Well u know, not ALL of us are puter genius' and shouldn't have to be! One should be able to trust a company to NOT rip you off! How much do u have to pay for a "long lasting computer" and which brand? I've read so much online and consumer reports, and just ended up more confused! Seems everyone has a different opinion and think the generic, self made puters are the best? I got a shock unplugging a vacuum at Staples the other day so I dont' think I should try building one And I still submitted my complaint about emachines to the BBB and I'm not the ONLY one. PS I thought I just read that Acer bought Gateway in 2007??