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Gateway SX2840

Gateway SX2840
alaScore 84

8 reviews

Aug, 2020

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Gateway SX2840. 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. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The size also gets good views.

size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway SX2840 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : David Murphy (

Gateway SX2840-01


You'd better like what you get with the Gateway SX2840-01, as this half-width midsize-tower desktop sacrifices most of its upgradability to achieve its slim shape. That's okay, though--the SX2840-01 delivers excellent performance for a mere $559 (as of...

Beautiful jet-black case reduces external clutter ; Plenty of memory and storage

No DVI support (VGA or HDMI only)

In spite of a lapse in connection options and limited upgradability, the SX2840-01 is a speedy little monster with a budget price.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Gateway SX2840-01


The Gateway SX2840-01 integrates Intel's new Core i3 processor into a well-performing multimedia content creation desktop PC. Add a Blu-ray player and drop the bloatware, and this could be the PC to connect to your HDTV.

Compact. Multimedia content creation power. New Core i3 CPU. HDMI port. Some expandability.

Only half-height PCIe cards. Integrated graphics. No Blu-ray option. Bloatware. No Wireless networking.

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Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Rich Brown (

Gateway SX2840-01 review: Gateway SX2840-01


Gateway SX2840-01

Small size, quality video playback, and HDMI output make it a viable home theater PC; virtualized quad-core Intel CPU offers competitive performance for its price; massive 1TB hard drive; room for half-height expansion cards.

No wireless networking; relative power hog compared with the Mac Mini.

Gateway's SX2840-01 remains the budget PC to beat. Its combination of small size, fast performance, and living room competence makes it one of the most flexible desktops on the market. That it has room to upgrade makes the deal that much sweeter. We...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : John Pastor (

Gateway SX2840-01 Desktop PC Review


If you're looking for a PC for your living room and HDTV or just a small, compact PC for tight spaces, you're in luck. The Gateway SX2840-01 desktop might be just for you. Does the small form factor sacrifice power? Find out after the break.

Small and quiet enclosure ; Multitude of ports and expansion for such a small PC ; Great specs at such a cheap price

Traditional Gateway bloatware ; No wireless networking ; Lacks Blu-Ray drive

The Gateway SX series starts at $519.99 and is available at Gateway's website as well as

May, 2010

Expert review by : techreviewsource (

Gateway SX2840-01


The SX2840-01 from Gateway features the new Intel Core i3-530 CPU in a small-form factor desktop computer that has a small price to go with it. Its multimedia features are aimed and media-enthusiasts and offers decent performance.

Inexpensive ; Intel Core i3 & 6 GB of RAM ; HDMI & eSATA ports ; Multimedia performer

No Blu-ray included ; No Wi-Fi build-in ; Lots of bloat ware pre-installed

In terms of system performance, this system is an excellent performer when it comes to day-to-day computing tasks as well as advanced graphics, video, and audio processing. While using Adobe Photoshop and video processing, performance is extremely fast...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Dave Freeman (

Review: Gateway SX2840


Gateway's new SX2840 is an ideal system for someone who needs a good basic computer. It's designed to be a small form factor rival to the high end, high cost systems currently on the market. The new SX2840 also hits that mythical sweet spot of price...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review (

Passing the Torch??


Newegg is wonderful, she is my mistress.

This was supposed to be the PC that officially killed my PC gaming, after 15+ years and three self-built rigs, two kids, blah, blah. Oh no, this lil' puppy can keep up quite nicely, espcially after installing the Sappire 4650 low profile card (thx to...

Bloatware is easy to remove, so really a non-issue ; No complaints really, well done Gateway

Feb, 2010