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Gateway FX6840

Gateway FX6840
alaScore 82

52 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews of Gateway FX6840. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX6840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People really like the size and design. The reliability and usability also get good reviews.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

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)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (cnet.com)

Gateway FX6840-03E

 

We're documented fans of Gateway's latest FX case design, at least for the most part, but we have reservations about the FX6840-03e, a specific $1,099 configuration. We'll give the Gateway some credit for its strong application performance scores, but...

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.

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...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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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Expert review by: OverClock Intelligence Agency (ocia)

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...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

DO NOT BUY

 
Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

VERY HAPPY

 

I bought this rig to basically surf the internet and play wow, I am very happy with this purchase and my expectations were exceeded (especially about how quiet it is!).

VERY FAST, boots in approximately 45 seconds ; VERY QUIET, practically whispers compared to my last cyberpower PC ; Runs wow on ultra easily (and still whispers) ; Sleek design ; Comes with free microsoft works at least (Office and Norton are only 60...

No blu-ray player compared to HP of same price range ; Keyboard and mouse are very basic (replaced them with a logitech G15 and Razer mouse after 2 days of use)

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: The Gnome (newegg.com)

Happy

 

I replaced my previous gaming rig that I had for the past 5 years - another Gateway. It had served me well and lived through several large upgrades, but it was finally time to take the leap and get a new box ; Fast, Fast, Fast ; Lots of USB ports along...

Would have liked a little more RAM ; Way too much third party software to uninstall ; Sparse to non-existant documentation

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: rj (newegg.com)

Good for the price

 

I purchased this (form Micro Center) under some duress as our DELL XP Desktop had a catastrophic motherboard failure and we were left hanging. Basically I didn't get to do as much pre-purchase research as possible. That being said, my most unhappy bit...

For the price, the FX6840 is a really nice box. If you want a reasonably powerful box to take home and run get one

Wanted to add a second DVD drive from my stash of parts and found the the second bay was "sealed" off at the front. It can be done but with more effort than needed. No IDE support. Not a big deal but when I called tech support to ask about this they...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: Drewski (newegg.com)

Fast, quiet and shiny

 

Five stars at this price - I'm very happy with it. Newegg price was below msrp, with free 3-day UPS. No brainer as lazy man's replacement for an aging custom built box.

Fast. very quiet - can't even tell it's on. data transfer from portable drive was very fast. easy setup. minimal bloatware. shiny, solid box. installed WoW first. it runs on ultra 1440x900 flawlessly. busy areas of Dalaran dip below 30fps occasionally...

Big box, not for everyone's taste. front panel slider for drive inserts seems a bit loose. DVD drive was disconnected on arrival, so had to open up and connect it. Minor annoyance

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Almost great

 

In general I'm still pretty happy. I probably would have replace any keyboard that came with the unit because I like split keyboards anyway.

LOVE the computer. Looks cool, fast as hell, easy to set up, lots of USB's and expansive room. A lot of computer for the money. I just looked at the specs of the 25 and that looks great too. A good buy and newEgg got it to me in four days. Awesome....

Nothing is perfect. The keyboard and the mouse are practically throw aways. Corded, cheap pieces of junk. I will be getting a new wireless set soon. Sad additions to such a great computer. Up the price $25 dollars and add a better k/m and this is a 5...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Patrick K (newegg.com)

Great so far!

 

If you're into 3D gaming of any type this is definately a good PC. The 8gb RAM, processor, and video card can handle any game on the market and then some.

Simple setup and very high performance out of the box. Runs games on all highest graphic settings without issues. A very sleek designed tower for those looking for aesthitics. Very little preloaded trial software to delete

None so far. Wish it had wireless network adapter, but not really a con since most desktops do not come equipped with wireless

Jul, 2010
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