"It handles my work load without breaking a sweat"4.0 starson by cralford
Pros: I appreciate the extra usb ports. The speed is very good and I can have ton's of applications running without noticeably bogging it down. I am still using my old dell 20" flat screen monitor but the display is definitely better.
Cons: The keyboard is flimsy. It flexes when I type and sometimes actually squeaks from the flexing.I have already had my n key get stuck and had to pry it up with a small screw driver to use the n key again. I will have to call gateway about this.
Summary: I think it was a good deal and am happy with my purchase. It is a definite upgrade from my Dell but it was about 5 years old and I am guessing in 5 years I will be a little behind on the technology curve again.
I do not like pre-installed trial versions of software applications. I can get my own trial versions online if I want to. I know all OEMs do it but I prefer they would not.