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Gateway FHD2402 24-inch LCD Computer Monitor

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Gateway FHD2402 24-inch LCD Computer Monitor

Gateway FHD2402

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The Bottom Line

Jul 28 2009 - Gateway's new FHD2402 is a new lower cost 24-inch panel compared to their previous FHD2401. The display is definitely one to consider thanks to its low $270 price tag, but it does sacrifice some features in order to reach this price point. While the brightness is good, the panel had a slight yellow tint and the speakers are very weak. Still, for a low cost panel, it does the job.

Pros

  • Bright Panel With Decent Viewing Angles
  • Includes All Necessary Cables For Use With Various Graphics Connectors
  • Inexpensive

Cons

  • High Glossy Panel Surface Causes Lots of Glare and Reflections
  • Speakers are Very Tinny With Little Bass
  • Panel Had Yellow Tint Prior to Calibration

Description

  • 24-inch Widescreen TN Panel With 1920x1080 Resolution
  • 40,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • 300cd/m^2 Brightness
  • 5ms Response Time (2ms Overdrive)
  • 170 Degree Horizontal and 160 Degree Vertical Viewing Angles
  • HDMI, DVI-D, VGA and Audio Inputs
  • Built-In Four Port USB 2.0 Hub and Two 2W Speakers
  • Stand Provides Tilt Adjustment
  • Includes HDMI, DVI, VGA, Audio and USB Uplink Cables
  • One Year Warranty

Guide Review - Gateway FHD2402 24-inch LCD Computer Monitor

Jul 28 2009 - Gateway's FHD2402 is very clearly designed to be a low cost option for those looking at a 24-inch display. With a $270 price tag, it is certainly very affordable. This low cost does come with a number of drawbacks though.

The 24-inch panel itself uses the 16:9 aspect ratio with a resolution of 1920x1080. This resolution is becoming more common because it is used by high definition video streams. The brightness is quite strong and the reflective panel really lets the colors show through. Be warned that this is a TN technology based panel though and has a limited color gamut of 72% of NTSC. This makes it less than ideal for a display to be used with professional graphics work. Most consumers won't have any issues with the color though.

In terms of input variety, the FHD2402 supports just about every common video connector including VGA, DVI and HDMI. Gateway should be applauded for including all the relevant cables for use with each of these connectors. Many companies skimp on one or more of the cables to cut down costs. The monitor also has a built-in four port USB 2.0 hub for connecting peripherals easily to the system. The built-in speakers speakers are another matter though. They are quite small and lack any real bass response. They really aren't a good substitute for standard speakers and are even weak compared to many laptop speakers.

The LCD panel itself did a good job with video and motion. This is thanks to the fast 5ms response time. It is possible to get an even faster 2ms response time by enabling the Overdrive feature in the OSD. It should be noted that this does improve pixel response but introduces a lag that can impact some when playing games require quick responses or syncing video and audio from sources like a DVD.

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