Now that the awesomeness of having a new computer has worn off a bit, I figured I would do a follow-up review of the Gateway NV53A. It’s still running fast and is stable, but I have found some more flaws that could be Windows settings but I thought they were worth mentioning. The first one is that it doesn’t stay asleep when the lid is closed. It sleeps for maybe a half hour or an hour (I haven’t timed it), and then it tries to wake up but it can’t because the lid is closed. It keeps trying to wake up though, so the hard drive spins up and shuts off every few seconds until you open the lid which is bad for the hard drive. My solution to that problem was to set it to hibernate when the lid is closed, which is less convenient but it works. The only problem with that is that sometimes it takes forever to wake from hibernation. It will sit with a blinking white line on the screen for a couple minutes and then go to the login screen, but you can’t type or move the mouse for another minute or two. Then, once you finally log in, you can’t really do anything because WiFi is disabled and everything is incredibly slow. Eventually I get impatient and just do a hard reboot. Again, this could be a Windows problem but I think it’s worth mentioning. Another problem is with the Gateway recovery management software. I ended up making 3 coasters trying to burn my recovery discs because each one failed to burn or verify. It will burn the first disc but not the other two. You can buy a recovery disc from Gateway, or just buy a retail copy of Windows (I don’t understand why it doesn’t come with them, it’s not like it would cost them that much more to include them.) Aside from those problems, it’s still a good laptop for the price in my opinion.