Pros

  • Plenty of memory and storage
  • Beautiful jet-black case reduces external clutter

Cons

  • No DVI support (VGA or HDMI only)

At A Glance

In spite of a lapse in connection options and limited upgradability, the SX2840-01 is a speedy little monster with a budget price.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.gateway.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i3-530
Processor speed 2.93 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
General Information
UPC Code 099802691370
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • eSATA
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Power
Power Supply Wattage 220.0 watts
Power Supply Manufacturer liteon
Power Supply Model PS-S221
Motherboard
Motherboard Manufacturer OEM
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 118.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 215.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 342.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 266.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 336.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 368.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 394.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 198.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 178.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 24.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 18.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 18.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 18.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 18.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 14.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 13.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 13.9   Frames per second (higher is better)