Summary: This is a great product, I bought it and am currently using it everyday as a media center console. HD internet content playback is no problem at all (but run the windows updates first, otherwise there will be slight glitches in the playback). Overall, this is a small, good, yet powerful system.
Summary: I've purchased 6 of these computers for my office. Is powerful, quiet, works well. One product design defect is the optical disk drive eject button, you have to press it HARD to eject for it to make contact (through a lever hidden inside) with the button on the actual drive. BONUS: this works out of the box as a vmware ESXI server, installs flawlessly and virtualization on bios is even enabled by default.
Summary: I like this unit a lot. It was a pleasant surprise when I wanted to install it - no more tidies installation of all software needed. Windows is already installed. Microsoft office and Norton antivirus are installed as trial version and internet is just plug and play. Cannot be any easier. The only thing is recommended it to create back up CDs. Surprise here you need to have at least 3 DVD (not CD) for it and another one for Drivers. It worth it just in case, but DVDs!
Summary: I bought 2 of these, one for running VM's and the other for the center piece of my home theatre. I used this to clip the cable in Dec and we have never looked back. I run it (via HDMI) to a 55" LG LCD TV. I run Boxee, PlayOn, Netflix, Hulu, and WMC on it and we have not missed a day of Cable TV. I have not tried a TV tuner in it yet, I will probably do that soon.
Summary: I originally wanted to get the Gateway SX2840-01 that was on sale at Fry's Electronics for $399 to replace my seven-year-old 2.66GHz Pentium 4; that was until I learned the Core i3 530 was only a hyper-threaded dual core processor. One week later, for the same price, the Gateway SX2800-07 went on sale, with the Core2Quad Q8300 processor. I decided this is it.
Summary: This machine is fast and it handles all of my day to day tasks effortlessly. This is my first Windows 7 system and it was relatively easy to set up and configure. It is very reasonably priced - machines made by other manufactures with similar configuration cost at least a couple hundreds more. However, it doesn't come with system restore media so you will have to make your own.
Pros: Adequate Storage, Easy To Setup, Easy To Use, Fast
Summary: Very, very quiet and fast computer. Very powerful and compact. I was pleased except for the fact that the eject button is hard to press -- it requires to much pressure to eject the DVD/CD. The windows setup was fast and painless. The keyboard is no frills and thin (which is a plus). The mouse is of adequate quaility.
Great size, quiet, good for HTPC, but mine only lasted 2 hours
David Schmidt "An Engineer's World", Amazon
23 May 2010
Summary: The good: - small and quiet - lots of horsepower, ram, and decent HD space - HDMI out - S/PDIF output - Windows 7! Great Media Center Edition program! The bad: - the one PCI express slot is close to the edge of the case so if you want to put in a better graphics card be sure it will fit. - Small power supply (220W) - mine lasted 2 hours. Bought this yesterday from Fry's on sale.
Summary: Bought this to use as a HTPC. Powered it up, worked for about 2 hours while I was setting up MCE with a USB tuner and my preferences. When I went to shut it down, windows was performing its updates first, then shortly into it there was an audible 'POP' and the PC died. Was not overheating, could not smell anything burning but it was now a boat anchor. Returned it to the store I bought it from.