Gateway LX 6810-01 scores high marks for media hounds and gamers

The affordable Gateway LX6810-01 scores high points for offering high-end components right off the shelf.

Although most media editors and gamers tend to put together desktop systems themselves, there's still a large portion of shoppers who just want the least amount of hassle. For those people, Best Buy offers the Gateway LX6810-01, an off-the-shelf system that can easily satisfy the demands of power users, light gamers, and home video enthusiasts.

The Gateway's physical shape and size is comparable to Dell's XPS 430-121B, but that's where the similarities end. Several features give Gateway the upper hand in a side-by-side comparison with the Dell.

For example, it has more RAM (although the Dell uses DDR3 RAM that runs at a faster processing speed) and much better graphics card equipped to handle heavy media editing. These additions translate to a much more fluid gaming experience in our Unreal Tournament 3 test compared with the Dell.

Be sure to check out our final word on the Gateway LX 6810-01 in our full review.

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Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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