Sorry, I think you misunderstood what I meant. I know that Acer and Asus may make good laptops but my primary concern is customer service. I've heard a few horror stories regarding customer service about Acer whereby someone had a problem with their Acer laptop, they sent it Acer to fix/replace etc. and there was something about 30 days, not sure if it's from date of purchase or 30 days left in the warranty but in the end, Acer customer service registered receiving the laptop on the "31st" day, meaning that it's out of warranty or the 30 days from purchase even though the owner of the laptop sent it much earlier. I've also heard that Asus laptops aren't of the best quality. Components themselves might be fine but things like the quality of the casing could be considered an issue. I'm a very much DIY guy when it comes to computers but with laptops, with everything being embedded onto the motherboard, if a component fails, I can't exactly open it up, take it out and ask for a replacement which is why I care about good customer service.
From the looks of it, I can clearly see that Intel take up the vast majority of the market. After looking on countless websites, I've come down to an HP Pavilion G6 laptop (here: http://www.currys.ie/Product/HP-Pavilion-g62213sa-Laptop-Red/316206/148
). GPU is very much similar to the one in my current Dell laptop (Dell: Nvidia GT 525M / HP: Radeon HD 7640G) but the CPU, that could be an issue. I know that Intel are the much better CPU manufacturers than AMD but the difference between the A8-4500M and the i7-2670QM is more than half! (3DMark 06 CPU bench: i7-2670QM: 5333.2 / A8-4500M: 2388.7). I'm studying computer programming so a fast CPU is something I require for compiling code. Looking at the A10-4600M CPU, it's definitely not much different to the A8-4500M in the bench (difference of around 500 points) but I'm just trying to limit the CPU performance hit as much as I can which is why I'd like to go for an A10 CPU powered laptop over an A8 powered one.
Benchmark info was taken from notebookcheck.net by the way (http://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-Processors-Benchmarklist.2436.0.html