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Gateway SX2800-07 Desktop PC (Black)

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  • 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 Processor
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 640GB SATA Hard Drive; 16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive
  • Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD Graphics; High-Definition Audio Support with 5.1-channel Audio Support
  • Windows 7 Home Premium; Keyboard and Mouse Included
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Product Description

Product Description

Gateway SX2800-07 Desktop PC comes with these specs: Intel Core2 Quad Processor Q8300, Windows 7 Home Premium, Intel G43 Express Chipset, 4096MB DDR3 Memory, Integrated Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD Graphics, 640GB SATA Hard Drive, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, High-Definition Audio Support with 5.1-channel Audio Support, 9 - USB 2.0, Keyboard and Mouse, 12.0 lbs. | 5.4 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 SX2800: Compact Entertainment Center

A third the size of normal desktops yet with full power for entertainment and gaming, the Gateway SX2800-07 desktop fits anywhere. If your available desk space is taken up by a large monitor for your movies and games, you'll appreciate the minimalist design of this compact entertainment center. Burn through the hottest new digital media, content creation and advanced 3D gaming with the breakthrough performance of the Intel Core 2 Quad processor. And the installed 4 GB of memory delivers ultra-fast system response to effortlessly multitask and run the latest multi-threaded applications.

The slim Gateway SX2800 desktop.
Use the digital device deck, recessed into the SX's top, to hold your MP3 player, camera or other technology. And a photo frame button lets you quickly go through your digital pictures, and an eject button for the optical disk drive makes quick work of switching movies and games. At the bottom front is a multi-in-one media card reader for transferring files from your digital devices, plus USB and audio ports.

While small in size, the Gateway SX is chock full of external ports, including both FireWire and eSATA connections. 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.

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

  • 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300 processor with ultra-fast 1333 MHz front-side bus and 4 MB L2 cache. With four execution cores, the 2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Processor Q8300 blows through processor-intensive tasks in demanding multitasking environments and makes the most of highly threaded applications. It features hafnium-infused circuitry to reduce electrical current leakage in transistors and help this desktop run cooler. It also features Intel Trusted Execution Technology, which provides hardware-based mechanisms that help protect against software-based attacks and protects the confidentiality and integrity of data stored or created on the client PC.
  • 640 GB SATA hard drive

    The Gateway SX desktop PC offers a sleek, compact design that takes up very little desk space.

    A handy device holder, recessed into the top of the SX with a grip-like feel, provides a convenient place to rest your camera, MP3 player, camcorder or more while downloading media.
  • 4 GB DDR3 RAM (1333 MHz; upgradeable to 8 GB)
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD provides a rich media experience, delivering smooth playback without add-on video cards or decoders. Intel Clear Video Technology combines video processing hardware and software technologies to enhance the visual experience. And Intel HD graphics assures sharper images, richer color, and lifelike video and audio.
  • 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.
  • Dolby Home Theater suite of technologies delivers virtual surround sound from stereo speakers or any pair of headphones.
  • Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
  • Multi-in-One digital media card reader compatible with CompactFlash (Type I and II), CF+ Microdrive, Secure Digital (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard (MMC), Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC), xD-Picture Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO
  • 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: 4 x 12.5 x 10.5 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 12 pounds
  • Warranty: 1 year parts and labor with toll-free technical support

What's in the Box

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

  • 9 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players (5 in front, 4 in rear)
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • 1 eSATA ports
  • Video out: HDMI and 2 DVI
  • 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 SX2800-07 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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Processor2.5 GHz Intel Core 2 Quad
Hard Drive640 GB
Brand NameGateway
Item model numberSX2800-07
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight12 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H4 x 12.50 x 10.50 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count4
Computer Memory TypeSODIMM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #36,997 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight18.2 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJanuary 10, 2010
Warranty & Support Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very, very quiet and fast computer.
Karen Gorby
Others have stated that the DVD tray is hard to open and awkward.... it is. other than that it does what a computer does.
Linda Giannoni
The unit was not overheating, was only on for about 2 hours as I was going through the Window7 setup.
David Schmidt

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Oland T. Whitecotton on February 26, 2010
I purchased this computer to act as my second webserver. I've got a Verizon FiOS business account with 35Mbps down/35Mbps up and 13 static IPs. I was going to build a computer myself, and the cost for similar specs to this one came to $650. That's over $100 MORE than what I paid.

The essentials to anyone who is considering buying this computer:
- It has HDMI and VGA ports. Yes, I'm serious. HDMI port on a $500 computer. Amazing.
- It has a quad core Q8300 processor that comes in SLIGHTLY slower than a quad Core i5 750. You could pay the premium to get a Core i5 750, but you would never see the difference.
- On that note, check out the speed of the FSB & memory. 4GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz ... that's simply amazing for this $500 price point.
- 620GB SATA hard drive. If you need more space, you can always get an external firewire, eSATA or usb hard drive and plug it in. Seeing as how I'm using this as a webserver, the space is far more than I would ever need.
- Gigabit ethernet port
- Super tiny, fits basically anywhere. The design was very well thought out, I love it.

Honestly I didn't even boot into Windows 7. I've got Windows 7 on my computer, and I use linux on my webservers. So as soon as I got this computer hooked up, I went straight into the BIOS and tweaked a few settings, then installed linux and completely removed the partition(s) that came on the drive.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants a low cost PC that outperforms high cost competitors. It's got EVERYTHING you could want at a price you can afford. And no, I don't work for Gateway.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By David Calder on March 29, 2010
I did some thorough research and couldn't find an off-the-shelf system with this value and fit for a Home Theater PC. I love the HDMI interface and it seems to play DVD movies well. I put in a Hauppauge PCIe 1/x QAM tuner (had a bit of a configuration struggle, but that's not Gateway's issue) and with the system's large hard drive, I now have a decent DVR that receives and schedule records all of Comcasts QAM stations (nearly 100) without a cable box. Nice to have an eSATA port for storage expansion in the future.

The HDMI interface carries the audio with it (some PCs only have video so you have to use a separate spdif cable), which plays nicely on my HDTV. I have the HDTV's digital audio connected to my 5.1 sound system so I can rock a good sound out of a dvd played on the system with the audio routed through the TV. The medium size (it is not a mini though), attractive, case fits well as a component in my home theater system and is pretty quiet.

Pro's Quiet, HDMI w/audio, powerful, attractive.
Con's They should have supplied a factory restore disk set and a bit more documentation on the system. Also the DVD eject button is a bit hard to press. Contains the usual trial versions of already installed (Microsoft, Virus, Nero), so I had to uninstall all that, but all companies seem to be doing that.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Handy Mate on February 17, 2010
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Gateway support is lousy; the product is lovely. I asked Gateway how to find or where to get keycode to activate trial 60 day version of MS Office suite. Never got a response.
The CD/DVD burner works but when I tried to copy a DVD, not copy protected, it claimed that my blank DVD was the wrong type... Why? I then copied it to a flash drive, then successfully to the same, rejected DVD. Good buy, I am pleased.-ga
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Glod on March 31, 2010
I've been wanting a Quad-Core for some time to replace my aging P4/2.8 and the price was definitely right for this model. It has a good size Hard drive, good onboard video/audio. When I have some spare time I like to play The Sims 2 and this machine handles that game very well -- even with all the expansions installed. I would have given this model 5 stars if it weren't for a few shortcomings that it has. Some have mentioned the DVD Drive button. I never could get it to work no matter how hard I pushed so I just created a shortcut on the desktop for the drive and can easy eject or open the tray by doing a simple right-click on the icon. The second shortcoming (and a major one) is you can forget about doing any kind of video upgrade. If you're a hardcore gamer, I'd look for another PC. This PC comes with a 220w PSU and almost all good video cards demand no less than 300w. Sadly, you'd have more luck locating the Fabled Holy Grail than a larger PSU to fit in this case. I may end up getting an Antec 300 case and doing a swap later on down the road if I need to upgrade. Otherwise, if you just need a small, fast, and quiet machine that can handle most tasks... this would be a good one to buy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By the optimist on March 2, 2010
I bought this computer a month ago, and I love it...well mostly. It's lightning fast, and beautifully sleek. It will most certainly take some time for me to get used to the windows 7 though. The machine itself arrived in a much smaller box than I anticipated, and I wondered if it would come in different parts. Ok, I knew it would come assembled, but the box was confusingly small. I opened it and was pleased to see not only the computer, but a keyboard and mouse. One thing I suggest strongly though. It comes woth no discs or paperwork. Be sure, VERY sure... to make a back-up disc the moment you plug it in. The restore feature doesn't seem to be as simple as the restoreit in my last computer. Nonetheless, It has more memory than I will need for quite some time, streams video flawlessly, has enough ports front and back to satisfy the multifuntionist in any family. It has no problem running my giant external drive, my camera, ipod, memory card etc...all at the same time. When it goes into snooze or rest mode, the power button blinks, so if you're in a pitch dark room, it looks a bit like an old blinking hotel sign. I put a sock on it if it's bugging me. It's definitely gonna take some getting used to, but it's a world of difference from my previous HP. Beware, I've moved into the present century!
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