Gateway Goes for Style Points with Three New Ultra-Slim LED Monitors

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COMMANDER_COOK

You might want to make sure that this monitor isn't one that breaks after a year or two like the XHD3000 apparently was.

Read the comments on that article you linked.

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Peanut Fox

What's with the fetish of 1920x1080 16:9?  Be nice to see panel makers make monitors that are for PCs, and aren't just modified TVs.  Screen aside, the design is very appealing.  

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Obsidian

The cantilevered stand seems goofy to me. It may imply that there’s no standard VESA mount on this thing, which makes it useless for people employing monitor arms and mounts. Gateway doesn’t scream quality to me, but a proper review of this display line will tell the tail.

What I want to know is why more monitors aren’t being developed with LED backlighting technology. For the price I paid for my Dell 24-inch IPS monitors they probably should have had a much slimmer profile.

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da_samman

Please review these monitors, Maximum PC.  Let's see if these are game worthy at least.

 

V/R,

SGT Samuel E. McClard II

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ABouman

We're actually trying to get them in now for testing!

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Keith E. Whisman

It's very important that you specify whether they are IPS or TN Displays, as an IPS display is very much supperior to an TN display. Now that 23"-24" IPS displays can be had for less than $300 bucks, it's very important to find out if your getting as good a deal as it appears. You can't just say look at the price anymore. 

Thanks Paul for the article, I'm really excited about the falling prices and improving monitor technology. Now you get a lot of computer hardware for you $1 dollar.

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Paul_Lilly

The press release doesn't say, but at those price points, there's no way they're using IPS panels.

-Paul Lilly

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Keith E. Whisman

A month ago I would have agreed with you, but Newegg has 23" 1080P IPS panels for less than $300 bucks, so it's not such an impossibility. Take a look at Newegg, just do a search for IPS and look at the glory the pops up. Surely a sign of the end of the world.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&DEPA=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=ips&x=0&y=0 http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=40000020&IsNodeId=1&Description=ips&name=LCD%20Monitors

One display is $289 and the other is $329

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Paul_Lilly

Good detective work. Incidentally, we reviewed the $289 Viewsonic you allude to. Hopefully the trend continues.

As for the Gateways, I still think $250 (24-inch and 23-inch) and $190 (21.5-inch) is too low to expect an IPS panel just yet, though you're right, we have to be getting close. That, and I suspect Gateway's PR team would have been all over the IPS pimpage if these monitors were using one of those panels. I wouldn't mind at all if I'm wrong, though.

-Paul Lilly

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Keith E. Whisman

What do you think is the reason why IPS monitors are dropping in price? Is it because they have been able to lower the cost of manufacturing IPS panels and figured out how to do it on a large mass production scheme? Probably both are true. 

I agree, these panels are probably TN displays, like you said, their PR would be screaming IPS all over the box.  Hopefully IPS will become the next selling point, replacing "Contrast Ratio". :)

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