Pros: Great performance for those who are going to use it for gaming, large capacity of expandable hard drive.
Cons: Slot expansion is not available, internal wires are not good.
This system is going to satisfy a vast majority of those who are after a great faming experience and system that will meet their requirements is Gateway FX 6801 – 03.
The main specifications of this system are the processor of 2.66 GHz Intel Core, 9GB memory topped up with 750GB hard drive capacity. Optical drives of DVD and RW and 896 megabytes of graphics and lastly an operating system of Windows Vista Home Premium.
Following the previous Gateway FX there has not been much change of the exterior design of the system. The logo which surrounds the side has become more stylish and there is a logo at the front too. However the interior of the DX 6801 – 03 has powerful features which enable the handling of 3D games and anything else. the price is obviously what many would like to know and it is sold at $1.279 which may be a little higher than other PC, but when compared with some other gaming computers then this one is actually priced quite well.
There is a media control panel just above the optical drives which have a lighting feature when the system is on and this provides an easy and instant access to media. Though this computer is capable of gaming, it is also a PC for many other purposes. There is a pop up panel which provides a quick and simple access to USB ports, flash card slots and audio connectors and a FireWire ports are absolutely handy.
The interior of the system is quite good and the quad core processor inside which runs at a speed of 2.66GHz which is capable of supporting Hyper Threading. in other words each core represents. This amazing system has the ability to be ungraded with extra optical drive bay. When you require some more hard drive space you can simply open the panel the front and slide a drive in the tray without having to spend your time trying to undo the screws.
This system has been promoted as a super PC for gaming however it is actually is not the best and the fastest one available in the market and it is possible to get some better ones at a cheaper price. This computer has been tested through 3D Mark Vantage test and it has proven that it is actually a good gaming PC however not the best one available. The Gateway FX is also very good at less graphic centred tasks.
As stated earlier it is not a tough task to expand the external of this system to a better one. There are total of 6 USB ports at the back, RCA jacks, Ethernet, eSATA ports and Fax modem which make this PC quite a good one.
Though there are some bays available for expansion there are actually no card slot expansions which may be a problem for some. However the lack of expansion should not be a big problem since there are USB models of everything available at quite good prices and with the total of 8 USB ports it would not be a big problem to keep many things plugged on permanently.
Inside the system you will possible notice the messy cables. There are trays for extra hard drive and optical drives to be added. With a price of $1279, you could actually get some good gamin experience.