Gateway puts quad-core PC on store shelves

Are you looking for a quad-core PC that can tackle your everyday needs, but you don't want to pay for shipping and wait for the UPS man to drop it off? Now you can pick one up at you favorite brick-and-mortar stores.

Yes, you've actually been able to do this for a little while now, however Gateway has released their new quad-core PCs for a more reasonable price than those currently available. Look for the FX8020 with an Intel Q6600, 2GB of DDR2, 512MB Radeon X1950, gigabit ethernet and a 500GB hard drive.

The FX8020 starts out at $2100, which isn't bad for a mainstream quad-core PC. However, the older X1950 card might make you reconsider the deal with newer DX10 cards on the market from NVIDIA. Overall, it's still a great price. Look for these at stores such as Best Buy and Circuit City.

Gateway's quad-core PCs hit store shelves [via crave]