I respectfully disagree with your statement on Acer's build quality,the workshop of my former employ used a Acer desktop as one of its workhorse trouble shooting/data backup/gaming machines(when a Radeon HD card was installed) and the machine as of this writing hasn't failed and still has the original parts. My former boss swore by Acer laptops and the only reason he has gone through 2 in the last 3 in the last seven years is because he wants the latest,his old laptops are still in good working order with some wear on them as they are his primary machines.Maybe they should consider improving their overall build quality before anything. Acers have been known as shitboxes for years now. Rampant hardware problems from purchasing cheap parts.
I like the sound of a lot of this, but I remain sceptical due to Acer's history of building crap computers.