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Gateway FPD 2185 W

Gateway FPD 2185 W
alaScore 85

59 reviews

Jun, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 reviews of Gateway FPD 2185 W. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Monitors for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Monitors the Gateway FPD 2185 W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Gateway FPD 2185 W

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 user reviews of Gateway FPD 2185 W from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on Amazon.com.

42% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jun, 2016

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (maximumpc.com)

Gateway FPD2185W

 

Far sexier than a cow grazing in a field, Gateway's beefy monitor makes others look like cud.

Handsome, versatile cabinet; big screen; and lots of inputs

Grayscale issues affect image detail; inconvenient OSD buttons

So while this LCD offers a lot of bang for the buck in terms of features, it comes at the expense of top-notch image quality.

Feb, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Gateway FPD2185W

 

It used to be that to enjoy truly pristine graphics, your only option was to spring for a huge and unwieldy CRT display. Nowadays though, many modern LCD monitors offer the same sharp resolutions and excellent color fidelity, which professionals crave....

Excellent image quality. Lots of video connections. Highly adjustable

Chintzy warranty. DVI cable not included

The Gateway FPD2185W is a stylish 21-inch widescreen LCD that delivers better-than-average performance and lots of features. This 21-inch Gateway LCD is also very reasonably priced.

Jan, 2006

Expert review by: Jeffrey Fuchs (cnet.com)

Gateway FPD2185W review: Gateway FPD2185W

 

Gateway FPD2185W

Superb overall image quality; extremely adjustable; affordably priced; has loads of connections, including HDTV, composite, component, S-Video, and USB ports.

Merely average DVD-playback quality; skimpy one-year warranty; DVI cable and speakers sold separately.

The Gateway FPD2185W's excellent image quality, adjustability, extra features, and decent price make it tough to beat.

Dec, 2005

Consumer review by: Scott in F (tigerdirect.com)

Be careful of what you purchase !

 

I baught a Gateway Computer DX 4860 and Gateway monitor FHX 2201QV as a match set according to TigerDirect. The monitor only came with a DVI cable and the CPU only had a VGA port in the back for the monitor. WOW, really. So,after buying what I thought...

May, 2012

Consumer review by: djsepinions (epinions.com)

Gateway FPD2185W 21 in. LCD TV

 

My Epinions Philosophy When I make a purchase, epinions is one of my most valuable resources for non-biased experiences and information. When I come here to research a product I generally read reviews and the product specifications on other ...

Bright, fast, portrait orientation, video inputs

Early versions seem to have failures of EDID and DVI.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: user8189720 (epinions.com)

Excellent Monitor, Wish I Could Say The Same For Quality

 

display, colours, sleek look, price

reliability, troublesome DVI connection

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: user8189720 (epinions.com)

Excellent Monitor, Wish I Could Say The Same For Quality

 

I had purchased this monitor and it worked flawlessly. Until recently, that is. The colours are brilliant, the functions are great, and the sleek look is second to none. The blacks are not as black as those on a CRT, but this is to be expected on an ...

display, colours, sleek look, price

reliability, troublesome DVI connection

Sep, 2006

Consumer review by: james008 (epinions.com)

Total POS Do NOT Buy This Monitor

 

Customer service. Have you tried using your customer service, I had my new FPD2185W monitor go out on me yesterday. I called at 10:30 am and talked to your service rep Marsha, very nice guy but did not have a clue on how to repair or trouble shoot a ...

When it worked for the first month it was great

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Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: p-d-w (epinions.com)

Great Display

 

Attractive design, 90 degree rotation, USB-hub built in, HD ready, 1000:1 contrast ratio

EZTune Software is useless, USB Hub configuration is not intuitive

May, 2006

Consumer review by: p-d-w (epinions.com)

Gateway Surprises with an outstanding Monitor!

 

Take into account that using this LCD as a monitor will cause your system's limitations to reflect in the monitors output. Gauge other's reviews accordingly as their systems could have been affecting performance. Historically I have used ...

Attractive design, 90 degree rotation, USB-hub built in, HD ready, 1000:1 contrast ratio

EZTune Software is useless, USB Hub configuration is not intuitive

May, 2006
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Product Specifications

Meet the new standard in high-definition LCDs. The 21" Widescreen goes above and beyond your average display. It comes loaded with all the features you want, such as high-definition video and high pixel resolution. And just when you think you've seen it all, the 21" Widescreen shows off its smart, versatile side with the latest technology - including DCDi - for an unsurpassed visual experience.

Audio Output

Type: None

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Cabinet (Chassis)

Built-in USB Hub: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:8.2in
Height:15.4in
Weight:18.7lbs
Width:19.4in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:21in
Diagonal Size (metric):53.3cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:300cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Image Max H-View Angle:178
Image Max V-View Angle:178
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Response Time:8ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display
Widescreen:Widescreen

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Gateway
Model:2185W Widescreen High-Definition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway FPD

Input Device

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Compliant Standards:CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / UL / VCCI

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Standard:Digital Visual Interface (DVI)
TV Tuner Presence: No