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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  • sprockkets - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    A decade ago we didn't have any LCDs at any resolution, WTF are you rambling about?

    Lucky anyone had a 21" CRT at 1600x1200.
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  • nshoe - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    Perhaps you should check your facts - LCD monitors were competitive with CRTs back in 1997 (and have been in use for a lot longer).

    I personally have a 1600x1200 LCD that I purchased 7 years ago... so perhaps we should ask WTF you are rambling about.
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  • DPOverLord - Thursday, October 7, 2010 - link

    That is not true I have an Iiyama 22" Pro 512 and I used to have the Pro 510 it has a max resolution 2048 x 1536 Reply
  • misterjohnnyt - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    I completely agree with CGuy06. Especially with 1920x1200 monitors becomming more affordable, releasing anything in these sizes at only 1080p is just pathetic and nothing to be proud of. Reply
  • Hrel - Monday, October 11, 2010 - link

    eh, I kinda agree. Anand really needs to create a label system in the RSS feed so I know which articles are these short little blips and which articles are full reviews of interesting things and which articles are in depth looks at the inner workings of a thing. The difference between this, a laptop review and an in depth look at the cell processor, for instance. Reply
  • linky1 - Monday, December 6, 2010 - link

    I actually just got one of these; an upgrade from my smaller samsung. I like the design and the quality plus it was only like $229 shipped from amazon so I feel like it was a good buy. http://amzn.to/icRRT9 Reply
  • Soldier1969 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    All these new 1080p monitors are cheap and weak. Stupid decision leaving behind 1920 x 1200 res. But its all ok because I graduated to 2560 x1600 Super IPS panelwith over a billion colors thats 30 inches at 1600p so screw those cheap TN panels people can have them. I want to see a 30 inch LED less than a inch thick 2560 x 1600 res then I'll be impressed! Reply
  • fausto412 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    I want to see a 120hz 27" monitor that weights under 20 pounds and has matte finish and full LED array lighting with local dimming.

    used to be PC displays were the best.
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  • misterjohnnyt - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    Man, I wish had $1200+ just lying around to get one of those! Reply
  • Goty - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    I'm a fan of my current Gateway FHD monitor with the exception of some backlight bleed, so I might give the 24" model a look if the panels aren't complete junk. Reply

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