Pros 6GB RAM, i3 processor, and a well designed case make this a great buy, especially for the $549 price tag. Card readers and ample USB options, this computer won't leave you wanting for much.
Cons It could use a wireless router, and also does not come with its Windows 7 installation disk, which would be handy for a fresh install down the road.
"My first Gateway PC"on by foonin
Pros 10 usb ports, hdmi and I3 processor
Cons Cheap keyboard and mouse
Summary I bought this PC to replace my 7 year old Dell. This is my first Gateway PC so far I'm happy with my purchase.
"Don't buy it!"on by jimmy688
Pros Fast, low price and decent sound output.
Cons Locks up constantly to the point of being unusable. Can not be fixed.
Summary Bought it for some video and audio editing and it seemed to work decent enough. I was still using another computer for day to day stuff and didn't discover the problems until after warranty was up. I finally did a clean install (from another source not from the partition) and it started working correctly, for a while, anyway. I will never buy a retail system again. Customer support is a joke and they won't even talk to you unless you pay $100+. So I turn the thing on and try to use it. If it works for a while I will use it, when it locks I switch to my old laptop for surfing the net.
Pros Lost of pros - I really liked this computer. I purchased this PC based on CNETs review listing all the pros.
Cons This "gently used" computer only lasted 16 months and is now DOA. Geek Squad said the MB/chip would need to be replaced, and the the price to repair it = the original price I paid for it. Gateway just offered to fix it for even more $$.
Summary Maybe I just got a bad unit, but I'm done with Gateway - they just aren't made to last.
Pros lots of USB ports, supports upgrades, great for price
Cons excess programs that aren't necessary, though not nearly so many as plague dells and HPs