Little bit of an update for you all
I've had a little bit of trouble with the motherboard, and i have since discovered that it does not have a sata drive port.
So, the only realistic option without having a useless old SSD which acer used to fit these boards with is to boot a USB drive..
Anyway, the top and bottom of it is that im going to lose my UBUNTU virginity!
Ill pop it on a usb flash drive, (2GB) to start off with and then at a later date make the drive bigger..
Ill post back in a few hours with the OS running on it! (Hopefully)
Is there an expansion slot? pcie or something? Stick a raid card or something in there.
Oh and you may want to still consider windows if you're planning on using batteries. Better power management AFAIK.
$100 more to the cost of this build for power management options?
I never came across any problems with Ubuntu's anyways.