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Need to choose between 2 different computers, please help.

I have narrowed my desktop search down to 2 Gateway computers. The perfect one for my needs seems to be the sx2840. It is a great computer for the price and performance you get. But, since I have $600 in Bestbuy gift cards and they do not carry this Gateway model, I am having a hard time deciding what to do. They do however carry the DX4831-01e for a great price. Both computers seem VERY similar (CNET gave the SX2840 slightly better reviews) so my question is, what is the main difference between these computers? And am I going to be dissapointed with going with the DX instead of the SX??? Any advice would be great.



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Can you list what's different?

These are all volunteer forums so help others answer this. Provide what's different and links to said products.

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Info for the SX2840-01

Sure Bob, sorry, I should have listed the specifics....

Here is the info for the SX2840-01

Processor Intel

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Info for the DX4831-01e

Processor Intel

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Hmm, the DX4831-01e looks

To be a bit beefier with more weight, larger power supply, more PCI slots, one more USB port and such. The rest is identical.

The i3 CPU is a nice choice over the older core 2 duo and even older machines.

Sounds like a nice machine. No 3d card but there is a slot for one!

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thx Bob

I may go with the DX since I have all the credit at BB. I guess the tower is bigger on the DX, but I have plenty of room so that is not a concern.

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