Originally Posted by gxenakis
Looks like you dug one of them up, you have Rig1 listed as celeron 400Mhz! How can you say a company is not responible for the products they sell. I'm not the only one thats had to deal with gateways horrible products and service if you've read these forums, every fifth post is negative. This by far the most negative forum for companys listed on this site. Looks like I've offended some PC techs, oh well, get over it. Obviously the ability to make an intelligent decision as a educated consumer shows why most of you have not made it farther in life than replacing RAM in PC's.
While I haven't done much digging around the forums, Compare the amount of topics in the Dell peer to peer support forum to the Gateway support forum. Yeah, you could say that there are a lot more Dell PC's out there, but then again, they sure do have some issues. They make a great machine, but friends of mine as well as myself consider Dell the Wal Mart of PC's...
Yeah, I could blurt out certs as well but, whats the point? Over my years of working on machines, The worst offenders were not Gateways....
1. Packard Bell
4. Compaq (Before the HP Buyout)
7. Home Built / generic PC's
Of the Gateway machines I worked on over the years, a few were desktops, and a few notebooks. The most common desktop problems were just having to drop in a beefier power supply (I loved GW for sticking to the ATX standard format back then) as for the notebooks, a HD replacement or two. (people around the office were rough on these buggers)