Gateway FPD1975W: 19″ Wide LCD Monitor

Gateway FPD1975W
Size: 19″ Wide
Aspect Ratio: 16:10
Pixel Format: 1440 x 900
Contrast Ratio: 700:1
Brightness: 300 cd/m2
Response Time: 8ms
Viewing Angle: 150/135
Input: VGA, DVI-D
Weight: 9.8lbs
Power Consumption: 38W
Price: US$149.99 (Refurbished price at TigerDirect)

Gateway FPD1975W 19

I have said this a few times before but I will say it again: A refurbished unit means that whatever was going to go wrong anyway has been fixed and offered up at a huge discount and is generally a great bargain in my opinion. So, Gateway‘s FPD1975W is a great bargain at just $149.99 from TigerDirect. Sure the viewing angle is nothing to write home about. LCDs with TN technology usually gets about 160/160 but the FPD1975W is even worse than that. Other specifications are actually pretty standard. At least it has a DVI-D connection. If you’re on a tight budget and upgrading from a 10-year old CRT monitor, this could be your entry into the brave new world of LCD monitors!

Update 2008.05.16
I was browsing around Amazon.com (my favorite online store) and found the FPD1975W for just $159.81, but it is a “Like New” model. It has 8 customer reviews with 6 of them giving the FPD1975W 5 stars out of 5. The reviewers seem to be mostly average folks that were upgrading from 17″ 5:4 models. In general it is a pretty cool experience going from a square-like LCD to a wide one, especially when you’re watching a DVD for the first time on it.

Source: TigerDirect

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