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Gateway DX4300

Gateway DX4300
alaScore 83

55 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Gateway DX4300. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback. Some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

price, design, size

reliability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway DX4300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gateway DX4300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Gateway DX4300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the design and price, but some have doubts about the usability and reliability.

price, design

reliability, usability

77% 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 DX4300-19 Desktop PC (Black)

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Justin Yu (cnet.com)

Gateway DX4300-11 review:

 

Gateway hasn't fared well with its most recent round of DX-series mainstream retail PCs. Neither the DX4300-03 nor the DX4822-01 received positive marks, and this $699 DX4300-11 falls right in line with the slowest performance scores out of all four...

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

Leisurely performance.

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...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Gateway DX4300-03

 

We loved Gateway's budget-priced SX2800-01 slim tower, but the $750 Gateway DX4300-03 has a much less enticing bargain. There's a respectable PC here, and we're fans of Gateway's new compact system design, but a tower PC from Asus , the Essentio...

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.

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...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: Ricky (etechreviews.net)

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.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: wubayou (devhardware.com)

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. ...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Samuei (cnet.com)

"A great capable computer!"

 

I have had this computer for 6 years now, and it's been wonderful most of the time. It's a fast computer that won't break the bank and lasts for years. I'm typing this review on this computer as a matter of fact. However, one thing that disappointed me...

Decent processor, good RAM, fast

Graphics card is not the best, frequently overheats

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: iamacook1 (cnet.com)

"Solid Performer."

 

The Tuner is not the big problem. It can be replaced. Over all. I have had this computer over 5 years and it still performs like the day i bought it. A must have. Forget the get a computer every 3 year myth. This one will last.

Fast /Up gradable/Many Features/Good gaming graphics without adding a card.

Tuner can unexpectedly fail.

Jun, 2014

Consumer review by: squirtIee (cnet.com)

"Whats with these low reviewers?"

 

I have had this computer for about 2 years now and it has never had any issues. ITs never crashed, and I've never re-installed windows or any other OS. I put in a gaming graphics card that I invested roughly $100 into. TOTALLY worth it, this computer...

8 gigs ram

The internet card was a bit wear i had to buy an external one.

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Adam (newegg.com)

Not Bad

 

Good overall value, runs great with no problems. To the guy that wanted a windows 7 disc. The last time I bought a computer that came with an OS disc was in 2005. It takes 3 clicks and 20 minutes with the gateway software to make recovery discs, and...

Windows 7 64bit ; 1TB Drive ; 6gb ram ; Phenom ii x4 ; Dedicated Graphics Card (Not all that great) ; all for under 460 ; Everything worked good straight out of the box, Gateway has some great software for making windows 7 backup discs. No major...

Missing One rubber foot ; Missing one VGA securing Nut ; who does the visual inspection on refurbished gateways ; minus one egg for missing hardware

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Guy (newegg.com)

Very Nice Machine's

 

I had to make a couple of further comments regarding the negative review of one person , anyone that knows about branded machine sales realizes that OS's are bundled and many machines operate under the same License Keys , you are not running a risk of...

I had to add a second review to clear up a few points from the previous negative review , I would hate to see someone pass up on this machine because of a unfair review that was written with a serious lack of knowledge about Branded / Bundled Computers...

No Con's on this review , please see my first one for the only Con I could come up with which is not really a Con in the first place , they make you post in the Con section to post the review

Oct, 2010

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