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Gateway 500XL

Gateway 500XL
alaScore 78

17 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Gateway 500XL. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design, but many are critical about the price.



We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway 500XL is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 17 reviews)

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Gateway 500XL


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Gateway 500XL from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gateway 500 Series Desktop + 17.0" LCD + Epson C62 Color Printer (2.40 GHz Pentium 4, 512 MB RAM, 80GB hard drive)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Mike Senese (

Tough Looking Grill Yields Wussy Results


Despite its rugged exterior, the CB-500X delivers some spotty grilling performance.

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Mick Lockey (

Gateway 500 Media Center PC


Gateway's new Media Center PC is suitable for homes looking for a combination PC/home entertainment center at a relatively low price.

Feb, 2003

Expert review by: Mick Lockey (

Gateway 500X


This 500X has a well-rounded array of components geared toward home video editing projects. However, you should select a different monitor to get the best experience.

Oct, 2002

Consumer review by: Myr (

We got ripped off!


There are none!

Awful customer service, if you want to call it that.

Dec, 2003

Consumer review by: Jo (

I love my new computer


The most beautiful computer ever

I can't seem to find any

Apr, 2003

Consumer review by: (

Excellent Value


Great Quality and Customer Service

Gateway Country Store Attitude

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: southard (

love this tanning lotion


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Consumer review by: 1girlygirlmichelle (

over priced


For indoor tanning I have been using a product called pyro which has been discontinued therefore Ineeded to pick something new. I chose blackmail which was very expensive. I don't mind payingthe price if the product is the bomb, however I was not...

Product Specifications

Packed with the power of an Intel Pentium 4 processor the Gateway 500 series models are optimized for the new breed of office applications. The Gateway 500 series is an all-around performer combining the latest technology with affordable prices. With Intel Pentium 4 processor technology, this system can handle virtually any office task and features enough power to accommodate future applications. High-performance, the 500 series goes beyond the basics and features some of the latest technology.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mid tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mid tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mid tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mid tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:512KB
Per Processor Size:512KB

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


Model:S / 500S/X / 500X/XL / 500XL
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway 500


Chipset Type:Intel 845G/Intel 845PE
Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x
Rewrite Speed:24x
Write Speed:48x

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition


Clock Speed:2.53GHz/2.66GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:128MB/256MB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:ATA-100

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:40GB/80GB
Recommended Use:Home use / Small business
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel Extreme Graphics/NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440