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Gateway DX4870

Gateway DX4870
alaScore 89

141 reviews

Feb, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews of Gateway DX4870. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway DX4870 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gateway DX4870

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Gateway DX4870 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway DX4870-UR3D Desktop (Black)Gateway DX4870-UR3D Desktop (Black)

Feb, 2018

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

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.

Aug, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Gateway DX4870-UB2B

 

The Gateway DX4870-UB2B gives its users what they expect: the latest technology and decent power in an inexpensive desktop PC.

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 is a great choice for the budget-minded PC buyer who wants to replace that old desktop, but still needs the traditional large screen, keyboard, and mouse of a PC. It's not anything flashy, but it's a great buy, and likely will...

Jul, 2013

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

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.

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Apr, 2013

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

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

Jul, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (itreviews.co.uk)

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.

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: Muddy (newegg.com)

i won this comp and immediately made changes

 

get this computer and put about another 600.00 into it and it can be a great system

I bought this computer factory when it was 899$ elsewhere. Honestly it is great computer once a few changes were made ; Straight out of the box if you do anything other than standard social media or using windows you will need to replace the low...

I cant stress enough that if you replace the power supply and graphics card this is a great computer, if not it is a fair system for daily social media and email

Mar, 2015

Consumer review by: anonymous (newegg.com)

Gateway DX4870-UB318 (DT.GDDAA.012)

 

I didnt buy this on neweggs but i had it for 1 1/2 years ago.

Well... I replaced some of the things in the computer like the PSu and GPU so thats fine now. The 8gb RAM is enough for the games i play

The GPU is horrible. get a different one if you play things like bf4

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: anonymous (newegg.com)

EEhhhhhh

 

I didnt buy this on neweggs but i had it for 1 1/2 years ago.

Well... I replaced some of the things in the computer like the PSu and GPU so thats fine now. The 8gb RAM is enough for the games i play

The GPU is horrible. get a different one if you play things like bf4

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

gatewayreview

 

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

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

good product

 

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

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black
Placement supported:Vertical

Energy Management

Power supply:300

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:3
PCI Express x16 slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1150
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x152
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2500

Memory

Internal memory:8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory slots:4x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Chipset:Intel B75 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel B75 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power supply:300

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):30
ECC supported by processor:Y
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor:i5-3330
Processor boost frequency:3.2
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Intel Core i5-3xxx
Processor frequency:3
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i5-3330
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-3300 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:4
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Tcase:67.4
Thermal Design Power (TDP):77

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:65509
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
Thermal solution specification:2011D

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA II
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:15.8
Height:14.9
Width:7.09