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Gateway DX4200

Gateway DX4200
alaScore 78

54 reviews

Jun, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Gateway DX4200. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway DX4200 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Gateway DX4200 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops on Views about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, design

81% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway DX4200-09 - Tower - 1 x Phenom X4 9100e / 1.8 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 1 x 640 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - Radeon HD 3200 - Mdm - Gigabit Ethernet - Gateway DX4200-09 - Tower - 1 x Phenom X4 9100e / 1.8 GHz - RAM 4 GB - HDD 1 x 640 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - Radeon HD 3200 - Mdm - Gigabit Ethernet -

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : David Murphy (

Gateway DX-4200-11


The $599 (as of 8/23/09) Gateway DX4200-11 seems like the perfect value PC for anyone on a tight budget. It's a decently powerful general-purpose PC that offers solid connectivity and upgradability compared with a number of other systems at or below...

Lots of storage and memory ; Good upgradability

Subpar general performance ; Unplayable graphics for gaming

Sep, 2009

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A review...


Not a bad looking case from the outside.

Well, the machine comes out of the box with a pretty good setup in the standard config for a solid all around machine to last a while

This is the real only reason I wrote this is to tell people about the inside of the case. The thing is this Gateway was a machine that we installed at the corporation I worked at and I was impressed with their screw less design in cases. What that...

Jun, 2009

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Great PC


Also installed a wireless n PCI card and worked without any problems. Great computer and awesome replacement for my old laptop.

Great PC for the money. Runs anything i can throw at it with ease. I do a lot of video copying and editing and can run that in the background while playing a game without a hiccup. More than enough space and ram than i will ever use but its great. Also...

The only downfall that kept me from giving it 5 eggs was the wimpy power supply and on board graphics. I plan on upgrading both of them later but it will do for now

Jun, 2009

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Good value


When I recieved it I was running a 4.0 on the "windows experience".After the pwr supply,video card and memory it runs a 5.8(processor) and everything else a 5.9

Good value,so far it has worked great.I put a 535w power supply and a msi 9700 video card along with 2 more gig of memory and now I have a great computer for a really good price.Total spent was 822 delivered.That also included a copy of CoD world at...

A little more room in the case and maybe another pci slot would be good .The video is what really keeps this computer in the good catagory instead of the excellent

May, 2009

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Vista Boot Error and BBuy SUCKS!!!



It was awesome till I kept getting blue screens when I booted the pc

GATEWAY TECH SUPPORT!!! I was sent 2 recovery disks and when I got them the instructions asked, "PLEASE INSERT SYSTEM DISK". They had NOT sent me the system disk so its been 2 weeks since I have been able to enjoy my new pc

May, 2009

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Good PC for the price


I upgraded the video card to a PNY XLR8 9800 GT 1GB and a Antec Basiq 500W PSU and now it plays every game at max settings on my 1280x1024 monitor

fast processor and lots of space and memory

I had this PC for about 2 weeks and the Hard drive fails on me. I return it and this one is fine, ive had it for a month now no problems

Apr, 2009

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Awesome Budget system


This system for me is no longer as I turned it into a project PC, first switching out the 1.8ghz Phenom for a 3.0ghz Phenom II socket AM2+, then i added 2 extra drives(500g 7200 SATA, and a WD Raptor 300g). After that I put in a 750w power supply....

I purchased this system from BBuy because at the time they were running a packaged deal PC(509.99)+19"WS Gateway Monitor(119.99)+Canon All-In-One Printer(79.99) for 599.99. Since purchase back in december I have had no faults with the system. I quickly...

300W power supply, and only 1 PCI-E x16 slot. That and it being a pre-built system is came loaded with bloat-ware so i had to load my own copy of vista ultimate x64 on it

Apr, 2009

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Vista 64 error


How disappointing this is! I'll never buy another Gateway that's for sure!

None! A new computer should work

Right out of the box...we recevied a Windows cannot complete the installation error! Now I'm waiting 3 to 8 business days for recovery disks. Argh

Apr, 2009

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DX4200-11 - A WINNER!


I consider this a great deal at $559. I bought the 23" Acer monitor at the same time for $180. What a great combo.

I'm a software developer, and I've been doing it more than 20 years. This is the best machine I've ever worked with

I wish it had one or two more PCI slots. No other cons

Apr, 2009

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Great machine for the price!


I spent at least a month searching for the right computer for my budget. Came across this rig and found the price to be perfect for what you get.

Great PC for the price IMHO. Quad-Core. For integrated graphics it performs well (although I stuck in a new graphics card ; 512mb ATI HD 4830). Can definitely be a budget gamers rig when you slap in a new Graphics Card and a new power supply

Cheap Power Supply with only 300w

Apr, 2009

Product Specifications

Play the hot games, fuel your multitasking demands and whip through digital content. Multimedia enthusiasts, get the power you need to create, and watch tasks fly thanks to fast system response. Connecting to your favorite devices and drives is easy via a range of ports that can include IEEE 1394 FireWire, HDMI, eSATA or PS/2. Plus, the 15-in-1 media card reader makes importing files a breeze.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway DX


Chipset Type:AMD 780G
Data Bus Speed:3600MHz


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz/2.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:9100e/9550
Type:Phenom X4


Installed Size:4GB/6GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB/750GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200/ATI Radeon HD 3450