of 'em are returned,,,,".
As I was only semi interested I didn't note the model number. I was wondering if anyone knows anything about a specific17" Acer that I (& others) ought to beware of ?
I think my son has made his mind up about the 5920.
I am still looking for a 17" alternative with similar features (not necessarily BluRay),,,,,