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Gateway SX2800-01

Gateway SX2800-01
alaScore 84

139 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and usability are on the whole positive. The size and reliability also get good reviews.

value for money, reliability, size, usability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway SX2800-01 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway SX2800-01

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 94 user reviews of Gateway SX2800-01 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, reliability, size, design, usability

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway SX2800-01 Desktop PCGateway SX280001 / SX2800-01 / SX2800-01 Desktop PC (No Monitor Included)Gateway SX2800-07 Desktop PC (Black)

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Gateway SX2800-01r Value PC

 

It's shaping up to be quite a rumble at the $500 value-PC price point, as the Gateway SX2800-01 ($499 as of February 1, 2010) offers performance nearly identical to that of the $520 HP Pavilion A6710t and the $499 Acer Veriton X270. However, while the...

Quad-core processor ; Good storage for its price

Compact design limits upgradability ; Poor gaming performance

If you aren't an upgrader or a gamer, you'll find a great deal to love about the SX2800-01r, Gateway's Budget Desktop offering.

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Gateway SX2800-01

 

Though the SX2800 is small, it has a lot of internal expansion room, including two free RAM DIMM slots (the Dell 537s and HP s5120f don't have open slots), a PCIe x1 slot (occupied by a modem), and a PCIe x16 half-height slot for a graphics card. Both...

Quad core power for $500. Compact form factor. eSATA and SPDIF ports. DX10-capable integrated graphics. HDMI port. More expansion space than rivals

Loads of bloatware. Half-height expansion slots. Weak integrated graphics. Eject button hard to press

The Gateway SX2800-01 represents a move by the company toward small form factor PCs. It's got the quad-core power that multimedia mavens crave, yet comes in at $500, far below the $700-1,000 that other quad core systems go for.

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Gateway SX2800-01

 

A performance powerhouse for the money, the SX2800-01 is a bargain if you're not the type to open your computer's case.

Compact; good CPU performance; quiet; loads of external connectors

Limited internal expansion; poor 3D-graphics performance

While it's limited in 3D-gaming performance, the Gateway SX2800-01 offers plenty of oomph for productivity applications and non-gaming tasks, and it will please plenty of folks who don't play 3D games at all. If you're looking for a PC with good...

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Gateway SX2800-01r

 

The Gateway SX2800-01r may well offer the most computing bang for the buck on the market today. While most economy computers suffer from major trade offs to keep their price low, this machine offers a full feature set that will be more than adequate...

This computer has 640GB of hard drive storage

You cannot configure this Gateway SX2800-01r computer

This computer comes with a heavy set of features but if you desire any additional add-ons, you may want to keep looking.

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Gateway SX2800-03

 

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OUTSTANDING for What it Is"

 

This unit is way, way over-and-above the call... 

Screaming fast processor; 4GB DDR3 RAM included; tiny footprint; very quiet, great price

Case too small for card/ps upgrades; CD/DVD drawer button very difficult to depress; weak 220W power supply; flimsy access port covers; disc drive is configured vertically

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Fast Machine for Gaming"

 

We have been using this machine with a low-ri... 

True Quad core processor, inexpensive, fastest performer in its category. PCIe 16x slot allows you to make it best bang for buck gaming machine known to man

With the small form factor and the obligatory low-rise video card upgrade, it can get hot

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"Good try Gateway..but its a piece of garbage !!!"

 

Do NOT BUY ...invest in something that will d... 

Great specs, good hardware selection , extremely fast...but its small form factor fails to impress. This system runs extremely HOT !!! Insufficent cooling

Nivida Vid card crapped out in less than a month,its in the shop being fixed under warrenty as I speak

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"Fantastic PC for the price!"

 

I bought this PC in January to replace my wif... 

Excellent multi-tasking ability. Never feels bogged down. Small form factor. Value

No standard wireless connectivity. Video card needs to be upgraded for serious gamers

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"Dead-on-Arrival"

 

For a great price, you can't beat this machin... 

Very sleek. Great form factor. Solid specs. Boots very quickly and performs very solidly, compared even to my 4-core powerhouse video editing machine from Dell

Of the 60 days I've owned this machine, it has worked for only 5. After extensive back and forth with Gateway Support, performing their tests and "fixes" and having tried some trouble-shooting of my own, I'm pretty certain the motherboard is bunk

Product Specifications

Unleash your creativity with the Gateway SX2800-07 Desktop. Packed inside its compact design, just a third the size of tower PC, is a potent Intel Core 2 Quad Processor, cutting-edge DDR3 memory and Intel graphics, powered through multimedia applications while enjoying easy usability for tasks and entertainment with conveniences like a digital device holder and photo frame button. Plus, a plethora of ports and a multi-in-1 media card reader mean the Gateway SX2800-07 Desktop gives you connectivity and expandability to spare.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Small form factor/Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:4MB
Per Processor Size:4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.5in/13in
Height:10.5in/10.7in
Weight:11.9lbs
Width:4.2in/4in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:2800-03/2800-07/SX2800-01
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway / Gateway SX/Gateway SX

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel G43 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:32x (CD) / 6x (DVD-RW) / 8x (DVD+RW) / 5x (DVD-RAM)
Type:DVD
Write Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.33GHz/2.5GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q8200/Q8300
Type:Core 2 Quad

RAM

Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years 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:Intel GMA X4500
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