There is nothing really good about this (Gateway MD 2614u)
Cons 1. The keyboard would not type. When you type the keyboard would not register the character.
1. This laptop turns off anytime without any prompt. Some of my files and documents are lost because of this defect.
Summary BEWARE: GATEWAY MD2614U laptop is a JUNK
This laptop is a trash.Keyboard useless - would not type. The laptop turns off suddenly when you are in the middle of your work.
This is the worst Laptop I have used. Bought it from the uptown BESTBUY store (Lexington Ave. New York, NY) for $499 in April 24, 2009.
I went for a vacation for over a month, returned in May.
Now I cant return this junk to Bestbuy due to their 15day return policy.
Don't waste your money.
GATEWAY MD 2614U IS USELESS.
Pros For the first year everything was great with it:
Fast and easy response to actions
Cons After a year the fan stopped working the battery died I have had to do a factory reset 7 times (no viruses in my cpu was told by a prof.) it just all together stopped working on me. Very disappointed in it after owning for a year.
Summary Great cpu if you only want it until next year to sell it and upgrade to a new one.
Pros I have had many laptops. This one is far better than any other one I have had. Fast, tons of memory and ram, great on games.
Cons Speakers are weak, sound is not as loud as what I would like.
Pros None that I can see.
Cons In less than 8 months I've had to replace the hard drive, motherboard, and now the lcd backlight
Summary I would not recommend Gateway to anyone. The laptop I bought was obviously a lemon, and attempting to contact customer service via a phone line is a joke. It's all automated and can't understand a thing you say, so it cuts you off and refers you to the online site.
Pros half the price of my last PC (purchased 4 years ago) with 12X the memory, for $500 at best buy. Sounded like a good deal.
Cons The keyboard and keys are SOOO stiff. The back half of each key works fine but the front half will not make contact. Also don't care for the matte finish on the keys or touchpad.
Summary Ergonomics leaves a lot to be desired. Keyboard is pathetic . I'm writing this review to relieve my anger before I return this computer next week (I've had it 9 days so far). I am constantly pushing the backspace key because I have missed some characters in my sentence because the keys have not made contact. If you are considering buying this computer, make sure you test out the keyboard first and see if you have the same trouble. If you have a heavy hand and you hit each key right on the head, you'll be fine, otherwise you'll hate it. Also the left and right mouse buttons take some work to activate. Fingerprints everywhere. I think I will return this one and get one of the other ones offered at best buy that were 500 bucks with 2-3 GB memory. This one was the only one with label-flash technology and an HDMI connection, but I can live without those.... bottom line, this PC frustrates me.