The i7-4700mq with a GT740m would be twice the computer the A10 would be. I don't pay much attention to brands as they all have the same internal parts. People tend to hate Gateway but my 9 year old Gateway laptop still works perfectly and is still usable today(meaning it's not that slow). I currently use a Del XPS that I've also been very happy with. My wife has a little Asus that's been good too.