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Gateway SX2801

Gateway SX2801
alaScore 81

9 reviews

Oct, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Gateway SX2801. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and size. The usability and price also get good comments.

price, usability, size, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway SX2801 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Gateway SX2801-01e


Editors' note: This review is part of our 2010 retail laptop and desktop back-to-school roundup , covering specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores.

Small size, excellent single-core and multitasking performance; HDMI port makes it into a capable home theater PC; inexpensive.

Dual-core processor outpaced by competition; no wireless networking; no FireWire.

The Gateway SX2801-01e is just one of several new budget slim tower systems available this season. We're impressed by its compact design and the HDMI port makes it easy to use in the living room. For a $520 system, the SX2801-01e's performance and...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: danman (

Great as a Home Theater PC


I purchased this after using an Atom/ION based Acer Revo for home theater. It hit the wall with Silverlight and Netflix HD content. It was unwatchable. Even with only the dual core this machine handles ripping, WMC, and Netflix HD with no troubles at...

Small case and very quiet ; Integral internal CD/DVD drive ; HDMI and Dolby Digital ; Big internal HD

Not a speed demon for gamers ; DVD Open/Close button is hard to use ; A wireless keyboard/mouse or remote control would be nice

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Very Pleased


I purchased this PC to replace my aging HP z545 media center. It looked like a good value and got positive reviews. Thus far, I have been very pleased. Setup with my HDTV and surround sound system were straightforward, and sound and video quality have...

Great value ; Snappy performance ; Handles HD digital cable well ; HDMI and optical audio out work well with my home theater setup ; Small form factor

Dual TV tuner would be nice ; Power button shines a bit bright in a dim room ; No Blu-ray

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: queentracey128 (

This is the best computer in the world! ”


I bought this tower with keyboard and mouse refurbished from circuit city for only 399.99. It has 1TB and 6GB which is better than I have ever had! It came with windows 7 and 2.8 pentium, multi-in-one media card reader, DVD-SUPER multi drive, etc. etc....

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Colleennicol... (

Gateway SX2801 good specs for the price ”


This computer has enough RAM and hard drive space to accomodate most games and graphic processing. The graphics card is decent, and the fact that it comes with windows seven is a plus. It is small and fits into the space underneath my desk with room to...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: beckrand (

Great computer at a great price! ”


We have had this computer for 6 months and love it!

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: JohnAdam (

Good Desktop Computer ”


I own this desktop and it's pretty nice. The front has a glossy finish, which could be a fingerprint magnet if you touch it too much. It has so many usb ports. This desktop also have a little flat rectangle on the top for putting anything you want on...

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: terahw (

Gateway SX2801 is the worst computer and first I have ever owned ”


I have owned this gateway computer for 4 years now and I have had the worst experience of my life to the point that if I had a choice I would just do away with computers all together. I really want to own a great computer but with this being my first...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: ruffrider (

Gateway is reliable. ”


We have owned 2 Gateway computers.  The first is still running and is over 7 years old.  The second is 6 months old.  Both of these Gateways were extremely affordable and have absolutely wonderful attributes.  They are quick, easy to use and take up...

Jul, 2010