2.5 3 5 0

The SX2801-05e is an entry-level desktop PC from Gateway.

Where to buy

Seller Price Seller Rating
Show more

small footprint on the desk, can tuck it into the corner and out of the way

1 agrees

HDD is big enough for almost anyone

1 agrees

runs very quietly, generally don't hear the fan at all

1 agrees

HDMI output of video looks sharp and clear, and carries Dolby Digital sound - good for home theater use

1 agrees

sleek looking case with nice curves and a shiny finish

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.

DVD eject button is hard to use, need to press hard

2 agree

not enough power for gamers, tends to get laggy if the details are turned up too high

2 agree

power button shines brightly in a dim room, can be a bit distracting

1 agrees
  • Only 3 words are allowed.


The SX2801-05e is an entry-level desktop PC from Gateway. This Intel-based computer comes with a dual core processor, DDR3 memory and an eco-friendly hard drive. Graphics are provided by Intel, meaning they are integrated into the system. Connectivity includes USB 2.0, eSATA and HDMI. This computer is very similar to the less powerful Gateway SX2801-01e, which also lacks TV tuner functionality.

The Gateway SX2801-05e features an Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor at 3.2 GHz, 6 GB of DDR3 memory and 1 TB of storage. Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) comes preinstalled in addition to software included by Gateway. Graphics are powered by the Intel GMA X4500HD, however users have the option to upgrade with the free PCI-E x16 card slot. A series of 9 USB 2.0 ports are available for connecting accessories, and video output can be viewed on an HDTV over HDMI. The built-in TV tuner allows for users to record live television in either analog or digital format. The media center remote is included to control recording and playback.

  • Intel Pentium Dual-Core processor (3.2 GHz)
  • Intel GMA X4500HD graphics
  • 6 GB DDR3 memory
  • 1TB eco-friendly hard drive / 16x DVD+/-R/RW
  • Multi-in-1 media card reader
  • TV tuner (analog/digital)
  • Digital Device Holder
  • Compact design
  • Gigabit Ethernet / 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • HDMI output
  • USB 2.0 / eSATA
  • HD audio
  • 1 year limited warranty
About Us