Gateway Gt5428 Computer Specs

Gateway manufactures various models of desktop and laptop computers. The Gt5428 is a desktop model with a full-sized tower. Aside from the regular peripherals — keyboard, mouse and speakers — this computer includes the Windows Vista operating system. Home or small business users may consider purchasing a refurbished version of this computer, which Gateway released in 2007. However, CNET lists this computer as discontinued.

Processor

The Gatewaty Gt5428 includes an Intel Pentium D 935 processor. Each of the two cores in the processor operate at a frequency of 3.20 gigahertz and contain two L2 caches that can accommodate up to 2 megabytes of data, for a total of 4MB. The EM64T technology that the processor uses is not compatible with 32-bit operating systems such as Windows XP. However, this processor is compatible with the 64-bit version of Windows Vista and Windows 7.

RAM

Gateway Gt5428 desktop computers accept Double Data Rate2 memory, which runs at a frequency of 533 MHz. Out of the box, this computer has 1024MB of installed memory. Each memory slot contains a single 512MB DDR2 memory module. The user can remove one or more of the RAM chips to install up to 2 gigabytes of memory.

Drives

The hard disk on the Gateway Gt5428 has a capacity of 250GB and spins at 7200 revolutions per minute. The hard drive connects to the motherboard with a SATAII ribbon. This desktop computer also includes a 16X optical DVD-RW drive that can read and write DVDs or CDs. The drive can achieve a maximum read speed of 16X for DVDs and 40X for CDs. The maximum data writing speed is 40X when using CD-R discs and 16x when using DVD-R media.

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Hardware Compatibility

Gateway’s Gt5428 desktop computer has one port each for PS/2 keyboards, PS/2 mouses, VGA monitors and RJ-45 Ethernet cables. The desktop also have five audio jacks and six USB ports. The Gt5428 has a 15-in-1 memory card reader that is compatible with the following technologies: Compact Flash I, II, IBM Microdrive, SmartMedia Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, Memory Stick PRO Duo, Secure Digital, Mini Secure Digital, Multi Media Card, Multi Media Plus Card, Multi Media Mobile Card and xD-Picture Card. This desktop is also compatible with the RS Multi Media Card with an adapter.

Physical Specificatons

The tower of the Gateway Gt5428 15.5 inches tall by 7.25 inches wide and 16.5 inches deep. The tower has a minimum weight of 23.4 lbs. There are a total of five drive bays that can accommodate additional drives, including two additional, internal 3.5-inch hard drives or two external 5.25-inch drives and one external 3.5-inch drive. The inclusion of additional internal or external drives increases the weight of the tower.