The Gateway SX2870-UR10P is a compact workhorse PC Video
The Gateway SX2870-UR10P is a compact workhorse PC Video Transcript
I'm rich brown senior editor for CNET ever gonna take a look at the Gateway SX 27. BUR ten -- -- this is a 500 dollar slim tower PC. It's actually one of the few budget PCs we've looked at over the past year. As well talk about tablets and touch screens and other sort of growing PC category is the budget PC market is actually pretty stagnant there's not a lot of difference between. This system today and what you can maybe get for a couple hundred dollars more out last year. Overall though this is still a solid desktop workhorse and and recommended to anybody who wants just a straightforward desktop for -- -- productivity. So just quickly go over what you get what -- PC here in the front. There's a dvd burner behind this front panel. Down here get -- -- USB ports as well as a media card reader. -- back it's pretty simple fruitful expect in a budget system you're a couple of USB two ports and USB three ports which is actually a little bit surprising that's nice to -- -- VGA video out -- MI output some old school PS2. I'm mouse and keyboard ports and then appeared as a Wi-Fi card which is a nice feature and you don't always get better budget system so it's good to see here. This is a slim tower PC which means its much smaller case and a traditional mid tower. I sold some decent components in here though -- that second generation Intel Core I three CPU here its dual core chip. It's fast enough -- runs about 3.3 scared to get most productivity stuff done without too much hassle. Underneath optical drive here there's actually four memory slots and that's sort of nice to you don't always get four slots in smaller PCs sometimes you just get to. Others no extra hard -- -- -- one hard drive behind yup that would practically can't really see it never -- spirit of the internal storage are getting yet. A period as the Wi-Fi card like I mentioned as well as -- PCI express sixteen X slot here. Now as -- -- that's a narrow slim tower case you can't fit a full size graphics card in here but you can get half height cards that could actually make a nice upgrade this PC. It won't make sort of a powerhouse gamer but you can put a budget price app I'd card here and get actually some decent game performance on if you wanna stick to nineteen my ten. Resolutions. That's pretty much the story of this PC it's very basic productivity and you can actually may be used as a living room system with little bit big but it's small enough that it won't make too much of a -- -- near a home theater setup. Any issue I have but actually -- these are connected television. Overall although I'd recommend this to anybody who needs a straightforward system for day to day computing -- -- some light these small office. Start with brown this is the Gateway SX 187 BUR ten.
The latest in Gateway's line of versatile slim towers, the SX2850-33 stays current with a fast Intel Core i3 CPU, and more importantly adds Wi-Fi to improve its suitability as a living-room desktop. It might cost more than a Nettop or a dedicated video-streaming device, but for its overall speed and flexibility, we'd pick this system as a budget PC or an online living-room content center.
The Gateway SX2801-01e is just one of several new budget slim tower systems available this season. We're impressed by its compact design and the HDMI port makes it easy to use in the living room. For a $520 system, the SX2801-01e's performance and upgradability put it in the same top tier as the Editors' Choice-winning models that came before it, and we recommend it to anyone shopping for a powerful, flexible, cost-effective computer.
Gateway's SX2800-01 offers a strong combination of performance and features all wrapped up in a design that fully embraces the merits of a slim tower PC. We recommend this system to anyone looking for a fast, affordable desktop for the home office, the living room, or anywhere in between.
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The Gateway FX7026 offers a quad-core processor at a modest price tag with specifications that any high-end gamer will be satisfied with. You might want to replace the peripherals and the video card down the road, but this system is an excellent option for a nonconfigurable, off-the-shelf desktop.
The Acer Aspire X1920-UR20P is a poorly configured, overpriced budget desktop with little to recommend it. Look instead to Acer's Gateway subsidiary for better slim-tower options.
Gateway's SX2840-01 remains the budget PC to beat. Its combination of small size, fast performance, and living room competence make it one of the most flexible desktops on the market. That it has room to upgrade makes the deal that much sweeter. We recommend this desktop to anyone looking for a powerful, versatile low-cost computer.
Lenovo's slim tower H320 40411FU offers a high-value system that's well-suited to either home entertainment, day-to-day productivity, or a mix of both.
The Acer Aspire X1200-U1520A is a speedy, compact, low-end desktop that's powerful enough to serve as a light-duty home theater PC. Expansion is limited by an especially cramped interior (even for a small PC), but the total package is worthwhile for PC shoppers on a budget.
Gateway SX Series SX2870-UR10P Review
The good: The Gateway SX2870-UR10P offers competent workhorse PC capabilities in a compact, versatile chassis.
The bad: Gateway's online service is in a state of disarray.
The bottom line: Budget desktops might not be all that exciting, but the Gateway SX2870-UR10P slim tower shows you can still find a worthwhile day-to-day PC for under $500.
Gateway SX Series SX2870-UR10P Specs
Part number: SX2870-UR10P
- Product Specifications
- Product Basic Spec