Amazing System , Great Performance and Price, not a gaming PC but a Great Media Center System.
Michael Munoz, Amazon
20 October 2012
Summary: Excellent System, using as Media Center in the Living Room, Plenty of power for Video and Audio Playback, not for Gaming!!! Upgraded dvd with a SATA Bluray drive, augmented the Ram from 4gb to 8gb, Bought a USB Wireless n300 adapter and Bought a wireless keyboard, all from amazon.com, I stream music and videos from the Internet and from my Server which is located upstairs next to the router. Installed XBMC on it and it works amazing, no errors, freezing or BSOD ever!!!.
Summary: I've had this system for over three years and it's performed spectacularly without a hitch. The only downsides are those that everybody capable of reading knew before they bought it: The system comes in a very small case, which means a conveniently-tiny footprint but also not much room for upgrading from stock configuration.
Summary: I have had this computer for little over 2 years. It served me very well as office PC. With an added 128GB SSD it is blazing fast (any program starts in less than a second), but even the stock HDD was fast enough. When I installed it for the first time, I remember that I was amazed how quiet it was. I would definitely recommend this!
Summary: I bought this PC used although practically new for about 200$. The hard drive had given out on the previous owner (I don't know specifics). I love to troubleshoot so this PC was a godsend. It's quite sexy and the speakers are very useful for I don't use headphones. This PC is great, in my opinion. I have had more problems with Vista than I have had with this pc. But with the proper software updates from Microsft Update the PC is in top shape.
Summary: Freezes every time I use it. Every time, multiple times a day.I do play games, like card games and hidden object games, nothing heavily reliant on graphics. Got a lightning hit and even tho I have a surge protector the network card fried. So now I'm using a wireless USB to connect to my wireless router, that was about $20 compared to a couple hundred for someome to tear it apart and replace the crappy network card.
Great at first but DIED shortly after - NOT RELIABLE
15 May 2011
Summary: At first, this computer was super fast and not bad for its price. It was working awesomely for about the first 10 months. HOWEVER, after that it started to crash. I've had this computer for only a year and a half and it is dieing on me! And of course, the warranty is only for 1 year, so right when my computer starts to crash, the warranty is over. This computer is not long lasting at all. Plus, the CD/DVD compartment is so poorly made.
Summary: I agree with the other reviewer that the DVD drive is hard to open so if u need to use it often, think twice before buying. we have owning this machine for about a year now and it has performed well, decent speed and good at muititasking, core 2 quad is a little outdated but is very powerful also its space saving design is a plus
Summary: Sadly, this computer just has too many problems to recommend. The cheap DVD drive has a flimsy sideways tray that physically hangs going in and out. You have to mash the button repeatedly before it will even try to eject; it will not burn anything without third-party software (which means it absolutely refuses to burn the recovery discs).
Summary: Not being a "off the shelf" computer purchaser, I was pleasantly surprised when I saw the spec's for this bookshelf system. Quad core, good base/expandable memory, excellent integrated features... there was much to peak my interest and venture its purchase. In the time I have had it (not quite a year), I have not been disappointed.
Summary: Excellent, the compact size is a plus, plenty of connections and the HDMI to my HD monitor was a great selling point. Also customer service from vendor with prompt delivery. My first Gateway product, I should have checked them out several PC's ago!