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Gateway FPD2485W

Gateway FPD2485W
alaScore 86

78 reviews

Oct, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Gateway FPD2485W. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, 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.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Gateway FPD2485W


alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 user reviews of Gateway FPD2485W from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Monitors on

84% 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

Oct, 2016

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 (

Review: Gateway FPD2485W LCD


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...

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: 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

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

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: teacher447 (

Excellent Monitor! You will not regret this purchase!


I purchased this monitor a week ago. I was looking at a 22" HP for $350, but saw this one and decided to get it. I've been using a 15" NEC CRT that is 14 yrs. old so my perspective comes from the smaller 15" format. This is huge and takes up a large ...

Big big screen. Excellent clarity. Four USB ports

Only has a 1 year guarantee

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: adossant (

above average monitor


Great picture. No bad pixels. Ghosting not bad at all. Nice for watching widescreen DVD's.

The delay to display a picture is annoying. The HEAT is uncomfortable.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: adossant (

above average monitor


I was very pleased when I first started using this monitor. I had been using a twenty one inch CRT until this one. After a month or two of use, now, from the time I turn the monitor on, it now takes about fifty seconds before it displays a picture...

Great picture. No bad pixels. Ghosting not bad at all. Nice for watching widescreen DVD's

The delay to display a picture is annoying. The HEAT is uncomfortable

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: toeser (

Simply the best monitor


Non-techy review: I went into Big Box store to look at computers and monitors, and was surrounded by high-gloss, high glare monitors. Who uses these? Then I saw the Gateway 24". Beautiful, high resolution picture and absolutely no glare. Add in ...

Big screen, small footprint, adjustable, no glare, high-res

Throws off a little bit of heat

Jun, 2007

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


Adjustable Display: Yes
Integrated Camera: No
Integrated Microphone: No
Loudspeakers: No
Type of MPR Radiation: No
Type of TCO Radiation: No


DVI Interface: Yes
VGA: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



LED Backlight: No
LED Technology: No
Screen Format:16:10
Touchscreen: No

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

General Features

3D: No
Product Type:LCD
Type of Monitor:LCD


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