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Gateway LX6820-01

Gateway LX6820-01
alaAverage 4

6 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability. Many are negative about the price.

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On average, users rate this product 88/100.

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Gateway LX6820-01 Value Desktop PC Desktop Review

 

Better performance than its predecessor ; Plenty of memory and storage

Rival value PCs surpass it in performance ; Limited upgradability due to wasted space

Gateway upgrades its otherwise typical value-PC offering with some snazzier components, but the additions do little to help this desktop beat the competition.

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Gateway LX6820-01

 

There's a blue racing stripe around the bottom of the case, but there's no Blu-ray drive in Gateway's LX6820-01 ($979.99 list). That strikes us as an odd omission in an otherwise formidably-equipped multimedia desktop. Certainly the system's graphics...

Plenty of convenient front-panel ports. Card reader with auto-backup button. Standard TV tuner. Pull-out trays to add hard drives

No Blu-ray player or eSATA port. Touch-panel control center is more esthetic than ergonomic

Except for its lack of a Blu-ray drive, the Gateway LX6820-01 is a loaded multimedia desktop that's a first-rate Windows Media Center and video-editing station, and a not-half-bad gamer to boot.

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A good choice for average home user but expect suprises

 

I like it's case design, It have access to almost all the interface ports you need from the front panel. The two SATA HD bays are perfect for swapping HDs. The TV turner card is very nice, works great with Vista Media Center, the remote control is...

Nice design, easy access card reader, USB ports, firwires, audio I/O all can be accessed at the front panel ; Nice front hard drive bay design

TV Turner card doesn't come with AV input cable. Two IR cables are included in the box which are useless ; Documentation is really bad ; The recovery dvd creation doesn't work, had to download a patch too make it work ; Customer service is bad

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Excellent PC

 

Computer is very fast even with Vista. Love the two SATA racks on the front of the PC. Windows Media Center Remote works great with Netflix, I have to kick my 3 year old off of the computer so I can use it. Comes with free Windows 7 upgrade which I...

Be careful with the TV tuner card. If you try to hook up the coax cable to the tuner card with the power on, the card throws sparks like the 4th of July, no lie. When this first happened I tried to troubleshoot the problem and ended up sending the...

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Terrible Tech Support

 

Gateway should provide more detailed setup documentaion .

Very happy overall with this desktop . It is very fast and easy to use . Thought Vista was going to be an issue , but I haven't had any problems yet . Got it on sale for $100. less than anywhere else . Free shipping was faster than I expected

Had problem setting up tuner card for TV . Searched all user guides on Gateway site and on computer itself for info and could find nothing helpful . Called Tech Support and they were useless . They had no idea what I was talking about . Finally they...

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Gateway LX 6820 ”

 

I ordered a Gateway LX 6820 roughly a year ago on a very good deal. I consider myself to be a fairly computer literate user and a hardcore gamer and I have had absolutely no problems so far with this system. The LX 6820 comes standard with 8 gigabytes...

Product Specifications

The Gateway LX6820-01 Desktop is an impressive entertainment hub packed full of features for the media-minded enthusiast. Add superior speeds from the pairing of an Intel core 2 quad processor with 8GB of cutting-edge DDR3 memory. A TV tuner lets you watch and record your favorite programs - and HDMI lets you display them on a big-screen set.

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:6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:19in
Height:17.7in
Weight:31.1lbs
Width:7.5in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:6820-01
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway LX

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G43 Express

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:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q9400
Type:Core 2 Quad

RAM

Installed Size:8GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 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:1TB
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:1.5GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GT 230
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