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Gateway FX6831

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The usability and value for money also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX6831 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway FX6831

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Gateway FX6831 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gateway FX6831-03 Desktop PC (Black)

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Gateway FX6831-01

 

Whether the Gateway FX6831-01's "armored" front panel and red exterior lighting will appeal to you depends on your aesthetic sense. From a value standpoint, this desktop Gateway is one of the best gaming PC deals available for $1,299, offering enough...

Convenient hard-drive access through the front panel; best features for the dollar in its price range; strong gaming performance; relatively power efficient for a gaming PC.

Red external lighting not for everyone; limited room for expansion.

Don't let the Gateway FX6831-01's case distract you from the fact that this is a fast, aggressively priced gaming PC with some standout features. We wouldn't recommend this system to a generalist consumer or those with discriminating opinions about...

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Gateway FX6831-03

 

The Gateway FX6831-03 is in many ways a match for one of the power PC category's best price-for-performance systems, the Micro Express MicroFlex 95B. But while the systems share similar performance characteristics, the FX6831-03 surpasses the 95B in...

Absurd amount of memory ; Comprehensive connectivity

Limited upgradability ; Reducing the memory could reduce the price

This excellent buy in the Performance PC category isn't a show-stopper, but its fast speeds and high-definition support combine to deliver a great performance when it counts.

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Gateway FX6831-01

 

The system has a plethora of other connection ports, including two eSATA ports (for faster external hard drives), a FireWire port, eight USB 2.0 ports (including the top-mounted ones), two DVI ports, a HDMI port, and a DisplayPort for connecting to...

High-end performance in a mid-priced gaming desktop. ATI Radeon HD 5850 graphics. Easily upgradeable hard drive bays. 750W power supply

Plastic casing gives the desktop a cheap look. Only 60-day trial subscription to Norton Internet Security. Bloatware. Only one graphics card slot

The Gateway FX6831-01 is a well-priced hardcore gaming desktop. It has a quad core power processor and ATI graphics you'll need to get your game on, and includes lots of room to grow if you decide to upgrade in the future. The FX6831-01 shows that most...

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Gateway FX6831-03

 

Back in the day, you would have needed more than $2,500 to pay for a serious power user desktop, and true "gaming-class" systems were upwards of $5,000, but now you can get the powerful Gateway FX6831-03 ($1,700 list) for well under that amount. The...

Large amount of memory. Quick Core i7 power. Gaming prowess. Blu-ray drive. Externally accessible hard drive bays. Two eSATA ports

Bloatware. Cheaper feeling plastics. Rest of system is not tool-less. Only 60-day subscription to Norton Internet Security updates

The Gateway FX6831-03 is a decent choice for the user that wants a "maxed-out" gaming system that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. It's not quite the ultimate cheap gaming PC, but the FX6831-03 has the bells and whistles you'd lust after, all for a price...

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Gateway FX6831-01

 

Gateway's latest gaming rig has had a skillful face-lift, with solidly performing components for the price, but it faces increasingly stiff competition.

Great for mainstream gaming; easy to add hard drives; generous port selection

No SATA 6, USB 3.0 support

Admittedly, it’s a tough call between the HP Pavilion Elite and Gateway’s FX6831-01—especially since the Pavilion is equipped with a Blu-ray player, versus the “plain old” DVD±RW drive in this Gateway model. But if gaming is indeed your priority, the...

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"Surprisingly Great computer!"

 

I bought this 1.5 years ago because I needed a budget computer capable of DSLR HD video editing. This model back then came with 16GBs Memory (I noticed that 8GBs memory became standard shortly after that) I was concerned about the i7 860 CPU and the...

Great machine for the money.

HDMI output didn't work.

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"Love mine!"

 

I bought my FX6831 about a year ago and have loved every second of owning it. It is easily the best tower I've ever owned. Screaming fast, quiet, expansion bays on the front for easy hard drive insertion, slots for my camera memory cards, and it makes...

Fast, quiet, video card renders high end games beautifully with high FPS, front accessible hard drive expansion bays, front accessible slots for camera memory cards

None......

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"Best PC or one that comes close!"

 

This GateWay FX desktop is great at multi-tasking, rendering HD videos in a few minutes playing HD games with ease. I did a test a few days ago where I opened every single program i had, played a whole bunch of videos(at the same time) and alot of...

Everything.. its the best computer I have ever had.

None, but sometimes the red light get distracting but there is a switch to turn it off.

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"great system"

 

The product itself is great, I have heard nothing good about Gateway's customer service although since I have had no issues in the 2 months I've had this machine I haven't experienced this.

It works well for multi tasking as well as gaming, lots of power. I don't know what your reviewer missed but mine came with blue ray and built in wireless connectivity as well as 16Gb ram which is a bonus, as is the 1.5Tb hard drive

control knob for panel lighting

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great system"

 

The product itself is great, I have heard not... 

It works well for multi tasking as well as gaming, lots of power. I don't know what your reviewer missed but mine came with blue ray and built in wireless connectivity as well as 16Gb ram which is a bonus, as is the 1.5Tb hard drive

control knob for panel lighting

Product Specifications

Header

Compatibility:PC

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel H57 Express

Miscellaneous

Color:Glossy black

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:I7-860

RAM

Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 5850
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