No, real geeks build their own.Acer user here. As of sometime <i>after</i> the story about them recalling all those PCs because the preloadedware was insecure, and I'm not ashamed. Real geeks don't back down from a challenge.
I've seen the insides of most brands of laptops, and I can comfortably say that I wouldn't trade in my bulky desktop for ANYTHING.
Most are badly designed, prone to immense-befuckeratory events, have crap charger ports that are an extreme pain in the arse to fix, flimsy LCD monitors that break too easily.
Honestly, I've had happy meal toys with better build quality than some brands, namely Acer, Vaios, and HPs.