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Gateway SX2802

Gateway SX2802
alaScore 81

38 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the value for money and design. The usability and reliability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the size.

reliability, usability, design, value for money

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway SX2802 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Gateway SX2802

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Gateway SX2802 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

reliability, design, value for money, usability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Gateway SX2802-03 Black Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium)

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Gateway SX2802-01

 

The Gateway SX2802-01 ($499.99 list at Costco) lends credence to the old saying that good things come in small packages. This small form factor (SFF) desktop system offers solid quad-core performance and a sizable hard drive, and its whisper quiet. As...

Quad core processor. Solid performance. Super quiet. Sleek, compact design

Limited upgrade potential. Lots of bloatware. Integrated graphics. Monitor not included

The Gateway SX2802-01 helps you reclaim valuable desktop space without sacrificing power. It offers strong quad-core processing, ample storage, and quiet operation, but its upgrade potential is limited, and you'll have to supply your own monitor.

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Gateway SX2802-03 Core 2 Quad Q8300(2.50GHz) 6GB DDR2 1TB Intel GMA X4500 Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

 

i just got a 3.2 gig i7 with a nvidia 295 1.8 gig card . hehe . gonna use this one for storage and for the games that the lates and greatest of the cards won't play the 8800 series nivida is the last to run kotor and games around that i have and gonna...

nice hd 1tb lots of room . very small and quite . it even plays dragon age origins . with only a few lag spots nice for integrated graphics

the integrated graphics . and the case is so small a decent vid card won't fit in it . but unless your wanting high end gameing it does rather nicely

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Great Machine

 

If you're upgrading the video card, make sure you buy PCI Express 2.0 card that fits in one slot, meaning the fan/heatsink doesn't take up the space of 2 slots. The slot is up against the top of the case so there's no room for a card that takes the...

It's fast, small and quiet. Works exactly like it should and Windows 7 is fast and stable. Does dual monitor support out of the box, with HDMI and VGA(DSUB) connections

DVD drive eject button is rediculously difficult to press and there's no tactile response as to when you've actually pressed it. Amazing how Gateway overlooked this design flaw

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KILLER DEAL for a Great Basic Box

 

It has no Software CD's, (recommend using the Create Restore Disk Feature the second you have it booted up, Do OS and Applications Backups. It will require 4 DVD's and works great) Not a lot of room to upgrade, Dont buy this if you want it to be a box...

If you are looking for a feature packed machine, and not somting basic that you in tend to upgrade with lots of adds, this machine is PERFECT. Its an out of the box, fast feature packed machine that will do everything the basic to experienced user...

Front access door not very sturdy (can see it breaking at some point) ; Eject button is a PAIN, you have to play with it, and push at just the right angle and hard to get it to open. (Hint: if you use your THUMB to press it and are firm, it works best)...

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