I have a gateway NV79 and what I dont like is that it overheats way too often, it freezes, and its old so its a bit worn down. Something lightweight would be a big plus but its not a must. I also need a 15inch screen minimum and most lightweight laptops have 13inch screens.
You're gateway has a lot of options. Can you list your specs exactly since its not a particularly old one.
intel core i3 processor 330m
17.3 16:9 hd+led lcd
320 gb hdd
4 gb memory
multi gesture touch pad
dvd super multi dl drive
multi in one card reader
Your NV79 shouldn’t be lagging and overheating unless yourdoing heavy modeling.
If your NV79 ran flawless on the first day, then backup yourdata and do a reformat/restore to factory settings. Vac and blow the dust out of the cooling vents. Run Speecy to check the CPU/GPU/HDD temps.45C is ok. Close to 90C bad.
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Yeah, a new machine will perform about the same as what you have now.
If you really want to put $$ into a new one, the Lenovo T420 is a GREAT machine, or wait another month or 2 for the next gen intel procs to drop (the new model will be the T430). It will be much sturdier & longer lasting than the Gateway. Might be worthwhile to upgrade to an i5 - you'll get better performance from that.
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