Pros

  • Affordable price tag
  • Respectable benchmark performance
  • Expansion opportunities

Cons

  • Relies on integrated graphics
  • Poor gaming performance
  • Mediocre (and nonwireless) PS/2 mouse and keyboard

At A Glance

The Gateway DX4870-UB2C is an old-school midtower desktop that delivers respectable productivity performance and lots of storage for an appealing price.

Manufacturer’s Description

Windows 8 - 3GHz Intel Core i5 quad core - 8GB memory, max 32GB - 1TB storage - Intel HD - 300W - Wi-Fi - Bluetooth 4.0 - HDMI - USB 3.0

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.gateway.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5 - 3330
Processor speed 3000.0 MHz
Number of Cores 4.0
Display
Touchscreen No
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD 2500
Storage
Drive 1 size 1000.0 GB
Drive 1 type Hard Disk Drive
Drive 1 speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8
  • HDMI
  • Line Out 1/8
  • PS/2 - Keyboard
  • PS/2 - Mouse
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
  • VGA
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 8.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 5.0 inches
Depth 15.5 inches
Height 14.0 inches
Optical Drive
Included Drives DVD Drive|
Storage Media
SD card Yes
XD picture card Yes
Memory stick Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)