I've decided that the kids need an upgrade on their laptop (old Acer finally gave up the ghost). I will give them my current laptop (also Acer), which means I'm on the prowl for another one for myself. Unfortunately, I have an aversion to buying on-line, which limits my choices greatly. Basically, I'm limited to what the local Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Staples, or Office Depot stocks.
I've been looking at the Best Buy site, and came across the Gateways. Other than they are on the heavy side (my current Acer is heavier), they look like they have the features I would like and have some of the best battery life. Here is a comparison between two of the Gateway models and one HP.
So basically is the Gateway worth the risk? They once were decent, then they fell from grace. Are they on the way back up? Or should I put off acquiring more bike schwag and just get a Sony?