Summary: I have used a good number of Gateway products over the years. I currently have two (2) of these desktops -- One of them has expired after four hard years of use -- The other continues to carry on. It is attached to this monitor -- as you read. I love the Gateway desktops (how about 12 USB connections). The speed and flexibility of this remaining Gateway makes it a pleasure to own and use.
Summary: I don't ever write reviews but I feel I should warn potential buyers of something that I have effect me twice now. I ordered this desktop back in September, 2013. It arrived seemingly in great condition. Upon unpacking and getting hooked up I discovered that not only did one of the USB 3.0 not register my WD external hard drive(the other 3.0 port did work), but the DVD drive immediately opened and remained open.
Summary: I was satisfied with this product, my only complaint was that right out of the box a screw was lose on the Wi-Fi card and when I tried to tighter it a cord from the card pulled out.:( Good thing I had some experience working on electronics, had to pull the cover off, reconnect the wire and tighten the screw. After that it I had no headaches with it. Its fast with a lot of ram and makes surfing the internet a breeze. A worth while desktop PC.
Summary: if you can fix your own computer or have few dollars to spare for serving fee then go ahead purchase this desk top. it is fast, huge memory, wireless works great. UNTIL something goes wrong! if you call gateway under manufacturers warranty. First, you will be dealing with third world nationals, be prepared for it. Communication is horrible. Second, they are like a parrot!
Summary: This machine looks nice have everything you need but is very unstable. I think it is from Windows 8. BEFORE i have HP computer with Windows 7 obsolete and it was beautiful working five ears without any problem and then crushed. This one get problems from start. I don"t recommend it to anybody. Mark.
Summary: I don't know much about computers. It's fast, does what I want it to, and I have no problem streaming media, or using Photoshop or juggling a gazillion tasks. 4 stars for that. Just beware it comes with Windows 8, which is a pain in the freaking ass. I would give this product a 1 star rating solely because of the OS.