Summary: Don't expect to get the most out of any video games you play with this system. I purchased this laptop because it had a dedicated graphics card that, according to reviews in tech publication, sounded like it would be decent for gaming, at least at medium settings. However, this laptop gets insanely hot within a few minutes of playing most games, even at the lowest graphics settings, and turns off due to overheating not long after: the screen just goes black.
Summary: I got this laptop around summer or 2010 and it lasted about 4 years (rough use). pros: Great screen! 1080p and LED keyboard is pretty good for typing 4gb of ram at a super cheap price HDMI port cheap compared to laptops with similar specs win 7 runs very smoothly cons: battery life is not great graphics card not great This is a great and cheap laptop for work, school, or watching movies. I definitely recommend it.
Summary: I have owned this computer for almost 4 years when I bought it freshman year of college. I am however a Computer Science major and have placed a ton of care into maintaining my laptop. I mainly bought this laptop for pure work, Microsoft Office, mainly to write papers. I currently run windows 7 64-Bit on it. I would like to state that I have also wiped the Hard Drive of all stock software that comes with the Laptop.
Summary: I bought my Gateway NV53A laptop in 2010, 2 yrs ago & its the best computer I've ever had in the last 10yrs out of all the other computer laptops & desktops that I've had. It's my 3rd computer. I've not had one problem with it since I've had it. My last 2 computers were not Gateways at all, I bought this laptop from the advice from a friend who told me that he had a Gateway computer for many yrs & that it was his best computer, so he gave me the idea of getting one.
Summary: I purchased this laptop at Wal-Mart.com, and so far have been very pleased with the product. After crashing, killing, and setting other computers on fire, this laptop has truly withstood my abuse. So far I have been able to complete all of my desired tasks, from completing work projects, to data sheets, composing sophisticated letters, as well as taking breaks and playing games online and on facebook.
Summary: Me and my mom have this same laptop, we've had them for well over two years and we are impressed. We got ours at Bestbuy on same day. I had been eyeing these laptops for months on their website - they were listed under Gaming laptops (and they do play games very well) Cat knocked milk over on mine going all over the mouse pad, keyboard and speakers -- then a week later cat knocked over coffee on my moms. Let me tell you, our computers are still running greatly.