I recently bought a Gateway NV78 laptop. I have had it for three months now and in general I would say that it was good for me to buy it. I got a good deal talking about price and I am satisfied with my Gateway. It has a big hard drive and the speed of the Intel 2 Core processor is good for my needs. Talking about negative things I would say that the sound is not very powerful. Sometimes is hard to listen to some things. I have also a problem with Window Live Messenger, which was preinstalled. I am having some problems with its sound features. Maybe it is a Microsoft problem, I do not know. The DVD burnes works well. I have not had any problems until now. No failures. The only problem is that sometimes the DVDs that I burn with my Gateway I cannot use them in my Philips DVD player. It must be a problem of compatibility. But in general I would recommend this Laptop. It has a big screen 17 inches and the screen quality is really good.