Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop PC with TV Tuner

Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop PC with TV Tuner
From Gateway

List Price: $799.96
Price: $649.99

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Product Description

The Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop is packed full of features for the media minded enthusiast. With Quad-Core performance, NVIDIA GT120 Graphics, and plenty of storage you can dominate the latest games and render, manage and create with reckless abandon! Watch and record live television with the combo TV Tuner and easily connect to a LCD Television with the HDMI interface. A remote controller is included for added convenience. 8GB memory delivers incredible system speed to effortlessly handle multitasking, watch streaming video and bypass loading screens. Beyond the built-in analog and digital TV tuner, the Internet is filled with websites that offer video streaming of television from around the world. With the integrated NVIDIA GeForce GT120 video processor and 1GB dedicated video memory, you can enjoy viewing streamed TV and video without a hitch. This is no ordinary desktop PC. It truly is a gateway beyond computing, as you've known it. NVIDIA GeForce GT120 with 1024MB Dedicated Video Memory for smooth, flawless play of TV and Video 18x DVD+-R/RW Labelflash Drive Analog/Digital TV Tuner with 3-D Comb Filter 8-Channel (7.1) High Definition Audio 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN 15-in-1 card Digital Media reader with Smart copy button - Supports CompactFlash I/II, Secure Digital, MultiMediaCard, MultiMediaCard Plus, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo, xD-Picture Card, SmartMedia and Microdrive. / Also supports miniSD, Reduced-Size MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC) and MultiMediaCard Mobile with optional adapters (not included) Front ports - 2 x USB, IEEE-1394 Firewire, Headphone, Microphone Back ports - 4 x USB, eSATA, IEEE-1394, 2 x PS2 ports (keyboard, mouse), Center/Sub, Rear , Side, Line-in, Microphone, RJ-11 (Modem), RJ-45, VGA, HDMI, DVI, 3 RCA Ports Expansion slots - 2 x PCI (One available), PCI Express x1 (occupied), PCI Express x16 (occupied) Drive bays

Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #449 in Personal Computers
  • Brand: Gateway
  • Dimensions: 37.25 pounds
  • CPU: Intel Core Duo 2.33 GHz
  • Memory: 8000MB DDR2 SDRAM
  • Hard Disk: 640GB
  • Processors: 4


  • Box Contents - Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop PC, Keyboard/Mouse, USB Stereo Speakers, Remote Control; Software Bundle - Windows Vista Home Premium 64-Bit Edition with Service Pack 1, Microsoft Works 9, Microsoft Office Home and Student Edition 2007 60-Day Trial, Symantec Norton 360 All-in-One 2008 60-Day Trial, 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz Processor
  • 4 MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz Front Side Bus
  • 8192 MB DDR2 (PC2-6400) RAM Max - 8GB
  • 640 GB (7200RPM, 16MB Cache) SATA II Hard Drive

Customer Reviews

A good work-in-progress computer for those on a budget4 I picked this Gateway up as an addition to our HP gaming laptop, but didn't want do dish out another 2 grand for something top of the line. This is a "bare-bones" gateway model. What this means is you're going to get the best performance for the buck, with little else in terms of frills. Consider this a computer you would buy if you want the power of a quad-core, a lot of RAM, and a dedicated video card without having to pay an arm and a leg for it. I walked out of the store paying just under 1100 for the tower, 22-inch HDMI monitor, and an all-in-one printer. You can't beat a deal like this in any retail store (unless you're thrifty at newegg). Pros -Quad Core at 2.33, 4MB L2 Cache; decent processing speed for the price - Dedicated Nvidia GT 120 video card with HDMI output, 1G memory and dual screen capable. The GT120 benchmarked about 30 fps on Crysis with normal settings. When running on high modes on Spore, WoW, and Crysis, the frame rates dropped considerably. Expect to be able to play any retail game out now, just don't expect incredibly detailed video settings to play with. - 64-bit Vista. As a computer junkie I've regularly hated Vista; and still do. For a casual computer user you'll like the speed and ease-of-use 64-bit vista brings. It loads a lot faster too. - 8GB DDR2 memory; not the newest technology but we're talking about a 18% slower response time than DDR3. If you don't know what that means then I wouldn't worry about it. Multiple programs were loaded with no load times after it's initial startup. Cons: - The tower is huge and ugly. Weighed in at just under 40 lbs. Have fun finding space for this hog! - No wireless ethernet card - No second DVD drive - Realtek HD software sound was faulty right out of the box. Required a reinstall. The same problem happened with the hard drive when it tried to install RAID. There is only one hard drive on the computer, so why is RAID trying to install itself? Logitech software wouldn't install, had to use previous versions. Some old computer perpetuals don't work on the 64-bit version, and created unknown errors with trying to rollback the drivers for 32-bit. - 640GB seemed a bit small for a multimedia labeled computer. Uncompressed video reaches 100GB in a matter of minutes. I would have expected something at or near a terrabyte. We're living in a recession, so good deals are more important now than ever. With the LX 6810, you get what you pay for and in this case its a good thing. Don't expect overpriced accessories to accompany this massive beast, just expect a good quality engine under the hood. Sorry Apple . . .4 Was looking for a desktop to edit using Vegas and Photoshop, always thought Macs were the best choice. Was going to get the 24 inch iMac, but the specs on this computer didn't justify the extra cost. I bought the 24 inch Gateway display and editing graphics seems almost effortless without the pauses. Combine this with the fact that adding a 20 dollar antennae allows me to watch television on the same screen with another window and I have no regrets choosing this over an iMac. Haven't had a problem yet, even watched movies on a 120 mHz bravia through the computer via HDMI and was finally able to tailor the sounds through the Bose Cinemate and add the bass that many complain is lacking in this sound system. Good Value, but Gateway Support is Terrible3 I bought this system about four weeks ago. My biggest gripe with Gateway and most other "value" manufacturers is that they do not include regular application install disks. In fact, this particular model contained no disks whatsoever. This system has a system restore partition on the hard drive, that you can use to create your own resotration disks. However, if like most knowledgable computer users you want to do a clean install to get rid of all the bloatware that comes preinstalled, you are out of luck. I emailed Gateway customer support asking if I could obtain Windows Vista installation media and specifically telling them in the email message that I did NOT want recovery disks. They of course responded with an offer to send me the recovery disks. After going back and forth via email several times, I told the customer service rep to stop offering me things he knew I didn't want. I told him that if he can't or won't ship Windows install disks, then simply say so and stop wasting my time. Eventually he did, but only after leaving a very poor taste in my mouth. As for the system itself, AFTER I obtained Windows install media elsewhere and did a clean install of Vista (which was not easy, since Vista does not have built-in drivers for the RAID controller), everything worked great. I primarily use this system as a media center computer, and for limited web browsing. After adding an HDHomeRun tunerSiliconDust HDHR-US HDHomeRun Networked Digital TV Tuner (White), I was able to record two HD shows while watching a third, without the system breaking a sweat. If you are going to use this as a media center computer, you'll also want to buy a wireless keyboard and mouse. I bought a Microsoft wireless keyboard and mouse combo Microsoft Wireless Optical Desktop Pro that works well for me. In all, provided you don't actually need any help from Gateway, and you're happy with all of the bloatware that comes with the system (or have the experience and ability to start from scratch), then you should like this system.