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Gateway DX4870

Gateway DX4870
alaScore 94

396 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 396 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability and design. The value for money and reliability also get good comments.

size, reliability, value for money, design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway DX4870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Review: Gateway's DX4870-UB2C is an affordable workhorse desktop


Gateway's DX4870-UB2C is an old-school midtower desktop that delivers good productivity performance and copious storage for a very reasonable price.

Affordable price tag ; Respectable benchmark performance ; Expansion opportunities

Relies on integrated graphics ; Poor gaming performance ; Mediocre (and nonwireless) PS/2 mouse and keyboard

The Gateway DX4870-UB2C is an old-school midtower desktop that delivers respectable productivity performance and lots of storage for an appealing price.

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Gateway DX4870-UB2B


The Gateway DX4870-UB2B gives its users what they expect: the latest technology and decent power in an inexpensive desktop PC. It's what we currently recommend for general purpose computing.

Good performance in class. Internal expansion room. 6GB memory, 1TB hard drive. Dual band 802.1 a/b/g/n networking. HDMI

Smallish PSU. Not tool-less for upgrades. Bloatware. Front USB ports are USB 2.0

The Gateway DX4870-UB2B ($499.99 list) is a basic tower desktop PC that checks all the boxes on what you need from a new desktop, particularly if you already have a LCD display that you're carrying over. It's speedy for its segment, has capacious...

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Gateway DX4870-UB17


With solid components, class-leading performance, and room to grow, the Gateway DX4870-UB17 is an excellent desktop on a budget.

Good performance in class. Internal expansion room. 6GB memory, 1TB hard drive. Dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n networking. HDMI

Front USB ports are USB 2.0. Low power PSU limits expansion. Bloatware

The Gateway DX4870-UB17 ($499.99) is the latest budget desktop we've seen from the company with the cow print on its logo. It's a fine replacement for the six-year-old PC you're thinking about replacing, particularly if you have no need for a...


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Gateway DX4870-UR11P


While it could have benefited from a stronger GPU, the Gateway DX4870-UR11P breezes past its mainstream consumer desktop peers thanks to its mighty processor, all while nipping at the heels of beefier entry-level gaming desktops.

Robust quad core processor power. USB 3.0. Integrated Wi-Fi. Decent expandability

300W PSU limits GPU upgradeability. Heavy on the bloatware. Somewhat pricey for its class

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Amazon review summary for Gateway DX4870


alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 user reviews of Gateway DX4870 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway DX4870-UR3D Desktop (Black)Gateway DX4870-UB17 Core i3-3220 Dual-Core 3.3GHz 6GB 1TB DVD±RW DL Windows 8 w/HDMI, Wireless-N & Bluetooth

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So far everything is outstanding, having some problems with Windows 8, but hope to get use to it and everything will be outstanding.

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good product


So far, outstanding.. let's see how long this will last.

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Budget NAS foundation


Great box for NAS/HTPC build. Gateway reliability history is not the best in my personal experience and Consumer Reports agrees. Mobo is Acer branded so hopefully reliability will be improved but only time will tell.

6 SATA on mobo (rare in this price range) ; Room for a 2x5.25" to 3x3.5"HDD cage (see Newegg item N82E16817993064 or N82E16816701003) gives total of 5 x 3.5" HDD and a sixth can be added if you are creative. 2nd generation i3 processor easily handles...

Have to sacrifice the optical drive for the extra HDD bays if you want to max out the SATAs but this is a good tradeoff for my situation. Gateway reliability is suspect. BIOS was fiddly to configure for OS other than the factory-installed win8 but I...

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Great budget PC


My "cons" are so minor I couldn't bring myself to take an egg off.

Inexpensive ; Lots of upgradability ; Standard parts (cheap and easy fixes) ; No "security strip" keeping you out of the machine

Keyboard & Mouse are cheap ; Power supply is only 300w ; No physical recovery media

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Gateway computer is Awesome


This is my second Gateway Desktop I own. I bough my first one couple months ago, but now i have turn it into a server. It works perfect for a server. Today I just bought my second one same model. I love this computer. Very quite. Just what I was...