Gateway DX4822-01 review: Gateway DX4822-01

The Gateway's spacious interior also allows for one more hard drive as well as an extra optical drive Unfortunately, all four memory slots are occupied, so any upgrades here will require you to toss out the current sticks of RAM.

Annual power consumption cost

Juice box
Gateway DX4822-01 Average watts per hour
Off 0.5339
Sleep 2.85
Idle 40.45
Load 72.68
Raw (annual kWh) 159.6741702
Energy Star compliant Yes
Annual energy consumption costs $18.12

We applaud Gateway's capability to keep energy costs low on the DX4822-01. At only $18.12 per year to operate, it's on par with other systems in its category. The one advantage of the DX4822-01's dual-core chip compared with the SX2800-01's quad-core CPU is that it uses just a bit less energy. It's not enough to make a dramatic difference in annual operating cost, but at least this system is behaving as it's supposed to.

Gateway offers all of the usual support features we expect, including system-specific features and other help online. Gateway also boasts 24-7 toll-free phone support, and a one-year parts and labor warranty with this PC.

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System configurations:

Asus Essentio CM5570-AP003
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 2.6GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300; 6GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 32MB Intel MGA X4500 integrated graphics chip; 750GB, 7,200rpm hard drive

Dell Inspiron 545s-1476N
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 2.6GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300; 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 256MB Intel GMA 3100 integrated graphics chip; 640GB, 7,200rpm hard drive

Gateway DX4822-01
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit; 2.6GHz Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300; 6GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 32MB Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics chip; 1TB, 7,200rpm hard drive

Gateway SX2800-01
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 64-bit; 2.3GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200; 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 32MB (shared) Intel GMA X4500 integrated graphics chip; 640GB, 7,200rpm hard drive

HP Pavilion Slimline s5220y
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit; 2.6 GHz Pentium Dual-Core E5300; 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 256MB Intel GMZ 3100 integrated graphics chip; 640GB, 7,200rpm hard drive

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