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Gateway FPD 2185 W

Gateway FPD 2185 W
alaScore 88

116 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Gateway FPD 2185 W. The average rating for this product is 2.6/5, 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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Gateway FPD 2185 W


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 FPD2185W LCD Monitor Repair Kit, Not the Entire BoardGateway 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 m

Jul, 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: CNET (

Gateway FPD2185W


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

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.

Sep, 2014


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

Consumer review by: weh37 (

Gateway FPD2185W


lift power board and plug connection, unscrew ground, there are 8 capacitors 470uf 25volt, replace all. i put in 470uf 50volt harder to cram in board, reassemble. dont forget video cable like i did the first time

replace the 8 capacitors on the power board to fix

remove casbinet screws, pry bottom up, plastic locks, remove power botten cable, 4 screen screws, behind screen disconnect inverter and video cables, remove metal cover 7 screws, 4 more on power board

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Thoreau69 (

Gateway FPD2185W


Will not last long enough for the money it cost.

Worked like a charm for 2 years

It has 8 capacitors that go bad

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: desertsunangell (

Gateway FPD2185W


I was disappointed with the customer service of Gateway. There is no after the sale service if your monitor is out of warranty. It's so sad, buy a new one. They won't even tell you where to get it serviced and in fact, they say it's probably too...

Nice looking monitor, worked well, when it did work

It only last two years. Shouldn't monitors last longer than that??? I guess it's just a throw away monitor. One every two years

Jan, 2009

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: XMRadioStar (

Gateway FPD2185W


I have owned 5 of these. And at $600 a pop... you figure the math. Thanks Best Buy for pointing me in this direction! (ha ha)

beautiful, classy, tilt, bright

cheaply made, goes out in 13 months

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: tp82 (

Gateway FPD2185W


i have had nothing but problems with this monitor and gateway does nothing.

display (when working)

display went out a lot

Jan, 2008

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