Gateway has launched three new ultra-slim LED-backlit displays. The FHX series boasts fast 2ms response times and are available as a 21.5” (FHX2152L) and 24” (FHX2402L) model with glossy black bezels. The FHD2303L has to make do with a 5ms response time and is only available as a 23” model with a transparent frame and attractive asymmetric stand.

All three models support a huge 12,000,000:1 (presumably dynamic) contrast ratio and media-friendly 1920x1080 full high definition resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio. They can all produce up to 16.7million colors at 250 nits of brightness. All models come with VGA and DVI (with HDCP) connectivity with the larger 23” and 24” models also carrying a HDMI interface – an interesting omission on the smaller model.

Gateway is also pushing the eco-friendly credentials as the new displays are composed of non-toxic materials and with LED-backlighting, these displays save up to 68% of the power used by conventional CCFL displays, thus achieving RoHS Energy Star qualifications.

All three displays will be available this month at $190 for the 21.5” model and $250 for the two larger models. Considering that makes the 24” FHX2402L with the faster response time the same price as the smaller, slower 23” FHD2303L, it seems the only decision is whether to buy the 24” model or the smaller 21.5” FHX2152L for $60 less, albeit without HDMI.

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  • Assimilator87 - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    spath, I think you completely missed the point. He's not saying everyone has to use super high resolution monitors and he's not trying to convert everyone to CRTs. He's lamenting that after a decade in computing advances, which is absolutely forever in this industry, we've made almost ZERO gains in resolution and in fact, have gone backwards.CRTs maxed out at 2048x1536, but now, the marketing geniuses are touting 1080p like it's the end all be all utopia of resolution and it's just a bunch of bullshit. I don't understand why, if they can make a 15" 1080p monitor, they can't make a 30" 4k res one.
  • softdrinkviking - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    Hopefully, someone in a marketing department will spot the massive profits to made in developing a uber high res monitor that only a handful of enthusiasts and professionals will buy.
    I wonder what a windows desktop would look like in a 3840x2400 30" monitor? Would you be able to scale the text and icons to a usable size or would they have to enable special support for it?
  • DarkUltra - Wednesday, November 17, 2010 - link

    Yes, look at iphone 4 and its "retina display" as they call it. Text is really nice at 144DPI, and Windows XP, vista and 7 have a scaling feature. Many laptops have a very high resoluiton relative to their size, and many people prefer to scale things up there too.

    30" 2340x2400 is a bit much, but the higher the DPI is on a LCD monitor, the prettier it will scale up older games.
  • B3an - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    Yeah i agree.

    Not enough info either, pretty much just a press release.
    And the info that is here isn't really useful... who cares what the dynamic contrast is, that's useless and got nothing to do with the real contrast ratio. And what type of panel do the displays use?
  • Spivonious - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    For $200, it has to be TN panels. Why do people place thinness over picture quality?
  • fausto412 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    i don't know.

    i'm waiting for the monitor game to be stepped up...give me a reason to go "holy fuck i have to get that monitor" because these days i couldn't name the best one.
  • vol7ron - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    I still want the OLEDs presented in CES2010. 6mm thin - that's the kind of thing I'm looking for.

    If only OLEDs had a better life expectancy.
  • softdrinkviking - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    You said it yourself, they only cost ~200. The vast majority of people won't pay twice that for an ips panel.
  • Zoomer - Thursday, October 7, 2010 - link

    I'm seriouisly considering the hp zr24w, s-ips 24", 1920*1200. $330 at macmall.

    Yes, 16:9 res is useless. Even more so when swivelling the diosplay.
  • kmmatney - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    The vertical resolution does suck, but it's still good to hear about new products. I'm holding onto my Soyo 1920 x 1200 MVA 24" monitor as long as I can.

    I bought an NEC 23" e-IPS display, which I thought would replace my Soyo, but the 1080p resolution really killed it. Even the IPS display wasn't enough to replace the 120 pixels and taller screen of my old LCD, so I relegated the NEC to my backup computer. It's a nice display - just not a great form factor, especually after you've already used a 1920 x 1200 LCD.

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