Gateway SX2865-UR26 Desktop (Black)
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At a third the size of most other desktops, the Gateway® SX Series Desktop is so compact its modest appearance may fool you. But inside robust performance, high-end graphics and amazing usability get the job done. Do more exciting things with your media and entertainment while enjoying easy everyday usability all perfectly packed into a sleek compact design that takes up very little desk space.
- 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i3-3240 Processor(3.40GHz, 3MB Total Cache)
- Windows 8
- 1TB SATA Hard Drive
- 4GB DDR3 Memory
- Integrated Intel® HD Graphics
- Digital Media Card Reader -Secure Digital™ (SD) Card
- 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
- 16X DVD±R/RW SuperMulti Drive
- High-Definition Audio with 5.1 Surround Sound Support
- 8- USB 2.0 Ports (2 front, 6 rear)
- 1- HDMI™ Port
- Gateway Multimedia Keyboard and Optical Mouse
All the Power. A Third the Size.
|On your desk, under your desk, in your desk: The Gateway® SX Series Desktop fits in anywhere. At one-third the size of a standard desktop and less than 10.5″ tall, the SX sports a glossy trim and soft matte black finish and chrome logo badge add an exquisite touch.
The 3rd 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.
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.
|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.
An HDMI™ port lets you transmit HD video and audio over a single cable. Using an HDMI™ cable, you can connect your SX to any widescreen display that supports 1080p Full HD, and immerse your senses in a total home theater experience.
Watch movies and record up to 8.5GB of data, four hours of DVD-quality video or more then 2000 songs onto a single disc with the SuperMulti Double-Layer Optical Drive
Digital Media Playground
|The SX’s small chassis doesn’t limit its functionality. Front-panel access makes it all easy, with USB ports, audio jacks and the digital media card reader located along the top front edge of the PC, right within reach.
Enjoy ultra fast conversion with MediaEspresso, the fastest universal media converter. It’s the perfect tool for users who want to enjoy their content on their mobile devices and have it with them all the time!
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- Intel Core i3-3240 Processor 3.4 GHz(3 MB cache)
- 4GB DDR3
- 1 TB 7200 rpm Hard Drive
- Intel HD
- Windows 8
3 thoughts on “Gateway SX2865-UR26 Desktop (Black)”
Windows 8 Aside, This Is A Fantastic Little Machine My wife was running a 2007-era hand-me-down PC with an old quad-core Q6600 Intel processor. Her setup looked somewhat fast on paper, but the machine still felt old, tired, hot, and loud. I decided to replace it with this Gateway unit (SX2865-UR26) that I saw while strolling through my local electronics store (rhymes with Buys). Original price was $450 but they price-matched Amazon for $399. Yee haw.As for the computer, I am not a fan of Windows 8 which it comes with. But aside from that, the computer is excellent on almost every level.Fast? VERY.Quiet? YES — nearly silent (you have to strain to hear the hard drive heads clicking….but otherwise, it’s hard to tell when it’s running vs. off). If you swapped the 1TB drive for a solid-state one, it would be virtually silent.Cool? Absolutely….much cooler than the old q6600 beast it replaced.NOTE — I wanted to see how much power this thing actually used when running. My 8-core AMD desktop pulls around 210 watts, and her quad-core Q6600 was about 150 watts. These numbers are important not just from an energy efficiency standpoint, but they are also an important measurement of how much heat the box generates. This mattered to us since we live in Arizona and the last thing you want is a small heater near your feet blowing out hot air in the summer.According to my Kill-A-Watt meter, the Gateway box consistently pulls less than 30 watts during basic use. That’s EXCELLENT! My wife doesn’t play any hard-core 3D video games, so I don’t know what would happen at 100% CPU use, but for her basic needs, this machine is AWESOME. In fact, I just ordered a 2nd one for myself…Any complaints? Not really…well, if you want to nit-pick I am slightly disappointed that the machine lacks USB 3.0 ports (it only has USB 2.0). I sometimes use an external hard drive for backups, and USB 3.0 is noticeably faster…but this is a minor quibble. I also wish that Gateway allowed users to customize their boxes….I would have skipped both the optical drive and the old-format 1TB hard drive and chosen a solid-state drive instead…but again, minor quibbles.If you need a small, quiet, reasonably powerful machine for basic home computing, I’d say look no further than this one…
Excellent machine for the price I agree with the other review about speed, performance, price.Just want to add that I don’t have any problem with Windows 8.Just download Star8 app and you can get back Windows 7 environment.
Super fast start up Takes up a very small footprint and quiet as a mouse (maybe even quieter than a mouse). Super fast when booting up – literally 5 SECONDS and it’s ready to go! Fast and powerful for the money.