Summary: We bought this to have a computer hooked to our TV for streaming, gaming and internet searches. It answers all of our needs and fits easily, on its side, on one a shelf in the media cabinet below our TV. Amazing capability like a larger tower. Easily networked wirelessly with our main desktop on the second floor, so we can share photos and files between the two; both have Windows 7 OS, by the way, which we prefer over Windows 8 for at home computing, over laptops.
Summary: The unit it self is good for what it has. It isn't so good for what it doesn't have. Processor speed is good. Moves about the web much faster and doesn't want to freeze up like my previous tower. Which had Windows XP on it. But it is pretty much bear bones when it comes to any other software. Haven't decided if I am going to keep if for that reason. Would be much better if it had Microsoft Office loaded on it.
Summary: Gateway/Acer has the worse product support of any PC company. Have an ACER latop and this Gateway PC fails under warranty and then have them find a way not to honor their warranty (in the case of SX2370 it fails within 4 months) and then have them tell me I have to pay shipping and for repairs (again under warranty) is very @#%$%^&.
A great purchase for the money, a lot of computer for a small price.
7 December 2013
Summary: I needed a good desktop replacement as my old tower died. I thought about upgrading my existing PC, but it would have cost more than the purchase price of this computer. This Gateway runs perfect! It is very fast and has all the extra features I was looking for. Plenty of hard drive space and ram is expandable to 8 gigs which I will be doing soon. After owning this computer for a couple months, I am still dazzled with the quality of this Gateway for the excellent price.
Should be a simple desktop,but it was not able to update to 8.1.
tony tunder, Amazon
26 October 2013
Summary: The problem was not Amazon's, nor the reseller. It was due to Gateway and Microsoft. I donor know if Gateway/Microsoft's inability to test the latest upgrade. My wife and daughter have a similar product(win 7) that did not have any problems. Perhaps if they(Microsoft and Gateway) had more time, they might have detected the incompatibility.My suggestion is to not buy the product until this issue is resolved. Update...I called gateway for support.