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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 no 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)
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.
Suitable for gaming These systems are capable of playing intensive 3D video games with a frame rate that does not make the game stop or stutter.
Suitable for gaming
Wireless mouse A mouse that is wireless.
Memory-card reader At least one flash memory-card slot (CF, SD, XD, MS, etc.).
Digital video out Has a DVI, HDMI, or DisplayPort video output for sending a digital video signal to a computer monitor or HDTV.
Digital video out
TV tuner TV tuner for watching and recording TV shows.
eSATA port Has an eSATA (external Serial ATA) port for connecting an external hard drive.
I have this machine for 8 years straight. Never had a problem. there were 5 people in the house who used it. Very reliable. But getting old.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
from Tampa Fl
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Gateway computer good but Window 8 BAD
Difficult To Use
Poor Software Bundle
Computer fine but Wiondows 8 just terrible. Trying to restore Window 7 but don't know how. May return computer and buy a Dell
How long have you owned it:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Park City, UT
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Good purchase because I relied on CR
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
My 5 yr old Dell died two days ago. So I checked Consumers Report and this was one of their best rated. I live in a rural area and only had Walmart and Best Buy. This was the only desktop Best Buy had two nights ago when I went in so it made it easy because it was recommended by CR. Paid $480.00. Very disappointed with Windows 8 but there are instructions online on how to restore Windows 7. Otherwise I'm quite satisfied with the Gateway.