It meets the list for vista happiness (as happy as Vista users can get?)
The second missed the amount of ram but would be fine for a guest at your house to use.
NEITHER are good for today's games.
Looking at this computer and wondering how good of a deal it was and how gateway laptops are (None of my friends have one)
Or should I go with what my friend has Dell Inspiron 1525 and pay a little extra?