Summary: I was one of those that bought this laptop from BB during that sale(It has really been 4 years?). Under $500 with a BD player and other pretty decent specs. Shortly after my purchase it went out of production. I suspect Acer(Who owned GW) didn't do well selling so much machine for that price.
Summary: The summer before my senior year in high school my dad purchased this laptop for me at Best Buy for about $560 + tax, and now about 4 years later i thought i would do my best to give a honest and full review considered i have tested it thoroughly.
Summary: I bought this laptop as a replacement a year and a half ago. It has worked very well for me since then, no problems with the system. However, the hardware has slowly deteriorated over time, just from regular use.
awesome notebook but keyboard and touch could be better
1 April 2012
Summary: pros: - fast and smooth - runs much cooler than all my other laptops i have had. - has blu-ray drive and wimax - was cheaper when i bought it, w.r.t to the other laptops at that time with similar specs cons: - keyboard keys have non-standard size (little bigger). This is a problem for typist.
Summary: Bought this laptop for my wife for Christmas 2010. After 11 months of use the only issue I have is that it is slow on occasion. The screen is good, battery life is ok, blu-ray drive is great, and has plenty of memory and hard drive space for everyday computing.
Good value for the money though ergonomics are not ideal.
16 February 2011
Summary: I have probably been through a dozen or so laptops over the last 19 years so believe I have a little experience. I purchased the Gateway a little over a month ago. It is for personal use at home, not business. Primarily for web browsing, email and as a mobile media center.
Summary: I was able to buy this laptop for $499 a few weeks back. I really wanted to purchase a Mac since that is what both my wife and I use at work. Our tired old Toshiba was ready to go but I just couldn't bring myself to pay 3 times the amount for a MacBook Pro. This laptop has been a nice addition.
Summary: I have good luck with Gateways in the past and this one is another real winner from the value standpoint, with a fast, cool running CPU, plenty of memory, a spacious and fast hard drive, n-wireless, plus Blu-ray and Wimax built in, you cannot beat this laptop for the price.
Summary: I was looking for a new replacement laptop and bought this one from Best Buy, party due to the many good reviews it had. I have been very satisfied. My old laptop chugged and chugged on the hard drive, and I had decided that my next laptop would have a 7200rpm hard drive for the speed factor.