Pros

  • Good marks for graphics and general performance
  • Above-average storage allotment

Cons

  • Messy, underutilized interior

At A Glance

Gateway’s FX6800-09 offers good performance and connectivity at a reasonable price.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.gateway.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7 920
Processor speed 2660.0 MHz
Display
Included monitor No
Monitor model number Gateway FHD2401
Graphics
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX280
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Expansion slots
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 0.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 4.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire Port (front)
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • Serial Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (front) (x2)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • SD Card
  • xD-Picture Card
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 3.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0