Small and quiet enclosure, Multitude of ports and expansion for such a small PC, Great specs at such a cheap price.
Beautiful jetblack case reduces external clutter, Plenty of memory and storage.
Compact. Multimedia content creation power. New Core i3 CPU. HDMI port. Some expandability.
Small size, quality video playback, and HDMI output make it a viable home theater PC; quad-core Intel CPU offers competitive performance for its price; massive 1TB hard drive; room for half-height expansion cards.
Compact; good CPU performance; excellent external expansion capabilities
Strong Core i Series Processor, Large Hard Drive, Well Priced
Traditional Gateway bloatware, No wireless networking, Lacks BluRay drive.
No DVI support (VGA or HDMI only)
Only half-height PCIe cards. Integrated graphics. No Blu-ray option. Bloatware. No Wireless networking.
No wireless networking; relative power hog compared with the Mac Mini.
Limited internal expansion; poor 3D-graphics performance
Integrated Graphics, Could Really Use Wireless Networking
By ConnectReviews on May 13, 2010
If you're looking for a PC for your living room and HDTV or just a small, compact PC for tight spaces, you're in luck. The Gateway SX2840-01 desktop might be just for you. Does the small form factor sacrifice power? Find out after the break. The...-
By Dev Hardware on May 05, 2010
If you're in the market for a budget desktop, you might want to consider the Gateway SX2840-01 and the HP Pavilion Slimline s5310y. Both deliver decent performance and, in the case of Gateway, surprising versatility; unfortunately, they also come...-
By InfoWorld on March 28, 2010
You get what you pay for with the Gateway SX2840-01. Its limited potential for future upgrades and the omission of DVI are considerable issues, but its general performance is very strong. If you don't mind the few flaws, the SX2840-01 is a shining...-
By PCWorld on March 04, 2010
In spite of a lapse in connection options and limited upgradability, the SX2840-01 is a speedy little monster with a budget price....90
By TechReviewSource on February 21, 2010
The SX2840-01 from Gateway features the new Intel Core i3-530 CPU in a small-form factor desktop computer that has a small price to go with it. Its multimedia features are aimed and media-enthusiasts and offers decent performance.The Gateway...60
By PC Mag on February 19, 2010
The Gateway SX2840-01 is an inexpensive Intel Core i3-powered multimedia-oriented desktop for the user that needs more power for photo or video projects. It's compact and has a decent group of features. However a bunch of bloatware and other...70
By CrunchGear on February 03, 2010
Short version: Gateway’s SX2840 is an ideal computer for someone who needs a good basic computer. It feels fast enough that it’s not annoying, and it’s perfect for pretty much everything except hardcore gaming. I’d even go so far...-
By cnet on February 03, 2010
Gateway's SX2840-01 remains the budget PC to beat. Its combination of small size, fast performance, and living room competence make it one of the most flexible desktops on the market. That it has room to upgrade makes the deal that much sweeter. We...79
By Computer Shopper on February 01, 2010
This quiet slimline PC offers excellent performance for the money. It's a good choice if you don't play 3D games....80
By About.com on January 01, 2010
Pros: Strong Core i Series Processor, Large Hard Drive, Well Priced
Cons: Integrated Graphics, Could Really Use Wireless Networking80