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The SX2850-01 is an entry-level desktop PC from Gateway.

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Pros

Sports more USB ports (11) than the average prebuilt bundled PC.

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Low price point for an i3 HTPC system.

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A desktop PC that includes integrated 802.11 b/g/n WiFi.

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Really tiny form factor (measures 10.43" x 3.93" x 12.4")--it's about the size of an Xbox 360 (10.15" x 3.27" x 12.15")

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Cons

locks up.worst pc i have ever had

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Power and DVD drive buttons require a fair amount of force before they'll respond.

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200 Watt power supply greatly limits graphical expansion.

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Integrated soundcard offers poor sound reproduction and lacks a s/pdif output.

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The SX2850-01 is an entry-level desktop PC from Gateway. Based on the Intel i3 platform, this computer comes with fast DDR3 memory, a large capacity hard drive, Intel graphics and built-in wireless networking. The 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium comes installed by default.

The Gateway SX2850-01 includes a dual core processor at 3.0 GHz, 4 GB of DDR3 memory and an eco-friendly 1 TB hard drive. Basic graphics acceleration is provided by Intel, however users can upgrade with the available PCI-E x16 slot. Other features include a gigabit Ethernet and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi plus 5.1 surround sound. A “digital device holder” is built into the case design to safely display accessories such as digital cameras or camcorders. Users looking for a compact, Intel-based PC should find this machine more than acceptable.

Features
  • Intel Core i3-540 processor
  • Intel HD Graphics with Clear Video HD technology
  • 4 GB DDR2 memory
  • 1 TB variable RPM SATA hard drive
  • 16x DVD+/-R/RW
  • Multi-in-1 media card reader
  • Digital Device Holder
  • Compact design
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • HDMI output
  • USB 2.0
  • HD audio
  • 1 year limited warranty
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