Well I'm about to install ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop, which is an acer aspire. I would like to know if is there any incompatibility? I installed this version (12.04) on an acer aspire and had several troubles with the hardware drivers. I'll apreciate any help. Thanks.
I'm using an Acer Aspire 5742 and everything's fine. You may run into problems getting the brightness keys to work, along with the Webcam, but a quick google search should help you fix that.
Also, this related question should help with that: