Pros

  • Lots of storage and memory
  • Good upgradability

Cons

  • Subpar general performance
  • Unplayable graphics for gaming

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.gateway.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Phenom X4 9550
Processor speed 2200.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Gateway HD2201
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD 3200
Video Bus Integrated
Video Memory Type Using main memory
Storage
Raid type none
Drive size 750.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 2.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x4)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • FireWire Port (front)
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots 3
Parallel Port No
Memory
Memory size 6144.0 MB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type DVD±RW
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 2.0
Internal Drive Bays 5.0

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 87.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 312.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 376.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 325.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 555.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 407.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 457.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 269.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 432.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 275.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Overall Graphics Score Poor
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 19.88   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 9.07   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 7.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 17.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 8.09   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 6.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 17.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 7.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 9.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 18.63   Frames per second (higher is better)