My last notebook was bought more than 5 years ago and it's still serviceable except that by today's standard, it's too 'slow'..
Nice, isn't it?
I have been doing a lot of reading and research before decising on this. This is currently the 'Best value for money' for ultra portables.. Best part; It came with licensed Windows 7 Home Premium! Way to go ACER!
Click the above link for a review..
Don't know if there would be any DIY projects before the year ends... we'll see.