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Gateway DX4320-17 Desktop PC Review

February 13th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments


Gateway DX4320-17 desktop pc is a powerful machine at affordable price. This machine comes with a bundle of powerful performance, storage, memory, wireless and optical technologies along with graphics. Multimedia and gaming needs will be effective through this desktop. This desktop is powered by AMD Phenom II X4 945 Quad-Core processor. It has ATI Radeon HD 5570 graphics card with 1GB dedicated DDR3 VRAM. It s hard drive is huge and equipped with 1 TB eco-friendly variable drive. Also, this desktop’s optical drive includes 4X Blu-ray too. Gateway DX4320-17 desktop comes with wireless LAN facility too. Definitely this is a powerful performance oriented desktop which satiates every computing need along with multimedia and gaming needs.

AMD Phenom II Quad-Core Processor 945 Details:

AMD Phenom II X4 945, that powers Gateway DX4320-17 is AMD’s new flagship AM3 processor. This processor is a successor to earlier Phenom II x4 940 and 920. This processor is clocked at 3.0 GHZ.  These AM3 processor is famous for the Northbridge Frequency (HT/MC) as back up and runs at 2 GHz. This processor is a socket and compatible with DDR3. This processor is arranged with 512KB L2 Cache and 6MB of L3 cache. This is a 125W Quad-Core processor. Memory transfer would be faster through this processor.


Gateway DX4320-17 Pros:

  • Priced reasonably.
  • It’s AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core Processor 945 is powerful and supports applications, multimedia and games successfully.
  • It has ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics card with 1 GB dedicated DDR3 VRAM.
  • Its optical drive is a combo with Blu-ray disc.
  • Its hard drive is huge with 1 TB capacity.
  • This desktop got wireless networking facility.
  • Its chassis design is designed for power and productivity with sleek and stylish look.
  • It has VGA and HDMI ports.

Gateway DX4320-17 Cons:

  • System memory is limited up to 8GB only.
  • Perhaps little costly for few.

Specifications:

Processor:

Gateway DX4320-17 is powered through AMD Phenom II X4 Quad-Core 945 processor. This processor is clocked at 3.0 GHz. This processor comes with 512 KB L2 Cache and 6MB L3 Cache. It has AMD 880G Chipset to transform the machine into a digital media house.

System Memory and Hard Drive:

Gateway DX4320-17 comes with 8GB DDR3 RAM on dual channel of 1333MHz (4x2048MB).

Its hard drive is huge with 1TB SATA drive. This drive is a green product and rotates at variable rpm.

Video:

This desktop is facilitated with ATI Radeon HD 5570 Graphics card. This graphics card got 1 GB of dedicated DDR3 VRAM.

Optical Drive:

This desktop comes with a Blu-ray Disc 4X BD-ROM/DVD-Supermulti Drive that can read and write CDS and DVDs at 16X speed.

Audio:

This desktop is arranged with High Definition Audio with 5.1-Channel Surround Support.

Expansion Slots:

Gateway DX4320-17 comes with one PCI and one PCI-Ex1 slots.

System Dimensions:

Height: 16.23-inches.

Width:  7.09-inches.

Depth: 16.27-inches.

Weight: 25 lbs.

External Ports:

This desktop is arranged with ten USB 2.0 ports (Front 4 and rear 6), one VGA port, one DVI port, two PS/2 ports, one HDMI port and three audio ports.

Keyboard and mouse

Gateway DX4320-17 is arranged with one multimedia keyboard for easy input options. An optical mouse is also part of the shipment.

Media Card Reader:

This desktop is arranged with one Multi-in-one Digital Media Card Reader with Photo Frame Button.

Networking:

Gateway DX4320-17 is arranged with 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN for wired connectivity. It has 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN for wireless connectivity needs.

Warranty:

This desktop comes with one-year limited warranty over parts and albor along with Toll-Free Tech Support.

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