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Gateway SX2800-01

Gateway SX2800-01
alaScore 83

128 reviews

Nov, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 128 reviews of Gateway SX2800-01. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good comments. Some have doubts 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 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (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. Opinions about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

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reliability

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

Nov, 2019

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

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Gateway SX2800-01 review: Gateway SX2800-01

 

Gateway SX2800-01

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

Consumer review (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 (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 (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 (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

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Broken on arrival

 

Didn't have a chance to get it working, but was small and spacey

Didn't work on arrival, not sure if it was shipping or from production, possibly a video card malfunction

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Excellent PC.

 

After the ATI Radeon 5570 graphics upgrade, the Gateway SX2800 can run most current games at 720p at 60 frames. Street Fighter IV, Devil May Cry 4 and Resident Evil 5 all run at 60 frames locked(w/ V-Sync on) or higher. Windows Experience graphics...

Fast Quad Core CPU ; Lots of connections, 7 USB, firewire, memory card reader, compact flash ; Upgradeable to low profile ATI Radeon 5570 graphics(DirectX 11 graphics card)

Had to buy a graphics card separate to get gaming performance, but the card was under $80 so its not too bad

Apr, 2010

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Fast Little Machine

 

Can't beat the price and as usual NewEgg shipped the day I ordered.

FAST. I have run Windows 7 on another brand with 4 gig ddr2 memory and I thought that was fast, but this set up blows past the other set up. Quick to start up and running several programs at the same doesn't bother this little machine at all. I threw...

Not much room for expansion inside but the only thing I would really like is a more powerful video card

Mar, 2010

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