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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  • Roland00 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    8 bit panels are 256*256*256=16,777,216 colors
    6 bit panels are 064*064*064=00,262,144 colors

    Or are they 6 bit panels with dithering to replicate 8 bit color?
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  • MyrddinE - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    How much did that 30", 2560x1600 Super IPS panel cost you? Let me guess... a bit more than $250, right? A 2ms HD monitor with LED backlighting for only $250 is news. Anand also discusses other budget electronics for people who want to get as much for their limited buck as they can.

    Now, the fact that the article is light on details? That's a valid reason to knock 'em. I'd prefer if they didn't cover products until they had their hands on them, or at least some reason to cover it more than just because the company announced it.
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  • Soldier1969 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    Im knocking the res not gateway. I came from a 4 year old 24" 1920 x 1200 panel that was perfect. I had a 24" panel long before most people what Im knocking is these continued weak releases of 1080 panels over and over regardless if they are LED or not,1ms or not. Might as well sell them at Walmart because thats what these are worthy of. and so 1080 TN panels = FAIL Reply
  • AnnonymousCoward - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    No, a 2ms full HD LED monitor for $250 is certainly not any bit of news whatsoever. How about $200, or skip the LED for $150: http://tinyurl.com/23z2c84 Reply
  • Nihility - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    "All three models support a huge 12,000,000:1 (presumably dynamic) contrast ratio "

    If anything, I'd presume it to be complete bulls**t.
    Reply
  • fausto412 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    yes, i think it's time for the industry to go to a standard test of contrast ratio. these bullshit numbers mean nothing. Reply
  • asmoma - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    Why have anandtech started to publish press releases? We have other sites for that. Reply
  • fausto412 - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    yes we do. hope anand reads our comments Reply
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Wednesday, October 6, 2010 - link

    I definitely do and take them all to heart. We're still playing with the right approach to augmenting our reviews with targeted, useful news so your feedback absolutely helps and is very appreciated.

    Take care,
    Anand
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  • Anubis - Tuesday, October 5, 2010 - link

    1920*1080
    so much fail
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