"Mine was on sale $985 a great buy with no problems"
14 November 2011
Pros: Simple design , quite , hideaway items , everything worked right out of the box ! Easy to upgrade ! Extra HD storage nice front loader with hideaway cover ! FAST ! i7 processor , 6 gigs of ram , great graphix gard
Cons: Power supply was minimal for unit and only lasted alittle over a year , regular screws in the back pannels , other than these 2 items , no other cons on my unit
Summary: This is my 2nd Gateway. Liked the 1st, so on to the 2nd. Wanted a desktop which could be more than I needed: more RAM, more storage (750g)etc. Only one drawback: the tower top opening for camera cards & USB & sister drawer on front of desktop face would not open initially. When I finally got them to miraculously open...they do not want to latch. So, I leave them open.
Pros: This MOBO, unlike many other i7 prebuilt computers out there has true tri-channel RAM.. 6 slots, the two extra drive bays are handy, if you happen to have another HD. On the whole I am very satasfied with the speed and preformance of this computer.
Cons: The specifications on Gateways sight says that the Power Supply is 500w, this is inacurate on my system, looking in the case its only a 475w. When adding a drive to the extra bays the bios default boot order puts them first.