My desktop and external web cam are horrible. Very grainy and can hardly see myself, and the other person can't see me either. I'm looking for a very clear picture on the webcam. I have an external mike for my desktop so I'm wondering how the quality is on the built-in mike. I use my computer mainly for email, video communication, and pictures (like photoshop). I don't play games (mainly cuz I don't know how), but I've been told Gateway computers are great for games but poor for operating Windows Office, and Word 7.