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Gateway DX4300

Gateway DX4300
alaScore 82

102 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design. The value for money is also mentioned favorably, but the reliability and usability get less positive comments.

value for money, design

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 82/100 = 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 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, 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

Expert review by:

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

Consumer review by:

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

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Great Computer for the price."

 

These comparisons mean nothing to the average... 

I was able to get refurbished model for under $500 shipped from Comp USA. Card reader and multiple usb ports on top of computer are great . Also has a spot on top for for an external HD. It is very quiet as well

Nothing so far

Consumer review by:

"great multimedia computer. fast, very quiet."

 

its a great computer for a good price. defin... 

i love the case design, the storage capacity, and the number of USB ports... there is 8 of them that i have found so far

no wi-fi, no bluray, the power supply is only 300. so if you want to upgrade your video card you need to get a bigger power supply. larger video cards take up the slot for TV input. only 1 PCI-E 16x slot

Consumer review by:

"Great concept Falls way short of expectations."

 

Best buy and Gateway said You get a "bad appl... 

Tv tuner and wireless a plus

21 days after purchase does not boot up. Spoke to gateway reps they could not fix the problem..Went back to POP. Geek Squad could not fix the problem. 2-4 weeks would be the time til I got my 24 day old computer back!!! Bad Memory stick

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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