Gateway SX 2311-03 Small Form Factor PC Review

By on August 13, 2010, 3:58 AM
The Small Form Factor system that we'll be reviewing today, part of Gateway's SX desktop series, is nearly identical in form and fit to the Acer Aspire X1200 we looked at nearly two years ago. Of course, the internals have been beefed up to meet today’s standards, but the layout and styling cues are very similar.

The SX series from Gateway is one-third the size of a traditional desktop tower yet it still packs a sizable punch for its small footprint. Exact dimensions are 10.43" x 3.93" x 12.4" with a weight of only 12 pounds (5.44 kg). Pricing starts at $520 with both Intel and AMD processor options that can scale up to $600 for a quad-core system like the one in our hands.

The SX2311-03 features an AMD Phenom II X4 820 processor operating at 2.8 GHz, 4GB of DDR3 memory (expandable to 8GB), a 1TB hard drive, Nvidia GeForce 9200 graphics, a 16x DVD burner and a 64-bit copy of Windows 7 Home Premium. Read on as we explore the Gateway SX2311-03 in closer detail.

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Guest said:

Nice size and price, looks like it will pack quite a punch.

Kinda reminds me of an Xbox 360 elite.

Guest said:

2 coax inputs are shown in the expansion slot on the rear-side photo. Is a video tuner included?

Guest said:

Purchased this unit in Sept. 2010. Hard drive failed 15 months later -- 90 days after the warranty expired. $199 to repair and replace (30% of the purchase price) ... wishing now I had bought a Mac Mini instead.

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