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Gateway FX6710-01


$1,200.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Very quick operation that stays responsive under heavy loads. Low price for the number of quality components you get. Fast multitasking without noticeable lag, can run many high-demand applications at once.

The Cons:Doesn't have any free SATA ports for further expansion, need to get a SATA card. Video drivers are inconsistent and tend to crash if pushed too hard with games. Power supply is minimal and won't allow for any expansion.

The Gateway FX6710-01 is a lower model in Gateways FX series, which is the top line series of desktop PCs offered by Gateway. Powered by an Intel Core2 Quad Processor and 6144 MB of 800MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM, the FX6710-01 is capable of handling several intensive applications, creating multimedia or playing your favorite game.

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The ATI Radeon HD 4850 Graphics card is the first GPU to break the teraFLOPs barrier and gives incredible performance for next-gen games and HD applications at their highest settings, with support for HDMI and HDCP, and 8-Channel (7.1) HD Audio to match. The 750 GB hard drive gives ample space to store music, movies and videos, and the 15-in-1 media card reader with smart copy button lets you transfer your media files quickly and easily. Other features include IEEE 1394 FireWire, eSATA, DVD Writer with Labelflash, sleek black case with orange highlights and included SP1 edition of Windows Vista Home Premium, 64 bit.

Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Processor11 Q9400 (2.66GHz, 1333MHz FSB, 2 x 3MB L2 cache)
  • Operating System: Genuine Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit) with SP1
  • Memory: 6144MB 800MHz Dual-Channel DDR2 SDRAM (2-2048MB modules & 2-1024MB Modules)
  • Chassis: Stunning Jet-Black Finish with Orange Metallic Accents
  • Video: ATI Radeon HD 4850 with 512MB Discrete Video Memory (Ports: 2x DVI-I, S-Video includes DVI-HDMI & DVI-VGA Dongles)
  • Hard Drive: 750GB 7200rpm Serial ATA II/300 hard drive with 16MB Cache4
  • Audio: 8-Channel (7.1) HD Audio
  • Application Software: Microsoft Works 9.0, Microsoft Money Essentials & Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 (60-day complimentary trial period)
  • Available Expansion Slots: 1 - PCI-E x16, 1 - PCI-E x1 & 1 - PCI
  • Backup Media Cyberlink® Power 2 Go
  • Dimensions (Box): 11.7" (H) x 20" (W) x 24" (D) or 297mm (H) x 508mm (W) x 610mm (D)
  • Dimensions (System): 18.3" (H) x 11.7" (W) x 7.5" (D) or 465mm (H) x 297mm (W) x 191mm (D)
  • External Ports: (6) USB 2.0 ports (2 Front, 4 Rear), 2-IEEE 1394a Ports (1 Front, 1Rear), eSATA Port, VGA, (2) PS/2 Ports
  • Keyboard: Premium Multimedia Keyboard
  • Media Card Reader: Gateway 15-in-1 media card reader with copy button
  • Memory Capacity: Expandable to 8GB
  • Modem: 56k ITU v.92 ready Fax/Modem (RJ-11 port)
  • Motherboard: Systemboard with Intel G33 Chipset
  • Mouse: USB Optical 2-button Wheel Mouse
  • Network: 10/100 Ethernet LAN (RJ-45 port)
  • Optical Drive: 18X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive featuring Labelflash Technology
  • Power Supply: 400W Power Supply
  • Security Software: Norton 360 All-in-One Security 2008 (60-day trial)
  • Speakers: Amplified Stereo Speakers (USB Powered)
  • Warranty: 1 Year Parts and Labor Limited Warranty
  • Weights: 37.2 lbs. (16.9 kg) system unit only / Approximately 31.13 lbs. (14.2 kg.) box

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    very quick operation that stays responsive under heavy loads

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    low price for the number of quality components you get

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    fast multitasking without noticeable lag, can run many high-demand applications at once

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    handles HD streaming video very well, looks sharp and clear

Cons
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    doesn't have any free SATA ports for further expansion, need to get a SATA card

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    video drivers are inconsistent and tend to crash if pushed too hard with games

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    power supply is minimal and won't allow for any expansion

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