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Gateway Refreshes FX, DX and SX Desktops

Gateway has updated its FX line of gaming PCs, its DX line of multimedia machines and its small form factor SX line. The DX and SX both boast a Intel Core i5 and i3 CPUs (respectively), and Gateway has given FX and DX lines the option for Blu-ray drives. The FX also packs a new modernized chassis with lighting accents.

Packing Intel's Core i7, ATI's Radeon HD 5850, 16GB of RAM, a 1.5TB SATA HDD, 16X DVD drive, and a Blu-ray drive the FX will set you back around $1,700.00. Shave $500 off the price by halving the RAM and ditching the Blu-ray drive.

The DX starts at $849.99 and along with Core i5, boasts NVIDIA GT220 graphics, 8GB of RAM, 1TB of storage, Blu-ray, and a DVD burner.

The lowest of the bunch is the small form factor line of SX machines. The SX starts at just $559.99 and uses Intel's Core i3 530 CPU. It packs Intel GMA X4500HD graphics, 6GB of RAM and integrated DVD burner and up to 1TB of storage.

All machines come with Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.

  • Mach5Motorsport
    Gah, still the reliability issues?
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  • falchard
    looks nice, but overpriced. That Core i7 is on an LGA 1156 board.
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  • jonpaul37
    still the horrible Power Supplies i'm sure, but nice to see an OEM come out with a decent case...
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  • HKH
    at least the front of the case looks decent
    would you really need 16 gbs of ram tho?
    halving the ram and blue ray drive, the price around 1200 is quite ok
    abit more expensive then do it yourself building
    scraping the keyboard/mouse/speaker to shade of another 50 would be nice
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  • SchizoFrog
    StoryThe SX starts at just $559.99 and uses Intel's Core i3 530 CPU. It packs Intel GMA X4500HD graphics
    If the system is using the new Clarksdale i3 CPU why is it not using the interagted graphics of the CPU?
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  • hakesterman
    If i was going to buy a Gateway or Dell or HP with an Intel chip i'd buy one with a I7 Processor, anything else is just uncivilized..............

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  • Computer_Lots
    I like how the DX "boasts" an Nvidia GT220 graphics card :)
    Nobody boasts about that weak card. My much older 9800GT destroys that card and can be purchased for $60 these days. The GT220 doesn't belong in a performance PC at all. This is the problem with OEM PCs. They always load up a nice CPU and RAM but cheap out on the graphics.
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  • megamanx00
    And yet, I find myself not caring. Sometimes I forget gateway is still around.
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  • kelemvor4
    megamanx00And yet, I find myself not caring. Sometimes I forget gateway is still around.I thought they were gone myself. I wouldn't buy one myself, but it looks like an ok line of systems for average users to get.

    I like that they have a model which comes default with 16Gb ram. That's a nice touch.
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  • Ho0d1um
    I can't believe they try to sell "performance" desktops with no upgrade options. Just a list of prebuilt boxed computers.
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