Summary: I needed a new second computer whose needs were basic: word processing, internet access and some occasional movies and music and it also had to run as a 32 bit system so that my older programs would run. And, since a non-tech friend would be using it, it had to run out of the box. There were some network issues that had to be resolved (it's a Vista thing and too confusing for a neophyte to work through easily) but other than that, we're pretty happy with it.
Computer was only good for a few months, then tos of hardware problem.
21 January 2010
Summary: Brought it in Feb, and computer crash in April. Everything was fine at first, then around April, the computer keep restarting itself. It shows on the computer test, that there was an error with the memory. I also notice the fan wasn't working probably. After a few days later, everything seems fine again so I didn't pay much attention to it until a few weeks ago. The same thing happened again and gotten worse. The computer wouldn't boot to the windows at all.
Summary: This computer was purchased for my father in hopes that he would leave his old Gateway with 98SE in the past. I had already purchased this same computer for my girlfriend Summer 08'. She hasn't had any problems with it at all. She isn't a hardcore gamer or anything like that. This computer is fast for emailing, word processing, or general use. If you have a high intensive game or process heavy programs I wouldn't recommend this desktop.
Summary: No support, October 9, 2009 By Stan Tomberg (Hendersonville, NC) - See all my reviews On 1/01/09 I called customer service (that is what they call it). I told the tech my internal lightscribe drive would not burn label's. I am not a not a novice and I went through all the steps - uninstalling the drive and reinstalling the drive, etc. I told the the tech that my external lightscribe drive was working fine so it had to be the drive.
Summary: I'm not too picky, so this PC should suffice for most consumers who only use computers for web surfing and whatnot. This computer isn't built for hardcore PC gamers and since I'm not much of a PC gamer, it didn't really matter to me. (I don't really know much about computer hardware and stuff, so I won't go into detail about the hardware. I won't be giving an elaborate review on each aspect of this computer; just the general idea of how well it works.
Summary: This is the second computer we have bought in the past couple months--they are identical, and both are for very special gifts for very special people in our lives. The first for a son that has done us many favors, and this one for my sister as a gift for her 60th birthday. We are very pleased with both the quality of the computer and the price we found it on Amazon.