- After putting new thermal grease on the CPU heatskin it never overheated again
- With the release version of Vista every bit of hardware (bar the modem which I quickly found a driver for) was detected and worked first time and I have seen no problems with the PC since.
So I have a healthy, three year old laptop running Vista with the Aero interface (and the 5150 does have a nice high res. screen) perfectly adequately.
This all said I have still moved onto one of our new company standard Acer 8210 Laptops with a Core2Duo running Vista.