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The Gateway FX6840-21 is a mid-range to high-end desktop PC similar to the Gateway FX6840-01e.

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capable power supply - potential for future upgrades

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lots of USB ports - 10 in total

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power button and USB ports are located on the top of the case - makes for easier access

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great for movie fans - has a built-in Blu-ray drive, a 1080p capable graphics card and 5.1 surround sound

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comes bundled with trialware

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doesn't include a paper manual - users must refer to a PDF file on the desktop

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glossy case design - attracts fingerprints and dust

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manufacturer warranty - only 1 year

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The Gateway FX6840-21 is a mid-range to high-end desktop PC similar to the Gateway FX6840-01e. Sporting a dual core Intel Core i5-650 processor, the FX6840-21 lacks the FX6840-01e's i7 processing power. However, The FX6840-21 boasts a Blu-Ray ROM drive over the FX6840-01e, making it more suited for media enthusiasts over gamers. Otherwise, the two desktops sport the same features, including: 8GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM, an ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics processor, a 1TB hard drive, a pre-installed copy of 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium and a Multi-in-One media card reader.

The FX6840-21's Intel Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM allow it to handle typical day-to-day use with ease as well as moderate multitasking and multimedia use. Its ATI Radeon HD 5570 GPU provides the FX6840-21 with 1080p high definition media playback capability, by way of its Blu-ray ROM drive or high definition video files. Additionally, the FX6840-21's Multi-in-One media card reader allows for direct interfacing with most popular media storage types (SD, MMC) while its photo frame button allows you to utilize connected media to turn your monitor into a digital photo frame instantly.


  • Intel Core i5-650 processor
  • 8GB of dual-channel DDR3 RAM (1333MHz)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics processor
  • 1TB variable rpm hard drive
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Blu-Ray ROM/16X DVD+/-R/RW SuperMulti Drive
  • Multi-in-One media card reader
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