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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  • Makaveli - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    I'm on dual 22's 16:10 monitors.

    And it saddens me seeing all these gimped monitors.

    I will not touch 16:9 monitor but my choices are so limited if I ever decide to move off my current models.

    Lord why have you forsaken us with these POS 16:9 screens, why must the sheep ruin everything!

    For the love of all that is holy I have a HDTV I don't care to watch movies on my computer screen!
  • LancerVI - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link


    That's an unusual comment. Because I'm happy with a 1080p panel??? That's why it's called preferences. You buy what you like, I buy what I like??

    I make six figures a year and I don't feel a need to update my monitor every year so I can have a nerd rage, e-peen fight......

    Sheep?? A sheep is someone who succumbs to marketing and believes that what he has is no longer useful and that he has to go out and buy the latest and greatest.'s that for sheep..

    Lancer VI
  • Makaveli - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    lol lancer took that one a tad personal!

    Also what relevance does your salary have to do with the topic?

    If you ask me that is a E-peen statement.

    Also for the tech savy crowd no one replaces their monitor on a yearly basis. Even the E-peen nerds you speak of are smart enough to save their pennies and go all out on the 30` dell or 24` ips panel. Why because they know that a monitor tends to out last all of your components.

    And sheep are the uniformed that just follow marketing hype. And don't know that you are getting less screen for the money with a 16:9 display.

    If you are fine with it that's cool but some of us know better and prefer not to get the short end of the stick.

    Baaa right back at ya :)
  • SandmanWN - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    Lancer went on a sheep rage...
  • LancerVI - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    maybe you're right.

    Lancer VI
  • Revdarian - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    Blame the TV//Movie industry for making 1080p the standard, not the consumers.
  • dingetje - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    "All three come with 1920x1080 resolution..."

    FAIL....I'm not buying your crappy 1080 pixels screen's 1200 pixels for me, or Gateway can take the highway
  • SunLord - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    ls this just another cheap pos edge lit LED backlight of an actual led grid backlight that looks awesome?

    I personally would love to a see a eIPS or similar panel with useable viewing angels with led back lighting in a 1080p 23" format and a 1920x1200 24" format starting around $400. I don't get the interest in TN panels and the magical crack induced contract ratios outside of the low price.
  • Ninjahedge - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link


    I have to agree with the "WTH is up with 1080p res on these things??!?"

    I am not buying this monitor to watch blue-ray disks. I am buying it for 2 things, work and play. The two Dell 2001 screens at 1600x1200 resolution pretty much kick butt at desktop real estate, and I have been looking at the 30" replacements, but they still have not come down below $1000 (unless you find some sort of FatWallet multi-combo "Quick use it before they discover their mistake" deals).

    I would not mind having a bar on top and bottom if that would also mean a few things:

    More room for independent subtitling (which is usually betterthan the stuff that they include on your disk).
    More room for your DESKTOP.
    More area for game-play

    The other thing people have been saying is true. Maybe AnandTech needs to have a seperate area for spidered press releases? Make the main page thnigs you guys write and review, and a side-bar or "Releases" page that would detail new products that you have not been able to get more than a "This is what it is" from the Mfr.......
  • Chudilo - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    This is not news.
    This is a commercial statement.
    There is no info about the actual panel used in this display.
    Please remove the article, for the sake of your integrity!

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