Summary: I have owned this PC for 4 months. Good thing its warrantied. Here is the problem. The hard drive crashed. I called for a new one. I am very experienced with diagnosing failures. But, Gateway will not send a replacement HDD. In order to be covered I have to mail the entire PC to Texas at my expense. Buy a Dell, at least when they sell a unit with a crappy drive they will mail a replacement.
Summary: This computer is geared for gamers and it delivers. But with that in mind it should have come with a little more power. This is easy to fix though with a relatively cheap purchase of a larger power supply. Other than that this machine is performance gaming without the hefty price tag. It is also great at multimedia and web surfing.
Pros: Adequate Storage, Easy To Setup, Easy To Use, Fast, Reliable Performance, Sleek Design
Summary: This machine is amazing. I really love the extra hard drive space. Plays anything I throw at it gaming wise with pretty good frame rates. When I got the shipment and unboxed it the first time, I couldnt get any video out. My one and only complaint is that it took forever to get a replacement. The new machine arrived over a month after my original order was placed, it did however work and I havent had a problem since.
Summary: We bought a Gateway desktop and Windows got hosed for some reason. We called 1-800-GATEWAY for support. Guess what? If you buy a Gateway anywhere but their website you must call a separate toll number. WTF!? Then we needed to restore it but the restore partition was bad. Had to get the recovery disk. They charged me $20 for a $1 CD-R. Then it wouldn't work, and they wanted to charge me to tell me how to use it. Again WTF? These people are horrible.
Summary: So I was looking for a good computer for school, something that could handle HD video editing, 3D modeling, gaming, ect. I've never been a huge fan of Gateway so when I stumbled across this I thought it looked cheap and for the specs, under priced. Which caused me to hesitate at first, and also because it didn't seem very popular and I couldn't find many reviews. That being said I went ahead with my low budget in mind and bought the computer.