Gateway (formerly Gateway 2000, the cow-box company from the upper midwest) used to make some terrible PCs, especially their first couple of generations of notebook computers. No more. This model has a top-tier nVidia GeForce Go 7900GS graphics card with dedicated (that is, not shared) video memory, a 17" widescreen that is quite legible running at WUXGA (1920x1200), a mobile (Intel T-series) Core 2 Duo processor, and built-in niceties like a multi-format flash-memory card reader in the front, 2 USB 2.0 ports on each side, and both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity. Note that the latter uses an Intel chip that understands ALL the flavors of 802.11 (A, B, G, and even the newest Draft-N). All this for how much less than a Dell XPS notebook, you say? See for yourself.