Originally Posted by JulioTCS
yes, i admit its a great price, but with taxes shipping and warenty it jacks it up about 500 bucks.
That depends. Some people have been charged for taxes, others haven't. I'm not really sure why but if you're interested you might want to contact Gateway and ask them if you will be charged for tax or not.
About the warentee.. I personally wouldn't. It's basically for peace of mind and an opportunity for Gateway to jack up the price a few hundred bucks. As long as you're careful and keep the laptop in a safe place, you should be good to go.
And the shipping isn't too expensive. The ground is $39 I believe so it isn't TOO bad. I made my order before Christmas and I got the free shipping while it was still around
Don't get any accessories/games either. You can get almost all those things on their site for less at wholesale online retailers.
Think about it and see if the price is right. I bought the M505x with absolutly no extras and I paid $1499 w/ shipping.