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Gateway FX6850-51u Gaming Desktop (Black)

Gateway FX6850-51u Gaming Desktop (Black)
alaScore 83

14 reviews

Dec, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 reviews of Gateway FX6850-51u Gaming Desktop (Black). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design. The reliability is also mentioned favorably.

reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway FX6850-51u Gaming Desktop (Black) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Gateway FX6850-51u Gaming Desktop (Black) from 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 Opinions about the design and reliability are overall positive.

reliability, design

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

This summary is based on the product: Gateway FX6850-51u Gaming Desktop (Black)

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Gateway FX6850-51u


Offering strong general performance for an appealingly low price, the $999 Gateway FX6850-51U paints a tantalizing picture. But in a category that's crowded with versatile, overclocked machines of all shapes and sizes, this PC gets lost in the shuffle.

Hotswap bays make for easy hard-drive installation ; Attractive chassis ; Strong general performance

Lacks diversity in connections

Its low price and solid benchmark results are great, but the Gateway FX6850-51U ultimately fails to stand out in a crowded pack.

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Gateway FX6850-51u


Cracking the system open is easy enough, after unscrewing two screws the side panel slid open to reveal two open PCIe x1 and two SATA ports. The PCIe x16 slot is being taken up by an Nvidia GeForce GT 440 (1.5GB), if you're looking to upgrade in the...

Huge 1TB hard drive. Contains Nvidia discrete graphics. Inexpensive. Easily-accessible hard drive and optical drive bays. Wi-Fi

No USB 3.0 or eSATA. No Blu-ray

The Gateway FX6850-51u is a well-priced entry-level gaming PC, but there are desktops for the same price with more features and better performance.


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Gateway FX6850-51u


Best PC on the market with lowest competitive pricing and very high performance. The competition is all focused on similary features.This particular model FX6850-51u is in retail stores and available at a few online sources. Rock bottom price noted...

Awesome, Quiet, Ready to Go, It Just Keeps Getting Better.Two SATA removable hard drive capability ready to go. POWER OFF, install 3.5" drives in respective removable brackets (see 4 below), insert, formatting of drives may be required. I added 1.5 TB...

DOCUMENTATIONInfo on 2 SATA removable hard drives found in 2008 "FX Reference Manual", Gateway Document 8513213, Pages 55-57 complete with pictures of real hardware and right-on installation instructions.MEMORYComes with 8GB filling all 4 slots on...