My Gateway DX4831-01e with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor

I'm looking for a cheap desktop computer for almost a week and I'm really interested for an ASUS, but I won't spend for more than $600. I've used and tested ASUStek computers and its one of the best computers out there. When I went to bestbuy, I found a couple of nice computers but I spotted this Gateway DX4831-01e with Intel® Core™ i3 Processor for $549.00, I thought it's really cheap, I believed this one has the latest i3 processors. So I checked the product detail carefully and found out that this one is far better than my ASUS (Asus Essentio CM5571-BR003) desktop prospect. One thing I don't like about this bundle is the video card, anyway it's shared and I can always buy a high end video card separately. Anyway here are the specs:

  • Intel® Core™ i3-530 processor
    Features Hyper-Threading Technology, 4MB cache and 2.93GHz processor speed.
  • The all new 2010 Intel® Core™ i3 processor
    Features smart 4-way processing performance for HD quality computing. Intel® HD Graphics are built into Intel's smart new processors.
  • 6GB DDR3 memory
    For multitasking power.
  • Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
    Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media. Also supports DVD-RAM.
  • 1TB Serial ATA hard drive
    Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times. 2 eSATA ports.
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator HD
    Features 128MB of video memory for lush images. HDMI output for connecting to an HDTV. 7.1-channel surround sound support.
  • Multi-in-1 digital media reader
    Supports CompactFlash I/II, CompactFlash Plus, Microdrive, MultiMediaCard, High Capacity MultimediaCard mobile, High Capacity MultiMediaCard Plus, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard and Secure Digital formats.
  • Also supports miniSDHC, miniSD, microSD, SmartMedia, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick PRO Duo formats.
  • IEEE 1394 (FireWire) interface and 10 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
    For fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity.
  • Built-in 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector
    For flexible wired Web connectivity options.
  • Photo frame button
    For instant slideshows of favorite pictures.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
    Provides a stable computing platform.



Here is the specs of the Asus Essentio:


  • Intel® Pentium® processor E5400
    Features 2 processing cores, 800MHz frontside bus, 2MB L2 cache and 2.7GHz processor speed.
  • Intel® Pentium® processor
    Features classic 2-way processing performance, letting you run multiple applications simultaneously, so you can browse, send instant messages, download music and transfer photos all at once.
  • 6GB DDR3 memory
    For multitasking power, expandable to 16GB.
  • Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive with double-layer support
    Records up to 8.5GB of data or 4 hours of video using compatible DVD+R DL and DVD-R DL media; also supports DVD-RAM.
  • 750GB Serial ATA hard drive (7200 rpm)
    Offers spacious storage and fast read/write times.
  • Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500
    Features up to 1759MB shared video memory for lush images. HDMI output for connection to an HDTV. High-definition audio support with 8-channel (7.1) capability.
  • Digital media reader
    Allows for easy transfer of data.
  • 8 high-speed USB 2.0 ports
    For fast digital data transfer and easy peripheral connectivity.
  • Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector
    For flexible wired Web connectivity options.
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 64-bit operating system preinstalled
    Provides a stable platform for word processing, Web navigation, gaming, media storage and more.

I spent $40 to get a better deal, not bad :) Check out the detail comparison between this gateway product compare to the more expensive desktop PCs Dell i560 and HP p6310y.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet deal!

Anonymous said...

Cheap indeed. Nice Buy! Didn't know there's an i3, I thought i7 is the only one out there but that freaking thing is dang expensive!

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