The unit arrived this morning! (Two days from Phoenix to El Paso.) Also recv'd an eMail that Woot is refunding $5 for the shipping. Got confirmation from PayPal, as well.
Been playing with the unit. Hardware-wise, it's pretty nice although it's the same overall size as my MacBook Pro 15" (and this is a 14"). The keyboard key spacing is way more than it has to be; guess Acer's never heard of "negative space". Regardless, it feels lighter than my MBP and the screen, while not as hi-res as the MBP, is very sharp. Seems to be a semi-shiny screen (which I like).
However, one thing I hate is Windows 8 (yeah, I knew the config coming in). I've DL'd the Win7 drivers and will be installing that OS as fast as I can. I am just amazed that MS vomited up W8 and pushed it as an "upgrade" to W7. Sorry, it's the most miserable, misbegotten, brain-dead OS I've ever encountered. It does -nothing- I want and -everything- I hate. What kind of nonsense is this "Live Tiles"? It's live spam...institutionalized in an OS. Ballmer should be fired...immediately. He gave it the thumbs up and he's the one to blame.