My experience with this Gateway MT6841 Notebook PC is that it gets way too hot. I think this is a common problem. I don't think I would ever get a gateway again because of it. I did really like the computer but after just having it for about a year it begin to get extremely hot and would shut off. I have searched the issue and this seems to be pretty common. I'm not saying all of them are like this but enough seem to be that I would not classify it as an isolated incident with my computer. I got a cooling pad which helps enough to make it useable but I wouldn't buy the laptop again if I could redo it. Some people's experience may be different but that was mine. If it wasn't for the heat it would be a good laptop. It has good useability and adjustable settings. It did seem to freeze up more often than most laptops but this was probably just do to the heat issue progressing. Overall I wouldn't recommend it.