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Gateway GT 5438

Gateway GT 5438
alaScore 77

22 reviews

Nov, 2019

  • Positive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 reviews of Gateway GT 5438. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Many are negative about the reliability.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Gateway GT 5438 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Gateway GT 5438 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on There are some less positive reviews about the reliability.


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Nov, 2019

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Nice price, nice pc


Upgrade the graphics card for sure, I put an XFX GeForce 8600 GT in it with 256 MB RAM and it is amazing, like i said before it was very easy to put in.

Very good, fast processor. I like the 2 GB Memory (RAM) the hard drive is nice. Super fast and very easy to put a graphics card in

bad Intel graphics, vista(getting better, just new to it, havnt really had any problems with it yet, just new to me)

Sep, 2007

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Worth every penny


Playing all of my games great! I'm a huge City of Heroes fan and I added a 256MB FX 8600 video card (rerun your Vista Windows experience to increase your score) and my games run sweet. I also upgraded the memory to 3 gig. Very happy with the machine,...

Good, strong overall spec's right out of the box. The machine is ready to go, just need to fire it up

Not really a con, but if you are planning to play any games, just get yourself a nice PCI express card and you are good to go. Also, this is my main home machine, but I use it for work alot. I need to be able to remotely connect to it from work. I...

Aug, 2007

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Excellent Delivery


good choice will update if i get something more

I received the product in 2days!! newegg service rocks

Good service but Slow respond to my email from newegg

Aug, 2007

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Pretty fast when compare my old computer. Newegg has a great price and fast shipping

First of all, uninstall most if not all the start-up programs. Vista takes while getting used to. My problem is that some webpages are aligned at the left margin leaving valueable unused space at the right. To do a Word or Ecel doc, I have to manually...

Aug, 2007

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what a deal


great buy for xxx

purchased for small business applications, love the 2GB of RAM, great for the price

price has risen since i purchased (sucks for you), pre-installed software sucks

Aug, 2007

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Vista can take a while getting used to, but I've having very few problems with it (most of my software does work). This computer with whatever version of Vista does have disk partitioner, and it does work.

Pretty fast for loading software for use. Start-up is fast

Computer comes with unnecessary start-up softwares, but it is easily removed

Aug, 2007

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Solid foundation to build on


Perfect as is for mom-and-pop stuff but with a little extra cash for upgrades, this will be a gaming beast.

Price can't be beat. Very expandable: 2GB (expands to 4) of RAM keeps things fast. CPU is fast. PCI x16 slot supports bigger, badder video cards

Onboard video is junk, though capable of Vista Premium's groovy new Aero effects. Keyboard is lousy (who's still using PS2?)

Aug, 2007

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All in all, everything works fine and although Vista takes some getting used to, it seems to run things faster than XP.

Pretty much agree with everyone else. Just a few other things to point out ; 1) Added GT5438: CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model VS2GBKIT533D2 ; bringing total memory to 4gig ;...

Continued from above ; 3) The included burner is a Samsung TSST TS-H652D IDE drive ; I tried adding a Lite-On IDE burner, that I had, but it would not burn a playable disc with Visa (using Nero 7). Neither did an older Samsung IDE ; So I decided to buy...

Aug, 2007

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It's real good, and so cheap. The only pc like this you will find for this price. It is super silent, I hear absolutely no sound coming from it. It's fast, and has a pci-e slot for video gamers.I upgraded with a 8600 gt card wow. Made the pc even faster

Vista is difficult to get pass with many of my favorite programs and games.So installed a new windows xp

Aug, 2007

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Best deal out there.


Backed up the restore partition to a DVD. Blew away the factory install and re-loaded Vista. Bloatware GONE! Can't quite decide what to upgrade first since I saved so much cash! Any slowness is likely the vidcard, it's the lowest-end piece of...

The most HW you'll get for under $500..and from a reputable source. Room for expansion of RAM, HD, Vid Card, etc

I'm not a big fan of the doors over the drive-bays. You have to manually push the CD drive to close it, rather than the button. The door covering the portable bay/mic/headphone/FW jack sticks. Still wouldn't be enough to dissuade me from the purchase

Aug, 2007

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