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

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
XD picture card Yes
Memory stick Yes
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 153.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Start Up
Start Up 16.8   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 2151.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 2593.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 2209.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 99.1   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 227.7   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 209.2   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 192.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 240.8   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 5.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 32.4   Watts
Gaming
3DMark, Ice Storm 22917.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 123.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 2600.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike 282.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 30.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 0.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 12.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 15.4   Frames per second (higher is better)