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Gateway GT 5438

Gateway GT 5438
alaScore 79

24 reviews

Jul, 2014

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway GT 5438

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Gateway GT 5438 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gateway GT5438 Desktop PC

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Nice price, nice pc

 

Upgrade the graphics card for sure, I put an XFX GeForce 8600 GT in it with 256 MB RAM and it is amazing, like i said before it was very easy to put in.

Very good, fast processor. I like the 2 GB Memory (RAM) the hard drive is nice. Super fast and very easy to put a graphics card in

bad Intel graphics, vista(getting better, just new to it, havnt really had any problems with it yet, just new to me)

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Worth every penny

 

Playing all of my games great! I'm a huge City of Heroes fan and I added a 256MB FX 8600 video card (rerun your Vista Windows experience to increase your score) and my games run sweet. I also upgraded the memory to 3 gig. Very happy with the machine,...

Good, strong overall spec's right out of the box. The machine is ready to go, just need to fire it up

Not really a con, but if you are planning to play any games, just get yourself a nice PCI express card and you are good to go. Also, this is my main home machine, but I use it for work alot. I need to be able to remotely connect to it from work. I...

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Excellent Delivery

 

good choice will update if i get something more

I received the product in 2days!! newegg service rocks

Good service but Slow respond to my email from newegg

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NICE!!!!

 

Pretty fast when compare my old computer. Newegg has a great price and fast shipping

First of all, uninstall most if not all the start-up programs. Vista takes while getting used to. My problem is that some webpages are aligned at the left margin leaving valueable unused space at the right. To do a Word or Ecel doc, I have to manually...

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what a deal

 

great buy for xxx

purchased for small business applications, love the 2GB of RAM, great for the price

price has risen since i purchased (sucks for you), pre-installed software sucks

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Impressive

 

Vista can take a while getting used to, but I've having very few problems with it (most of my software does work). This computer with whatever version of Vista does have disk partitioner, and it does work.

Pretty fast for loading software for use. Start-up is fast

Computer comes with unnecessary start-up softwares, but it is easily removed

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Solid foundation to build on

 

Perfect as is for mom-and-pop stuff but with a little extra cash for upgrades, this will be a gaming beast.

Price can't be beat. Very expandable: 2GB (expands to 4) of RAM keeps things fast. CPU is fast. PCI x16 slot supports bigger, badder video cards

Onboard video is junk, though capable of Vista Premium's groovy new Aero effects. Keyboard is lousy (who's still using PS2?)

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EXCELLENT FOR THE PRICE

 

All in all, everything works fine and although Vista takes some getting used to, it seems to run things faster than XP.

Pretty much agree with everyone else. Just a few other things to point out ; 1) Added GT5438: CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT533D2 ; bringing total memory to 4gig ;...

Continued from above ; 3) The included burner is a Samsung TSST TS-H652D IDE drive ; I tried adding a Lite-On IDE burner, that I had, but it would not burn a playable disc with Visa (using Nero 7). Neither did an older Samsung IDE ; So I decided to buy...

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Awesomeeee!

 

It's real good, and so cheap. The only pc like this you will find for this price. It is super silent, I hear absolutely no sound coming from it. It's fast, and has a pci-e slot for video gamers.I upgraded with a 8600 gt card wow. Made the pc even faster

Vista is difficult to get pass with many of my favorite programs and games.So installed a new windows xp

Product Specifications

The Gateway GT5438 desktop takes powerful entertainment to the next level with a high-performance Intel Core 2 Duo Processor, Windows Vista and 2GB of memory.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16.5in
Height:15.5in
Weight:23.4lbs
Width:7.2in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:5438
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway GT

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 945G Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:24x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E4300
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA 950
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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