Originally Posted by Kaido
You can exit the Best Buy demo program by clicking on the gobbly-gook on the upper right-hand corner. It's just a full-screen program running in XP with the usual minimize keyboard shortcuts disabled. There will be a string of numbers and letters like "G4KA532-AKF32" or something random, just click on that and the program will minimize
They updated it a few months ago. That trick doesn't work anymore. Now it's CTRL+M.
Same Arima case design as previous model. Nice design, but it is getting kind of old and tired.
Video card shows up as ATI 9600/9700 in control panel. Either ATI has no updated drivers, or the spec sheet is wrong.
Comes with SP2 pre-installed.
All of Gateway's and E-Machine's newer desktops and laptops have now gone to the "MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN RESTORE CD" model, just like HP, Compaq, and Sony. Except Gateway actually includes blank CD's in the package for this purpose, and the reminder comes up every boot, unless you tell it not to. Gateway's reminder gets your attention better than the others. So that is one good thing.
I still feel this is very cheap. Pressed Restore CD's should be included. The shelf life of CD-R's can be pretty unpredictable.
The surface area below and around the keyboard feels a little cheaper and a little more flimsy than previous models. This is from memory and I may be wrong.
Also, they seem to be using a different power adapter, but I have not confirmed this yet.