Gateway DX4860-UR28 Desktop (Black)

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Gateway DX4860-UR28 Desktop (Black)

Gateway DX4860-UR28 Desktop PC comes with these specs: 3rd Generation Intel Core i5-3330 Processor, Windows 8, Intel H67 Express Chipset, 8GB DDR3 Memory, Integrated Intel HD Graphics, 1TB 7200RPM SATA3 Hard Drive, Digital Media Card Reader – Secure Digital (SD) Card, 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 TrialThe Gateway DX Series Desktop makes a stylish statement with its gentle curve characteristic and simple functional design. Expand your creativity with this streamlined PC that packs robust processing power and has a ton of convenience features making connecting easy! With the DX, you can watch high-definition movies, whip up multimedia presentations, check in with your favorite social networks, and more. You can do just about anything using the DX.

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Inspired Performance

B00CJ9HVOI_image_A The inspired design put into the Gateway® DX Series Desktop blends contemporary expression with everyday practicality. The soft curves, matte black finish and expressive logo on the front panel convey class and elegance in any environment. Delve deeper into your multimedia life and advance your creativity even further.

The 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i5 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.

8GB DDR3 Memory delivers incredible system response to effortlessly play intense games, multitask and run the latest multi-threaded applications.


Brilliant Entertainment

B00CJ9HVOI_image_B 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.

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.

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

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.


Hassel-free Technology

B00CJ9HVOI_image_C” border=”0” height= You need to have the room to store it all! With 1TB Hard Drive you have plenty of room for your data, photos, music, movies, games and other space-grabbing assets.

Discreetly integrated at a 45-degree angle on the unit’s front side are your most commonly used connection ports—USB ports, a digital media card reader, and headphone and microphone jacks. Easily plug in your MP3 player, digital camera and other devices to transfer data and multimedia files.

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

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.

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Leonard J. Mullen says:

Excellent, Up-gradable, Mainstream Computer What I didn’t like: The keyboard is completely unimpressive. It lacks dedicated media controls and feels cheap. To be fair, it works just fine.What I like: Out of the box, this computer is good to go. Set up is quick and default options are what I would choose myself. There is minimal bloatware. WEI is 5.2 (anchored by Desktop Graphics). This computer is very quiet. The fans are all BIG so they do not have to spin as fast. The fan on the CPU is enclosed in a cylinder which routes the warm air to a vent on the side of the case. There are TEN usb ports including two USB 3.0 ports on the back for new, fast usb disks. There are ports on the top of the case and at the top front of the case. The top front of the case is angled making it easy to 1) see the ports, and 2) plug stuff into the ports.What I love: This computer is great for tinkerers. While the i5 3330 is a noble processor and the HD 2500 integrated graphics are fine for most, we plan to upgrade this computer. I was delighted to see how much bigger the case was on the inside than the outside. There are three 3.5″ bays (one occupied) and two 5.25″ bays (one occupied), so adding a BD player and a couple hard drives is trivial. There are two empty RAM slots so you can add to rather than upgrade the memory. There are four PCIe slots (one occupied by the wireless card), so you can upgrade the video to a discrete card. The power supply is standard form, so adding extra power for all those upgrades is a piece of cake.Bonus #1: The case is illuminated. Light shines through the Gateway logo and around the edges of the front and top of the case.Bonus #2: There is a switch on the top of the case to turn this light off.Overall, I find this a compelling computer worthy of your consideration.

Rob W says:

Great for general use! When I was first looking at this computer I could not find a review. I received this computer for free as part of a class action lawsuit. I wanted to share what I have learned in the first few days of ownership. It will be used as the primary family computer. I am replacing a 5 year old system. This is a dramatic upgrade in terms of specs and the machine runs like it.I don’t consider myself a computer genius. I am a user that has utilized multiple computers and has an above average knowledge of computers from a user perspective.Setup was simple and straightforward. I used a 21 in LCD TV I already owned for the monitor. I was unable to get a good picture through the HDMI cable.(But it is available as an output on the computer if you want it) The picture problem is probably due to my inability to set it up correctly. However, I get a great picture using a PC VGA cord.PROS -It is a nice looking computer, it is basic enough to be unobtrusive but is lighted around the edges and logo to add a little flair. There is a button to turn off the lights if you want.There are 10 total USB ports, two are USB 3.0.The computer is quiet.Wireless connectivity was good.The design with the raised lip in the front that gives access to plug in headphones and mic jacks, memory card readers and 2 USB ports is nice. It is easily accessible, the easiest access I have seen on any computer. The back of the computer has another raised area that contains 2 USB ports and space to manage cords, the slightly indented lower space between these two areas is a perfect place to set an external drive.The specs are great for the price. If to be used for a general use computer the system will allow you to do just about anything you need. It probably will not handle intense graphics but there is space for a better graphics card.It is very upgradeable. It has easy access to everything you need and plenty of slots to upgrade the computer.CONS-The keyboard and mouse are very basic you will likely want to replace them. I did not find them comfortable to use and there are no keys to control media or volume on the keyboard.The specs probably won’t support high end gaming, but if that is what you want you probably aren’t looking at this anyway.No monitorNON COMPUTER SYSTEM ISSUE-WINDOWS 8 – The interface is a big change. I have used an iPad and smart phone for years. Personally I don’t mind the interface and have had almost no problems with it despite using a non-touch screen. However, my wife was uncomfortable with the new feel so we installed Start8 to give it the feel of Windows 7.(there are other similar programs available) I have noticed no lag in programs due to this.CONCLUSION – I find this to be a great general purpose system. I won’t use the keyboard or the mouse, but both are inexpensive to upgrade.

Pat says:

Great buy!!! The Gateway DX4860 is a great medium range computer. I’m an average computer user and into gaming so the HD graphic card works and looks great. I have an HD monitor that looks fantastic. I did have an initial problem connecting the wireless card to my router but it was my mistake. Don’t forget to screw in the antennas to the back of the computer…LOL I thought the 802.11 card was weak and even called Gateway but when I attached the antennas as required I had 4 bars.The computer is very fast and the I5 processor is more than enough for my needs. The 8 gigs of memory are also sufficient for average gaming and computing. I was impressed with the speed of the computer. Gateway, at least for me, has always made quality products. I highly recommend this computer for the average user (work, college, or for web surfers.). The price was certainly right also and I received the computer in 2 days as a Prime member.Windows 8 took a while to get use to and I still haven’t completely figured it out. But for an average computer savvy individual most won’t have a problem. There are multiple videos and information on Microsoft sites and on the web to assist you with this program. I would have preferred Windows 7 though but I figured you have to eventually stay up with technology. I feel Windows will continue to complicate their programs. I can do without the apps and some will not work because of flash requirements.Great computer for the average user without breaking the bank.


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