http://www.engadget.com/2007/08/21/tosh ... r-laptops/
ghilly wrote:I want to be sure that if I buy a new one it will be compatible with the existing system.
If you can use a local computer store, and get a return if it doesn't fit or work properly with the interface used in the computer, and if you explain the model # , and its hardware specs
--watch out for the scam of restocking fees, though you might not be able to avoid it wherever you buy Usually you would only have to be concerned with the physical size and interface type of the hard drivehttp://www.dooyoo.co.uk/laptops/acer-as ... i/details/
--that link indicates the drive interface is IDE (pata)Special features..
Instead of providing a restore CD, Acer now ship all their laptops with a restore partition, and give you the option to burn your own restore CD, which we would highly recommend.