I purchased the Gateway 20 inch all-in-one to replace an older, slow running Gateway desktop that ran on Microsoft Vista. At $388 on sale, I figured I would cash in a few of my old systems problems for a brand spanking new machine with a new operating system. After all, Windows 8 couldn't be any worse then Vista, right?
Within a day of my purchase W8 wasn't working right. It kept crashing with a high pitch noise and just sat there squealing and screeching until I pushed the power button to shut it off before it blew out my eardrums. One day old, no possible way it could have a virus, and it's already crashing? Ridicules!
Before it started crashing, I found W8 to be THE MOST HORRID, consumer unfriendly operating program Windows has ever conceived, and I've been using computers with various Windows programs for over 20 years! If you buy anything with W8 PLAN TO SPEND MANY HOURS JUST TRYING TO GET IT TO DO THE BASIC'S!
Back to the Computer...
The computers cooling fan ran constantly and sounded like a hard drive loading on start-up. The fan never stopped making that noise. VERY ANNOYING!
The 1.6 ghz processor speed seemed slow, and It hadn't been loaded with anything yet!
I've used a ball type Logitech mouse for years. Guess what? The mouse has to be a USB plugin mouse only. There isn't a round, green, mouse plug-in on this computer. So if you want to keep your old mouse as did I, then you'll have to buy a USB Adapter, $20-$30 or use the cheap mouse that comes with it.
Needless to say after all of the troubles I was experiencing with this brand new computer it quickly made my old, slow running desk top look like a bargain! I loaded it back in to the box and brought it back to Walmart for a full refund 13 days BEFORE Walmart's 15 day return policy ran out.
I suggest you save yourself time and $400. This machine and Windows 8 is headache you'll wish you never bought.
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