Gateway released a few updates to their FX desktop line earlier this year. The FX represents Gateway's high end gaming division and comes in a variety of configurations with base prices ranging from the sub-$1,000 mark all the way up to $3,000 (although the high end system is last year's model and should be discontinued at this point based on its aging hardware). Manufactured PCs aren't for everyone, but the truth of the matter is that not everyone has the time, patience or know-how to build their own computer. Today we will be taking a look at the entry model FX from Gateway, the 6840-01e. With an MSRP of $999.99, does the budget FX model have what it takes to earn our respect as a gaming machine?
Looking at the specification list borrowed from Gateway's website, we certainly see some questionable hardware choices, especially for a gaming computer.
Let's move ahead and take a closer look at the Gateway FX 6840-01e.