The gateway m7315u is an excellent laptop. It has tons of features, memory & ram. It is easy to use & light weight. I would recommend this laptop to anyone. I am not a computer geek, but I love the dvd reader & dvr writer. I love that I can insert my memory card from my digital camera and that it accepts more than one type. It has plenty of ports for add ons including ports for dial up and high speed internet. Plus the feature for wireless. I also love the stainless steel looking finish on the outer case of the laptop. This laptop is great for viewing dvd's. It has a bright clear picture and has control buttons right on the keyboard panel.