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Gateway DX4300

Gateway DX4300
alaScore 89

106 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size. The design also gets good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the reliability and usability.

price, design, size

usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway DX4300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway DX4300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Gateway DX4300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

price, design

reliability, usability

69% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway DX4300-19 Desktop PC (Black)Gateway DX430003 / DX4300-03 / DX4300-03 Desktop PC (No Monitor Included)Gateway PT.G830X.002 Entertainment Powerhouse DX4300-01 Desktop PC

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Gateway DX4300-03

 

Gateway's DX4300-03 is a game attempt at a digital media hub-style PC, but the value proposition just isn't here. Slow performance in particular drags this desktop down, and unless you particularly value a TV tuner, you'll find faster, more capable...

Clever design makes front-panel media card ports easily accessible; large hard drive; reasonably capable digital media PC

Slow performance next to competing PC at the same price; poor power efficiency

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Gateway DX4300-11

 

We're fond of the Gateway DX4300-11's clever design, but halfhearted performance scores mar its overall worth. The TV tuner and 1TB hard drive may tempt you to stick it in your living room as a media center PC, but your money is better spent on the...

Well-designed case gives easy access to front-panel media card reader

Leisurely performance

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Gateway DX4300-15e

 

Not everyone wants a PC with a TV tuner, but if you're in the market for such a system, the Gateway DX4300-15e has you covered. Best of all, it offers a tuner without sacrificing other features we'd expect to find at this price. You'll find few other...

Includes TV tuner and wireless networking without sacrificing general-purpose features; room to upgrade despite bounty of features

Missing storage-friendly external ports found on other, less expensive Gateway desktops

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Gateway DX4300-03

 

When your multimedia habit gets serious, likely any old budget desktop is not enough to handle all your music, photo editing, and video encoding. If you're looking to step up, the Gateway DX4300-03 ($749.99 list) offers more than entry-level multimedia...

Multimedia oriented. New styling. Device tray on top. TV Tuner included. Built-in Wi-Fi

No Blu-ray drive. Lots of bloatware. Limited internal expansion room. Short 60-day subscription to Norton Internet Security

A middle-of-the-road quad-core desktop for the multimedia enthusiast, the Gateway DX4300-03 is good at a lot of things, but great at nothing.

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Gateway DX4300-15e – Wi-Fi and TV tuner with HD video output

 

We don't care much about a TV tuner card in the computer; we'd rather have that money spent on a discrete graphics card or a faster processor. Usually you have to sacrifice on features if you go for a computer with a TV tuner card but this Gateway...

It features wireless networking and TV tuner with general features and some upgrade options

The DX4300-15e does not have some external storage options that are found on other low cost Gateway desktops

If you need TV tuner card with HDMI video output and good performance, then you can buy Gateway DX4300-1e.

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Gateway DX 4300-11 and Maingear Shift

 

Today we'll take a look at the Gateway DX 4300-11 and the Maingear Shift desktop computers. One machine delivers solid performance that should suit the needs of casual users, while the other will appeal to the gaming crowd.

If you are not satisfied with the DX 4300-11's components in its retail configuration, you do have some options in terms of upgrading it once it is in your hands. Should the 1 TB hard drive not be sufficient, there is room for an extra hard drive. ...

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Desktop with great specs, But lacks a good video card.

 

Great if you want it for media, storage, or a server but not a gaming machine.

It comes with a Quad Core AMD Phenom II CPU witrh 8GB of ram and a 1TB hdd

The graphics card is comparable to most $400 laptops

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Gateway DX4300-15e

 

At setup, Windows 7 rated its performance at 4.7 out of 10 because of poor graphics, it said. Side by side comparison with a 2007 Toshiba Satellite with Vista proves the older, slower laptop, wirelessly networked to the same modem, to be far superior....

TV tuner works; quiet; black

Slow chip speed; super slow integrated graphics with "shared" memory; extremely poor graphics quality; slow page refresh; cannot stream video without refreshing every 5 to 7 seconds; slow page refresh; too few USB ports

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Worst Computer Ever Owned

 

At setup, Windows 7 rated its performance at 4.7 out of 10 because of poor graphics, it said. Side by side comparison with a 2007 Toshiba Satellite with Vista proves the older, slower laptop, wirelessly networked to the same modem, to be far superior....

TV tuner works; quiet; black

Slow chip speed; super slow integrated graphics with "shared" memory; extremely poor graphics quality; slow page refresh; cannot stream video without refreshing every 5 to 7 seconds; slow page refresh; too few USB ports

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Great computer for non-idiots"

 

Powerful machine, made the switch to Windows ... 

Great Power for Price

Power supply and graphics card

Product Specifications

Unleash an entertainment powerhouse. The Gateway DX4300-03 Desktop boasts AMD Phenom quad-core processing, ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics with 1GB discrete video memory, and an integrated TV tuner. The DX4300-03 gives you everything you need to watch and record TV, power through intensive multimedia apps, manage content, edit files - and create the incredible. Ports include 8x USB, 1x HDMI and 1x IEEE 1394a FireWire. Plus, you get the new-to-DX features - a photo frame button for slide showing your favorite photos, a digital device holder for your camera or MP3 player, and a hook to organize rear-port cabling.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower/Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower/Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower/Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:512KB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.3in/17.3in
Height:16.2in/16.3in
Weight:24.9lbs
Width:7.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:4300-01/4300-03/4300-05/4300-11
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway DX

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 780G

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV/Dual digital/analog TV

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11b/g

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2.6GHz/2.7GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core/Quad-Core
Processor Number:7750/805/9750
Type:Athlon X2/Phenom II X4/Phenom X4

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB/640GB
Type:Media center/Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200/ATI Radeon HD 4650
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