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Gateway GT 5692

Gateway GT 5692
alaScore 80

20 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money.

value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway GT 5692 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Gateway GT5692

 

The GT5692 is the first PC we've reviewed that comes configured with AMD's triple-core Phenom processor. In this case, it's a 2.1-GHz X8450 model fed by 4GB of PC5300 DDR2 memory and a 500GB, 7200-rpm Western Digital SE16 Caviar Blue hard drive. What...

Low cost, decent performance ; Nice 19-inch display

Lousy gaming performance ; Poor interior cable tie-offs

This triple-core Phenom system is a solid buy for SOHO users on a budget.

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Amazon review summary for Gateway GT 5692

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Gateway GT 5692 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gateway GT5692 Desktop PC (AMD Phenom X3 Processor, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB Hard Drive, Vista Premium)

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Great!

 

Ordered an Antec EA650 and an MSI 9800GT from Newegg for $200 in total. Should be able to play most if not all current games on my standard screen ratio (1280 x 1024) at medium to high settings. Overall recommended for gaming if your willing to spend...

Great value(I think), fast,Phenom x3 processor, integrated graphics are mostly great,No driver problems(what are mac vista haters talking about. my 6 year old printer installed itself in about 10 seconds. faster than on my XP), mostly upgrade friendly,...

Vista (not the worst, give it time), 1 case fan, weak 300w power supply, integrated graphics are great but only are truly useful on games up to spore's requirements or less

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Great Computer

 

Very fast computer. Vista works flawlessly so far and the 4 GB of RAM are great. Great computer for the money. Installed wireless card and ugraded to 8GB RAM. Both are recognized and working flawlessly as well

None so far

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Awesome

 

This computer is quick and is a great deal for the money. Vista 64 works flawlessly and upgraded to 8GB RAM without a hitch. Wireless card also installed easily and everything works great

None so far

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Good Purchase!

 

Bought on August 4th 2008 and has run flawlessly since then. I use it as a general home computer and SETI@home cruncher. I definitely recommend this computer to others - it's a great choice.

Nice sturdy case with plenty of room ; good quality keyboard (with built-in wrist rest) and mouse ; top of the line on-board Radeon HD 3200 video ; fast triple-core processor ; plenty of RAM ; big hard drive

Speakers are typical packaged ones: good mid-range, okay highs, no bass ; on-board video still a weak point for high-end games (Windows Experience Index gave scores of 5.2 for processor, 5.9 for memory, 5.9 for hard drive ... and 4.0 for both graphics...

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Very Happy So Far

 

Vista is taking me awhile to get used to, but I do think it has been an improvement...please don't shoot me for saying that. :-)

Installed Vista 64 bit with no issues, recognized my add on old IDE Disk Drives seamlessly. I was surprised on how well my old software applications installed and runs with no problems

Bad keyboard keys, I have 4 keys that don't work, tried to re-load the keyboard driver, but no joy. My son's Gateway keyboard works fine with this PC. Gateway after a few emails did give in and agreed to ship me a new keyboard...its been two days, so...

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A great well-rounded PC; upgrade-friendly

 

Even Vista has a hard time slowing this machine down. I put the AMD64 version of Ubuntu and Debian linux on this thing, and they run obscenely fast. If using the PC for Linux, use a new or recent distro release as the on-board hardware is very new and...

Comes with 4 GB RAM; triple-core processor will keep you speedy for a long while. The triple-core processor is sort of an "odd duck" as most processors are dual or quad core... but it runs like greased lightning so no complaints here ; You can turn...

I forget if Gateway put a lot of add-in software on the Vista install, but I don't think they did- nothing you can't remove anyway. Oh- the drive bays are tricky to get into if you want to add another DVD drive to it. There, I found something to pick...

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Correction!

 

Saved over a hundred bucks in shipping buying it at (not so) bad buy this time around. Probably the one and only time i'll ever buy a computer there too, but whatever, I actually saved money shopping outside of newegg for once(in 5 years)

Still an awesome computer from my last review a few days ago so that's good :)

Something came up that I figured I had to bring up, it turns out my system's locking up had nothing to do with crysis ; it locked up while listening to music and checking out parts on IE... interesting.... It's weird but other than a quick restart once...

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I'm convinced

 

I got this because I was too impatient to save up 3 weeks pay and break the bank to finally get another computer after waiting 3 months. Honestly for what I'm getting I'm very happy for what I've recieved and can't wait to build it up to a 'Monster...

For the price you pay, this thing is absolutely awesome. 8450x3, 4Gb RAM, descent layout, 500Gb HDD, Vista Home Premium SP1 64bit, slick case.... Pair it up with a new PSU, and a good graphics card and you're off to the games. I ran Crysis at 1360x768...

Power supply on mine was too weak to power my Zotac 8800GTS 640Mb ; a Rosewill 585W fixed that up real quick. Crysis tends to lock up my system but I think it's my copy of the game, I have heard of people with lesser systems not having this so I'm sure...

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Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: AMD Phenom X3 processor 18x DVD

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:16.1in
Height:15.6in
Weight:23.4lbs
Width:7.2in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:5692
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway GT

Mainboard

Chipset Type:AMD 780G
Data Bus Speed:3600MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.1GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:AMD
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Triple-Core
Processor Number:8450
Type:Phenom X3

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

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:500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3200
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