Gateway DX4870-UB17

Please refine your selection. Along the way Joel e Storage drives -- hard drives and solid state drives -- are the permanent memory for the programs and documents on your computer. View All 7 Photos in Gallery. It's powerful for its category, has very good storage and system memory, is expandable, and has dual radio Wi-Fi. Good performance in class. While in and of themselves, the programs are mostly useful, the sheer number of them does clutter the interface a bit.

Gateway DX4870-UB2B

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At least the internal card slots are tool-less. That's a lot of pre-loaded apps, and most if not all are available for free from Microsoft Windows Store. While you may want to spend a few moments uninstalling all these programs, fret not, since the system has a capacious 1TB hard drive with plenty of free space left.

All of these components mean the system is plenty fast on our benchmark tests, certainly faster than the Lenovo Q and the Zbox ID83 Plus. Check the performance chart link to see the final numbers, but suffice to say the DXUB2B has the performance to keep your family happy for the next five years or so.

The Gateway DXUB2B is a great choice for the budget-minded PC buyer who wants to replace that old desktop, but still needs the traditional large screen, keyboard, and mouse of a PC.

It's not anything flashy, but it's a great buy, and likely will last you another five years before you need to replace it, something that can't be said if you decide to go with a cheaper tablet or laptop. Velocity Micro Edge Z55 Summer His background includes managing mobile, desktop and network infrastructure on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. Joel is proof that you can escape the retail grind: Along the way Joel e This newsletter may contain advertising, deals, or affiliate links.

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View All 6 Photos in Gallery. Pros Good performance in class. Zotac Zbox ID83 Plus. Get Our Best Stories! Fastest Mobile Networks If you're thinking of turning this system into a budget gaming system, make sure to check the rating on the card: The DXUB17's 1TB hard drive is certainly a copious storage unit for your digital life, capable of holding tens of thousands of MP3 and photo files, while storing hours of HD video.

That said, there is still quite a bit of extra pre-loaded software on the system. Most of it is useful, however, it does clutter things up a bit if you're used to a stock simple Windows 8 interface.

While in and of themselves, the programs are mostly useful, the sheer number of them does clutter the interface a bit. Performance The Intel Core i processor with integrated Intel HP Graphics is considered an entry-level CPU for the Core i family, but it's certainly got more power than others in the entry-level space. You won't necessarily be using the budget DXUB17 to do high-end video and photo editing, but it could do light quantities of both in a pinch.

The DXUB17 also has one of the better PCMark7 scores for the budget category, which means that the system will feel faster at day-to-day tasks. Both should be fine playing casual and browser-based games, including most MMO universes.

It's powerful for its category, has very good storage and system memory, is expandable, and has dual radio Wi-Fi. It's more expandable than its EC predecessor, the Gateway SXUR, and since that system has reached the end of its life, we can't recommend it any longer.

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