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Gateway DX4870-UB318
 
Approximate retail price:
$429.00
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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.
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Type: Full-size desktops
About - Gateway DX4870-UB318

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.

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Features & Specs - Gateway DX4870-UB318
info Display size (in.) NA
info Processor Core i5-3330
info Memory (GB) 8
info Storage (GB) 1000
info Video memory (MB) 0
info Optical drive DVD burner
info Suitable for gaming No
info Wireless mouse No
info Wireless keyboard No
info Memory-card reader Yes
info TV tuner No
info Wi-Fi Yes
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User Reviews - Gateway DX4870-UB318
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(7 of 10 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Non-existent Gateway Sales Support
9/3/2013
Pros
NONE
Cons
No Customer Service
Best Uses
None
Comment:
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
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Very good computer
8/19/2013
Pros
Adequate Storage
Easy To Set Up
Fast
Reliable Performance
Sleek Design
Cons
Best Uses
Internet
Music
Video
Comment:
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:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
Needs Windows 7; Win8 is not for desktop
6/24/2013
Pros
Adequate Storage
Cool
Easy To Set Up
Excelent Hardware
Fast
Quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
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.)
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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