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Gateway FX6840

Gateway FX6840
alaScore 83

60 reviews

Oct, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 60 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and price are also appreciated.

price, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX6840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway FX6840

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Gateway FX6840 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

price, usability, design, reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway FX6840-21 Desktop (Black)Gateway FX6840-23 Desktop (Black)Gateway FX6840-55 Desktop (Black)

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Gateway FX6840-03E

 

The unique-looking Gateway FX6840-03e offers respectable productivity speed, but it's relatively limited in gaming and multimedia, which is ironic considering its flashy appearance. Gateway's FX line offers some strong configurations, but this isn't...

Useful front-panel hard-drive access; strong application performance

Gamer-oriented case not for everyone; lacks gaming performance to back up its looks; weak connectivity with only 5.1 audio and no FireWire or eSATA jacks

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Gateway FX6840-01e

 

There are six additional USB ports at the rear of the system along with HDMI and DVI video inputs, an Ethernet port, a pair of PS/2 ports, and three audio jacks that support the 5.1 on-board audio. On the inside there are two 1X PCIe slots and one PCI...

Solid productivity and multimedia performance. Spacious hard drive. Two-year warranty

So-so graphics performance. No Blu-ray drive. Bloatware

The Gateway FX6840-01e is an under-achieving gaming rig with a budget-friendly price tag. Its quad-core processor handles multimedia tasks with aplomb but its graphics performance is less than stellar.

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Gateway FX 6840-01e Desktop Gaming System

 

The Gateway FX 6480-01e is certainly a capable system with its Intel Core i7-860 processor, 8GB of memory and 1TB hard drive, but simply put, it's not a good gaming system.Starting with the exterior, the FX is one of the few manufactured PCs that I...

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Got a sweet deal on a refurb

 

I have had this computer for approximately 3 weeks and love its performance. I purchased it refurbished through a second company other than Gateway and am happy with ownership. Compared it to models in the Dell and CyberpowerPC lineup, and the...

Easy to open case, blazing fast processor. Didn't come installed with bloatware. You can't build a machine of your own and touch the price with similar features

Could have used a better flavor of Windows 7 such as Professional, but had Home Premium. Also be sure to create your recovery disks as soon as you get the machine out of the box since it doesnt ship with stock Windows 7 CD's

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Amazing and Awesome in one computer.

 

Obviously multi tasking is a must for most people that are looking for a powerful computer like this, and not only does this computer support this need, it goes beyond as well. I have this computer myself, and I must say, this computer was worth every...

Unmatched speed, unmatched performance, amazing multitasking abilities, perfect for the hardcore gamer. The deisgn is nice as well

Pricey, not all features are important (such as the 12 GB of RAM), features may get complicated for some people

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Gateway FX6840-03E

 

Obviously multi tasking is a must for most people that are looking for a powerful computer like this, and not only does this computer support this need, it goes beyond as well. I have this computer myself, and I must say, this computer was worth every...

Unmatched speed, unmatched performance, amazing multitasking abilities, perfect for the hardcore gamer. The deisgn is nice as well

Pricey, not all features are important (such as the 12 GB of RAM), features may get complicated for some people

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Gateway FX6840-03E

 

Why CNET would review this computer and say it does not compare to the Dell 7100 is beyond me. It is pretty clear when you set the two next to one another that the Gateway Machine demolishes the 7100. Processor, RAM, and GPU in the Dell do not come...

Tall RAM, i7 processor, and great GPU

Expandability

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Gateway FX6840-03E

 

First time byer of Gateway and surely the last, and will tell my friends of the bad experiance with this product

I have been using the expensive machine fx6840-01c for 2 weeks and had big problems with video card

It seems the video card is not compatible with the motherboard

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Amazing and Awesome in one computer.

 

Obviously multi tasking is a must for most people that are looking for a powerful computer like this, and not only does this computer support this need, it goes beyond as well. I have this computer myself, and I must say, this computer was worth every...

Unmatched speed, unmatched performance, amazing multitasking abilities, perfect for the hardcore gamer. The deisgn is nice as well

Pricey, not all features are important (such as the 12 GB of RAM), features may get complicated for some people

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Got a sweet deal on a refurb

 

I have had this computer for approximately 3 weeks and love its performance. I purchased it refurbished through a second company other than Gateway and am happy with ownership. Compared it to models in the Dell and CyberpowerPC lineup, and the...

Easy to open case, blazing fast processor. Didn't come installed with bloatware. You can't build a machine of your own and touch the price with similar features

Could have used a better flavor of Windows 7 such as Professional, but had Home Premium. Also be sure to create your recovery disks as soon as you get the machine out of the box since it doesnt ship with stock Windows 7 CD's

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