I purchased the Gateway DX4710-UB801A desktop when it first came out to serve as the family's main computer. I have not been disappointed. I am really enjoying this computer. Since I am not a big gamer, I didn't think I would notice the quad core, but boy do I. Even after more than a year, my computer is super-fast. I can run several programs at the same time with no noticeable slowness. It handles anything I throw at it. It runs Windows Vista without a hitch. I have never had the computer crash on me. This Gateway has an Intel Core2 Quad CPU with 6 GB memory and a 600 GB hard drive. More than enough for the average family. Set-up couldn't have been easier and it was ready to go right from the box. It came with a 22 inch HD monitor, which is super for watching movies on-line. My only 'complaint' is that the DVD is not blue-ray. If it were, this would have been a perfect computer. The computer is super quiet. At first, I kept checking to make sure it was still running! I definitely recommend this computer and I will most definitely buy another Gateway when I finally need to.