Gateway Compliment - 5-year-old Gateway laptop still running great
I bought my Gateway on a whim nearly 5 years ago - one of the first tablet PCs out. It has worked wonderfully ever since, without a hitch, while my husband has nearly killed a Dell and I had another Dell blow up at work in half that time. Haven't had much experience with customer service other than when my dog jumped up and knocked the 'B' key off - can't get a replacement spring for just the key, but the support people were nice about it - though response time was admittedly very slow. I've learned to type without it...
I love my Gateway and was thinking when it dies I'd get another. I just ordered a replacement battery - after 4 years of regular use, the battery finally has given up on holding a charge, which is to be expected. I've thought about jumping ship to a Mac, mainly because I am SICK of Windows hassles, idiotic MS Word, etc. (but that isn't Gateway's fault!), but feel rather loyal to this trusty machine.
I did't realize that Acer now owns Gateway. Have they changed how and where they manufacture them?