Summary: I have had this computer for little over 2 years. It served me very well as office PC. With an added 128GB SSD it is blazing fast (any program starts in less than a second), but even the stock HDD was fast enough. When I installed it for the first time, I remember that I was amazed how quiet it was. I would definitely recommend this!
Summary: Freezes every time I use it. Every time, multiple times a day.I do play games, like card games and hidden object games, nothing heavily reliant on graphics. Got a lightning hit and even tho I have a surge protector the network card fried. So now I'm using a wireless USB to connect to my wireless router, that was about $20 compared to a couple hundred for someome to tear it apart and replace the crappy network card.
Great at first but DIED shortly after - NOT RELIABLE
15 May 2011
Summary: At first, this computer was super fast and not bad for its price. It was working awesomely for about the first 10 months. HOWEVER, after that it started to crash. I've had this computer for only a year and a half and it is dieing on me! And of course, the warranty is only for 1 year, so right when my computer starts to crash, the warranty is over. This computer is not long lasting at all. Plus, the CD/DVD compartment is so poorly made.
Summary: I've had the SX2800 for about two months and it's performance has been fast and quiet and reliable, with no crashes. A few things don't work yet with Vista 64 like the scanner on my HP all-in-one, but otherwise no problems. No wireless came with this machine, and the only slot (besides the PCI express video slot) is a PCI Express 1x occupied by a telephone modem.
Summary: A couple of these machines showed up at work this summer, and I was so impressed I just ordered one for myself. I have been using it to do some pretty memory and cpu intensive calculations (FEM stuff with Comsole Multiphysics) and it eats it up like a champ. I'm planning to use my personal machine for editing our AVCHD home movies. I also ordered a Radeon HD4650 half-height video card from newegg for about $50. I'll update this post after it all arrives.
Amazing System , Great Performance and Price, not a gaming PC but a Great Media Center System.
Michael Munoz, Amazon
26 April 2011
Summary: Excellent System, using as Media Center in the Living Room, Plenty of power for Video and Audio Playback, not for Gaming!!! Upgraded dvd with a SATA Bluray drive, augmented the Ram from 4gb to 8gb, Bought a USB Wireless n300 adapter and Bought a wireless keyboard, all from amazon.com, I stream music and videos from the Internet and from my Server which is located upstairs next to the router. Installed XBMC on it and it works amazing, no errors, freezing or BSOD ever!!!.
Summary: I've had this system for over three years and it's performed spectacularly without a hitch. The only downsides are those that everybody capable of reading knew before they bought it: The system comes in a very small case, which means a conveniently-tiny footprint but also not much room for upgrading from stock configuration.
Summary: I bought this PC used although practically new for about 200$. The hard drive had given out on the previous owner (I don't know specifics). I love to troubleshoot so this PC was a godsend. It's quite sexy and the speakers are very useful for I don't use headphones. This PC is great, in my opinion. I have had more problems with Vista than I have had with this pc. But with the proper software updates from Microsft Update the PC is in top shape.
Summary: I was searching for a Business/School Desktop under $500.00 with good solid computing power. With its Intell Quad processor and 4 Gigabites memory, it was a standout. The Intell Video Processor is plain vanila, not the best choice for gamming. Analog connections are no problem, but if you use the Digitial Video output, it is HDMI. HDMI is fine for newer monitors, but requires a HDMI to DVI converter to work with some older monitors.
Summary: UPDATE: For $500 this was a great value. For $999 it most definitely is not. My original review: I was looking for a simple (not for gaming) Windows PC. Since I am no longer a hobbyist when it comes to building computers, I really was looking for something that would work well, have a small footprint on my desk, and give me the most power for my dollar, all under $500. I found exactly what I was looking for with this Gateway.