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Gateway SX2800-01

Gateway SX2800-01
alaScore 84

131 reviews

Sep, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 131 reviews of Gateway SX2800-01. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the design and size are on the whole positive. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gateway SX2800-01

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 user reviews of Gateway SX2800-01 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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reliability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2017

Expert review by: David Murphy (pcworld.com)

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.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Gateway SX2800-01

 

The Gateway SX2800-01 takes up little space without giving up any of the power that multimedia mavens expect these days.

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.

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Sep, 2009

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Gateway SX2800-01 review

 

Editors' note: This review is part of our 2009 Retail Laptop and Desktop Back-to-School roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems that can be found in retail stores.

Sleek, compact design; best all-around performance among budget retail PCs; up-to-date motherboard outputs offer all kinds of connectivity options.

Memory slot access takes a few more steps than usual.

Gateway's SX2800-01 offers a strong combination of performance and features all wrapped up in a design that fully embraces the merits of a slim tower PC. We recommend this system to anyone looking for a fast, affordable desktop for the home office, the...

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

Gateway SX2800-01 Review and Ratings

 

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

Jul, 2009

TOP TEN REVIEWS - EXELLENCE

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Gateway SX2800-03

 

Consumer review by: victorfranchino (cnet.com)

loved it til the operating system vanished with win technical preview.

 

i bought recovery discs from gateway.. now acer but i can't use them til i change it to UEFI mode what ever that is . i know what it is now but i still have not been able to get to the proper screens to change it to UEFI mode. my recovery discs says i...

very fast loading browers that i used daily

i don't know how to set it to UEFI mode so i can use it again.

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: nightowl2000 (cnet.com)

there customer Support &^%..you can take a guess .

 

customer support on phone and ichat thumb down

No comment or out put

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Great Deal

 

Small size of tower is nice. Plenty of USB ports on both front (5) and back (4).

Have owned for over 1 year and haven't had any problems. I mainly use it for day-to-day web browsing and document creation ; Upgraded the video card without issue. If you decide to upgrade cards, make sure they are low-profile so they fit. Power supply...

Two trivial notes ; CD-drive eject button requires ridiculous amounts of pressure to eject tray. On the plus side, you don't have to worry about someone accidentally bumping the eject button ; If you want to insert a mini-CD, you will have to turn the...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

I love it!

 

Moving it to a antec 300 case buying and going to buy a new psu and gpu. Why a modem card? I used to have a SPARKLE SFPX95GT512U2L GeForce 9500 gpu in it but the gpu did break after a year and I was a idiot and pulled the serial number off when...

NEAR SILENT my psu doesnt make a noise at all onlything I hear is the fan pushing air, no vibration ; suprisingly good onboard gpu ; lots of usb drives

gpu is VERY limited and may overheat since it's at the very top of the case ; No wireless card - I bought an usb wireless card and it works fine ; DVD drive is loud when in use

Jan, 2011

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