I dunno, but unless someone is some of the forums I've registered at can suggest a better deal, I'll be getting a Gateway also.
core 2 duo 7200, Gforce 7900 gs, 2 gig of 5400 ddr2, 80 gig 7200 HDD,
Windows XP Pro (vista upgrade), extra battery, backpack, all for under 2k.
On there website they have a java instant messenging feature. I signed on, a rep logged on few seconds later. And she answered all my questions promptly and was helpful. The deal above also includes their 3 year tech support and 3 year accidental.
I don't know anyone that has a gateway, so if anyone can say something about them, be nice before I order this, (saved the quote ^^)