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Gateway DS50

Gateway DS50
alaAverage 3.5

3 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 reviews of Gateway DS50. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

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Expert review by : Robin Morris (

Gateway DS50 review


The modern Windows PC may come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but few are as compact as the corporate-friendly Gateway DS50.

The Gateway DS50 isn’t about performance â€" which will almost certainly be sufficient for most businesses. Instead it’s about a compact size and quiet operation. It won’t be perhaps as easy to upgrade or repair as big-box PCs, but it’ll...

Jul, 2010

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Gateway DS50 Desktop PC Review


Gateway has the history of being trendsetting in its efforts and with the latest DS series, it has kept up the impression.  With a rags to riches story, this company plans to make a comeback with the new DS series business desktops.  Does it succeed? ...

Designed accordingly for small businesses, the Gateway DS50 Desktop PC covers all their needs. Gaming might not be a smart choice with this one.  It is capable of multimedia editing.  There has been a mixed response with its release but so far there is...

Aug, 2010

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Gateway - DS50


Gateway doesn't seem quite sure where its DS50 small form factor desktop is aimed. It lists it as a business desktop, but the press release talks of its multimedia capabilities. The price of the machine leans ...

To some extent the DS50 is a PC in search of a niche. It has the performance to handle graphics apps, though it's not strong enough graphically for heavyweight gaming. It's certainly capable of video playback, but isn't really equipped as a home cinema...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Certification:FCC, CE, CB, GS, TCO'05 / FCC, CE, MET, Nemko (CB & Bauart, GS), TCO'05


Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:SFF
Color of product:Black / Black, Red
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1

Energy Management

Power supply:220

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics


Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Memory slots:4x DIMM


Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW

Other Features

Compatible operating systems:Windows 7 Professional/7 Home Premium/XP Professional\nLinpus Linux X Window\nFreeDOS
Display:MR17V / MR19 / MR19V / MW22
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Power supply type:AC - DC

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 5:4
Bundled software:Gateway Recovery Management\nAdobe Reader\nNero 9 Essentials\nWave EMBASSY Security Center / Windows 7 Professional/7 Home Premium/XP Professional\nLinpus Linux X Window\nFreeDOS
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 800:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:17 / 19 / 22
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1280 x 1024 / 1680 x 1050
Drivers included: Yes
Viewing angle, horizontal:160 / 170
Viewing angle, vertical:160


Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel H57 / Intel H57 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel H57 / Intel H57 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:10
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


Power supply:220


Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarkdale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx
Processor frequency:3.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:i3-550
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE): Yes
Processor ARK ID:48505
Processor code:SLBUD
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Microsoft Office 2007 SP2


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:320

Weight & Dimensions