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Gateway FPD2485W

Gateway FPD2485W
alaScore 86

119 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 119 reviews of Gateway FPD2485W. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, 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 FPD2485W is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 119 reviews)

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 90 user reviews of Gateway FPD2485W from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Monitors on

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Gateway FPD2485W 24" Widescreen HD-LCD Flat-Panel DisplayGateway FPD2485W 24" Widescreen HD-LCD Flat-Panel Display

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Katherine Stevenson (

Gateway FPD2485W


Gateway's 24-inch LCD stands out in this crowd by offering far and away the most input options: VGA and DVI ins are joined by S-video, composite, and two component connectors, as well as four USB 2.0 ports. This LCD, however, also sports the most...

Plenty of options, including tons of inputs

Annoying menu tones, some grayscale banding & noise

The FPD2485W performed adequately in Display Mate, but the screen did show signs of banding in grayscales of 85 steps or more, particularly at the dark end of the spectrum. We looked for evidence of this shortcoming in our high-res digital photos,...

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (

Let The PC Games Begin


Believe it or not, heaven can come in small cardboard boxes. Be it PC gaming, console play, or document editing, this display handles each with graceful aplomb.

LAN-tastic video options via DVI, VGA, S-video, composite, and dual component inputs. 1920 x 1200 native resolution. Stylish glowing touch sensitive controls. Optional speaker bar (pictured) performs admirably. Tilts, swivels, and rotates like an...

Off-kilter color out of box. Ghostly images appear during heated FPS action. Speakers cost extra. Built in power supply doubles as a space heater

Aug, 2007


Expert review by: Brandon King (

Gateway FPD2485W


We've seen a recent surge in 24” LCD monitors over the last few months. All the major players have weighed in with their single-DVI-saturated behemoths. Gateway has shocked the market with the first high-quality 24” screen priced under $700. No...

Excellent image quality; innovative controls; low price

Large bevel; one-year warranty

The Gateway FPD2485W is a first-class monitor all around.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (

Gateway FPD2485W


Excellent image quality, plenty of inputs, and a low price make this 24-inch wide-screen monitor tough to beat.

Inexpensive; excellent video quality; optional speaker bar; easy menu system

Difficult to rotate with speakers in place; EzTune software crashes nVidia control panel

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

Jan, 2007

Expert review by: Ian Sager (

This Gateway's Good to Go


The FPD2485W doesn't come with instructions, but it turns out you don't need them to set it up, and the picture is great.

It's because of people like me that electronics companies include explicit set-up directions with their products. If you've got a project, then I'm the man to assemble it incorrectly.So when I opened the box for the Gateway FPD2485W and realized there...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: staff (

Gateway FPD 2485W-EU review


A promising budget panel

p>Really competitively priced Auto-rotate is really useful Nice, bright display</p

p>No HDMI, but we're being picky here</p

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: (

Gateway FPD 2485W-EU


You've heard our mantra: don't skimp on your monitor. You can often get away with a budget chassis or PSU. But choose the wrong panel, and you'll regret it for time out of mind.

Really competitively priced, Auto-rotate is really useful, Nice, bright display

No HDMI, but we're being picky here

Visually competitive and well-priced. If you're upgrading to 24 inches, this is a great choice

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Ken F (

Gateway FPD2485W


My monitor stopped working after 17 months. The Gateway free support is completely unhelpful when out of warranty. I did a search and it seems like Gateway monitors have a high failure rate. See

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: Rob Led (

Gateway FPD2485W


Eighteen months after buying this monitor, I remain impressed. Rotation, controls, inputs and wow… size(!) makes this an amazing monitor to use. I do a lot of translation work so it is really helpful to be able to have two Word documents open side by...

Consumer review by: Ron R (

Gateway FPD2485W


I had a problem with the monitor losing a fraction of display at the bottom of screen until I eventually realized that I needed to keep the monitor setting at “automatic.”

Product Specifications

Meet the new standard in high-performance LCDs. The 24" Widescreen is the perfect display for gaming, graphic design and performing multiple applications at once. It also features picture-in-picture display and HDCP making it the ultimate movie-watching LCD. And with the auto-rotation feature, you can flip the screen to view long Web pages and documents without scrolling.

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:24in
Diagonal Size (metric):61cm
Dot Pitch / Pixel Pitch:0.27mm
Form Factor:Desktop
Image Brightness:500cd/m2
Image Contrast Ratio:1000:1
Interface:DVI / VGA (HD-15)
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Response Time:6ms
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Gateway FPD


Compliant Standards:CE / cUL / FCC Class B certified / NOM / PSE Mark / TCO '99 / TUV / TUV GS / UL / VCCI / TCO 99


Type: None

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

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