Summary: Was stated up front battery was weak. I replaced the battery and upgraded the hard drive and had been working perfect almost a year now. The only negative is, it has the nasty microsoft dictated UEFI Bios which will not search multiple devices for a boot device. You must change the Bios to boot from other than the internal drive and set legacy bios, not UEFI.
Summary: Big and heavy and yet Intel core i5 processor with other goodies of much more expensive computer. This one was a steal. I think it is better than my wife's Apple Macbook pro. The Apple is more convenient for travel but this computer does everything the macbook does for almost 1/4 of the price.
Summary: I've had this computer for about 3 years now, and I must say I love it. While it's not perfect, it's generally really really great. We had the bigger version of this at 17ish inches, and it was too big (I broke it) and so I bought this one off my dad. Best purchase I ever made. I've played numerous games on it, and it performed very well, but after 3 years it is FINALLY starting to get a litte weak.
Summary: When I received the computer is wasn't all I wanted it to be so I tried to, email, text or to call Gateway to see what I can do to make it everything I want. It took several hours on the website before I found that I had to register all my computer ID numbers etc., and then send a text through that registration page.
Summary: Had to buy & do clean install of Windows7 and all other programs. That alone would be enough or a 1 star. Touch pad is out of control. Leaps between browser windows, goes backwards & forwards through history if you move 1/8" in the wrong direction. I was one who bought it at the discounted price due to mis-labeling but have had to pay all the savings in getting the new OS and other adjustments. Just not worth it. This was my 4th Gateway (2 desktops & 2 laptops).
Summary: I wish I had paid attention to the reviews that expressed concern with this machine's keyboard. It is not user friendly. The machine jumps from page to page with the slightest touch to the touchpad. I still haven't figured out what causes it. The size of the display goes from small to large without touching it and it is very difficult to work on. To its credit, it is very fast and the display is quite clear.
Summary: I purchased the Gateway NV5929u Notebook because I have had very go luck with four (4) previously purchased Gateway computers. But after having this latest Gateway laptop for just a few weeks I began to experience problems. It will not always power on and when I can get it to power on it must be with its AC adapter. It will not power on while only using the battery.
I ordered this laptop about 2 months ago , now for some strange reason the BD drive is not reading DVDs nor CDs
The master "Peengun", Amazon
10 October 2010
Summary: I ordered this laptop from Amazon about two months ago , today I wanted to install some programs and the Blu Ray drive is not reading any CDs nor DVDs , the strange thing is that the drive still reads BD disks!!! I dont want to think is due to bad quality but...I am stock right now as I live outside the USA and I really dont know how to get technical support for my notebook. Spend a few more dollars and get an Asus instead.
Summary: I love this computer so much that I just bought one for my two grandchildren, too! It is Fast, Fast, Fast (love that i5!), which is what I was really looking for to be able to easily watch streaming videos. Also, it is (literally) a VERY cool computer, which is a big plus for me, since I live in a warm area in Hawaii. Read James Arouet's review...he has all the technical details. It all adds up to excellent performance.
Summary: Check before you buy. I think that i have a god deal, but when i turn on (first time) i discovered that the laptop has a damaged pixel in the middle of the screen. But after several months of use, I recommend it. is very robust, and it works perfect.