Gateway has launched three new ultra-slim LED-backlit displays. The FHX series boasts fast 2ms response times and are available as a 21.5” (FHX2152L) and 24” (FHX2402L) model with glossy black bezels. The FHD2303L has to make do with a 5ms response time and is only available as a 23” model with a transparent frame and attractive asymmetric stand.

All three models support a huge 12,000,000:1 (presumably dynamic) contrast ratio and media-friendly 1920x1080 full high definition resolution in 16:9 aspect ratio. They can all produce up to 16.7million colors at 250 nits of brightness. All models come with VGA and DVI (with HDCP) connectivity with the larger 23” and 24” models also carrying a HDMI interface – an interesting omission on the smaller model.

Gateway is also pushing the eco-friendly credentials as the new displays are composed of non-toxic materials and with LED-backlighting, these displays save up to 68% of the power used by conventional CCFL displays, thus achieving RoHS Energy Star qualifications.

All three displays will be available this month at $190 for the 21.5” model and $250 for the two larger models. Considering that makes the 24” FHX2402L with the faster response time the same price as the smaller, slower 23” FHD2303L, it seems the only decision is whether to buy the 24” model or the smaller 21.5” FHX2152L for $60 less, albeit without HDMI.

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  • sfryman - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    Apples and oranges. Do you also believe a Prius is technologically inferior to a 1970s muscle car because it has less hp?

    The monitor you had a decade ago was significantly heavier, thicker, expensive and used more energy. Consumers are driving the technology with their purchase decisions, and most consumers today would choose a relatively inexpensive ultra-slim LED monitor over one of those CRT behemoths any day of the week (myself included). Sorry if you don't fit into the norm, but that's the way it is.

    On the other hand, I agree that this "article" is lacking much real substance. But I hope Anand is working on a real review as well.
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  • Pneumothorax - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    RE: wow, full hd by sfryman on Tuesday, October 05, 2010
    Apples and oranges. Do you also believe a Prius is technologically inferior to a 1970s muscle car because it has less hp?

    The monitor you had a decade ago was significantly heavier, thicker, expensive and used more energy. Consumers are driving the technology with their purchase decisions, and most consumers today would choose a relatively inexpensive ultra-slim LED monitor over one of those CRT behemoths any day of the week (myself included). Sorry if you don't fit into the norm, but that's the way it is.

    I'd take a muscle car over a pries anyway as many of us value performance over economy. Also, he was not lamenting over crts, but rather the superior 16:10 display over the cheap 16:9 factor that belongs on hdtvs only. One of the reasons why I buy apple MacBooks is their continued use of a proper LCD. Once the inevitably jump ship to 16:9. I'll be looking for another manufacturer.
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  • sprockkets - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    LOL, I'd take ANY car today vs. a 1970s "muscle" car, as even a V6 Camry will outrun it! Reply
  • Lonyo - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    This is the sort of thing DailyTech was created for.
    The new product releases and PR statements.
    Anandtech was supposed to be for proper articles and reviews. Seems like especially recently, there has been the normal article and review content, but now we get product release notifications as well, without real substance. That should either be split off (again) or just left to Dailytech IMO.
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  • fausto412 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    agree 100%.

    i go to techpowerup.com for freaking news releases of new products.

    anandtech for my tech reviews and articles explaining the shit i don't know.
    Reply
  • AnnonymousCoward - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    Absolutely correct. Reply
  • Mumrik - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    I actually agree.
    These random press releases kinda confuse me on an in-depth site like Anandtech.
    Reply
  • sakanade - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    cry moar Reply
  • bsanborn - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    And your 1920x1440 has LED backlight and a 2ms response time with a 12,000,000:1 contrast ratio? Just because it doesn't have the same amount of pixels, doesn't mean it's not better. Reply
  • Mumrik - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    CRTs had better response time, colors AND contrast actually. Picture quality was never the argument for LCDs and I think it's fair that the guy is disappointed with the lack of progress in pixel density. Reply

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