Summary: Have had this computer for 6 months now, no problems at all. It's fast, has plenty of storage and it's very fast. I prefer desktops to laptops and I don't think the "old fashion" desktops will be around much longer so I'm planning on keeping this a long time. If the first 6 months have been any indication then I'll be happy.
Summary: I have been with gateway since their inception early '90s I think. Upstart company, better than average speed, software, etc. at lower prices. Good support. That was then. Fast wind to today. Bought a gateway and their highest priced extended warrantee since it was for my son. First had a hard drive problem, had to ship it to their repair place and had to PAY for shipping for some reason since it was supposed to be covered.
Summary: I have had no problems with the PC. It is super fast, super quite. Boots up extremely quickly and plays Diablo III perfectly. I would highly recommend this PC to anyone in the market for a fast PC at a reasonable price.
Summary: Previous to this, I had a budget computer. It was slow. It made me impatient for several years. When it bit the dust, all I wanted was SPEED. I wanted snappy performance. I am not a gamer so cannot address that. However, I like to have multiple applications open at once, and some are quite memory and CPU intensive. I wanted to have them all open without any slowing of my system. I got my wish! This system is really, really fast.
Summary: I picked one of these systems up because my older gaming system is long overdue for replacement. This system has decent specs and I didn't want to go to the trouble of building a new system from scratch. Got it home and un boxed it. Seems nice. Hooked it up and powered it on... Black screen. Tried a couple of things, checked the cables and monitor. Everything was fine. I decided to contact customer support. Turns out that Gateway is now an Acer brand.
Summary: The computer arrived in pristine condition and in perfect working order. I've tried several computer manufacturers and have had the most luck with Gateways historically. 1/26/13 update - the computer is still working great.
This is one hell of a computer, for the Artist, Gamer and all.
31 October 2014
Summary: Photoshop starts up quick, not much lag what so ever, unless you're using a heavy custom brush, other than that, is great!, I can run Dishonored, or even Borderlands 2 with High Settings no lag, even though i would like to upgrade the graphics card later in the future, because i've always enjoyed the NVidia cards.
Summary: I really dont understand the negative comments, i just bought this exact same model from my local MicroCenter for $999.99 and I love this Desktop. This thing is FAST. I upgraded the hard drive to my Crucial 256 GB m4 ssd and this thing is a speed demon. The graphics card runs games perfectly at high on my 25in hp 2511x 1080p monitor. Another great part about this is that it is SILENT, i was really surprised at this.
Summary: I bought one of these from another retailer, and have had nothing but great luck from it. I will leave it on running for weeks at a time and access it from the road over VPN. The only problem I've had has to do with Windows and not the hardware. I was skeptical when I heard it was an Acer, but I needed another PC for a project so I thought I would take a gamble. It was a good bet. It's now a year old and I have never had any issue.