Gateway Complaint - Gateway Laptops Are A Ripoff
SOUTH BAY, CALIFORNIA -- I bought a Gateway laptop in February 2007 for $800. 4 months later, the noisy CD drive stopped reading CD's and DVD's. Then the power cord also stopped charging the laptop. I had to jump through SEVERAL hoops to get this taken care of. First, Gateway refused to help, saying that since I bought it from Office Depot, I had to get their help. NO, "Office Depot" said "Gateway" was actually responsible within the product's one year manufacturer's warranty. Again, back to Gateway. EVENTUALLY, they did send me parts.
Fast forward to one year later-- the power outlet in the rear has come loose and will not charge unless you wiggle it to get a connection, and the CD/DVD drive does not read a damn thing AGAIN.
Gateway does NOT build their products to last- hence a one year warranty. They KNOW it's a piece of crap, and will fail, so you will just end up purchasing a new one. Right.
I will NEVER EVER buy anything whatsoever from this company; and I would hope that whomever is thinking about purchasing their products, has done a search, and come upon this review for Gateway laptops. (Hope that wording results in a search hit)
In summation DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM GATEWAY, or you will be very VERY sorry..!