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Gateway DX4831-07 Desktop (Black)

by Gateway
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  • 2.66GHz Intel Core i5-750 Quad Core Processor with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.2GHz
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory
  • 1TB SATA Hard Drive (Green Product - variable RPM); 16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive
  • ATI Radeon HD 5750 Graphics Card; High-Definition Audio Support with 7.1-channel Audio Support
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
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Product Description

Product Description

Gateway DX4831-07 Desktop PC comes with these specs: Intel Core i5-750 Processor 2.66GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.2GHz, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel H57 Express Chipset, 8192MB DDR3 Memory, ATI Radeon HD 5750 Graphics Card, 1TB SATA Hard Drive (Green Product - variable RPM), 16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, High-Definition Audio Support with 7.1-channel Audio Support, 10 - USB 2.0, Keyboard and Mouse, 25.0 lbs. | 11.3 kg (system unit only), 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll-Free Tech Support, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Norton Internet Security Suite 2009 Trial

Gateway DX4831: Multimedia Powerhouse

Unleash powerful multimedia at home with the Gateway DX4831-07 desktop PC, which offers the accelerated performance of the latest dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, ATI Radeon HD 5750 discrete graphics card, and a Super-Multi drive that enables you to create your own DVDs and CDs. Enjoy the next generation of video playback with the HDMI output, which allows a single cable to transmit uncompressed high-definition video and audio to your digital TV or capable external monitor.

The sleek, streamlined and stylish mini-tower DX4831, encased in a luxe black, is designed for power and productivity. A myriad of front-accessible ports make it easy to connect, including the Digital Media Card Reader for convenient connection and downloads from your digital devices. And with a touch of a button, you can turn your monitor into a media slideshow of your favorite photos with the unique photo frame button.

The Gateway DX4831 desktop PC.

The handy digital device holder, recessed into the top of the PC, provides a convenient place to rest your camera, MP3 player, camcorder or more while downloading media.
Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

Key Features

  • 2.66 GHz Intel Core i5-750 dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (3.20 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 8 MB L3 cache). Intel's Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload--providing more performance when you need it the most. It also comes equipped with Intel HD Graphics--an advanced video engine that delivers smooth, high-quality HD video playback, and advanced 3D capabilities, providing an ideal graphics solution for everyday computing.
  • Energy-saving 1 TB SATA hard drive revolves at a variable RPM--meaning full speed when you need it, plus energy conservation.
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; maximizing capacity)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5750 graphics with 1 GB of dedicated video memory. Loaded with advanced technology and support for Microsoft DirectX 11, the HD 5750 has the power and premium features you need for fully immersive gameplay as well as the capability to expand your visual real estate across up to three displays. With ATI Eyefinity technology, you get the ultimate immersive gaming experience innovative "wrap around" multi-display capabilities.
  • 16x DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive
  • HD audio provides your system with the support it needs to handle the most cutting-edge audio content (including 7.1-channel surround sound). Plus, you'll hear more of your tunes and tones, with auditory playback coming out at a higher quality than systems without HD sound.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Multi-in-One digital media card reader compatible with CompactFlash (Type I and II), CF+ Microdrive, MultiMediaCard (MMC), HC MMCplus, HC MMCmobile, MMCplus, MMCmobile, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MC), Secure Digital (SD) Card, miniSDHC Card, miniSD Card, microSD Card, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable. Also includes standard analog VGA video output.
  • Next-generation eSATA port (combined with one of the USB ports) offers a transfer speed of 3GB/s, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves. It allows easy sharing and transfer of entertainment content and digital media on external devices.
  • Gateway Recovery Management enables you to create a default backup disk and an application and driver backup disk, restore the system to factory default, reinstall apps and drivers, manage password settings, recover from the hard drive ,and recover from your factory recovery disk.
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process.
  • Pre-loaded software includes Microsoft Works SE 9.0 for word processing and spreadsheet work. Enjoy a 60-day trial version of Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007.
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 16.3 x 16 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 25 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor with toll-free technical support

Networking, Connectivity & Expansion
This desktop provides ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet wired networking. It includes two PCI x1 Express slots (available), one PCI x4 Express slot (available), one PCI x16 Express slot (occupied), four 3.5-inch HDD bays (three available), and two 5.25-inch ODD bays (one available).

  • 10 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (4 in front, 6 in rear)
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 2 eSATA ports
  • Video out: HDMI, DVI and VGA
  • Headphone and microphone jacks; digital audio output
  • Surround sound speakers (5 audio ports)
  • 2 PS/2 ports for connecting a keyboard and mouse

What's in the Box
This package contains the Gateway DX4831-07 desktop PC, power cord, mouse, keyboard, and printed documentation

It also comes with the following software: Microsoft Works (applications for word processing, spreadsheet, calendar, and e-mail); 60-day trial of Microsoft Office 2007; Norton Internet Security 2009 (60-day trial); Google Toolbar

Product Information

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Processor2.66 GHz Intel Core i5
RAM8 GB ddr3
Hard Drive1 TB
Graphics CoprocessorRadeon
Brand NameGateway
Item model numberDX4831-07
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight25 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.09 x 16.26 x 15.98 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Optical Drive TypeDVD Super Multi
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #64,631 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight27.8 pounds
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Date First AvailableJanuary 17, 2010
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Customer Reviews

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By JCD on April 26, 2010
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I have both bought and built computers before. This little machine is by far the quietest. In fact, if it didn't have a light on it, I might not know it is on. First a little about my usage. I write code, which means I sometimes have huge processor spikes which can grind a system to a halt. So far, that really hasn't happened with 4 CPUs. I also play games and have found all of my older PC games run with everything turned up to the highest levels. Such as Half Life 2 Episode 2. While there are things I don't like about the system, they are relatively minor.

* Fast. Really fast. Including games.
* Quad Core CPU means even if I start compiling nothing slows down.
* Graphics card was *slightly* better than advertised according to drivers (It says my card is a ATI Radeon HD 5770). Your millage may vary.
* Windows 7 is mostly better than Vista. This is my first 64 bit system and it runs like a champ.
* 8 Gigs is awesome. I've never even come close to running out of memory.
* PC worked well hooked up to my HDTV, even playing games on the HDTV looks amazing.

* I don't like the feel of the mouse and keyboard.
* I don't like the look of the case that much.
* PSU and motherboard don't offer much room for upgrades.
* Some stuff I did not want had to be uninstalled and a lack of installation disks is unfortunate.
* Warranty is pretty limited... if I ever need it.
* Sound crackles sometimes. A reboot fixes this.

One other thing I will note... A previous reviewer mentioned not wanting to open the case in fear of voiding the warranty.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By c chiang on March 20, 2010
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Ive been looking around for the past few months for a new computer, and regardless of how much I looked and calculated things out, besides building your own, this is probably the best value for the price.

I used to be able to have time to upgrade my old computer, but the old computer i had just cant get any more upgrades. I didnt have the time to make my own system. After spending two or more weeks looking at the internet, this Gateway was the best value. I looked everywhere - hp, dell, cyberpower, ibuypower, etc. and this one particular system was cheapest.

It has been running great thus far. I have had no major issues with it, other than the fact that it does take some time to make the Recovery disk - and i wonder why it couldnt have been premade. Otherwise, the system has been working excellently with no problems. Setup was extraordinarily simple. The box is relatively stylish, but a little on the larger side. The front only has 2 USB ports, but there are interestingly 2 on the top of the computer. The system is fast and the vid card, while i havent spent tons of time taxing it, seems to be performing great.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles M. Smith Jr. on April 23, 2010
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I love this computer, I switch over from Apple computer to a PC because Mac computer are getting out of my price range right now. It took some time to get use to a PC but I'm loving how fast this PC is, and it's nice and quite. It dose what I need it to do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Scott Mandeville on May 29, 2010
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This computer is sleek sexy and fast. The DX4831-07 has a quad core I5 processor in it, and 8 GB of memory. The newest 27" Imac also has the quad core I5 processor, but only comes with 4GB of memory standard (8 for an additional $200) and costs $2000-$2200. I added a 24" HD monitor for and extra $200 and the total cost was still less than half of what I would have paid for a comperable Mac.

Windows 7 is running all of my programs wonderfully, It's fast and easy to work with, and I couldn't be happier. I am an architect and will be using this computer to run memory intense 3D CAD modeling programs, photo editing software and other video and graphics intense programs. This machine can definitely handle it. Itunes is even loaded on my computer to manage all of my music, movies and apps for my Iphone, so don't worry about apple products working with other apple products, go PC.

The only issue I've had with this computer is that it has a DVD player and not Blu-Ray. The screen resolution looks great. Pictures and graphics are amazing on the large resolution monitor I bought, but then I put in a DVD and playback looks fuzzy by comparison. It's not bad, it just falls short of what the machine is capable of. For a couple hundred dollars though, you could get an internal or external to add on, and you're still $800 cheaper than a Mac.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Frakster65 on March 24, 2010
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This computer does everything I need it to do and quietly. It's zippy core I5 processor, 8 gigs of ram, and ATI graphics card are more than enough to handle my Photoshop projects (CS4) plus all my other everyday computing needs. I have the PC hooked up to my HDTV making it a great media center as well. And how convenient to have all those extra USB inputs on the front and top. I am completely satisfied with this purchase which was a great value for the price.
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I bought this computer from TigerDirect about two months ago, and have been nothing but pleased ever since. It's fast, has everything on it I can imagine wanting, including lots of hard drive space, tons of memory, more USB ports than you can shake a stick at, and a nice sleek look. The i5 chip is plenty zippy. PC World has found it to be a little slower than the top of the i3 line of chips, which is a bit of a surprise, since the general idea is that i3s are a little slower than i5s, which are a little slower than i7s. But for my purposes, we're dancing on the head of a pin.

I gather from reviews that some folks received their computers with hard drives disconnected from the motherboards. That's disturbing to hear, but a two-minute fix, if you're not afraid to open the box. (And no, it doesn't void the warranty, as one reviewer worries.) In any event, that wasn't my experience. I popped the hood and found everything was connected.

It's also the quietest computer I've ever owned. Sitting at the computer with your eyes closed you wouldn't know it was on. I wouldn't have said that my previous computer's whirring noise bothered me, but the quiet is so much better!

On the software front, it had a little bloatware on it, but nothing that bombards the user, and nothing that couldn't be turned off or removed pretty easily. It came with Microsoft Works, which was helpful not because I wanted to use it, but because it is qualifying software for upgrade versions of Office 2007, which I was running on my previous computer. So I didn't have to buy Office to go with. (Microsoft's abandoned upgrade versions with Office 2010, otherwise I might have taken the plunge.)

My sole and tiny complaint: In sleep mode, the power button's blue light flashes forever. I'd be happier if it stopped blinking after 20 minutes. But that's it.
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