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Gateway FPD 2185 W

Gateway FPD 2185 W
alaScore 85

105 reviews

Aug, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews of Gateway FPD 2185 W. The average rating for this product is 2.5/5, 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.

Review analysis

(Based on 105 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 user reviews of Gateway FPD 2185 W from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

34% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway Computer Monitor Has Picture in Picture and Variaty of Source Inputs FPD2185WGateway FPD 2185W Widescreen High-Definition - Flat panel display - TFT - 21" - widescreen - 1680 x 1050 / 75 Hz - 300 cd/m2 - 1000:1 - 8 ms - 0.27 mGateway FPD2185W LCD Monitor Repair Kit, Not the Entire Board

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

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


Expert review by: Ian Bell (

Gateway FPD2185


The line between the computer monitor and LCD TV has once again been blurred with the introduction of Gateway's latest 21-inch monitor, the FPD2185. While the FPD2185 isn't exactly a full-blown television, it fortunately carries some of the best...

Excellent color reproduction; supports HDTV signals; very adjustable

Does not ship with a DVI cable; comes with a weak 1-year warranty

The line between the computer monitor and LCD TV has once again been blurred with the introduction of the FPD2185.

Jan, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

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 (

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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: Rita Irani (

Gateway FPD2185


Auto Rotate died after 14 months. Just hoping it will last a little longer. I bought it for the really clear display. Wish I had known about the lack of longevity and quality. I paid $730 for it.

Jun, 2008

Consumer review by: Obstinado (

Gateway FPD2185


After two years of problem free operation, I experienced the much discussed power problem – The unit refused to turn on. No matter what I tried, the power button stayed blue with or without a video signal.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: Chri (

Gateway FPD2185


I found it interesting to read these bad reviews. I bought mine the first month it got release.Two and a half years later with it being on almost 7/24/365 I have never had a problem. It goes into power save mode so I rarely turn it off.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: alan (

Gateway FPD2185


This monitor worked great for about 12 to 13 months. Go figure that when I cut the computer off the monitor will not come back on. This a bad problem, I have to unplug my monitor everytime I restart my computer. This needs to be recalled or...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: Jeff (

Gateway FPD2185


As I write this, I am waiting for Brady at Gateway to give up the name of his/her supurvisor, so I can rant in real time. I paid $800CDN for what I thought was a bautiful Monitor/Television. I have enjoyed the clarity and have occasionally used the...

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: PaulO (

Gateway FPD2185


To reiterate Keira2000′s e-mail, I had the same problem with the 24″ version(FPD2485W) . I am using a tried and true Nvidia FX 5500 that supports resolutions up to 2048 x 1536. I plugged this monitor in and it registeres as a generic PnP monitor(no...

Dec, 2006

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


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

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes


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

Input Device

Type: None


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