At the end of the day, the Gateway MD7826u is a nice multimedia computer offering good performance for a nice price. In today's economy, $850 upwards may as well be a high-end machine for most of us, but considering the performance you get, the price is very easy to justify. The Gateway MD7826u is a mainstream machine that has good multimedia chops. The notebook will make a nice graduation gift when May rolls around for a college bound student needing a do-it-all notebook in a sleek package.
The worst point of the Gateway MD7826u would be the glossy and very glare prone LCD, but you can say that about virtually any of the glossy screened machines on the market today (which is most of them), so don't let the glare scare you away from the Gateway MD7826u notebook.