good graphics, decent battery life, looks nice
really poor craftsmanship, mousepad and keys stop working, computer had problems where it just wouldn't start for 2 months
Clearly I made a mistake in purchasing a laptop from a company that is new to laptops. I know that Gateway is a decent company and based on their success with desktops, I thought their laptops would be good too, but don't be fooled by its physically appealing exterior. ... Read full review
Clearly I made a mistake in purchasing a laptop from a company that is new to laptops. I know that Gateway is a decent company and based on their success with desktops, I thought their laptops would be good too, but don't be fooled by its physically appealing exterior. They've made it look like a MAC, but there is nothing in the quality that mimics a MAC. Within a month of buying it I started having problems. A few times it would shut down on its own and then it completely stopped working altogether (and I hadn't downloaded anything on the computer other than Microsoft Office). The computer would either not turn on or would not get past the Windows Start-up page. I tried it periodically for 2 months until finally it started up completely. It worked fine for a while but then 3 or 4 months after that, the left mouse button stopped working too. It stopped making the clicking sound and would only work if you pressed down real hard and sometimes not even then. Then the mousepad itself stopped working so I couldn't actually click on anything. for a month or so I had to navigate my computer through the keyboard entirely. This was especially difficult because I use my laptop for law school and need it every day for class notes and assignments. I had to reboot my entire computer to get the mousepad to start working but the key is still broken. My 1 year warranty is not even up yet and the customer service at Gateway refuses to address any of these problems. If I were you, I would stay away. I will be using this computer until it stops working entirely (which should be soon) and then I will never buy a gateway product ever again. Shoddy workmanship and horrible customer service policies. DO NOT BUY!