Other thoughts: i considered the sx2840-01 and the sx2800-07 before choosing the sx2840 the sx2840 has a larger hd (1tb vs 640mb), and more ram (6gb vs 4gb) sx2840 also has a newer processor, i3 530, that uses 32nm technology and is more energy efficient.
Discuss: gateway sx2840-01 review: gateway sx2840-01 sign in to comment be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic we delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. The sx2840-01, which runs on an intel core i3-530 cpu clocked at a frequency of 293ghz, earned a worldbench 6 score of 118 the similarly styled hp slimline s5370t offers a slightly better worldbench score (124) but also adds about $500 to the price--a significant amount of money for a very minor difference in speed.
Gateway sx2840-01 editors' note: this review is part of our , which covers specific fixed configurations of popular systems found in retail stores this review was updated february 5, 2010, to indicate that the core i3 530 cpu is a dual-core cpu that can emulate two additional processing threads, making it a virtual quad-core chip. The gateway sx2840 is a terrific value, and this cannot be understated with its i3-530 processor (which is very highly rated and supposedly easy to overclock), 6gb of ddr3 ram, the h57 mobo, 1tb green hdd and windows 7 home premium, you could expect to pay $700.
Gateway has since updated the various models in the sx28000 series to windows 7, and with this new $559 sx2840-01, it’s added intel’s new mainstream core i3 quad-core chip.
If you want us to review it drop us a line and we just might bump it to the front of our reviews queue pros & cons we can't tell you the pros and cons because we haven't reviewed it yet. We wish the sx2840-01 came with wi-fi, but in terms of offering the most capability for your dollar, gateway’s sx2840-01 has few peers as with the older model, we recommend this system to anyone shopping for a low-cost pc for productivity or home entertainment.
The sx2840-01, runs on an intel core i3-530 cpu with a 293ghz frequency a worldbench 6 score of 118 is definitely not anything to sneeze at wither for an extra 500 bucks the very similar hp slimline s5370t is available with a worldbench score of 124. You'd better like what you get with the gateway sx2840-01, as this half-width midsize-tower desktop sacrifices most of its upgradability to achieve its slim shape that's okay, though--the sx2840-01 delivers excellent performance for a mere $559 (as of march 1, 2010.