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. Try to price a laptop with a BD now, no surprise there are few, and they are still expensive. This is my back-up emergency PC and boy has it came through for those occasions.
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. My criteria for a laptop was very specific i wanted something under $700, about a 15.6" screen (in order to have the desired numeric key pad) i wanted to have 500gb of memory for my heavy workload that was to come and be able...
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. The screen hinge on the left side has loosened and when I went to open the laptop today, the hinge ripped a bunch of the plastic off the corner of the screen and the corner of the laptop itself.
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. - touch pad is very sensitive, and cursor very often point at random places and clicks randomly as a result. overall: - for the money v/s value, this was definitely a good buy.
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. Built in camera is okay, maybe 3 out of 5.
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. Overall, I give the Gateway high marks. It appears to be reasonably well constructed with a good feature set and represents a good value.
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. My wife uses it the most but we have used all the features. The screen is clear and the machine is fast.
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. It's the only i3 laptop so equipped at this price point that I could find. Setup was a breeze, thanks to Windows 7's near painless setup procedures.
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. However, I never found a laptop I liked with a 7200rpm hard drive.