|Processor||2.66 GHz Intel Core i5|
|RAM||8 GB ddr3|
|Hard Drive||1 TB|
Gateway DX4831-07 Desktop (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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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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* 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.Read more ›
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The capability of this pc is really impressive. I do alot of intense CAD design, and it easily handles the load while running other memory sapping software in the background. Read morePublished on July 15, 2010 by ttnyc
I'd read a few reviews here on Amazon and other places that reported problems with this PC out of the box. Read morePublished on June 22, 2010 by RFM
First of all, let me state that I have been a loyal Gateway customer since 1994. This is my 5th Gateway desktop, plus, I have a so-far dependable Gateway laptop [admittedly, not... Read morePublished on June 13, 2010 by Richard Federici
Fantastic machine "for the money"! But don't let the "for the money" fool you. Typically this means it's of a quality which is only acceptable when paired with a bargain price. Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by TalbotWorks