Avoid Pentium 4s. And 8510GZ is an old model not even listed on gateways site anymore. And i'm right now too busy to look it up as im also doing hw. So my suggestion is to look at compusa.com, circuitcity, or best buys deals on notebooks every week. I believe right now for $850, you can get amd turion 64 ml-28, 512MB ram, 80GB 4200rpm, DL DVD+_RW burner, and Windows XP Pro, (802.11b/g wireless 14"Brightview widescreen)at compusa after rebates and you can get more ram and ML-34or 37 i forget along with 100GB for $1350. HP ZV6000 series are good.
I've always heard bad things about gateway computers. are they any good? I've researched a few notebooks and I always skipped Gateway but now I'm considering a Gateway. The Gateway I saw was the 8510GZ. Is it better than the HP ZD8215US or HP ZV6131US?