You can get a much better quality by going with a Dell, HP, Toshiba, Asus or Lenovo laptop.
Dell is going to put on the market its new Inspiron line. I don't have a precise date, but I think it's soon. Photos of their new models have made their apparition on some websites.
I personnally have a Dell Inspiron E1505. Very nice model, but if you want to go with Dell, wait for the new line.
I've never bought a Gateway product. And I use to think that Gateways weren't all that good, but apparently times have changed and so have opinions of Gateway's products. As such I've been considering buying either the nx860 or the m685. Any thoughts on these? And whats your concensus on Gateways? Are they worth buying?