Summary: I chose this Gateway because I had a Gateway laptop for 5 years that worked very well. This pc, however, with all of the latest power and speed applications, is very slow and "clunky" I have added RAM to max it out and tweaked it to the best of my knowledge, it still remains slow to respond. I will go back to Dell desktops in the future.
Great computer for 4 months, nothing but problems now
Radem44 "Radem44", Amazon
27 May 2012
Summary: Update 2-27-11: This computer has now been out of commission for two months. I paid to have it shipped to Texas where the video card was replaced, but I have had nothing but problems since I got it back. I am reluctant to call Gateway customer service because my prior dealings with them were one of the most frustrating experiences of my life.
Summary: This Gateway replaces a no-name computer (CTS)I bought in 2004. It had been upgraded a couple of times with more RAM plus Windows 7. It worked fine but I just thought it was time to go to a multiprocessor with 64 bit Win 7. Setup was very easy, no problems. The only I can tell that it is faster than the previous computer is the speed with which Norton goes through it's file scanning. Instead of hours it's just a few minutes.
Summary: My new computer locked up on numerous occasions over a three day period. The desktop icons would dissapear leaving a blank desktop with no way to operate or shut down other then powering off. Also at times, the icons were present but not operational. They could not be moved or activated. In disgust, I exchanged for another DX432009 and now have the same problem. The icons dissapear and I can not access or shut down in the normal way.
Summary: I originally wanted to build my own Home Theater computer. When I saw this unit at the same cost, I decided why build my own? Well, the answer is simple, for the same money I could have a much better system. Pro: 1. Very quite system, just what you want for this purpose. 2. RF wireless keyboard and mouse-allows you to put unit behind a cabinet door. 3. Everything was installed and worked first time. 4. MS Windows 7 Media Center is great Con: 1.
Summary: I have had this computer for about 10 months and have had zero problems with it. It's fast and is just what i need to get my work done. I love that it has lots of USB ports to help me plug in all my gadgets. Still runs like new.
Summary: Bought this as an all purpose (Blu ray + TV tuner +DVR+ Internet TV)substitute and this piece has not let me down so far. My set up:I have it hooked up to my 40" LED lit LCD by Sony via HDMI and my old 5.1 Philips home theater.I have ethernet supply through another clever device "NETGEAR Powerline AV 200 Adapter Kit". I watch this thing in action from about 6-7 feet from a lazy boy and it feels like my kinda comfort zone.
Summary: I have had this computer for over 4 years. It's been used for Graphic design and gaming and it performs very nicely! I have had Fireworks, Photoshop and Dreamweaver running simultaneously and no problems!
Summary: i have a cpu fan going out,computer is about 6 months old,the terrible customer support wanted me to send the computer in to fix a cpu fan,i told them i could install it myself.they told me i couldnt do that.i'll buy one myself and install it,not this cheap junk they used either.wont never but a gateway again.used to be a good computer until acer bought them out.