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Gateway LX6810

Gateway LX6810
alaScore 80

141 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 141 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the value for money, but reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are critical about the design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway LX6810 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway LX6810

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 95 user reviews of Gateway LX6810 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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58% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop PCGateway LX 6810-01 - Tower - 1 x Core 2 Quad Q8200 / 2.33 GHz - RAM 8 GB - HDD 1 x 640 GB - DVD?RW / DVD-RAM - GF GT 120 - Mdm - Gigabit Ethernet - VGateway LX6810-01 Desktop PC with TV Tuner

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Gateway LX 6810-01

 

The affordable Gateway LX6810-01 scores high points for offering high-end components right off the shelf. We recommend this system for multimedia editors and light gamers who can make use of its hard-working Nvidia 3D card and full 8GB of RAM. However,...

Includes discreet graphics card; configuration includes TV tuner and remote control; chassis offers ample room for expansion; inexpensive

No Wi-Fi; smaller hard drive than the competition

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Gateway LX6810-01

 

At first glance, Gateway's LX6810-01 value PC seems to be an excellent choice priced at a reasonable $800 (as of 8/23/09). The system throws gaming to the curb, however, and while that won't matter to everybody, its failure to match the general...

Strong performance considering the price ; Easy-to-access hot-swap drive bays

Gaming performance suffers ; No next-generation device or display connections

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Nice!

 

My parents bought this system new years and years ago, and it's still running strong. Not sure I'd buy it for an $800 price tag myself, but for that kind of money I'm completely impressed with how long it has lasted.

1) It's lasted for many years now (lost track at some point, I think it's 5 years old). Severely impressed with that. The only thing that's not original in the system is the PSU. Old one failed recently so I bought a Rosewill AP550 and changed it out....

It overheats easily. The case and stock fans do a poor job of circulating air. Personally, I think the case design is pretty terrible

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4 Years and running

 

A great computer even to this day, I am looking at upgrading finally the CPU to an 8 core, and I just purchased the XFX black 7770 GPU. Ill know if it meshes well in 4 days when it gets here.

I have had this beast for 4 years now, purchased and have only had one problem, "in the cons". I play WoW, Black Ops1, Mw3, LoL, and D3. I have not replaced anything on this badboy and i still run movies and games at the same time pulling 30fps or more...

GPU had trouble overheating due to lack of case fans, added 2 fans 1 8mm and 1 12mm and no problems since

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Bad Decision

 

Cheap components, $800 down a rathole.

The case is a nice piano black, so it looks nice. I had trouble with the pop up USB port gizmo not staying closed, but it started working again

The power supply caused some problems, so I replaced it. Now it Blue Screens about every 3 days, sometimes more often. I've taken out RAM and swapped it around, still core dumps. I am now going to replace the motherboard and put in a new CPU, buy...

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not the best but its up there for store bought units

 

im actually doing this review on it as we speak, i only play world of warcraft on it so it works really good on it im fixin to work on it a little id like to put an ssd to run windows and wow only so it loads faster and get rid of other programs that...

well it very powerful, more ram than i really needed, an actual graphics card not that onboard junk, alot of very good stuff too it, now granted its not the best pc out there even at that time but when it comes to store bought pcs its the best between...

it does run a bit hot being that it only has one fan and thats on the processor no case fans at all but the power supply keeps you from adding some anyways i have never had any over heating issues on this unit i leave it on all the time ; the other con...

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A Great Deal!

 

I recently had to purchase a new PC for my non-techie family, they prefered I buy them a brand-name pc rather then a home build one, so after much consideration so I decided on this one. They wanted to do some gaming, mostly shooters and mmo's, surf...

This computer is fast, it responds fast to new commands, allows an insane amounts of multi-tasking, and runs most programs flawlessly even when multi-tasking ; A Quad-core CPU, 8GB of ram, actual graphics card, and a TV Tuner all included ; Memory-Card...

Flip/down panels are cheaply made, they require considerable push to unlock/lock, and fell like the will break everytime there opended or close, I just leave them open ; Touch-panel doesn't always respond, and may require several taps to "figure-out"...

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Gateway LX6810-01 Core 2 Quad Q8200(2.33GHz) 8GB DDR2 640GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit

 

The 2 front drive bays make me need to find HD's to put in them just cause they're there!

Fast. Quiet. Plays everything I've thrown at it at a good pace. Best package for the price that I've been able to find with enough expandability to keep most people happy for a while

The 2 pop-out compartments are annoying...have to push really hard to get them opened and closed. Really needs USB ports in front that are always available, or available next to the sound plug-ins.(the front pop out compartment)

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Gateway Horrible

 

Never buy a brand name, built your own.

Worth the price, but

Used it about a week and the WD drive went dead. NVidia Sata Control is locked with updated bios

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Great system! Fast! Works with Linux

 

I'm very happy with the purchase.

I am running Ubuntu Linux 9.04 64 bit on this system and it is VERY fast. I've had no hardware compatibility issues, but I have not tried yet to use the TV tuner or the remote control. The system is very quiet. I personally have not experienced any...

The top of the case has a push-down flap that exposes the memory card reader slots. It feels very flimsy. You either have to leave it open all the time or closed. It doesn't open or close with ease

Product Specifications

With a PC like this it's all about the numbers, and the Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop has numbers aplenty. Q8200 Intel Core 2 Quad. 15-in-1 media card reader. 7.1-channel high-def Dolby Home Theater. 6 USB 2.0, 1 HDMI and 2 IEEE 1394 ports. Then there are the NVIDIA graphics and chipset, 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:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Weight:37lbs

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:6810-01
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway LX

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 720i MCP
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV

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:2.33GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q8200
Type:Core 2 Quad

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:640GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 120
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