I stand by ASUS till I die. Cooling is a problem on any laptop, not manufacturer dependent. You need to to keep the GPU cool too give it a prolonged life. When you stress any laptop to its fullest, you will get problems.
I hope you don't mean looking at Newegg review.s
That is retarded. (j/k) But yes, read many reviews to weigh out the good and the bad before you decide.
Acers are better than they were a few years ago. They were using the cheap stuff. They are a lot better now.