We were disappointed in the number of ports that you get in the Gateway, though. The left side features two USB 2.0 jacks; the right edge provides an SD Card input and a pair of analog audio jacks; and on the back you'll find a few more USB ports, an Ethernet jack, and a single audio output. We don't expect to find everything in a $750 desktop, but with no FireWire, eSATA, or even digital audio, this system is without features common to desktops that cost much less. Most of you probably won't miss those extra ports, but you'd be right to feel disappointed when the FireWire port you assumed would be there at this price is nowhere to be found.
|Gateway One ZX4800-02|
|Raw (annual kWh)||107.5071|
|Annual operating cost (@$0.1135/kWh)||$12.20|
We wish the Gateway offered more connectivity, but we have no complaints about its power consumption. At $12.20 on the year, the Gateway One ZX4800-02 is just as efficient as the Averatec Nettop, yet Gateway offers a larger screen and twice the performance. We can't ask for much more than that, so kudos to Gateway for putting together one of the greenest PCs we've seen since we've started testing for power efficiency.
The warranty for the Gateway One ZX4800-02 gives you one year of parts-and-labor protection, backed by toll-free phone support 24-7. Gateway's Web site also offers a reasonable level of support by way of driver downloads, a support FAQ and other resources, and a few diagnostic programs on the system itself should help with any self-support efforts.
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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.6GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300; 4GB 1,333MHz DDR3 SDRAM; 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570; 320GB 5,400 rpm Seagate hard drive
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (32-bit); 1.5GHz AMD Athlon X2 3250e; 2GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 512MB ATI Radeon HD 3200; 250GB 5,400 rpm Samsung hard drive
Gateway One ZX4800-02
Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Pentium Dual Core T4300; 4GB 800MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 32MB (shread) Intel GMA 450M integrated graphics chip; 750GB 5,400 rpm Seagate hard drive
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
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (32-bit); 1.6GHz Intel Atom 330; 4GB 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM; 512MB ATI Radeon HD 4350; 640GB 5,400 rpm Western Digital hard drive