Summary: I chose this computer after reading computer reviews on C-Net. From the first time I turned the thing on I had trouble with blue screens and SLOW boot times. As a last resort before sending the thing back I reset everything to manufacturer's default. Still had the blue screens showing up periodically.
Summary: Super fast, tons of memory, and a great deal overall. I use Adobe suite products and this computer is lightning fast, able to have multiple large programs running at once. I bought a large LG hd monitor for it and the graphics are beautiful. Don't hesitate on this cpu its worth every penny!
Summary: Disaster. It would not boot Windows on the very first time I turned it on. I called customer support and they said they could not help me as they had an open ticket on the machine as defective though it was brand new! Since they had an open ticket, they said they couldn't assist over the phone and I had to take the machine to a store. Needless to say, I returned the computer.
Summary: I had the computer operating pretty well for 1.5 months. The system did a decent job of performing light tasks, but would slow down while using multiple programs. Unfortunately, the computer will no longer boot up. Gateway customer support gave the usual run around. Please understand you cannot return this 'deal', as per Gateway policy. I suggest not purchasing this computer, and going with another model.
Summary: This computer is fast, plenty of hard drive storage and most impressive is how quiet the fan is. Has all the specifications I was looking for. Took it out of the box, plugged in the cables, and turned it on. Sit back and watch it set itself up...No problems...I love it!
Summary: So i bought this as a gift for my parents, they needed a new desktop. The day after the received this in the mail, it crashed. After trouble shooting it through gateway themselves, they deemed it necessary that they need a replacement rig. Very sad to know that the quality is so sub par that they already need a replacement. Shame on you gateway.
Summary: I purchased this computer on Amazon about a month ago and it has been great. No problems with setting up. I added another internal hard drive for backup purposes and had no problems. I did read that the covers for the PCI slots in the back of the computer are welded shut and very hard to remove, so if you plan on adding expansion cards then you want to make sure you have a soldering gun, but for the average user that NEVER installs expansion cards, this should not be a...
Summary: I got this computer a few days ago and so far it's been perfection. The CPU booted up with no problem at all. The picture quality is flawless and it runs faster than any other computer that I've ever owned. It truly is my dream machine. The only issue I've had so far is my old wireless USB device is no longer supported by Windows 7, and so I had to purchase a new wireless USB device. The installation was simple and now it's operating great.
Summary: Overall this appears to be a great computer with lots of functionality such as multiple ports on the front and back, the integrated sound is great. The front of the computer even has a microSD card -great for many cell phones which use micro cards (you won't find included on many computers). This is a decent machine for gaming and obviously will do all the normal stuff (internet, Microsoft office, email, etc). I also appreciate the fact that the computer is pretty quiet.