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CNET First Look
The Gateway SX2870-UR10P is a compact workhorse PCBudget desktops might not be all that exciting, but the Gateway SX2870-UR10P slim tower shows you can still find a worthwhile day-to-day PC for under $500.
I'm rich brown senior editor for CNET ever gonna take a look at the Gateway SX 27. BUR ten -- -- this is a 500 dollar slim tower PC. It's actually one of the few budget PCs we've looked at over the past year. As well talk about tablets and touch screens and other sort of growing PC category is the budget PC market is actually pretty stagnant there's not a lot of difference between. This system today and what you can maybe get for a couple hundred dollars more out last year. Overall though this is still a solid desktop workhorse and and recommended to anybody who wants just a straightforward desktop for -- -- productivity. So just quickly go over what you get what -- PC here in the front. There's a dvd burner behind this front panel. Down here get -- -- USB ports as well as a media card reader. -- back it's pretty simple fruitful expect in a budget system you're a couple of USB two ports and USB three ports which is actually a little bit surprising that's nice to -- -- VGA video out -- MI output some old school PS2. I'm mouse and keyboard ports and then appeared as a Wi-Fi card which is a nice feature and you don't always get better budget system so it's good to see here. This is a slim tower PC which means its much smaller case and a traditional mid tower. I sold some decent components in here though -- that second generation Intel Core I three CPU here its dual core chip. It's fast enough -- runs about 3.3 scared to get most productivity stuff done without too much hassle. Underneath optical drive here there's actually four memory slots and that's sort of nice to you don't always get four slots in smaller PCs sometimes you just get to. Others no extra hard -- -- -- one hard drive behind yup that would practically can't really see it never -- spirit of the internal storage are getting yet. A period as the Wi-Fi card like I mentioned as well as -- PCI express sixteen X slot here. Now as -- -- that's a narrow slim tower case you can't fit a full size graphics card in here but you can get half height cards that could actually make a nice upgrade this PC. It won't make sort of a powerhouse gamer but you can put a budget price app I'd card here and get actually some decent game performance on if you wanna stick to nineteen my ten. Resolutions. That's pretty much the story of this PC it's very basic productivity and you can actually may be used as a living room system with little bit big but it's small enough that it won't make too much of a -- -- near a home theater setup. Any issue I have but actually -- these are connected television. Overall although I'd recommend this to anybody who needs a straightforward system for day to day computing -- -- some light these small office. Start with brown this is the Gateway SX 187 BUR ten.