Gateway is a manufacturer of computers that has gained a bad reputation due to the premature failure of its internal components. You will more often hear or read a bad review about them than a good one. The reality is that they use very cheap parts to build their computers. That is why they can offer a very low price over the competition. As always, "cheap" may or may not function properly or may only do so for a short time. You may get lucky with a Gateway computer and not have any problems for years, or you can buy one and some component will fail in a week. You never know, but review after review proves that they have a high rate of unhappy or disappointed customers. As the saying goes, "You get what you pay for".