We were in the market for a new laptop that I could take with me to work while I was waiting for my other one to be fixed by the company that I work for. I found this laptop for a great price and I fell in love with the fact that it is red, I love the color on it and that it makes it more interesting looking and something that was not boring. I have actually been so impressed with this laptop and now keep it at home for home use. This laptop works well, is actually very fast and is super reliable. I have never had any problems with it and it always performs the way that I want and expect it to. Many cheaper laptops slow down a lot after time but this laptop is still very quick with its response time and does anything that I ask of it without any problems. The battery lasts a long time on this unit, if I am constantly using it without it plugged in I get about six good hours on it for regular work and about four if my kids are playing games or watching a movie on it. This laptop completely changed my mind about the quality of Gateway laptops.