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Summary:A full-size desktop computer tested with Windows 8, an Intel Core i5-3330 3GHz processor, 8GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive, Intel HD Graphics 2500 graphics, a DVD burner, and 2-piece speakers.
The Gateway DX4870-UB318 is a full-size desktop computer. It has 8GB of memory and a 1TB hard drive. It has an Intel Core i5-3330 3GHz processor and Intel HD Graphics 2500 video adapter but no dedicated video memory. It is not suitable for high-performance gaming. It comes with Windows 8 pre-installed.
The DX4870-UB318 has a built-in memory-card reader for digital photography, and 6 free USB ports.
The DX4870-UB318 measures 7.1 inches wide by 15.4 inches high by 17 inches deep. It's backed by a 12-month warranty, with 12 months of tech support.
About This Brand
Gateway is owned by Acer. The NE and NV series encompasses Gateway's budget and mainstream laptops. DX and SX are the mainstream desktop lines. FX is Gateway's high-end desktop, and One ZX is its all-in-one. LT series is its netbook line. The companies do not sell their products direct to consumers, unlike many other computer makers.
Display size (in.) The diagonal measure of the LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) screen.
Display size (in.)
Processor Also known as the CPU (Central Processing Unit), the processor is responsible for running commands and handling data. Processors come in different speeds and may have two or more cores (ex. dual-core), which let you more quickly process multiple complex tasks.
Memory (GB) Also known as RAM, memory is a temporary storage area for data. Its size is an important factor for performance. We recommend at least 4GB of memory, or 8GB if you plan to run several large applications at the same time.
Storage (GB) The amount of storage, a permanent area for the operating system, programs and data such as documents, music, and media files. Storage can be a hard drive, an SSD (solid state drive), or hybrid drive.
Video memory (MB) The amount of dedicated memory built into a graphics adapter. Most models have integrated graphics, which have no dedicated memory but are still suitable for most applications, including photo editing and watching movies. Others have discrete graphics adapters, which typically have 256 MB or more video memory, to deliver smoother and more realistic graphics for 3D games.
Video memory (MB)
Optical drive The optical drive reads and/or writes to CDs and DVDs. Most PCs come equipped with a DVD-RW, also known as a DVD burner, which lets you read and write to DVDs.Some models come with Blu-Ray drives, which let you play high-definition movies.
Suitable for gaming All systems can play casual games such as solitaire and Angry Birds. Systems designated as suitable for gaming are more powerful and can play modern mainstream and intensive 3D video games with a frame rate that does not make the game stop or stutter.
Suitable for gaming
Wireless mouse Comes with a mouse that is wireless.
Wireless keyboard Comes with a keyboard that is wireless.
Memory-card reader At least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.).
TV tuner TV tuner for watching and recording TV shows.
Wi-Fi The type of built-in 802.11 wireless networking supported. Computers with 802.11n also support 802.11g routers. Some models with 802.11n also support the 5GHz "high band," a standard suitable for apartments and other crowded areas. 802.11ac is the newest, fastest type.
Tried to contact Gateway to speak with someone to get info on this product as well as the SX2380_UR318 which was one of PC Mag's Editors Choice. There is NO customer service at Gateway to answer any product related questions or help determine the best model for your needs. UNBELIEVABLE! Only way to speak to a human is to already own a GATEWAY. Looks like I will be buying a Dell or an HP.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Very good computer
Easy To Set Up
I have owned this computer for about 4-5 months and I mainly use it for gaming. Without a graphics card it holds it own but I do recommend getting a 650 if u r planning on using it for gaming. It doesnt have a lot of room for a graphics card though.
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
from Houston, Texas
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Needs Windows 7; Win8 is not for desktop
Easy To Set Up
Appears to be very fine hardware. However selling with Windows 8, an OS designed for touch pad computers was a terrible choice. Windows 8 makes it near impossible to use. Gateway's chat support was good, except you may drop contact a few times due to problems using Windows 8. Chat support recommended against installing Windows 7 - something about possible driver problems. (It maybe time to check Best Buy's return policy.)