Gateway DX4860-UR308 Desktop (Black)

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Gateway DX4860-UR308 Desktop (Black)

Gateway DX4860-UR308 Desktop PC comes with these specs: 2nd Generation Intel Core i3-2100 Processor, Windows 8, Intel H67 Express Chipset, 6GB DDR3 Memory, Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 1TB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive, Multi-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader, 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless, Bluetooth 4.0+HS, High Definition Audio with 5.1-Channel Audio Support, Gigabit Ethernet, 10 – USB 2.0 Ports, 2 – USB 3.0 Ports, HDMI Port, Keyboard and Mouse, 23.0 lbs./10.4 kg (system unit only), 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty with Toll-Free Tech Support, Registration/ Limited Warranty Card, Norton Internet Security Suite TrialThe Gateway® DX Desktop features an elegant black surface with glossy finish and illuminated Gateway logo that is sure to make a stunning addition to your work space. This streamlined PC packs robust processing power and has a ton of convenient ports making connecting easy! The DX desktop provides everything you need to enjoy more of your digital media, power through applications, produce content, edit files and create the incredible.

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Power Through Demanding Tasks

B009B8EBUC_image_A The elegant glossy black surface of the new Gateway DX Desktop is a nice addition to any room. The glowing white internal lighting and illuminated Gateway logo add depth and character to the desktop.

The 2nd generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor delivers smooth multimedia and smart multitasking. Visibly smart performance starts here. harnessing both speed and efficiency, you get significantly faster performance while using less energy.

802.11 a/b/g/n Wireless gives you the freedom to use your desktop in any room throughout your home without the hassle of cables and wires! You can even connect to other wireless devices such as printers with ease.

6GB DDR3 Memory delivers incredible system response to effortlessly play intense games, multitask and run the latest multi-threaded applications.


Bring Your Entertainment to Life

B009B8EBUC_image_B HDMI port delivers crisp high-quality visuals and high-fidelity audio to a home theater or monitor through a single cable connection, eliminating a maze of cabling.

Intel® HD Graphics delivers an excellent high-definition video experience with stunning images and smooth playback. Maximize your audio fun with 5.1 Channel Output providing intuitive surround sound and enhanced base from any pair of speakers.

Burn home DVDs and CDs of your favorite music, digital photos and movies onto any disc format with the SuperMulti Optical Drive.

The new Windows 8 has been re-imagined to be all about you. Put what matters most right on your Start screen, and get instant access to your people, apps, sites and more, so you can spend less time searching and more time doing. Windows 8 is smooth, intuitive, and designed to let you do what you want, the way you want.


Store & Share Your Favorite Files With Ease!

B009B8EBUC_image_C” border=”0” height= Massive 1TB Hard Drive has plenty of room for all of your photos, movies, music libraries and files along with the speed to quickly access them.

Commonly used ports including the Digital Media Card Reader are located along the top front edge of the PC at a 45 degree angle, for easier user access.

Bluetooth® technology lets your wirelessly connect to other Bluetooth-enabled devices such as phones, printers and hand-held organizers, eliminating the need for a tangled wire.

USB 3.0 ports works up to 10x faster than the standard USB 2.0! Download a 25GB HD movie in just 70 seconds.

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Joe_from_Issaquah says:

Great media machine ORIGINAL REVIEW – 11/21/2012—-Our Criteria for Selection—-We were looking to retire our 5 year old laptop that was hooked up to our main tv (lcd, 1080p). We wanted a laptop/desktop/tablet media solution that would be cost-effective but at the same time meet our needs (HDMI-capable, fast(er) cpu with enough memory to not hiccup the OS in general, wireless-N for smooth streaming, sub-$500, be able to handle any new requirements we hadn’t thought of). We currently have 3 PC’s at home and we really didn’t want to spend a paycheck on a 4th so being cost-effective was a very big need.We ruled out tablets right away since tablet technology was evolving so fast that we weren’t sure if we’d still be using it 5 years down the road (let alone 9 months with a new release!). Laptops got a fair look and had a Dell laptop picked out until we saw this PC. We ended picking this PC because it had everything were looking for and then some. It was the ONLY one with a decently good chip (i3) in this price range (all other i3 chip machines were at least $100 more), wireless-N, HDMI, 1 TB SATA HDD, 6 Gb RAM, etc.—-Setup—-I hooked up the PC to our TV using HDMI. The quick setup guide sheet that came with the product showed that I should be able to. I turned the PC on and what happens? No video… So I grabbed one of our lcd monitors and that’s when I find out, there’s no DVI ports! A bit stunned since I’ve been used to seeing it on PC’s for years now, I chalked it up to that’s where we’re headed I guess. As I’m thinking this, I notice a RGB port so I walk to my trove of wires and dig out a RGB male/male cable and hooked the monitor to the PC and viola.The windows setup itself was about 6-8 questions long and painless (sorry I wasn’t counting the exact number but it wasn’t that many.) For those of you thinking to use this for wireless right off the bat, it recognized our network right away and we were able to choose it from the list, of course you’d need to supply the password. After the questions, it asked me to wait while it was configuring for first use and that took about 5 full minutes, no biggie.Once the setup was completed, I unplugged my monitor, hooked up the HDMI cable from the PC to the TV again and this time there was video. So for those at home, no HDMI during first setup but you can use it afterwards. I’m sure there’s a bios selection somewhere but this isn’t work… and I didn’t want to figure anything out and wanted to get this up in the least time possible!—-Usage—-ugh.. windows 8. I’m a life-long windows man, been in the industry for years and Bill’s been feeding my family for a very long time but this new iteration of windows is going to get some used to. I don’t have an opinion on Windows 8 yet since I haven’t given it a fair shake but after fumbling around enough to open IE and stream some cartoons for my kids, I haven’t gone back to give it a real shake down… We’ll get to it eventually. eventually… Oh, the important part I need to add is, the picture is awesome using HDMI, youtube looks great as well as other streaming sites. I was a bit leery of the onboard video and shared memory but I haven’t seen any problems.—-Overall thoughts—-It’s only been a day but overall, I am very satisfied with our new media machine. Windows 8 is getting some used to but this isn’t a review on Windows 8. Not having great experiences with Gateway in the past, we were kind of hesitant but for $379 what harm could it be we thought. But the machine is very responsive, streaming has been wonderful and we were able to get rid of our dvd player since we can use this machine instead. I figure we won’t be putting office or any productivity-related products on here so I can’t say if it’ll chug through memory intensive programs. But for a media machine, we have definitely been surprised and would recommend.———————————————————UPDATE – 11/25/2012MISC INFOIt’s been a few days since we’ve had the machine up and we still have no qualms about it and are enjoying it very much. A few additional things of note that was left off, in no particular order:-There’s no restore disk but from what I’ve read, that’s the current trend (?) although this is a first for me. I have yet to look for info on any on-disk recovery options as I haven’t needed it but thought I’d throw it out there.-The machine itself is very quiet and we can hardly hear the fan while its on.-The keyboard and mouse are wired-usb-Bloatware is very minimal as I could see some people using all the programs that come with the initial install. We personally uninstalled about 4 programs but it was personal preference. I remember getting rid of 10+ programs when we got our retired laptop so 4 was surprising for us.-No remote desktop since this is not the pro…

M. Rydman "Lasher12" says:

Great Design – Fast Processing – Unbelieveable Price I’ve always built my own PC’s but after looking at prices and realizing I could get a new PC for the same or less money. Two things I wanted – a PCI-E video card (or an open video port to install one of my choosing), Intel processor, and Bluetooth. I can’t believe what I got for my money. The Gateway DX4860 is fast, stable, and ready to go out of the box (barring my preferred array of software applications). This machine exceeds all of my expectations even after reading everything I could find on it. My only disappointment was Windows 8. But apparently this is hard to avoid in a new PC. If you are used to Win 7 or XP you are in for some frustrating times until you get the hang of it. Some might consider the plastic components a little flimsy but I try to be careful with my PCs and avoid dropping them or throwing them across the room :-) . The little tray on top of the machine is cool, as well as the top compartment with a stanctioh that allows you to wrap and hide the extra slack from the USB cables you might be using. The placement of the 4 front facing USB ports is also cool. Too bad the USB 3.0 are on the rear panel. The plastic front door panels might break over time if you aren’t careful but what you get for the price is worth it. I’d rather they skimped a little on the unnecessary goodies than on the core components. It’s quiet, powerful, and versitle. For me the on-board video will be replaced with a 2 gig GT series Nvidia or something like it. Sound quality is fine right out of the box. Windows 8? “Stupid” comes to mind. WiFi is good, as are all the other primary features. Your choice of software will be the determining factor in customizing this Gateway. Other than the video card, you won’t be needing to upgrade for quite a while.

David Stewart says:

Worth the money I read all of the reviews and decided to purchase this pc on its hardware merits. Most negative comments were directed to window 8 not Gateway. Let me tell you Gateway has done a fine job, the hardware is beautiful as well as functional. Its been a while since I have purchased a desktop because I have been building them myself. I decided to upgrade form a laptop that was working as a desktop. When I started to look at the cost of components vs a pre build system the gateway was a find. I could not build and load a package this good myself.I looked at many systems most are 4 g memory this one has 6 and the others had 1/2 the hard drive that I got. The real selling point was the great wireless card and all of the usb ports. I had an old pc with4 ports but needed a usb hub but most of the time it didn’t work I thing because of a power issue but I could be wrong.Now once I got the pc I unpacked and followed the simple instructions to get it going. I hit a snag when I had forgotten my password to my router. I eventually ran cat 5 wire and now I was up and running.setup was complete and with a few hiccups along the way and I was done. The computer is fast “I got the wireless working” and it was worth every penny. I could not have built a better oneOne last thing about windows 8 most people don’t like it but I do its just a little learning curve once you get that most of it come easy. Don’t send back such a nice machine because you don’t have the time to learn from it. You’ll grow to like it and after 6 hours I like it


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