Personally I dont care for gateways that much. My friend had a couple and I wasnt impressed with the machine given the price. I recently purchased an HP and have had problems with it as well. My so called warranty isnt worth anything since my DVD+- died on me and the experts at their India "service center" run me around in circles for hours until I finally have given up. Heard the same thing about other major brands. Basically for the money I would go with a Dell/IBM (if they still have em) low cost server and purchase the extras seperately or get a year old workstation with dual processor capability and jack it up. Since most of the service/call centers have moved overseas I wouldnt put much hope in getting something fixed if it breaks "under warranty". Definitely would not purchase an HP but I am sure others have had better experiences.
Does anyone have any opinions on gateways? I have looked all different computers. I can have one built locally and purchase mass produced. Any comments?