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Gateway FX6840-57 Desktop (Black)

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  • Propel deep into game play and High-Definition with the trendy racing car-like design of the Gateway FX6840-57 Desktop
  • The Intel Core i7 Processor powers gaming and complex tasks such as creating and editing video, music and photos
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics with 1GB of dedicated video memory
  • This streamlined racing car-like design brings visual excitement from its engine car.
  • 8GB DDR3 Memory delivers incredible system speed to handle demanding graphics demands and experience ultra-fast frame rates during game play.
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Processor2.93 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM8 GB DDR3
Hard Drive1 TB
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Brand NameGateway
Item model numberFX6840-57
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Item Weight31 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.50 x 19 x 17.70 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Optical Drive Type16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive
  
Additional Information
ASINB003ZUXX4M
Best Sellers Rank #39,238 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight36.7 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 26, 2010
  
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Gateway FX6840-57 Desktop PC comes with these specs: Intel Core i7-870 processor 2.93GHz with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.6GHz, Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit), Intel H57 Express Chipset, 8GB DDR3 Memory, ATI Radeon HD 5770 Graphics Card with 1GB of Discrete Video Memory, 1TB SATA Hard Drive (Green Product - variable RPM), 16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, Gigabit Ethernet, High-Definition Audio Support with 5.1-channel Audio Support, 10 - USB 2.0, Keyboard and Mouse, 31.0 lbs. | 14.1 kg (system unit only), 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll-Free Tech Support, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Microsoft Office Starter 2010, Norton Internet Security Suite 2010 Trial

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Propel deep into game play and high-definition video with the racing car-like design of the Gateway FX6840-57 desktop PC powered by the Intel Core i7 Processor, which utilizes multicore and multithreading technology to distribute power when and where you need it most. The 9 GB of DDR3 RAM delivers incredible system speed to handle demanding graphics rendering, while the ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics (with 1 GB of dedicated video memory) lets you experience the newest DirectX 11 games at mind blowing frame rates with lightning fast video and jaw dropping effects in extreme HD resolutions.

Gateway FX desktop
Daring and distinctive, this FX system's design boasts the streamlined looks of an injection-fueled race car.

Daring and distinctive, this FX system's design boasts the streamlined looks of an injection-fueled race car. Accentuating its high-performance appeal is a black glossy case with red accents and lighting effects.

Store your entire multimedia library and backup your important documents on the large-and-in-charge 1 terabyte Green Product hard drive. By using variable RPM, this drive consumes less energy while staying cool and quiet. This FX system also includes tool-less expansion bays that provide additional storage for growth and backup. Easy to use front and side ports, Digital Media Card Reader slots, and function keys bring added convenience and make things hassle free.

A storage deck on top of the PC makes it easy for your to place cameras, phones and other digital devices when downloading files and also provides 2 additional USB ports for quick connections. An integrated rear compartment provides the user with an area to store and hide excess wires, cleaning your space.

Gateway FX desktop
Expansion bays.

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.

You'll also experience new ways to deliver your best work with Office Starter 2010.

Key Features

Gateway FX6840-57

 

Gateway FX desktop
Storage deck on top makes it easy for you to place cameras, phones, and other digital devices when downloading files.
  • 2.93 GHz Intel Core i7-870 processor (with Turbo Boost Technology up to 3.6 GHz) delivers maximum processing power in response to peak demands. 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. And Intel Hyper-Threading technology enables highly threaded applications to get more work done in parallel.
  • 1 TB SATA hard drive (Green Product--variable RPM)
  • 8 GB DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; 4 slots total)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 graphics with 1 GB of dedicated video memory. Loaded with advanced technology and support for Microsoft DirectX 11, the HD 5770 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 SuperMulti DVD±R/RW drive can also write to CD, DVD-RAM, and dual-layer (DL) DVD±R discs--which can hold up to 8.5 GB of data.
  • THX TruStudio PC with Creative EAX Audio provides groundbreaking audio technologies that include TruStudio PC Surround, Crystalizer, Speaker, Dialog Plus and Smart Volume. Creative EAX Advanced HD 5.0 merges powerful, innovative sound technologies to bring true interactive 3D audio to gaming for a greater sense of realism and a genuine competitive edge.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • 10 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (4 in front, 6 in rear)
  • 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 both a DVI and a DisplayPort output.
  • Includes multimedia keyboard and optical mouse
  • 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.
  • Preloaded with the Microsoft Office Starter 2010 free software offering with selected functionality of Word and Excel for your text and spreadsheet tasks. Plus, if you decide you want the full suite, just purchase a product key to activate an ad-free version that also includes the latest Outlook, PowerPoint, and Publisher programs.
  • Dimensions: 17.7 x 7.5 x 19 inches (HxWxD)
  • Weight: 31 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor with toll-free technical support

What's in the Box

This package contains the Gateway FX6840-57 desktop PC, power cord, mouse, keyboard, and printed documentation

It also comes with the following software:

Norton Internet Security 2010 (60-day trial); Nero 9 Essentials; Cyberlink PowerDVD; Microsoft Office Starter 2010 (reduced-functionality and advertising; Office 2010 product key can be purchased to activate preloaded suite)

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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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.

And with Windows Anytime Upgrade, you'll be able to add new features to your PC in as little as 10 minutes. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process, it requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By origdon on December 4, 2010
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The computer works perfectly. It has the best design for hard drive expansion I have seen. There is a sliding panel on the front. Sliding it down reveals two expansion bays with sliding trays. clip the drives in the trays slide in until seated and the drives are present n next startup. these are not hot swapable however.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Down8ve on January 19, 2011
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I looked at other machines, even at building my own. This is such a steal that I could not resist. Windows 7 flies on this rig. Video work is a joy. One day I may need to run 16gigs of RAM, but not for a while!

The removable hard drive bays, locations of ports and connectors, choice of components all make heaploads of common sense. The only things missing is a TV Tuner card and web cam, which I purchased separately. Blue-Ray drives will come down farther in price soon, so I thought it best to wait on that.

This is remarkably quiet. The machine feels as if it was assembled by people who care. Also... I'm a Mac guy, but how on earth can I get anything remotely like this for the price? Windows 7 is a productive environment, and has many features I wish my Mac at work had. I would never admitted that two years ago!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ben on January 25, 2011
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I have filed a claim against circuit city to get my refund for this lemon computer i received. Dont buy Gateway because their customer service is absolutely horrific, i stayed on hold for an hour only to be told that the technician i was speaking with couldnt resolve my problem and that i had to speak with the next tier of support, in a fit of fustration i hung up totally unsatisfied that i spent hard earned money on a computer that i couldnt get help for within days of receiving it. For this reason alone a buyer should not buy Gateway, and should look into which computer makers actually answer their phones in a timely manner and can service the people who spent good money on their products. Secondly, steer clear of Circuit City, theres probably a good reason their business had problems years ago, I cant even get them to answer my emails reguarding my return for refund, again, customer service says it all. It doesnt matter what kind of computer you buy if you cant get customer service when theres a problem. If your Corvette gets a nail in the tire and the dearlership wont answer the phone, whats the sense in having a Corvette if you cant get it fixed? On the other hand, my Hyundai dearlership has excellent customer service, before i bought my car i walked into the waiting room and asked the customers waiting if they were happy and would buy another car from them, they all said yes, they were very happy. So im leaving this message for anyone thinking about buying a Gateway Desktop from Circuit City,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,DONT BUY A GATEWAY, AND DONT BUY IT FROM CIRCUIT CITY.
Always, Always buy from Amazon LLC, dont take chances with 3rd party vendors.
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I have used this rig for several weeks now and it has performed absolutely flawlessly. I searched high and low for a good build. So, when the FX6840-57 went on sale for $979 (a $200 discount), I snapped it up. It's paired up with a 23 inch Samsung LED monitor and is a thing of beauty. I could not find anything else that came close to this machine for the money (even at full MSRP).

Very fast boot time (like 30 seconds), one of the fastest i7 processors, 10 USB ports (this was very important for me), 8 gigs of fast DDR3 RAM, an excellent graphics card (although we don't game with it), whisper quiet, and a freakin' 750 watt power supply for unlimited expandability.

Ours came from Circuit City, and unlike another reviewer here, we had no problems whatsoever. On a side note, I've been buying mail order computers for 20 years and I know that computers can be damaged in shipping - usually a connector or an internal CMOS battery coming loose. Catastrophic failures can happen to any computer and will often occur during the first few days. Easy enough to send it back for a full refund, and that can happen with any computer. Yeah, don't buy a Gateway if you want hand holding. But I digress...

I immediately installed a second 1TB hard drive to use as a backup inside the machine and the computer recognized it immediately. I networked it with an XP machine, installed lots of other software, including some old Win XP stuff and it all works without so much as a hicup. I also used the Gateway Recovery Management feature early on (due to my own ineptness) and it worked perfectly, saving me hours of work.

I am so impressed with this computer, that I may end up buying a second one. Highly recommended (just save one more for me)!
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